Intern Abroad in France
Why Intern in France?
For those looking for a competitive edge in the European job market, as well as a dive into the heart of European culture, interning in France is an unforgettable opportunity. World Endeavors offers internship placements in both Paris and Nice, allowing interns to choose the experience to best fit their interests and career goals. Interns in France have the opportunity to live and work in Paris, the City of Light, or Nice, located in the French Riviera.
Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. World Endeavors provides a list of possible activities in the area and the World Endeavors local coordinator can also function as an ever present guide and ambassador to the area.
Live in Bordeaux, Nice, or Paris
The central hub of France’s wine region, Bordeaux is known for its world-class vineyards and restaurants, its varied historic and contemporary architecture, and its vibrant student culture. With half of the city’s buildings listed as Unesco sites, it is the largest urban World Heritage site. Bordeaux’s older buildings, from Roman coliseums to 18th Century chateaus to Gothic Cathedrals, are complimented by a collection of innovative new structures, and its University population keeps the city going at a high pace. Bordeaux is the perfect destination for food lovers and those who enjoy an artfully crafted blend of the old and the new.
Nestled along the Mediterranean Sea, less than an hour from the Italian border, Nice offers its visitors a truly unique experience. With a wonderfully rich cultural background, including strong Italian influences, Nice features many museums, a beautiful historic quarter, a growing restaurant scene, and the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean. The city also has an incredibly welcoming community, with friendly locals and plenty for people of all ages to do, see, and discover. Nice offers a unique way of life and an extraordinary artistic culture shaped by musicians, painters, writers and chefs.
Attracting millions of tourists from around the world each year, Paris is one of the most widely-visited cities in the world. This large metropolitan city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural activities and attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Champs Elysees. However, the city is anything but one-dimensional. Each of Paris’ twenty arrondissements (administrative districts) exudes its own unique culture and attitude, from the Latin Quarter in the 5th, to the classic bohemian feel of the 18th. Paris is the ideal destination to experience the hustle-and-bustle of the big city lifestyle, but also to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Seine on a warm summer evening. With museums on almost every corner, World Endeavors interns in Paris will be sure to experience life as a true Parisian at their internship, as well as after hours.
We offer unique, customized internship placements in France in the following fields:
*Contact us for more information on our customized internships and the available fields
Internships for Credit
Are you doing your internship to fulfill an academic requirement, or would you just like to earn some academic credits for your internship experience? World Endeavors is here to help. Our advisors are experienced in coordinating internships to meet students' academic requirements. Contact World Endeavors to learn more!
Language Training: In addition to hands on experience in the industry, World Endeavors interns in France gain practical language skills. Interns begin their program with two weeks of intensive French language courses to prepare for the workplace. Classes are small and instruction is roughly 20 hours per week. Classes are focused on general language studies, as well as dedicated to practical application of the French language (i.e. vocabulary pertaining to participants’ internship placements.)
Housing: Housing accommodations include a private, single bedroom with a local French family. Interns have the opportunity to practice their French while building a lasting relationship with their hosts. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation which allows a convenient and authentic commute to work.
Dates: Internships are available year round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means that World Endeavors interns can choose the start date and duration of their internship, as well as the field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field. Our advisors work with interns to ensure that their timeframe works adequately with the internship site. This communication is a key to creating a successful internship placement.
Duration: Generally, the minimum program duration for interning in France is 2 months. Also, due to visa constraints, the maximum duration is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for duration outside of this.
Cost: See our website for program fee information
Want More Information?
*Check with your university's Study Abroad office on their application requirements.
**Always check our website for the most up-to-date program information.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS
There is a dual application process for this program:
Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website. Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.
APP FEE NOTE:
Hopkins students do not need to pay the World Endeavors application fee. Complete the online application through the second page and then click 'Save & Exit'. This will bring the application to the attention of a World Endeavors advisor, who will reach out to you via email by the end of the next business day to collect additional information.