France
Location
2-6 months
Duration
18-30
Age
Working Holiday Visa
Visa
Year-round
Dates

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Interning in France

France is know for its picturesque alpine village, its medieval towns and Mediterranean beaches. Make this the backdrop of your personal work abroad venture while gaining valuable experience in your field. Whether you want to do an internship as career orientation, to boost your resume or to fulfill education requirements… France is a great destination to work and learn at the same time!

How does it work?

This program offers you the opportunity to acquire professional work experience in your desired field in a French company, while improving your French language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural competence.

  • Internship placements are available in private or public companies, as well as non-profit organizations.
  • Internships can last 2-6 months (* you have to be a full-time student at the time of your application if you want your internship to be longer than 2 months)
  • Placements are usually unpaid, but a financial compensation might be available if you do your internship in a private company for 5-6 months.
  • All internships are individually organized, taking into consideration your preferences, skills and work experience.
  • Available locations: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Nice.
  • Interns are usually required to work full-time for approximately 35 hours per week.

The Placement

SILVER PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Work Experience Workshop: 2 extra lessons in mini groups to prepare for future interviews and integration into the host company
  • Up to three job interviews with a French company
  • Internship placement for 2-6 months

The Silver Package is only eligible to advanced students, who can demonstrate a high proficiency in French (B2/C1) and/or knowledge of France. This will be evaluated during a conversation with our partner in France.

OPTIONAL SERVICES:

  • Individual airport transfer: From 90 EUR one way (depending on arrival airport)
  • Host Family (Room only, Bed & Breakfast, Half board): From 230 EUR per week
  • Residence: From 340 EUR per week
  • Apart’ Hotels: From 530 EUR per studio and week

AVAILABLE FIELDS:

Accounting

Sales and Marketing

Communication and Public Relations

Publicity, Journalism, Press

Audiovisual Medias, Cinema, Television

Fashion

Business administration and management

Hospitality and tourism management

Architecture

Computing and new technologies

History, museums

Art, art museums and galleries

Social services, psychology, health

Law, politics, government, public administration

NGO, charity organization

Start Dates 2022

You can download the dates for 2023 here.

CV and Cover letter advice and editing

Up to three guaranteed interviews with companies in France

Pre-arrival Internship Placement

Work Experience Workshop (2 lessons)

Full assistance, ongoing support and advice throughout the program

Orientation session upon arrival providing comprehensive information about living and working in France

Participant’s handbook

Assistance in applying for the Working Holiday visa

Certificate on completion of program

What’s not included:

French Language Lessons

Airfare and transport to internship placement

Visa fees

Registration at the Federal Police (required from certain nationalities)

Travel insurance (mandatory)

Personal expenses

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old
  • Be a full-time student (2 months +)
  • Signed University agreement (2 months +)
  • Have intermediate level in French (Minimum B1)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of France
  • Be mature, flexible, open-minded, able to adapt and willing to experience new situations

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISA:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 as of the application date
  • You must hold a Canadian passport that is valid for at least six months past the end date of the
    visit
  • You must have never benefited from this visa or the other two types of visa under the
    mobility agreement
  • You must provide proof of sufficient financial resources to provide for any initial expenses at the
    start of your stay and to leave the country at any time during your stay
  • Have a clean police record

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Accounting

Sales and Marketing

Communication and Public Relations

Publicity, Journalism, Press

Audiovisual Medias, Cinema, Television

Fashion

Business administration and management

Hospitality and tourism management

Architecture

Computing and new technologies

History, museums

Art, art museums and galleries

Social services, psychology, health

Law, politics, government, public administration

NGO, charity organization

You can do an internship of 2 months in a non-profit organization (NGO) if you are not a student. You have to be a student at the time of your application if you want a longer internship.

You will need a signed agreement from your university if you want to do an internship for longer than 2 months. If you are not a student or your university doesn’t support the internship, then you can still do a 2 months internship in an NGO.

You will need intermediate French Language skills for the internship. Our Gold Package includes 2 weeks of language lessons. If this is not enough, you will be able to add more weeks before your internship start. Your level of French will be assessed during your interview and/or through an online proficiency test.

The Silver Package is only eligible for advanced students, who can demonstrate a high proficiency in French (B2/C1) and/or knowledge of France. This will be evaluated during a conversation with our partner in France.

You will need to book our Gold Package if your French language skills are not sufficient, which includes 2 weeks of Language lessons. Additional weeks can be added at an extra cost if needed or recommended by our partner in France.

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