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.
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.
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.
Students should have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Submit one transcript for each college or university that you have attended. Have the Registrar mail it directly to EPA or give it to you in a sealed envelope so that you can send it along with your application materials.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Students applying for the London or Edinburgh program who are from a country whose ocial language is NOT English must prove that they are competent in English at a Level B2 with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Semester applicants can submit a letter of confirmation from their US or Canadian school’s admissions oce to satisfy this requirement. A template is provided in the application portal.
Summer students will need to supply the results from an IELTS test. The UK requires a B2 level of English proficiency with all sections of the test receiving a grade of 5.5 or above.
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.
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.