Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Paris, France
- Program Terms: Summer
Renowned for its elegance, romanticism, exquisite cuisine, and unparalleled beauty, Paris is a destination at the top of any enthusiastic world traveler’s list. Paris is broken up into 20 arrondissements – ‘neighborhoods’ each offering a different feel and reflection upon the vast history of France. In exploring the city, it is common to stumble upon little communities, markets, and squares where you least expect them and to find yourself suddenly standing in front of an internationally recognized and historically significant site.
Paris, recognized internationally as a leading center for business and culture, is a wonderful choice for those looking to spend a few months interning abroad. Known as the City of Lights, Paris offers a unique combination of romance, history, and a forward thinking and influential work culture where the work week is officially 35 hours. An internship in Paris, France is very unique as most placements require some French language skills and positions are competitive as overseas college students compete with French students for work experience. Internship placements are available in a wide range of fields but some of the most popular fall within the realms of fashion, business, marketing, and international politics.
Internships in Paris, France are a great way to experience the city up close and personal, taking the necessary time to appreciate all of its charm all the while building your resumé and gaining valuable French language skills.
The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Paris, France. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Paris internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in design (fashion, graphic, etc), business, global affairs, communications, and marketing.
During your internship, you will be staying in a homestay in Paris. This accommodation package includes breakfast each day. Living in a homestay environment gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Parisian culture and practice your French language skills while also having the independence to enjoy your time abroad. Each participant is carefully matched to the right homestay taking into account preferences, interests, and special requests. Homestays may be in an apartment or a house, but all will be accessible by the Paris metro in residential areas throughout the city.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2017||03/19/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
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