Please review the EPA CV Guidelines. Europeans normally refer to a résumé as a CV so we ask that our applicants do as well. The CV will be a major criterion for both selection and placement in the Internship Program. Please try to keep the CV to one, single-spaced document that includes: academic and practical experience that directly relates to the type of internship for which you are applying, relevant courses you have completed, are currently enrolled in, or plan to take before you go abroad, as well as computer programs you use comfortably, and previous international travel, work, or study experience. Please remember to include all relevant experience, not just paid experience. Applicants are encouraged to use the EPA CV Template found in the application portal.
Students applying for internships in Germany should submit the CV using the Lebenslauf format.
Students applying to Spain must also include a CV in Spanish.
Please review the EPA Cover Letter Guidelines. In a one-page cover letter directed toward the internship supervisor, describe why you are interested in an international internship. Please detail your related skills and work experience, and remember to include related coursework and volunteer experience as well.
Students applying for an internship in Germany or Spain must also include a cover letter in the country’s language.
Two recommendation letters are required. One must be from a professor who has instructed you in a class relevant to the internship. The second can be from another professor or from a supervisor. Here is a request letter that can be sent to your recommenders: EPA Recommendation Request.
Students should have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Submit one transcript for each college or university that you have attended. Please request that it be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted to EPA Internships in Europe, UR/Dewey Hall 2-147, 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd., Rochester, NY 14627.
Students who are applying for an internship in a language other than their native language will be interviewed in that language to assess their communication skills and proficiency.
Students applying to internships in Germany and Spain need to submit a C.V. and Cover Letter in that language as well as a Foreign_Lang_Eval from a language professor.
If you do not already have a passport valid for six months after the end date of the program, you will need to apply for one as soon as you decide to participate in the program. When you have obtained your passport, please send us a copy of the photo page as soon as possible.