Undergraduate Internship Program in Europe

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Undergraduate Internship Program in Europe

The Europe Center sponsors undergraduate internships with leading European think-tank, cultural, and transnational organizations.

Internship Positions

  • Bruegel, is a leading European think tank in the field of economic policy. Bruegel currently works in the fields of European macroeconomics, finance and financial regulation, the global economy and governance, and sustainable growth.
  • Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), an environmental sustainability policy think tank based in Belgium. Working with stakeholders across EU institutions, international bodies, academia, civil society, and policy insight.
  • LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance is a research center at the University of Leuven, Belgium. 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.
  • The Lisbon Council, a thought leader based in Brussels, focused on broad issues of social, political,  and economic modernization. A non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
  • The Renew Europe Group, is the faction of liberal Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Together with its liberal member parties across the European continent, it seeks to translate the principle of freedom into politics, economics, and all other areas of society.
  • E-Residency of Estonia, is an Estonian Governement programme, launched in 2014 to develop and market the unique offering to empower remote entrepreneurs around the world. Through E-Residency, non-residents can apply for a secure digital ID document to access Estonian public and private services, the main focus is to provide the opportunity to launch and run an EU based company completely location-independently.
  • John Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. The Institute's research activities are organized under several clusters, including the Centre for Baltic Studies, the Centre for EU-Russia Studies, the Centre for IT Impact Studies, and a multi-disciplinary Centre for Applied Social Science.
  • The Museum of Occupations and Freedom VABAMU/ SA Kistler Ritso Eesti, a private institution in Estonia whose task is to collect, process, study and present the history of the occupations of Estonia, 1939-1991, the resistance movement and the return of independent statehood.
  • Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, is one of the largest science and business environments for technology companies in the Nordics, founded by the Estonian government, Tallinn City, and University of Technology.
  • HackMotion, is a fast-growing startup company working sports wearable technology industry. HackMotion sensors measure wrist motion, and this unique technology is highly beneficial in golf and other sports. 

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Application and Requirements


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.


Internship Format

The format for the above internships, except for Bruegel, may be conducted as virtual/remote or in-person, pending University policy. Bruegel will only be able to host in-person internships.



  • 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.
  • 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 internships sponsored by The Europe Center.
  • Internships will be conducted during summer quarter: June 20, 2022 to August 12, 2022 for 6-8 weeks.

Application Process

  • Application Period Opens: January 9, 2023
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • 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 contacted prior to March 10, 2023
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Fellowship Coordinator

Alyssa Goya

616 Jane Stanford Way
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Stanford, CA 94305-6165

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