Internship in Paris

Program Information

Custom internships match your academic focus, career aspirations, and personal interests! Our Intern in Paris program gives you relevant professional experience in the City of Light. Intern in Paris gives you two fabulous opportunities to find the perfect international internship for you. If you want a group experience, choose our Summer Intern Option with a one-week French language course, group activities, excursions, and more. Or you can choose one of our Year Round Intern Option which is ideal if you are a more independent student looking to focus on your internship placement.

City of Light or City of Love? - Considered one of the most famous cities in the world, Paris is known for many different reasons. If it’s art you love, you’ll find it. Nightlife? Check. Famous sites? Plenty. A whole semester to try to see and do it all!

Learn French! – Intern in Paris in the summer and take a one-week language class where you can study French abroad! All participants will have the opportunity to learn the language through interactions with the local people and at the internship placement.

A custom internship placement – We know you’re not traveling to Paris to pour coffee or sharpen pencils. Luckily, our internships are tailored to fit your interests, hobbies, skills, or career aspirations. We will find you a placement that is right for you!

Student activities and excursions – During your time abroad, you will have the option of participating in our social events, excursions, and cultural activities. There will be a welcome dinner when you arrive and a farewell dinner at the end of your program.

360° Networking Toolkit - You will receive business cards, resume/interview coaching, and an internship completion certificate. You’ll also gain access to a seminar series on topics such as developing and maximizing a LinkedIn account, interview expectations, adding the experience to your resume, and more! Jump-start your career with our global network!

Highlights and Excursions

Interning in Paris will do more than you can imagine for your French language and culture immersion, not to mention the professional experience and resume-boosting material you'll take away! Here are some highlights that make this program a tough one to pass up:

  • Customized international internships in a wide variety of fields 
  • You will be living in a Homestay which provides you with an added aspect of cultural immersion. It is also a great way to practice your language skills! 
  • Comprehensive orientation upon arrival and support services throughout the program


Students on the Intern in Paris program will live in a Homestay throughout Paris. Home stays are perfect options for students interested in immersion into the French culture. Students will stay in their own bedroom that is furnished and provided with bed linens. Students will have access to a communal living space or a kitchen with a table and chairs. Laundry service is included each week and the host family will provide students with breakfast. As a general rule, the French enjoy sitting down with their families for meals, and this is an important aspect of family life. Your host family will let you know the schedule of meals, as it would with any other family member.

This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the people and the culture that Paris offers, which can only enhance your study abroad experience! Your host will be a fantastic way for you to practice your French language skills in a comfortable environment.


Placements include architecture, art, communications, education, environmental science/studies, fashion, graphic design, hospitality and tourism, international relations, international studies, marketing, media, political science, public relations, and recreation and leisure.

Campus Setting


GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Summer 2014*:

Start Date: May 31
End Date: July 26

Custom Start Date Option:

Available throughout the year

Program Fee

Summer Intern Option: $7,240*

Custom Start Date Option: $7,040-9,940*

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Two day excursions (summer only)
  • Internship placement and support
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • 20 hours of French language instruction
  • Public transportation pass for orientation and language week (summer only)
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Apply 90 days (in complete) before the first day of their start month
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"My time in Paris was amazing! How could it not change our lives? For me, France has become a second homeland."

Linda S.