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IES Internships Paris Summer – Internship

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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. 

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. 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. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interviewing skills, and prepare you to work in a new cultural environment. You’ll intern at a local business or organization where you’ll work at least 25 hours per week.

You will also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for the internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. An optional 3-credit language course is also offered, the placement for which is determined by online and on-site language assessment.

With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll have an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out.


Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • International nonprofit headquartered in Paris seeking to improve the health of low to middle income populations around the world
  • Contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Paris that exhibits furniture, decorative objects, sculptures and wall hangings (to mention a few)*
  • Mature startup in the health field working to develop and grow their platform connecting doctors in France and Belgium*
  • Film organization that screens French movies with English subtitles for the international community in Paris
  • Nonprofit organization working directly with the women in Africa to bring to light their talents in creating handmade products
  • Nonprofit organization striving to fight for the rights of unaccompanied minors worldwide
  • Guided tour company that focuses on the haute couture aspects of Paris (fashion, art, food)*
  • International nonprofit committed to helping the most vulnerable children long-term by fighting the structural causes of poverty*
  • Event planning platform created to connect people, build community for attendees and exhibitors, and increase revenue
  • Startup online database for international archival footage

*Advanced level of French language required

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Arts
  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Museum Studies
  • Theater
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Non-Profit and Art Administration
  • Fashion Design
  • Art/Fine Arts

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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