This program is for graduate students seeking three-credit or non-credit summer internship experience in Belgium, with prior approval from the academic department. Through AU Abroad and the AU Brussels Premier Center, qualified graduate students are able to intern with organizations and businesses in Brussels or other predetermined Belgium locations while pursuing academic requirements with AU Brussels faculty. Find out more about Belgium through the AU Brussels website.
AU Brussels has been running academic programs for over 25 years. The internship opportunities in this program reflect the nature of the European Union itself. In the past, students have interned in public health, media and communications, development, environmental sustainability, girls' education, sports, and poverty reduction, among others. Successful students in this program should be well suited in being flexible and open-minded.
As part of the AU Brussels application, students are required to submit information related to your qualifications and what kind of internship you would like to pursue. The AU Brussels staff then work to "match" you with one or more appropriate organizations that you will interview with on site. Along with a student’s academic interest, the AU Brussels Center staff will work to identify internship opportunities that are well-suited for the student among the available opportunities. Students can expect to intern four days a week over the duration of six weeks, covering at least 210 hours. Students in this internship course are registered for SABD-615 for three credits.
You are introduced to European culture during this summer term, and will be getting around by public transportation, getting to know local places of importance, and trying local foods. You will have plenty of time to explore the area you intern in independently.
AU Brussels staff will provide you with an orientation of the program. You will be in regular communication with AU Brussels staff while interning in Belgium.
Housing & Meals
Housing is determined by AU Brussels through a predetermined homestay *or* independently by the student. For homestays, three dinners and all breakfasts you are present for are included in the program fee.
Visas are not required for U.S. citizens, but might be required for other nationalities. If needed, it is your responsibility to apply for your own visa.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Varies by program
NOTE: Dates can very, so please contact the AU Abroad advisor.
** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.