PSC471 Internship at the Council of Europe (Fall, Spring)

Syracuse University provides a unique opportunity for internships at the Council of Europe (CoE). Often referred to as the “United Nations of Europe,” the CoE is an international inter-governmental organization focused on upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It is one of the most important multilateral institutions in the world. Founded in 1949, it has 46 member states and covers over 800 million people.

Syracuse University and the Council of Europe enjoy a unique, special relationship developed over 30 years. Syracuse University is the only university with this kind of relationship with the Council.

Students participate in the Council of Europe traineeship program. Students observe, assist, and conduct research for various Directorates of the Council of Europe, including Political Affairs, the Parliamentary Assembly, Human Rights, Public Health, Drug Policy, Cultural Affairs, Sports, and the Environment. The 3-credit internship includes a seminar to discuss pan-European issues and support interns.

Assignments vary according to student experience and Directorates’ needs. Placements are highly competitive.

Interested students should submit the Internship Request Form and resume as part of the application process and speak with their academic advisor to find out whether there are any limitations or restrictions on how internship credit counts in their degree. Candidates for these internships are selected on the basis on an interview with Syracuse faculty and then nominated to the Council of Europe, which makes the ultimate selection.

Department: Political Science

Location: Strasbourg

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3