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Submissions open: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

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.

City:      Brussels

Internship Department:    Research Assistant Team

Department Profile: Bruegel’s team of research assistants typically consists of ten recent graduates with Masters’ degrees in economics. They carry out the primary research of Bruegel, under the supervision of Bruegel’s research Fellows.

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):      3

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, August 3 – September 11, 2020):    6 consecutive weeks/ Full time/Five days a week

Work Attire:    Smart Casual, and smarter when you have a meeting.

Local Language:     French and Dutch, but the working language at Bruegel is English.

Local Language needed:  Not required

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  • The applicant must currently be an enrolled undergraduate at Stanford and in good standing.
  • The applicant cannot have their undergraduate degree conferred before the completion of this internship. In other words, graduating seniors are ineligible. The exception to this is the conterminal student.
  • Seniors who will be returning to coterm for all of next year are eligible to apply.
  • Global Studies minors in European Studies will receive preference for these Belgium-based internships.
  • The applicant can apply to all positions in Belgium.
  • You MUST apply from your first-choice position, so the application form can match your choice.
  • If you select a position you MUST write a statement. Otherwise, your choice will not be considered.

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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