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Center for European Studies announces internships

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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies is funding three summer internship positions for Harvard undergraduate students interested in working in Berlin as research assistants in the social sciences. Good computer skills, a willingness to work independently, and an interest in foreign cultures and the social sciences are the basic requirements for application. The internship, which runs from June 1 to Aug. 31, includes a $3,500 stipend. Interns will spend June at the Carl Duisberg Society in Cologne, Germany, in an intensive German language course. For the remainder of the summer, interns will work as research assistants at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB or Science Center Berlin), one of the pre-eminent social science research institutes in Germany.

Interns will work with senior researchers at the WZB on the projects of one of the following working groups: Political Communication and Mobilization; Democratic and Corporate Governance; and Social Structure and Social Statistics. Alternatively, an intern may be placed in the office of the WZB president and historian, Professor Jürgen Kocka. The WZB will provide each intern with working facilities and a stipend of 500 euros a month for June and July.

Applicants should send four copies of their résumé, college transcripts, contact information of two references (one of whom should be at Harvard), and a one- to two-page description outlining the candidate’s interest and qualification for this internship. Other intercultural experiences, language skills, or research experience should be included.

The application deadline is Monday, April 15. Materials should be sent to the European Internship Program, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Selected interns will be notified in the week of Monday, April 22. Questions about the program can be directed to Abby Collins at For further information about the WZB, its projects, and its researchers, visit the Web site at