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.

Scholarship Irish College Leuven

Like what you see here? Enter to win a €3000 scholarship for an 8-week programme for summer 2020.

How to apply

Create a 15-second video of yourself that includes your first name, the name of your university, your major, why you want to intern in Belgium and a fun and quirky fact about Belgium.  Be sure to pack those 15 seconds with creativity!

Submit your application online now!

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.

Application Deadlines

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

Arrival Dates for 2020 - For 8, 10 and 12-week programmes

  • May 30, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
  • June 13, 2020


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.

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 Kasmauskis, Senior Internship Abroad Coordinator