How to apply

Before you apply for an internship you should check the requirements for taking on the role.

Typically, our interns are students of European Studies, Politics, European Law, or any other subject with a strong European dimension. We also encourage applications from students of Librarianship and Information Studies.

The programme is also useful for students who wish to improve their language and communication skills in the UK and/or in the context of a library.

Elisa Patassa

Thanks to this internship I became more aware of what is going on in the world and it is now easier for me to take a stance on global issues.

Elisa Patassa, Intern, from Italy

Requirements

Our internships programme requires a good existing knowledge of the socio-economic and political realities affecting Europe (and organisations like the European Union), an awareness of information sources relating to these topics and good IT skills.

An outgoing and friendly manner is also valued, given the outward profile of the Cardiff EDC. Applicants must be proficient in the English language (speaking and writing).

The programme consists of a small number of unpaid full time and part time internships. If you are applying for a full time internship it is essential that you receive an Erasmus+ grant or equivalent form of funding.

Applying

Any initial application to us should contain a CV and motivational letter explaining why you want an internship specifically with us.

Please include the following information in your application:

  • when you would like to visit
  • how long you wish to stay
  • your background and research interests
  • your English language proficiency
  • your motivation for choosing the Cardiff EDC for your internship
  • full contact details.

All enquiries will receive a response whether or not we are able to offer a placement.

Applications should be sent by email with Internship enquiry as the subject to:

European Documentation Centre enquiries