Internships in Belgium

Intern in the heart of the European Union without a language barrier.

Political Science, Communication and IT

Scholarships up to €1000 are available

Step outside of the box and consider what the Irish College Leuven has to offer.

Learn International is proud to partner with Irish College Leuven, a prestigious and long-standing college in the heart of Belgium. The College’s commitment to the student experience, exceptional placements and strong ties to the Irish community are all in line with Learn International’s values.

Irish College Leuven offers unique placement opportunities to students a stone’s throw away from one of the world’s most powerful political capitals – Brussels. Given Leuven’s proximity to the EU Parliament, as well as leading European headquarters and research facilities, it has a particular strength in Political Science and High Tech IT placements.

As all of the internships are through English, this is a unique opportunity for you to be based in the heart of multilingual Europe and intern without a language barrier.

Stylistic photo of Irish College Leuven

Find Your Perfect Internship

Our placements are currently based in Leuven, Belgium, however some may find you spending some of your time in Brussels. A lot of time and care will be spent matching your skills and goals to a customised placement just for you.

What will I learn?

Our internships revolve around learning. Past students describe it like a sandbox: the chance to hone skills, develop new ones, and build confidence through experimentation and getting out of your comfort zone.

We can provide certified work hours, placement assessments and feedback to satisfy your university’s requirements for academic credit.

Internships also include the mentoring, support and learning goals that are often absent from graduate jobs.

What's Included:

Airfare, materials for placement, visa and associated costs, mandatory health insurance, some meals and spending money aren’t included.


In order to apply for this programme, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Currently be enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 12 months of your internship start date) a university or other higher ed institution (technical college, etc.);
  • Be/have been in good academic standing.


We’re small, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised programme we offer each student.

  • 8 week programme: €6700
  • 10 week programme: €7880
  • 12 week programme: €9050

There’s an additional application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500, which are both non-refundable. Airfare, optional airport transfer, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.

Professional Development Course

Learn International is dedicated to the commitment of lifelong learning. As such, your internship programme will include up to a €150 stipend towards enrolment onto a professional development course of your choosing to enroll in and complete while you’re on your internship.

For interns who decide not to avail of this opportunity, there will be no additional discount or cash back. Additional terms and conditions apply. Ask your Learn International Internship Coordinator for more information.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended arrival date.

Arrival Dates for 2021

The programme has been cancelled for summer 2021 due to Covid-19. Check back again for 2022!!!


We offer scholarships up to €1000 off the programme price. They are competitive, so act quickly and apply here now!

The scholarship application has two parts: a one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your internship experience. You can choose to either:

  1. Write a weekly blog.
  2. Submit a weekly video blog.

All scholarship recipients will also be required to:

  • Submit weekly photos we can use for social media and marketing
  • Write a testimonial at the end of the programme.

How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to me about your internship please email me today to set up a call.

Michelle Yalch, Internships and Semester Abroad Manager