Euromed/Kedge: Marseille or Bordeaux, France +

Name of position: Euromed/Kedge, France

Location: Marseille or Bordeaux, France

Company: Euromed Management - Kedge Business School

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Free housing provided in university dorms.

Pay: This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns will work in university offices within a team of French student workers. You will work with in-coming students visiting Euromed, arranging and helping with all aspects of their visit.

Tours Evénements: Tours, France +

Name of position: Tours Evénements, France

Location: Tours, France

Company: Tours Evénement

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Housing is not provided, but is easy to find.

Pay: This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns work for this event-planning company in different aspects of back-office preparation, set-up, working events, and post-event organization.  Examples from summer 2012 include Nascar and Country Music events. During summer 2012, three UM students worked together in this internship. 

Centre Int'l de Formation des Etudes Linguistiques: Mégève, France +

Name of position: CIFEL, France 

Location: Mégève, Alps, France

Company: Centre International de Formation des Etudes Linguistiques - http://www.cifel.fr/

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Housing is provided.

Pay: Paid.

Dates: Approximately July 1 - August 15

Responsibilities: Interns work as “animateurs” or “animatrices” with a group of 5-60 international children at this school/camp in the Alps.  Desirable qualities: love of children, patience, energy, a skill pertaining to the performing or artistic arts, love of sports and the outdoors.

Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales: Paris, France +

Name of position: HEC, France

Location: 40 minutes outside Paris, near Versailles

Company: Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: University dorm housing is included.

Pay: This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns work in the admission and recruiting offices of this prestigious university.  

La Croix Belle: Caux, France +

Name of position: La Croix Belle, France

Location: Caux, France

Company: La Croix Belle (winery)

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Housing is provided.

Pay: This internship position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns work in the marketing department of this family-run winery. You may also be trained to run tasting sessions for visitors to the winery and possibly attend the Bordeaux Wine Expo as part of the representative group from the winery.

Canadian House of Parliament: Ottawa, Canada +

Name of position: Canadian House of Parliament, Canada

Location: Ottowa, Canada

Company: http://www.casl.umd.umich.edu/ottawainternship

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Responsibilities: Interns work at the House of Parliament, working in a Member of Parliament's office and learning about the inner workings of the Canadian government for a period of five weeks.  These internships are arranged through the Political Science Dept at UM Dearborn.  Students completing these program may elect to get French credit for  the internship and join the French Internship Program.

Because this program is run directly through University of Michigan-Dearborn, DO NOT APPLY THROUGH MCOMPASS FOR THIS PROGRAM. For more information and to apply click here.

Soroptomists International: Geneva, Switzerland +

Name of position: Soroptomists International, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Company: Soroptomists International 

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Not included. Somewhat expensive and difficult to find in Geneva.

Pay: This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns work in the offices of this non-profit company in the heart of Geneva. You will help with promotional materials, translations, media visibility, and general office tasks. 

Ecole de Médecine: Montpellier, France +

Name of position: Ecole de Médecine, France

Location: Montpellier, France

Company: Ecole de Médecine

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Housing: Housing is not provided. 

Pay: This position is unpaid.

Responsibilities: Interns work in a research laboratory helping perform experiments and record results.

Aéroport de Béziers: Béziers, France +

Name of position: Aéroport de Béziers, France

Location: Béziers, France

Company: Aéroport de Béziers

Dates of internship: Approximately May 15 - July 15

Responsibilities: This is possible new placement for the right student interested in contributing to the running of a small local airport.

Service des Relations Internationales, Université Lyon 2 +

Name of Position: Administrative assistant

Location: Lyon, France

Dates of Internship: May-June 2016

Housing: Not provided, but help is offered in your search for student housing

Pay: This internship is unpaid

Responsibilities: Interns work in the admission and international offices of the university providing language assistance, help for overseas students, and general office work

ICE Menlo Camp Counselor: Various, France +

Company: there are several companies/locations to choose from, including

  • Village Camping Mayotte Vacances: west of Bordeaux near Atlantic Ocean
  • Domaine de Fayence: Provence, 20 miles north of Frejus/Saint Raphael
  • Residence Lagrance: Le Grau-du-Roi, right on Mediterranean sea, south of Montpellier
  • Camping la Plage D'Argens: Saint-Aygulf near Frejus, 600 yards from the Mediterranean waters

Dates of Internship: July-August (you may arrive as early as June 15 to familiarize yourself with the working conditions)

Hours: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, 3-6 PM, and 8:30 pm until the show is over, several days a week. Usually, one day and a half per week are free.

Language: you will be speaking French all day

Monthly stipend: 400 Eurodollars for general expenses plus 200 Euros for food, together 600 per month or 20 per day. Accomodation is free and usually you will share a sparsely furnished room with another team member. Unlike the French coordinators, you will not have a working contract, but have your activities ruled by an internship agreement (Convention de Stage) which allows you to come to France as a tourist and avoid lengthy administrative procedures.

Cost: $250 application fee, $1500 program fee

Prerequisites: quite good knowledge of French, you must love to work with children, a major in early childhood education with some experience in this field would be a plus. 

Tasks: work with children of all ages, together with a French colleague, and participate in various group activities as member of a team that produces sketches, dances and other on-stage amusement for the guests and their children. 

Sponsored by ICE Menlo


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