Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in Parisian culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.
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 Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm, Waverly Building, Room 566A. Please RSVP via NYU CareerNet today!
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
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.
Watch this brief video for additional information about the placement process.
The application is only for students intending to enroll in the 4 credit Internship Seminar & Fieldwork course.
Interested Fall 2015 NYU Paris students should complete the online application by Wednesday, April 1 if they are interested in the program. Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by Friday, April 10.
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:
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.
** If you are a GLS student, do not complete this application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the internship placement process for your program.
Questions? Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
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.