Paris, France

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance


Homestay, Residence Hall


3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):


Language Prerequisites:

2 semesters of college-level French; enrollment in a French course in the last year

Visa Required:


Your Internship

IES Internships’ unpaid, academic internships have placed Paris interns in fields such as the arts, business, and tourism, while also showing them the sights and sounds of France. Our program  guarantees  an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. You’ll intern at a local business or organization where you’ll work at least 26 hours per week. 

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Personalized Advising Support

We help with you to fine-tune your résumé and interviewing skills.

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Academic Seminar

Enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar.

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Language Learning

An optional 3-credit language course is also offered.

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Field Trips

Join IES Abroad field trips to learn more about French culture.

Internship Program Advisor

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Robin Deering

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

An arial view of Paris, France.

Why Paris?

Intern in one of the world's highest regarded cities for culture and international business. With its grand boulevards, world-famous monuments, unparalleled literary and artistic history, and its simple joie de vivre, Paris is a city that will change you forever. The Paris of today is a multifaceted and multicultural metropolis that offers a doorway to the cultures of the world. 

Learn More About Paris

Get to Know Your New City

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Get More Monet For Your Money!

Spend all the time you want in the many museums of Paris.

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Picnic by the Seine

Watch boats and share brie on baguettes with friends.

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Explore the Parc de la Villette

This massive park is home to a canal, themed gardens, and museums.

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Encore! Encore! Enjoy the Theatre

Experience ballet and opera performances.

The Student Experience

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A student with their host parents standing at a set dining room table in a Paris homestay.
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


Stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs) and have breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with your host(s). Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants.