Think about it for a moment! How great would it be to:
- See Europe … not as tourists, but as Europeans see it
- Experience the rush of living and working in a city like London, Berlin or Madrid
- Finish college with a resume that really stands out. If you like the sound of that, then an EPA Internship is for you … if you’re up to the challenge!
So what’s an EPA Internship all about? Simple. It’s about spending a semester working, studying and living in a European city.
Work in an exciting and challenging internship in the field of your choice that helps you gain self confidence, new skills, valuable work experience, and an outstanding résumé. Our internships are in authentic, challenging business environments. You won’t get paid, but the experience is worth much more than mere dollars. It’s an investment in your future career.
Your contribution will make a difference. Our interns are placed with government departments, international organizations, health centers, and world-class corporations. We can do this, because after 25 years in the business we have all the right contacts.
After an internship with EPA you will come home with new skills, valuable work experience and incredible confidence.
Study academic courses taught at local universities that broaden your perspective and nurture your personal growth. At the same time as working, you’ll be taking academic courses to earn you the credits you need. These are taught at local universities, and you have a choice of what to study. The classes generally meet once or twice a week with your fellow students and course tutor. Grades are based on essays, exams, and sometimes oral presentations.
Many of our credit-granting institutions have students keep a journal of their experiences to earn credit for the internship, others have different requirements. You’ll need to find out what your credit-granting institution expects from you — and we can clarify that for you if you’re unclear.
Explore new ways of thinking and living that deepen your knowledge and understanding of different cultures as well as international, political, and economic issues. Experiencing an entirely new culture is at the heart of an EPA Internship. There will be an orientation program when you arrive, and an EPA Program Director will be on hand to see you settled in and help you get the maximum out of your stay.
You’re likely to be living in an apartment with other students or with a local family, perhaps commuting to work on public transport. In some cities there are other forms of accommodation available. If you’re in a country where English is not the native language, you may be offered an intensive language instruction with special emphasis on verbal skills. The idea is to get you immersed in local life as soon as possible!
Above all, it’s up to you — the more willing you are to talk to people, join in and experience what the culture has to offer, the more enjoyment you will get out of it.
“The Bonn Program Director did a tremendous job in setting up an internship for me that was a terrific fit. I worked as a directorial assistant for a theater in (the stunningly beautiful) city of Cologne.”