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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Distinguished international initiative that each year offers accomplished young Americans the opportunity to gain paid high-level professional experience in Germany at leading institutions. Fellows attend professional seminars and receive intensive language training. Fellows are chosen from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management.

BRIC Go Global Scholarship
BRIC Language Systems is committed to supporting language learning and education. As part of our passionate commitment to learning, we have created the BRIC Go Global Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the student who has the best understanding of the importance of language learning and its place in society. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded directly to the student and can be used for tuition, books, language classes, etc.

Certificate in European Studies
This certificate program is open to students pursuing a BA or MA in any major at the University of Washington.

DAAD Study Scholarship

Undergraduate students in their final year or recent graduates in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country. Recipients receive a monthly stipend of 850 EUR, a travel subsidy, and may qualify for a monthly housing subsidy.

DAAD Summer Course Grant

This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

EU Graduate Student Travel Grant
The European Union Center at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to two UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $1,900 each to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2017.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
These fellowships are provided by the U.S. Federal Government and offered by CWES to encourage UW graduate, undergraduate and professional students to study or conduct research in Arabic, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, (French, German, and Spanish for Graduate Students only).

Henri Rieben Scholarship
Amounting to 3‘000 CHF net per month in addition to the reimbursement of expenses for the journey (place of residence-Lausanne), the scholarship allows advanced doctoral researchers from around the world to stay in the premises of the Foundation for a duration of one to three months (between September 1, 2017 and July 16, 2018). Criteria available here

John Quincy Adams Society 2018 Essay Contest
Proponents argue that extensive global security commitments are essential to America’s own safety. Are they right? If they are, is each and every current commitment worth the costs and risks? Questions like these deserve serious consideration. Accordingly, the John Quincy Adams Society is partnering with The National Interest—one of Washington’s most important foreign-policy magazines—to launch a new essay contest for college students. The winners will run in TNI, meaning they’ll be read by many of those who make the decisions and shape the discussions that set our country’s course in the world.

Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare
I am happy to announce that The University of Stavanger in Norway; Umeå University in Sweden and Aalborg University in Denmark combine their academic strengths to provide a state-of-the-art and tuition-free education, taught in English, within a Nordic equality and diversity context. Students spend one semester at each university and select among the institutions for the fourth semester thesis. The Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare application opens on December 1, 2016 and closes on March 1, 2017. Scholarships are available.

Northwest Danish Association Scholarship
Each year the Association awards scholarships to young men and women who reside in either Washington or Oregon for their education studying Danish language and literature, arts and crafts, history and political science. For over 17 years, our scholarship awards have made educational dreams a reality.

RISE Germany

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). The German Federal Foreign Office (DAAD) provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses and host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with PhD student mentors. The working language is English; German language capability is not required, though would be helpful for life outside the laboratory.

Scholarships for UK & Ireland Studies/Research: Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes
Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland?  Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. For info sessions RSVP here. UW DEADLINE: April 6, 2017 for 2018-19 scholarships.

Study Abroad
Want to explore Europe? Check out the variety of programs sponsored by CWES.

Summer School on Development Policy 2018, Bonn, Germany
The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. Deadline for applications is April 7th!



Branching Out: Volunteering and Internships Abroad
This comprehensive resource guides students through the process of searching for, choosing, and applying to international volunteer and internship programs. It highlights the value of these experiences, provides helpful tips on finding reputable organizations and funding trips.

Delegation of the European Union to the United States
The Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America offers internships to young university graduates with no, or only limited (one year maximum), relevant professional experience, as well as to students in the final years of university where the traineeship is a complement to their academic training.

DC Internships
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for nearly 17,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector.

European Central Bank
The ECB’s traineeship program offers the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you acquired during your studies and get a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.

European Commission
A paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions, e.g. the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

European Economic and Social Committee
Twice a year the European Economic and Social Committee offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates.

European Investment Bank
The EIB offers a limited number of internships for university graduates with less than one year of professional experience who wish to acquire an understanding of the Bank’s work. Internships normally last between one and five months, and are based at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg.

European Summer School
The program focuses on current challenges that the European Union faces and explores scenarios for its future developments. European Summer School is organized under the auspices of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Prague College and Faculty of Social Science of Charles University in Prague.

Internships at the European Parliament Building in Washington DC
European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree. Up to six interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from May 1-July 31, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at our headquarters in Brussels from October 1 to November 30. Deadline for submission is March 12th.

2017 JMEUCE Summer Research Scholars Program
Through its Summer Research Scholar Program, the European Studies Center (ESC), a Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence (JMEUCE), in collaboration with the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh, seeks to facilitate and further research on all aspects of European integration and the European Union.  The ESC and ULS are offering two research grants to post-doctoral and senior scholars to be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

UW + Amazon Mentors Program
Is it time to elevate your professional skills? Looking for a way to get insider knowledge around the roles and diversity of a dynamic workplace? If so, you are invited to apply to the UW + Amazon Mentorship Program.

UW Rome Center 2017/2018 Student Internship
This position is designed to provide UW students with practical experience working in an office environment, and especially affording them the opportunity for contact with a cultural environment other than their own. This single Internship position is especially suited to a student enrolled at the University of Washington while working on Italian language studies or on other independent study topic which would be enriched by study in Italy.


Conferences / Workshops

Claremont – UC Conference 
The Claremont-UC Conference is an annual event open to all US-based undergraduate students. The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations.

Graduate Student Workshop
The workshop, now in its seventh year, provides a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU to faculty and peers.

West Coast Model EU
The Model European Union is an annual simulation of a European Council Summit, bringing together undergraduate students from across the United States.