Undergraduate Internship Program in Europe

The Europe Center
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Undergraduate Internship Program in Europe

Accepting Applications

January 07, 2020 - February 05, 2020

The Europe Center is sponsoring undergraduate internships with leading Belgium-based European think-tank and transnational organizations in the summer of 2020. 

You can read about our interns' experiences on the FSI Student Programs Blog.


  • Bruegel, a think-tank devoted to policy research on international economic issues:  3 positions, from July 27 to September 4 (6 weeks).
  • Carnegie Europe, an independent policy research center providing foreign policy analysis and policy recommendations on the strategic issues facing Europe and its role in the world: 1 position, 9 consecutive weeks, with some flexibility to adjust this to work with the intern's summer schedule, between June 15 and September 11 (start and end dates to be determined by the host and student).
  • LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance is a research center at the University of Leuven. Since its foundation in 1991, research at LICOS has focused on theoretical and empirical research of micro- and macro-economic aspects of transition, institutional changes and economic performance across the world.1 position, 6 consecutive weeks between June 15 and September 11 (start and end dates to be determined by the host and student).
  • Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), an environmental sustainability policy think tank:  1 position, from June 8-July 31 (8 weeks).
  • The Lisbon Council, a thought leader based in Brussels, focused on broad issues of social, political,  and economic modernization: 1 position, 6 consecutive weeks between June 8 and September 18 (start and end dates to be determined by the host and student).
  • Renew Europe, formerly the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, is a transnational political party of the European Parliament: 2 positions, from June 8 to July 17 (6 weeks).



Grants of $6,000 to $8,000 will be awarded by the Europe Center along with each internship to cover the cost of travel and basic living expenses. Interns will be required to complete a survey about their experience after their return and post regularly to the Global Student Fellows Blog.


  • The applicant must currently be an enrolled undergraduate at Stanford and in good standing.
  • The applicant cannot have his/her undergraduate degree conferred before the completion of this internship. In other words, graduating seniors are ineligible. The exception to this is the coterminal student.
  • Seniors who will be returning to coterm for all of next year are eligible to apply.
  • Global Studies minors in European Studies will receive preference for these Belgium-based internships.

Application Process

  • Application Period Opens: Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
  • Applicants must submit a completed online application form including a resume and unofficial transcript of Stanford courses.

Selection Process

  • Students selected for interviews will be notified by Monday, February 17th.
  • Interviews will be conducted by Friday, February 28th.
  • Final selection decisions will be announced by Tuesday, March 3rd.

Fellowship Coordinator

616 Jane Stanford Way
Encina Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 724-9656 (voice)
(650) 723-0089 (fax)

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