The World Endeavors Intern in France program takes place in both Paris and Nice. 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. Interns in France have the opportunity to live and work in Paris, the City of Light, or Nice, located in the French Riviera. 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. On top of that, you will be supported every step of the way by an individual Program Advisor from an organization with over a dozen years of experience placing interns abroad. Improved French language skills? Check! Altered career trajectory? Check! What are you waiting for? Put yourself out there!

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).

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 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.

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.



  • 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.

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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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.

World Endeavors offers internships in France in the following fields:

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




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.


Dates And Costs

Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired 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.

When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.

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.

2019 Start Dates:


May 13th
June 11th
July 1st
July 29th
August 19th
September 9th
October 7th
November 4th


May 20th
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th
October 21st
November 18th


May 6th
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July 1st
August 5th
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Program Name First Month Each Additional Month
Intern In France $4,190 $1,690


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
  • Year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
  • Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
  • Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
  • French language instruction: 5 days per week for the first 2 weeks
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Home stay accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection
  • Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!



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


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.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. 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.