IES Abroad Paris Summer Internship
Intern in one of the world's highest-regarded cities for culture and international business. Walk or take the bus through the city’s vibrant streets, or hop on the Métro to get to work. Lunchtime means quiche or a sandwich au jambon in a nearby café, followed by a leisurely espresso or tea. An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You'll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.
You know what it’s like to fall in love—but Paris won’t break your heart. You’ll want to spend all of your time admiring cultural icons like the Eiffel Tower. You’ll get lost in the city’s exquisite art scene. You’ll want to savor the decadent French cuisine at local restaurants. You’ll take long walks along the River Seine and wander aimlessly through the city streets for hours. All in the name of love. Je t’aime, Paris!
Academics & Curriculum
While working in Paris, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:
Understanding business culture
Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Paris and when returning home
Internships are available in the following fields:
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Participants live in a French home in Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). Participants eat breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with their hosts; other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.