Council for European Studies – European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

CES Announcements 

Call for Applications:

European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by CES’ Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each winner (or winning collaborative team) will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in CES’ European Studies Newsletter, EuropeNow Campus, and on CES’ social media sites.

Access the application form here.



Applications Open for Summer 2018 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in Washington, DC.

Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems 
June 2 – July 27, 2018
Early Application Deadline: December 5, 2017 – 5% tuition discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the field of public policy while earning academic credit in economics and government.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, foreign policy and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
• Federal agencies
• Congressional offices
• Policy groups and think tanks
• Government relations offices
• Non-governmental organizations

Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Mentor Program with DC professionals
• Professional Development Seminars
• Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
• Site Briefings at key Washington Institutions including Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve and State Department

“Every week there’s something new, something that will help my future wherever it may lead. Everything from meeting TFAS alumni to hearing what grad school recruiters are looking for has helped me understand what I want to do with my future. I have made several professional contacts through these events and have already started to reach out to them. There is no way I could have been able to interact with this variety of people just going through the summer with a normal D.C. internship.”
Conner Foote, William Jewell College
Intern, Navajo Nation

“My internship was an amazing opportunity; not only did I get to develop skills that are crucial in the professional world, but it opened doors that I can access in the future. It gave me the opportunity to meet individuals that provided me with new perspectives on the field I am interested in.”
Dacia Medley, Florida Atlantic University
Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture

APPLY NOW – 5% Discount
Make plans for the summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the early deadline of December 5 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Intern and Study in Germany; Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) is a fully funded fellowship opportunity and is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year.

It is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ages 18-24 at the start of the program
  • High school diploma
  • Must exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their career field
    • Experience can be in the form of work, internships, or volunteering
  • Strong interest in German and world affairs
  • Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred

To Start the Application Process: Request an Application

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July.



Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in Manhattan



BGIA provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.

The program is designed for students of all academic majors with a demonstrated interest in international affairs, particularly those entering their third or fourth year of college-level study or those who have recently graduated from college.

Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time and can extend for a second semester or summer.  Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and each application is evaluated once completed. There is limited space in the BGIA program and students are encouraged to apply early. However, students must apply before March 1 for the summer program, April 1 for the fall semester, or November 1 for the spring semester. Generous Financial Aid is available.

For more Information: visit

To Apply:  visit

The GREEN Program, experiential education abroad and funding opportunities for 2018

Interested students are now able to apply to The GREEN Program and the GREEN Advantage Fund with the opportunity to receive funding to go abroad.

Learn more at:

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The Green Fund: 

The GREEN Program partners with a consortium of organizations that leverage the GREEN advantage hiring platform to meet their talent and recruitment goals while investing in the GREEN Scholarship Fund. You must be an accepted student of the Green Program to Apply.
Program Opportunities: 

Explore The GREEN Program

BUILD, Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues Volunteer Opportunity



BUILD: Volunteer Positions
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is seeking volunteers to support operations at its annual convening of city leaders from the U.S. and Europe, BUILD. BUILD will take place from November 15th to 17th, 2017 in Detroit Michigan.Volunteers will get first-hand experience providing operational support for a major international conference, engage with cutting-edge urban policy content, and expand their professional network.

Description of Tasks
GMF offers the opportunity for highly motivated students and young professionals to take part in the logistical coordination of BUILD. Volunteers will be offered the opportunity to work with a variety of teams including communications, guest relations, transportation, production, and more.The BUILD 2017 Volunteer program will offer motivated students and young professionals in the fields of Urban and Regional Policy and Public Policy an exclusive opportunity to participate in parts of the official program, network with leading industry voices, and gain a working behind the scenes knowledge of large scale event production. Applicants must inform GMF of their availability during the days of the conference to better facilitate scheduling. We may also ask volunteers to work on conference preparations during the week before Build (November 12 – 15) depending on availability.

For further information please email Zachary Tarrant at

• Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work within a team
• Ability to work in an intercultural and fast-paced environment
• Interest in Urban & Regional Policy, and inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged cities
• Flexibility to work long and demanding hours
• Experience in event management is a plus, but not necessary
• Full availability during the course of the conference
• Proficiency in another European language is a plus but not necessary
* If you have any preference and/or experience in one of the following fields (guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and/or media), please indicate it in your cover letter.

How to Apply: Fill out the application via the link below.

The deadline to apply is at midnight on October 25th. Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position for a period of approximately one week. GMF will provide all meals, however we ask that you arrange your own accommodation and transportation in Detroit.



Positions open with IDinsight

IDinsight is an international development consulting organization that helps policymakers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. They tailor a wide range of analytical and quantitative tools to help their clients design better policy. Founded by graduates of the Harvard Business and Kennedy Schools, they work across sectors – governance, health, education, energy, agriculture, sanitation – and with a range of clients, including the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations.

They are hiring for the roles of Associate (0-4 years of experience) and Manager (4-10 years of experience) across their offices in India, the Philippines, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia. More information, including spotlights of current and past Associates and Managers, can be found online at

Please apply via their website, at Associate applications are due on October 23rd, 2017. Any questions should be directed to