Overview

For those with intermediate-level French language skills looking for a competitive edge in the European and global job market, as well as a chance to dive into the heart of European culture, interning in France is an unforgettable opportunity. Combine living in world-class cities like Paris or Nice with an immersive, one-of-a-kind professional internship in your career field, and you have World Endeavors Intern in France program.

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. Class sizes are small, and instruction is roughly 20 hours per week. Classes are focused on general language studies, as well as dedicated to the practical application of the French language (e.g., vocabulary pertaining to participants’ internship placements).

 

Fields

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in France, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

Featured Fields

Hospitality Management

International Relations

Nonprofit Management

Other fields offered in France include:

 

 

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.University of California Berkeley

INTERNSHIP CREDIT INFORMATION

Dates & Costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight

Please note: Due to visa constraints, the standard duration for interning in France is 10 weeks. Contact World Endeavors if you have an interest in participating for a longer duration.

2021 Start Dates:

Bordeaux

August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 14th

Nice

August 8th
September 12th
October 10th
November 7th

Paris

August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
October 31st

 

2022 Start Dates:

Bordeaux

January 9th
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th
June 5th
July 17th
August 14th
September 18th
October 9th
November 13th

Nice

January 16th
February 20th
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th
June 12th
July 10th
August 7th
September 11th
October 16th
November 20th

Paris

January 2nd
February 6th
March 6th
April 3rd
May 1st
May 29th
July 3rd
July 31st
September 4th
October 2nd
November 6th

 

Program Name First Month Each Additional Month
Intern In France $4,190 $1,690

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Dedicated Program Advisor
  • Customized Internship placement
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
  • Re-entry Handbook and Support
  • French language instruction: 5 days per week for the first 2 weeks
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Home stay accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to France
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
  • Interns considering France should have an intermediate to advance level of French language skills.
  • This program is open to students and non-students, although placements for non-students are typically with NGOs.

 

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.

 

BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

 

Housing & Location

World Endeavors interns in France stay in 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.

ABOUT PARIS
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 Élysées. 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 a big city, but also to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Seine on a warm summer evening. With museums on almost every corner, World Endeavors interns will be sure to experience life as a true Parisian during their internship as well as after-hours.

ABOUT NICE
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 waters of the Mediterranean. The city also has an incredibly welcoming community of 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.

ABOUT BORDEAUX
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.

 

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Jillian is from Chicago and studied Global Studies and Biblical & Theological Studies in college. She studied abroad in Angers, France with World Endeavors.

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“As my first experience in a foreign country, I had no idea of what to expect during my time in France. While there, I was able to apply what I had learned in school to a real-life setting. While it was a bit intimidating at first, I enjoyed being able to experience an entirely new world which taught me to love art museums, eat an obscene number of baguettes without regret, and to step solidly outside of my comfort zone and enjoy it.”

- Nyssa, Program Advisor

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