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Summer Internships

Claire Duncan'14 interned at the British Museum in 2013.

Over the years CES’s rich program of internships in some of the highest European public service offices, private enterprises, and research institutions has offered invaluable professional and cultural experience to numerous Harvard College students. 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.

The deadline for submissions has passed. The next application cycle will open in fall 2017.

Eni Dervisihi '17 interned at the European Parliament in Brussels in 2016.

CES offers Harvard undergraduates two options for summer internships in Europe:

  • Apply for one of the pre-negotiated CES positions.
  • Tailor an internship to your interests and apply for CES funding.

For current opportunities and to apply, check the Harvard University Common Application for Research and Travel (CARAT) website.

The deadline for submissions has passed. The next application cycle will open in fall 2017.

Tamara Fernando '16
Tamara Fernando '16

We need to move away from thinking in terms of specialization in a single country. We learn lessons from people everywhere that are valid, insightful and deep. I am blessed to have had the serendipity of being here, in the Balkans, and the eyes to see what makes it beautiful.


Tamara Fernando '16
2014 Summer Intern at CANVAS in Belgrade

Additional Information

  • CES requires that the undergraduates participating in the internship program attend a Pre-departure Orientation that covers some of the practical aspects of living abroad. Dates and details of these events will be emailed directly to the selected candidates.
  • For general travel and safety information, please consult Harvard Global Support Services. Please be aware that different countries may require various documentation which you will need to supply. In particular, obtaining a TIER 5 Government Authorized Exchange Visa for the UK is a lengthy process, which includes a service fee (~$800), and we advise that you initiate it as soon as you secure an internship. For all matters concerning the UK visa process we recommend contacting BUNAC.

CES Internship Recipients

CES sponsored the following undergraduates to take part in summer internship opportunities in several European countries.

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