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Academic Internships

Students in the NYU Paris Academic Internship Program learn about French culture and professional life through internship placements in a wide range of industries. This for-credit program includes two components:

  1. Guaranteed (minimum 16hr/week) internship placement
  2. Participation in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course

In order to enroll in this program, students must participate in a competitive application process. Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded.

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.

While there is no cost to participate in the Academic Interrnship Program, students that participate are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw from the program.

If you are interested in participating in this program in the spring 2016 semester, please join us for an information session on Monday, September 28 at 7:00pm, Silver room 509. RSVP via NYU CareerNet! All questions may be directed to

For information on non-credit internships, click here.

Internship Placements

NYU has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization, to identify custom placements for students in the academic internship program. Unlike a traditional internship search, where students as job seekers are applying directly to organizations and weighing opportunities, EUSA conducts this entire process on participants' behalves. EUSA weighs opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.

Please watch this short video to better understand the placement process:

Internship opportunities vary semester by semester; therefore, no specific placement list is available. Placement opportunities reflect trends in the context of the French job market. Some sample placement industries include: Advertising, Arts, Business, Film, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Politics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Public Relations, and Theater.  If you do not see your industry of interest or have questions, email

Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course

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

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the spring 2016 NYU Paris Academic Internship Program need to submit an application by Friday, October 23 (11:59pm ET). Students will be notified of admission by Friday, October 30. Students are welcome to apply to the Academic Internship Program prior to acceptance to NYU Paris. This program is competitive and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.  

To apply, 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. Complete the NYU Paris online internship application. This application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish in an internship experience in Paris. You should indicate what type of internship placements are of most interest to you. The online application will require you to upload a personal statement and your newly edited resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Students must dedicate two full and one half day during the week (Monday to Friday) to intern. If you plan to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you begin scheduling your courses.

* If you are a GLS Student, please email before completing this application.

Questions? Email:

Non-Credit Internships

Internships in Paris require contracts called conventions de stage.  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  

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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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