Internships in France

Apply to gain work experience on an internship in France. View information and advice on our guide or search companies who offer internships in France for international participants like American, Canadian and UK students. There are paid internships and also un-paid positions available to join during summer and all year round. Popular places to intern in France include Aix-en-Provence, Grenoble, Hyeres, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Perpignan and Toulouse. 


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Guide to Interning in France

If you are thinking about interning abroad then France is a fantasic destination to consider. With world famous cities, a relaxed culture, tasty food and the opportunitiy to immerse yourself in a new culture - this will be an amazing experience. Summer internships in France are very popular and you will need to register your interested a few months earlier to stand a good chance of getting a place. View more information about the types of opportunities, companies and application criteria below. 



Popular Locations to Intern in France

You can find placements throughout the country, these destinations are recommended:

  • Paris
  • Nice
  • Lyon
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Grenoble, Hyeres
  • Montpellier
  • Perpignan
  • Toulouse

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Types of Internships in Spain

  • Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance
  • Arts, Advertising, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Photography, Publishing, PR, Sales
  • Architecture 
  • Biology, Medical & Healthcare, Veterinary 
  • Engineering 
  • Education, Social Work
  • Environmental 
  • Hotel & hospitality, human resources
  • IT, Creative, Graphic & Interior Design, Fashion 
  • Law & Human Rights 
  • Linguistics, Translation
  • NGO & Charity
  • Sports 
  • Sustainable Development, Tourism 



Start Dates and Duration

  • You can join all year round
  • You will usually need to start on a Monday
  • Internship duration: 6 weeks - 12 weeks + longer on request



Paid Internships France


  • Placements are available for participants aged 18 yrs +
  • Most Nationalities can apply as long as you are eligible for a visa 
  • You will need an up to date CV (preferably written in French), an application letter and a photocopy of your passport.
  • You might need to take a phone interview before joining to assess suitability
  • If you live in a country like India you will need to apply through an agency in your home country
  • Please note the cost of living in France is higher than in other internship destinations
  • You need at least beginner level of the French language. Even though staff might be able to speak English you are likely to be working on written/spreaking internships and so basic knowledge of written, speaking and reading is recommended.



Paid Internships in France

Looking to join a paid intern program in France? There are companies throughout France who offer paid internships to locals and also internationals. These placements can be very competative so you will need to put a stong application together. Also check eligibility and requirements before applying, some companies might need you to be fluent in French or commit a certain amount of time.



Summer Internships in France

Would you like to spend your summer gaining work experience? Why not consider a summer intern program in France. There are placements throughout the country which are perfect if you are a student and looking to gain experience during your break from studies.



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