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Paris Internship Program

Participants will intern Monday-Friday for seven weeks in the summer while taking an internship seminar. Placements are available in Arts and Culture, Business, Communication, Marketing, Hospitality, and NGOs including, but not limited to human rights organizations, environmental, immigration, and/or children's advocacy. Advanced French language skills equivalent to completion of FREN 2001 (or its equivalent) prior to starting the program is required. 

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Student stands in front of Eiffel Tower
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Program Details

Location

Paris is the capital and most populous city in France and is a global center of fashion, arts, culture, gastronomy, finance, banking, and diplomacy. As one of the most visited cities in the world, many of Paris' sites are well-known around the globe such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre art museum. 

Fordham's summer internship program students will take their internship seminar course at EUSA's center in central Paris and will intern with companies and organizations located throughout the city.

Academics

Following a one-week intensive French language course, students will take an internship seminar concurrently with their internship placement for seven weeks.

ISAP 4800 – International Internship
1 Credit
Internship-based education gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work and organisations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development. The syllabus and course content are a blend of theory and concepts, application, and reflection. The practical activities, discussions, and assessment mechanisms are all designed to support learning, using the internship as a vehicle.

Internship Placement

Students accepted to the program are guaranteed an internship placement after comprehensive advising with our placement agency. Most internship placements are in small to medium-sized companies. Positions are unpaid and available in the following fields:

  • Art & Culture 
  • Business 
  • Communication 
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality 
  • NGO  (including but not limited to human rights organization, environmental, immigration  and/or children advocacy)

Housing

Participants will live with a Parisian family. Homestay families provide breakfast daily and 3 dinners per week as well as a supportive environment for participants to acclimate to their new surroundings. Families are carefully selected through our academic internship placement partner EUSA.

Costs and Funding

Please visit our costs and funding page for more information.

Student Services

The Paris internship experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information. Program costs typically include co-curricular activities in and around the city of Paris, comprehensive health insurance, and emergency support.

Dates

Summer 2022

May 25: Arrival and pick up from airport in Paris

May 25-May 27: Orientation and on-site placement interviews

May 30-June 3: 1 week intensive language course

June 7-July 22: Internship (Monday-Friday) and Seminar (once per week)

July 23: Departure