Internships

Gain international and professional experience through an Erasmus+ internship, an embassy internship, FORTHEM Alliance internship, a FLE (français langue étrangère) internship or an internship in a company or laboratory.

Do you have an obligatory or voluntary internship to complete so that you can successfully pass your year? Why not do it abroad?

Once you have found your internship, contact the person in the administrative office of your study programme (scolarité) in order to get the University of Burgundy's internship contract (convention de stage). In this case you do not need to get in touch with the main International office as your internship will be managed directly by your faculty.

You must only contact the International office if you wish to receive an Erasmus+ grant, Regional council grant or Ministerial aid (for those students who meet the requirements). For more information about bursaries and grants please take a look at the page Financial aid.

Finding an internship abroad

Some advice

Sites and resources to help you find an internship

 

Euroguidance brochure Internships in Europe


Data base created by the University of Burgundy


General sites


Websites based on area of work


Country specific websites


Speculative applications

Send your CV and cover letter to both companies in your home country and in France who may have departments abroad, as well as companies in the country that you wish to go to. Address your application to human resources, or to the director of company.

Business Directories

French businesses and associations abroad

Researching via a search engine


European institutions and international organisations

European institutions offer paid and unpaid internships. The calendar is normally fixed and you will have to submit your application online several months in advance. Before applying, find out about the recruitment requirements (often you will need a bachelor level or higher).

To find out more and to eventually apply, visit the Internship office website at the following institutions.

Also think about international organizations and agencies: United Nations, UNESCO...

For internships at French embassies overseas, please take a look at the section Embassy internships.


Erasmus+ internships


If you have to complete an internship as part of your study programme and you decide to do your internship in a European country which is part of the Erasmus+ programme, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for internships from the European Union in order to help fund your time abroad.

Find out about this grant in the section Financial aid, under the heading Erasmus+ grant for internships.

 

PRI-petit-logo-erasmus   Erasmus+ Programme is co-financed by the European Union.

FORTHEM Alliance internships

PRI-petit-logo-erasmus   Erasmus+ Programme is co-financed by the European Union.

Embassy internships

 

The Ministry of foreign affairs offers paid internships in French embassies. These internships can be in central administration, within a diplomatic mission (political chancellery, press relations, cooperation services, cultural action, and consular service) or at a consulate.

How to apply

If you don't have French citizenship, be sure that you are eligible as a foreign candidate to apply for your desired offer before submitting your demand.

Also check with your own government to find out if similar possibilities exist at its embassies in foreign countries.

FLE internships


The Ministry of foreign affairs offer bursaries for French as a foreign language (FLE) masters students every year.

You can also look at these sites dedicated to FLE internship offers:

DUETI year abroad for IUT's students

 

If you are IUT student, after your 2nd year you will be able to carry out a year abroad called DUETI (diplôme universitaire d'études technologiques internationales - university diploma of international technological studies) which allows you to do your internship abroad.

uB International office contacts.