The Syracuse Strasbourg study abroad program provides a unique opportunity for internships at the Council of Europe (CoE). The CoE is an international governmental organization whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states and covers over 800 million people. Students observe, assist, and conduct research for various Directorates of the Council of Europe Secretariat, including Political Affairs, Office of the Clerk (parliamentary assembly), Human Rights, Public Health, Cultural Affairs, and the Environment.
Assignments vary according to student experience and Directorates’ needs. Placements are limited and cannot be guaranteed. 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 at the start of the semester in Strasbourg.
Department: Political Science
Semesters: Fall, Spring