Internships

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

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 Internship Program, students who 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 2018 semester, please join us for an information session on Monday, September 11, at 4:30pm at t383 Lafayette St, Room C-06. RSVP via NYU CareerNet! All questions may be directed to global.internships@nyu.edu.

To apply to the NYU Paris Academic Internship Program, please log into the Student Center through Albert to access the online application. Under "Student Center", please click the link to the "Application Center". This will take you to a new page where you will select the "Apply" option next to the "Global Programs Semester Study Away Internship Application" option.

You will be prompted to upload a personal statement, resume, and other documents as part of your online application.

Albert Login

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 apply directly to organizations, EUSA conducts this process on participants' behalf. 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:

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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 global.internships@nyu.edu.

Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the Spring 2018 NYU Paris Academic Internship Program must submit an application by Friday, September 15 (11:59pm ET). Students will be notified of admission by early October. This program is competitive, and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.  

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 global.internships@nyu.edu.