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Your internship experience and placement in Brussels starts with your goals. During the application process, you’ll describe in detail the type of internship you want to pursue. The Institute for Field Education will coordinate your internship based on your ideal internship description and academic goals. An assigned research advisor in your field will guide your experience and final research paper.

Key Facts

  • This is a full-time internship program
  • The internship is required


All internships are conducted in French.


You’ll take a course to guide your internship experience. To meet the course requirements, you may be required to participate in meetings, discussions, journaling, and a final project.

  • Letter grade or pass/no pass credit

The final project results in a formatted research paper of approximately 30 pages and a formal presentation of your research. You will receive guidelines for the final paper and benefit from individual tutorial sessions with your assigned research advisor.


Once you have applied with UCEAP and been nominated by your campus study abroad office, you'll complete an online placement form for IFE. The IFE internship placement process if highly individualized, and you'll work closely with their office to arrange an internship that fits your academic and professional goals. A wide array of organizations and placements is available and new placements are found each semester in response to student needs. Reviewing the student profiles, you can explore some of the opportunities that former student participants have completed.

After completing the online placement form, you may meet with an IFE advisor or attend an interview to determine whether an internship placement is a good fit. You'll make most arrangements before you arrive.

Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards