Host Organization: Bruegel
Organization Profile: Bruegel is a leading European think tank in the field of economic policy. Bruegel currently has an in-house team of 25, and a fellowship of 15 non-resident scholars. It works in the fields of European macroeconomics, finance and financial regulation, the global economy and governance, and sustainable growth. Funded by 17 EU member states, 31 international corporations and 10 institutions, Bruegel has a unique funding model to match its innovative approach to the running of a think tank.
Internship format: In-person
Work description: Interns will work on one or more policy-related research projects with one of the Bruegel Fellows. The research questions will be mostly economic in nature and will focus on European Union policies. After the interns have been selected, they will be put in touch with Bruegel and will communicate with it to determine what projects they will work on. At the end of their stay interns will be given the opportunity to present their work to Bruegel’s Annual Meetings. (For example, interns last year made a survey of unemployment insurance systems in US states and EU member states, and measured their potential countercyclical effects in times of economic downturns.)
Number of Opening(s): 2
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates (From June 12, 2023 - July 21, 2023): 5 days per week / 6 weeks
Work Attire: Smart Casual, and smarter when you have a meeting.
Local Language: Dutch, French. Working language is English.
Local Language needed: Not required
- The applicant for this position can apply to all positions in Belgium, as well as the ones in Estonia and Latvia.
- 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 co-term for all of next year are eligible to apply.
- Global Studies minors in European Studies will receive preference.
- You need to log in with your SUNet ID at the upper right corner on the application platform before you can start the application process.
- For summer 2023, all undergraduate international travelers who have not been fully vaccinated or boosted and have a university-approved exemption should work with their sending program/unit and must comply with any mitigation strategies recommended by the university. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.
- Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking air fare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.
- Students must be enrolled at Stanford in the quarter when they apply for an internship opportunity (Winter) and will need to be enrolled in undergraduate study in the quarter when grant funding is disbursed (Spring). Applicants participating in off-campus Stanford programs are welcome to apply, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to compile, collate, and submit a complete application.
- Internship participants must certify that they are in good academic standing and may not participate in the program or receive or retain internship stipends if they are on suspension.
- International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or traveling out of the U.S. in the summer.
- The Program is open to all undergraduate students. Seniors or co-terms are eligible as long as they do not confer their undergraduate degrees until after they complete their internships to remain eligible. Co-term students must still have undergraduate status. Positions in South Asia and Iranian Studies are also open to Master's students in all majors. Positions in East Asia are open to MA students majoring in East Asian Studies. Note: Positions in Belgium and Estonia are only open to seniors who will be returning to co-term for all of next year.
- Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors and graduating Master's students must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
- Local language skills are based on the internship description requirements.
- Global Studies minors receive preference for the program.
- Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship.
- Interns must commit to full-time work (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks.
- To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.
- Violations of Global Studies Internship Program policies are also violations of the Fundamental Standard and may be referred to the Office of Community Standards. The Global Studies Internship Program reserves the right to rescind funding at any given point and time should they be apprised of any policy violations as outlined above.
- Stanford reserves the right to cancel or modify the program before or during its operation for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, or compliance with the University travel policy: “For undergraduate students, Stanford-sponsored or Stanford-organized trips are prohibited to countries or regions and locations within a country where International SOS risk rating (either the medical risk or travel risk) is “High” or “Extreme,” or where there is other reliable information of significant health or safety risks for either the country destination, or for the particular region or location of intended travel within the country destination, or where there is other reliable information of significant health or safety risks. To determine a location’s International SOS medical and travel risk ratings, click “Know My Risks” and select the destination country (immediately below and to the left of “Learn About Your Risks”).
No university funds or resources may be used, university sponsorship provided, or academic credit awarded, in support of travel to these locations. All individuals engaging in university-sponsored travel must comply with all applicable travel policies.”
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