Once in-country, interns become part of a community that provides them the perfect balance of group and individual support. Interns in Paris become acclimated to the city through social and cultural events and a continued career development process. Paris-based location staff live in the city, providing a knowledgeable resource to the various arrondissements and 24/7 emergency support. During the summer, Resident Assistants may even join from Global Experience’s growing alumni community, providing an additional layer of support, mentorship, and pastoral care to those interning in the City of Lights.
Paris Internships Overview
An internship in Paris is a great way to experience the city up close and personal, taking the necessary time to appreciate all of its charm all the while building your résumé and gaining valuable French language skills. Internships are available for 10 or 12 weeks in the summer, fall, or spring.
Paris, recognized internationally as a leading center for business and culture, is a wonderful choice for those looking to spend a few months interning abroad. Known as the City of Lights, Paris offers a unique combination of romance, history, and a forward thinking and influential work culture where the work week is officially 35 hours. An internship in Paris is very unique as most placements require some French language skills and positions are competitive as overseas college students compete with French students for work experience. Internship placements are available in a wide range of fields but some of the most popular fall within the realms of fashion, business, marketing and international politics.
We offer several English-friendly internship placements, but an intermediate level of French language is preferred to get the most out of your time and internship in France. Even so, the first few weeks of the program are dedicated to French language classes to help you acclimate to the environment and culture.