Internships at Fulbright Belgium

Note: now accepting applications for Fall 2014.

The Fulbright Commission in Belgium offers unpaid internships year round. This is a rolling application process.  Those interested should send a one page cover letter and CV to fulbright@fulbright.be

Organisational Profile

The U.S.-Belgium Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 to promote and support educational exchange between the United Stated and Belgium and Luxembourg in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries.  It is one of over 50 bi-national commissions worldwide. In countries where there is no Commission, the Fulbright program is run out of the U.S. embassy.

The Fulbright Commission promotes educational exchange through its:

  • Fulbright Awards Program, which is a reciprocal program between the US & Belgium; providing scholarships for post-graduate study and scholarships and fellowships for lecturing and/or research
  • Advising Center, which provides information and unbiased advice on all aspects of the US educational system. Fulbright makes awards through open competition to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate leadership qualities; and to potential and established leaders of professional, academic and artistic excellence who are recognized in their field.

Fulbright is responsive to the needs of the changing world.  It is an investment in the future.

Funding Fulbright – there are three main areas either direct funding through the US & Belgian Governments, Company Sponsorship and individual sponsorship/donations.

The Board of Directors for Fulbright Belgium is made up of representatives from both the US and Belgian governments and other nominated people.

Internship Profile

The Intern will work in close cooperation with the Executive Director, Ms. Erica Lutes. Main Duties & Responsibilities will be:

  • Operating the US embassy’s Educational Advising Center
  • Social media resources (Facebook, website, Youtube)
  • Assisting with the scholarship competitions
  • Research projects on different fields of study

Intern Profile

The successful candidate should have the following requirements:

  • experience with applying to US institutions at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • willingness to help Belgian students understand the US education system
  • be interested in running a small business, working for an NGO and international diplomacy
  • it would be helpful to have: basic knowledge in excel, familiarity with social media platforms,basic knowledge of one of the official languages in Belgium

 

More videos with interns who worked at the Fulbright Commission in Belgium:

Claire Novak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcJ-ioE4v3s

Tom Etienne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtsvv4e3BU

Leila Elabaddy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4qxeG342E

Alexandra Kelley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSfmqef5yKw

Nathan Rehr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH3fM0tMU90

Casey Holliday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVq21ZmLqo

Caroline Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alo5v8M0ZBQ

Ian Gorecki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gubrhiq_YHw

Poorvie Patel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pt3ewtSnH4

Bilitis Harrache: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLn5RGvSxvQ