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Summer Internships

Chinaza Asiegbu (History, African Studies, 2022) conducted a remote internship with UNESCO in 2020.
Chinaza Asiegbu

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 Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) offers Harvard undergraduates two options for summer internships in Europe where students can choose to:

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

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open in CARAT. The deadline is February 11, 2022.

How to apply

Students interested in applying for European internships over the summer should submit the following documents via CARAT:

  • Cover letter (one page)
  • Current CV/resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Proof of secured internship (a contract or acceptance letter detailing dates, expected hours, and pay, if applicable)
  • Budget (for independently organized internships only)

The following pre-negotiated internships are offered by CES for the summer of 2022:

Carrie Rosenblum
Carrie Rosenblum

Questions? Contact CES Program Manager


Program Manager, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

2021 Internship Recipients

Taylor Whitsell (Government, 2022) will intern remotely with the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The following students attended virtual summer internships supported by CES in the summer of 2021. View the list here.


Past Internship Recipients (2012-2020)

Kyra Colbert (Government, 2021) had a virtual internship with the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Serbia in 2020.


Information for Internship Recipients

Fiona Davis '19 was one of two 2017 CES interns at the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in the Netherlands

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.

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