Jerome Sheridan, AU Brussels Center
This 3-credit internship program includes an academic portion including a weekend workshop on policy analysis, and an optional 3-credit independent study. A list of potential internship organizations can be found in the Forms section of this page.
Students will enjoy site visits to historical and cultural sites in and around Brussels, which may include the city center, Bruges, the World War I battlefields of Ieper, and Ghent.
2013 Program Schedule
Pre-departure workshop: April/May (date TBA)
Arrival in Brussels: May 11
Orientation: May 11 - 12
Internship interviews: May 13 - 17
Field trips: May 18 - 19
Internships: May 20 - June 27
Weekend workshop: May 31 - June 2
Departure from Brussels: June 29/30
N.B.: Students who also participate in the School of Public Affairs' European Public Policy and Advocacy Institute in Brussels from June 16 - 21, 2013 will take time off from their internship during that week, and will remain in Brussels through the following week of July 1 - 5 to complete their internship.
AU tuition plus program fee (details in the program guide).
Who Should Attend
Graduate students with interests in the European Union, comparative political systems, transatlantic relations, history, economics, international security, international business, international communication, and international politics are invited to apply.
Undergraduate students should consult AU Abroad for more information on the Brussels Summer Internships Program offered through that office: http://auabroad.american.edu
Students are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Brussels. Students will be matched with semi-homestays for the duration of the program dates only.
Application and Deadlines
Students are required to read the entire program guide before applying. The program guide can be found in the Forms section of this page. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received by February 25, 2013 for priority consideration
As part of the review process, the Academic Director may invite students to meet with him to discuss the submitted application. Enrollment may be limited to approximately 10 students. Once admitted to the program by SIS, students receive notification via e-mail. At that time, students will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250 to SIS, through a check or money order made payable to American University, to secure their place in the program.