Host Organization: The Lisbon Council
Organization Profile: The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
The Lisbon Council is a thought leader in Brussels on broad issues of social, political and economic modernization, with a special focus and expertise on Europe. The Lisbon Council is also active in a wide range of specific areas, including fiscal and economic policy, trade, technology, and innovation, digital (incl. copyright, data policy, telecommunications, cyber security, privacy/data protection), competition, labor, public sector transformation, development policy. For a list of recent publications and work, see https://lisboncouncil.net/publication.html.
Internship format: In-person Or Virtual (Remote) If travel is not permitted
Work description: We are open to designing a research program around a student’s academic interests and background. We would be able to find particular synergies in the Lisbon Council’s focal areas (listed above) but could also support a student in other policy areas.
Number of Opening(s): 2
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: Full time/Five days a week for 6 weeks (Weeks to be agreed between Lisbon Council and Interns)
Work Attire: Smart casual, and smarter when you have a meeting
Local Language: French, Dutch. Working language is English.
Local Language needed: Not required
Additional desired intern qualifications:
We expect the student to be a self-directed and mature, with good writing skills and a quick learner.
A student needs not to be a deep expert on European Institutions or European politics. A number of profiles could be interesting and allow us to jointly develop a worthwhile and novel work program, e.g. a background in a particular policy area, an interest in comparative politics, or a specific social science research interest.
- 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.”
For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.
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