- BENEFITS Why GE
- INCLUDES What to Expect
- CAREERS Available Fields
- ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
- TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
- NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
- CURRENT INTERN? Access the intern portal here
About Internships in
Global Experiences Paris Language and Internship Program will take you to the City of Lights as more than just a tourist. Live the life you have dreamed of, walking the cobbled streets of the world's most romantic city. As an intern in Paris you will be immersed in the French culture and business environment, improving your language proficiency and gaining professional skills in your chosen career field. This program will enhance your resume by differentiating you and your skill sets from the millions of others entering the workforce each year.
Paris is one of the most competitive internship locations in the world, but through Global Experiences' network of businesses and organizations, we will find a great internship match for all participants accepted into the program.
A city of more than 2 million, Paris is home to iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Montmartre while also serving as the center for French business and government. Paris offers countless cultural and tourist experiences, including the famous Louvre museum, the Paris Ballet, and modern cultural icons such as the Pompidou center and the Picasso Museum.
Paris Internship placements are available in a wide range of companies and career fields. Placements are customized according to each participant's career goals and expectations. Programs are typically 10 or 12 weeks in length with some longer programs available upon request. Acceptance is competitive, based on your academic background, career goals, French language proficiency and relevant work experience. Applicants must also be a current university student in order to be eligible for all Paris programs.
Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.
The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the internships.
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Internship Program Inclusions
Our comprehensive program provides much more than just a customized guaranteed internship in Paris. Global Experiences focus on matching you with the best employer for a great practical work experience, but also includes a wide range of other components to enhance the overall value of the program.
Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement
At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its Paris internship programs. Similar to traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to match him/her with the best employer in the prospective career field. By getting to know each individual applicant, we are able to learn more about his/her educational background, French language proficiency, career objectives, and cultural expectations. We help each prospective intern create an effective resume, prepare for an interview with potential employers, and prepare for their experience living and working abroad.
Intensive French Language Training
Each program participant will receive 20 group sessions per week of intensive French language training during the first part of the program. French language training length depends on each program type and the proficiency of each respective applicant. Program participants will take part in full immersion style studying, in which classes are taught only in French. Your language skills will improve quickly as a result, allowing you to perform well in your internship component. The language school is located on La Rive Gauche (The Left Bank) and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education.
Excursions and Social Events
Global Experiences wants you to work hard and also play hard with our excursion and activities calendar designed to maximize your time abroad. Global Experiences offers travel resources to fill your social calendar. Consult one of our program coordinators to learn what is included in your program of interest (activities will vary depending on the time of year). All programs include a variety of social opportunities to make the most of your internship in Paris.
Previous events have included everything from networking events to dinner cruises on the Seine to day trips to Versailles.
|Example Events (actual events offered may differ)|
|Lounge dinner on the Seine River||TBD|
|Loire Valley Castles||TBD|
|Dinner at La Coupole||TBD|
Paris accommodation is a single room in a home stay. This accommodation package includes breakfast each day. All home stays are located in close proximity to public transport. Living in a home stay environment gives you the opportunity to experience French culture and practice your French skills while also having the independence to enjoy your time abroad. Each participant is carefully matched to the right home stay taking into account preferences, interests, and special requests.
Home stays may be in an apartment or a house, but all will be accessible by the Paris metro in safe residential areas throughout the city.
Other Important Inclusions
- Optional academic credit provided by accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
- Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for the length of your program
- Mobile Phone
- Internet access at the language school
- On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
- Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
- Welcome social event and orientation meeting
- Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
- Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program
Career Fields Available in
We offer a wide range of career field options in . If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other areas.
Career Fields in Paris
Paris Internship Program Eligibility
Participants eligible for internships in Paris are required to be 19-30 years of age, have at least two semesters of French language experience, and some relevant coursework in their preferred internship career field. All applicants must also be a current university student or a very recent graduate to secure the required visa. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.
Global Experiences can accept those listed below into the Paris Program.
The following chart provides more detailed information regarding program eligibility (including Global Experiences and Country visa requirements):
|No Visa Required||Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Ecuador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Saint-Marin, Singapore, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela||
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Our Placement Process
We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.
Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.
Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.
We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.
Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.
The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the internships.
How to Apply
While career development and true cultural immersion are lifelong endeavors, we make the process of securing an international internship quick and easy. Five simple steps and you will be involved in an unforgettable experience that will truly give you an edge in life.