Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.5
Minimum GPA (Graduate):
3.0
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Housing:
Homestay
Number of Credits Offered:
6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Internship Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships  in Paris

Internship Placements in Paris, France

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.


Program Details

Global Experiences

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. 

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization for approximately 35 hours per week. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information. 

Housing

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.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $

Contact

Program Officer


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.