Summer Internship at the European Institute
European Institute
Start Date
Feb. 1, 2017
End Date
May 31, 2017

The European Institute offers volunteer internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduate and graduate students. We strive to provide interns with an educational, timely and interesting experience through projects that develop professional skills relevant to the issues they are studying.


Internships are in the following topic areas:

  • Programs (Defense and Homeland Security; Energy, Environment, and Transportation; Trade and Finance; Telecommunications and Space Technology)
  • Communications (Press; European Affairs - the Institute’s public policy journal; website and blog)


Internship applications should include:

  • A resume and cover letter
  • Specify the area of internship (Programs or Communications)
  • List educational history, professional data and information about extracurricular activities
  • Any foreign language skills should be noted with level of proficiency achieved. If you are a native speaker, please indicate so.
  • In the cover letter, explain why you are interested in working at The European Institute and why you chose the specified area.
  • Indicate what semester you are applying for (spring, summer or fall)
  • Writing samples may be requested


Deadlines to submit a Spring application: November 1st




Duties Programs Intern:

  • Monitor transatlantic relations
  • Research European economic and political developments
  • Assist with event planning as part of the Institute's program development
  • Draft background papers and compile background materials for events
  • Draft meeting summaries following Institute events
  • Aid with website development and the creation of new content
  • Translate documents and conduct research on foreign language websites
  • Assist with administrative and organizational projects

Duties Communications Intern:

  • Write for the blog
  • Research topics and authors for European Affairs
  • Cull European press coverage on web for developments in transatlantic relations
  • Assist with web site updates and content
  • Write press releases
  • Develop special projects for promotion of publications
  •  General administrative and organizational assistance


The European Institute offers both full and part-time internships. Candidates should be able to maintain a regular work schedule of at least 20 hours a week. The European Institute offers unpaid, voluntary internships. For more information, please visit the website.



Contact Person
Natalie Fahey
European Institute