Internship opportunities (MA)

Benefits | Regulations | Application and selection process | Deadlines | Contact

Benefits 

At the Brussels School of Governance, we want to offer our students not only valuable academic preparation, but also the opportunity to test career options, gain  practical experience and build relationships with professionals and organisations  in their areas of interest, before they graduate.

We offer a variety of internship opportunities to graduate students. Our internship partners are prestigious and internationally renowned organisations, NGOs, think-tanks and international corporations.

They provide our students with an excellent opportunity to implement what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world, in a professional environment in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’.

Our Internship Programme benefits both students and partners alike: whether having full responsibility for a project or working as part of a team in an organisation, our students apply their skills and provide the internship partner with valuable support.

 

Regulations

MA students – 90 ECTS

Students completing the 90 ECTS graduate programmes should undertake their internship during the summer term.

Our students are allowed to complete only one credited internship during their graduate programme. The internship involves 150 hours of work over the course of the term (roughly 20–25 hours per week). Students are also required to keep a daily log of hours and write a final paper at the end of the term. The internship is evaluated with a letter grade and is worth 1 academic course, or 6 ECTS.

Students must check both the code of conduct carefully and the internship catalogue  and choose up to three internship offers.

MA students – 120 ECTS

Students completing the 120 ECTS graduate programmes should undertake their internship during the fall term.

Our students are allowed to complete only one credited internship during their graduate programme. The internship involves 300 hours of work over the course of the term (roughly 20–25 hours per week). Students are also required to keep a daily log of hours and write a final paper at the end of the term. The internship is evaluated with a letter grade and is worth 1 academic course, or 9 ECTS.

Students must check both the code of conduct carefully and the internship catalogue and choose up to three internship offers.

MA students will receive the Internship Catalogue in early May. If you are a prospective student and want to learn more about our internship partners, please contact our Recruitment team.

 

Application & selection process

The internship application must be submitted on time (please refer to the deadlines below) by completing the online Application FormPlease note that late applications will not be considered.

Before completing the online form, please make sure that you have the following information and files ready:

  • Skype ID
  • A CV
  • Three cover letters (each tailored to a desired position/job description)
  • A recommendation letter from a University Professor
  • A signed copy of the Internship Regulations and Code of conduct  
  • A certificate of no criminal conviction (if required and indicated in the internship description)
  • The CV and cover letters must each be 1-page long.

 

Please note: any documents (CV, cover letter, etc.) should be sent in the following format: Last Name_FirstName_Title of document. Ex.: Sanders_Peter_CoverLetterUNESCO

In addition to a thorough evaluation of the CV and cover letter conducted by the partners, applicants are subject to an interview by the internship provider/s before a final selection is made.

Students must be aware that due to the highly competitive nature of the internship programme, there is no guarantee that they will be selected for the internship they have applied for.  If selected for an interview, students must carefully prepare themselves for the interview.

Once students have accepted an internship, interviews previously scheduled will be cancelled automatically.

Once students have started an internship, they may not withdraw from it except under extraordinary circumstances, and then only with the permission of the Internship Office.

Students are expected to behave in a professional and ethical manner during the entirety of the application and selection process, as well as during the course of the semester-long internship.

 

Deadlines

  • Summer 2021: 3 May 2021
  • Fall 2021: 9 August 2021

Contact us

Have a question? A remark? Want to know more about our internship programme? Reach out to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can: Internships Office - T: +32 2 614 81 70