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, a Belgium-based think tank devoted to policy research on international economic issues:  3 positions, Spring or Summer Quarter, 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), an environmental sustainability policy think tank based in Belgium:  2 positions, Spring or Summer Quarter,  8 consecutive weeks.
  • 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 world1 position, Spring or Summer Quarter, 6 consecutive weeks.
  • The Lisbon Council, a thought leader based in Brussels, focused on broad issues of social, political,  and economic modernization: 1 position, Spring or Summer Quarter, 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom, 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: 1 position, Spring or Summer Quarter, 8 consecutive weeks.
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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 8 weeks.

Application Process

  • Application Period Opens: January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2022
  • 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 11, 2022
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Fellowship Coordinator

Alyssa Goya

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

(650) 723-0089 (fax)