Internship opportunities

Every year, the EUCN sends post-graduate students to intern at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore. These programmes form part of the EUCN's wider objective to increase New Zealanders' awareness and understanding of the European Union. The internships are designed to provide post-graduates with an opportunity to experience working in a real-life setting, as well as to assist their own research.

MEP Internship

Every year up to two postgraduate students from EUCN partner universities are funded to work as interns at the European Parliament.

To be eligible for the internship you must be a post-graduate student enrolled at an EUCN partner university for study (Hons, Masters or Doctoral level) and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

The internships are normally for 3 months. MEP interns are expected to be available from September on each year. Exact timing will be negotiated with the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels and the MEP. Interns will be asked to work on a variety of projects including but not exclusively: helping to prepare documents, undertaking small research papers, helping with administrative tasks, and helping to arrange events.

The MEP Internship provides €5,000 to support you during your internship period. This can cover airfares to Brussels, accommodation, local transport and daily living costs. All expenditure must be in line with University of Canterbury and EUCN grant rules.

For more information on how to apply see MEP internships.

ASEF Internship

Students from EUCN partner universities also have the opportunity to intern for up to three months at the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore.

The ASEF Internship is more flexible in timeframe to work around a students academic programme. Interns will be asked to work on a variety of projects including but not exclusively: helping to prepare documents, undertaking small research papers, helping with administrative tasks, and helping to arrange events.

The ASEF Internship provides $5000 to support you during your internship period. This can cover airfares to Singapore, accommodation, local transport and daily living costs. All expenditure must be in line with University of Canterbury and EUCN grant rules.

For more information on how to apply see ASEF internships.

Domestic Internships

Additionally, funded domestic internships are available for students to work at the EU Delegation to New Zealand in Wellington and other places such as the NZIIA.

Need more information?

Martin Holland

Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE)
Postgraduate Co-ordinator
James Logie 402
Internal Phone: 94539