Resources

For Students

Although this list is not comprehensive, we have pulled together a number of exciting funding, exchange, and other opportunities for students. We are always available to talk through other ideas and options with students. Stop by our office at 120 Thomson Hall, or email us at cweseuc@uw.edu.

Check back often, as new opportunities will be added as we find them!

High School

Undergraduate

  • 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, Swedish, or Turkish (French, German, and Spanish available for graduate students only).
  • UW Study Abroad
    • Explore some of the Europe-focused study abroad options offered by the University of Washington. CWES sponsors a variety of programs every year.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    • Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda.
  • European Summer School
    • This 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 Charles University in Prague.
  • DAAD Study Scholarship
    • Undergraduates 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 their home country.
  • 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 literacy, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
  • 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.
  • BRIC Go Global Scholarship
    • This scholarship is awarded to a student who has the best understanding of the importance of language learning and its place in society. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded directly to the student and can be used for tuition, books, language classes, and more.

Graduate

  • 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, Swedish, or Turkish (French, German, and Spanish available for graduate students only).
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    • Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda.
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
    • This distinguished international initiative 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.
  • 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 literacy, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

Internships

  • Jackson School Office of Career Development
  • UW Career and Internship Center
  • 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.
  • European Parliament Liaison Office | Washington, D.C.
    • Recent graduates are given the opportunity to monitor transnational politics in action, see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, and to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the U.S. and lawmakers from the European Union. Internships last for three months in Washington D.C., with the option of a two-month extension in Brussels.
  • European Commission
    • Each year, the European Commission offers two 5-month, paid traineeships in administration or translation. Limited spaces are allocated to non EU-nationals.
  • European Economic and Social Committee Traineeships
    • Twice a year, the EESC offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates, including a number of spaces for graduates from non-EU countries. These traineeships provide an opportunity to acquire professional experience in one of the EESC’s units, and take place in Brussels.
  • European Central Bank
    • As a European Central Bank trainee you will gain insight into the ECB’s activities and contribute to the ECB’s mission. The tasks performed will vary according to the unit you join, but some examples include research, drawing up draft reports, compiling statistical data, performing operational tasks and participating in ad hoc studies.
  • UW + Amazon Mentors Program
    • Through a partnership with Amazon, the UW Career & Internship Center, and C21/College of Arts & Sciences, students will be matched with mentors at Amazon to explore the world of work through the lens of Seattle’s largest employer.
  • DC Internships | The Fund for American Studies
    • The Fund for American Studies provides a variety of internships focused on American democracy and our free market system in Washington D.C., Asia, Europe, and South America.

Conferences and Workshops

  • 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 to address current issues.
  • Graduate Student Workshop
    • The workshop, now in its eighth year, provides a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU to faculty and peers.
  • Claremont—UC Conference
    • The oldest and largest academic conference in the United States dedicated to undergraduate research on European Union topics, this conference is hosted by The European Union Center of California. Its aim is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and U.S.-European relations, and will allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work by students.

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