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Summer Internship Grants

For decades the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has offered Harvard College students invaluable professional and cultural experiences through an enriching program of internships in some of the highest European public service offices, private enterprises, and research institutions. These opportunities have enabled students to expand horizons while learning and honing new skills in an international environment, spurred academic inquiry on European issues, and built a lifelong appreciation for European cultures.

Chloe Koulefianou (Social Studies, African & African American Studies, 2024) worked at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece in 2023.

Applications for the summer of 2024 have now closed.

Application Details

Ryan Tierney (History and Literature, Economics, 2024)

Internship Opportunities

CES offers Harvard College students two options for funding of internships in Europe:

1) Identify an internship that is tailored to their interests and apply for CES funding; or

2) Apply for one the Center's pre-negotiated internships:

Grace Bida

Students interested in arranging an internship in Spain are also eligible to apply for the RCC Grant for Undergraduate Internships and Research in Spain.

Taylor Fang (English, Computer Science, 2025)


To apply for funding, please submit the following documents via CARAT:

  • One-page cover letter
  • Current CV/resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • One letter of recommendation

For independently organized internships, please also provide:

  • Proof of secured internship (a contract or acceptance letter detailing dates, in-person commitment, expected hours, and any form of compensation, if applicable)
  • Budget

2024 Internship Recipients

Addie Esposito (Government, 2025)
Addie Esposito (Government, 2025)

The following students were 2024 Internship Grant Recipients.

Addie Esposito (Government, 2025)

Past Internship Grant Recipients (2012-2023)

Mercedes Sapuppo

Student Profiles

A Seat at the Table: Bridging the Gap between Europe and Africa

A Seat at the Table: Bridging the Gap between Europe and Africa

Sarah Palmer on May 19, 2021

Chinaza Asiegbu (History, Secondary in African Studies and French Citation, 2022) received a Summer Internship Grant from CES in 2020 to conduct a virtual internship at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris. She also participated in the Europe in Washington Workshop on Democracy and Transatlantic Relations, made possible by a generous grant from Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (AB ’81) who currently serves as White House Homeland Security Adviser.

Albana Shehaj
Albana Shehaj

Questions? Contact us.

Program Manager, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2021, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University