Paris, France

Summer Global Internship

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Overview

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A destination for worldwide investors, Paris is a major international business hub with the most Fortune 500 company headquarters in Europe. A center of innovation, Paris is also France's local dynamic startup environment, perfect for budding entrepreneurs. Students may visit the world's largest startup campus and a startup accelerator specializing in creative industries. Paired with incomparable museums and monuments to visit and efficient public transportation to get you anywhere you need to go, Paris is an ideal city for students and young professionals to work and play.  

As a global intern, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world work experience in the city's various startups, businesses, and industries. During your internship, you can expect to gain soft skills in communication, networking, time management, conflict resolution, creative thinking, and teamwork. Similarly, you'll immerse yourself in the local business culture, getting an insider's look at how the organization you're working for operates. Local internships are as diverse as Paris itself, offering opportunities for students in a wide range of professional fields located in the city's different arrondissements and suburbs. All internships are within a one-hour commute from CIEE Paris and student housing.  

In addition to gaining work experience in Paris's thriving economy, you'll discover firsthand why Paris is known as the City of Light. Paris is revered for its art, history, and culture. From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, Paris has so much to offer!  

CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you. All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. Learn more about our personalized placement process

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • Take a boat cruise

    on the Seine River and enjoy spectacular views of the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

  • Eat your way through Paris

    testing the year’s best baguette of the city and grabbing a typical bistro meal on a terrasse.

  • Visit the Opéra Garnier

    to learn about the history and design of this masterpiece of 19th-century architecture.

  • different rich and diverse arrondissements to explore

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  • days to see each of the 35,000 works of art on display at the Louvre Museum if you took 30 seconds to see every piece

    200
  • UNESCO world heritage sites in France, including the banks of the Seine River in Paris

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Location & Culture

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Paris hosts unforgettable sights, from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe to the Sacre Coeur Basilica. France’s capital and largest city, Paris offers peaceful parks, lively nightlife, and innumerable cobblestoned neighborhoods to wander around.  

Iconic stone Haussmann buildings line bustling boulevards and contrast with the impressive modern glass and steel structures in La Défense, Paris’ financial district. Open-air markets with fresh food and flowers are scattered around residential areas, and a bakery is never more than a short walk away. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Paris.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Past cultural activities allowed students to: 

  • Learn about cheesemaking from a local cheesemonger and taste a variety of their products  
  • Test their skills as a nose at the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the history of perfume making in southern France  
  • Take a stroll in the Montparnasse neighborhood, learning about the area’s influence on art and literature, and stop for a crêpe at the end of the visit 

Overnight Excursions may help you: 

  • Discover the champagne industry in Reims and visit the cathedral where French kings were coronated 
  • Visit the region of Normandy to learn about World War II history and local agricultural industries, tasting regional delicacies along the way 

Internships

Past internship experiences include: 

Communication with a digital marketing agency, creating blog posts and researching current market trends. 

Project management for a documentary film production company researching sites for shoots, coordinating filming schedules, script revision, and reviewing subtitles. 

Coordination for an expat lobbying group, organizing voter registration events, researching policy initiatives, and building their international network. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    All housing is within a one-hour commute to CIEE. 
     
    Shared studios: Students typically live in shared housing with other CIEE students, and local and international students with kitchen and laundry access included. Accommodation is less than an hour’s commute to CIEE Paris.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included.

Paris, France

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Global Institute - Paris

    With classrooms, library space, computer areas, and more, our institute is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.

Academics

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Academics

As a global intern in Paris, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries and take an integrated academic course. Extracurricular activities in and around Paris complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. 

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants. 

PROGRAM CREDIT

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce. 

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel from the city when classes are in session. 

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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Get Started

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
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