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Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in Parisian culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.


Academic Internships

NYU Paris has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization that works with universities and colleges to provide students with internship opportunities in Europe.  If accepted into the program, students will work with EUSA to find and accept an internship placement.  This for-credit program offers a 8 week maximum internship component with a semester long required weekly seminar for a total of 4 credits (application required, details below).

Students in this program learn more about French society, culture, and professional life through placements in a wide variety of agencies and organizations.  You must be flexible, open-minded, adaptable, a self-starter, and ready for the challenge of new situations and cross-cultural engagement.

Note: Students are required to have French language proficiency of at least Intermediate French II in key competencies (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Without this minimum proficiency, students are not eligible to participate in the internship program.

If you are hoping to participate in this program during Spring 2015, we encourage you to attend our information session on Monday, September 29th, 7:00pm, in Silver 401. Please RSVP via NYU CareerNet today!

Required Internship Seminar Course Description

Enrollment by permission only. Application required. 

This 4 credit course includes a weekly seminar and two full days and one half day (Monday-Friday) for their internship.  Internship placements are made by EUSA, an organization partnering with NYU.

The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.

Sample Syllabus coming soon


Internship Opportunities

Responsibilities vary by agency but we require all students to be involved in projects that contribute to their understanding of the organization and its approach to social issues.  This might include project implementation, participation in relevant meetings, research, and production of documents or other materials.

Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the EUSA team to determine the best options for the student. For more information about the placement process, please watch the short video below.

The following is a list of examples of the types of organizations in which students might be placed.  Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the EUSA team to determine the best options for the student.  Flexibility is important as specific organizations and industry placements cannot be guaranteed:

Advertising, Arts, Banking & Financial Services, Business, Film and TV, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Multimedia, Politics, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Public Relations, and Theater. 

 

Placement Process

Watch this brief video for additional information about the placement process.


Application Instructions

Note: The application is only for students intending to enroll in the 4 credit Internship Seminar & Fieldwork course.

Interested Spring 2015 NYU Paris students should complete the online application by Friday, October 24 if they are interested in the program.  Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by November 3.

While there is no cost to participate in the internship program, students that are participating in the internship program in NYU Paris should note once they have officially committed to the program are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw.

For consideration to the internship program in Paris, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Have your resume reviewed by a career coach at the Wasserman Center using this Resume Review Form. Please note completion of this form is a required part of the application process. Review the form carefully for further instructions.
  2. The online application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish from an internship experience in Paris, and to indicate what type of internship placements you would be most interested in.  You will also be required to upload a personal statement and a resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Please note: Students must also be able to dedicate two full days and one half day (Monday -Friday) for their internship.  If you are planning to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you finalize your courses.

Questions? Email global.internships@nyu.edu


Non-Credit Internships

Due to changes in French employment law in 2014, non-credit internships (paid or unpaid) are no longer allowed in France; therefore, NYU cannot sign conventions de stage for non-credit internships. All internships must be credit-bearing, including summer opportunities. NYU will only facilitate the signing of a convention de stage for students enrolled in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course at NYU Paris, which is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. See the above section for more information on this program. Please direct all questions to global.internships@nyu.edu.  

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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