Paris
Paris, France

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

A destination for worldwide investors, Paris is a major international business hub with the most Fortune 500 company headquarters in Europe. A center of innovation, Paris is also France's local dynamic startup environment, perfect for budding entrepreneurs. Students may visit the world's largest startup campus and a startup accelerator specializing in creative industries. Paired with incomparable museums and monuments to visit and efficient public transportation to get you anywhere you need to go, Paris is an ideal city for students and young professionals to work and play.  

As a global intern, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world work experience in the city's various startups, businesses, and industries. During your internship, you can expect to gain soft skills in communication, networking, time management, conflict resolution, creative thinking, and teamwork. Similarly, you'll immerse yourself in the local business culture, getting an insider's look at how the organization you're working for operates. Local internships are as diverse as Paris itself, offering opportunities for students in a wide range of professional fields located in the city's different arrondissements and suburbs. All internships are within a one-hour commute from CIEE Paris and student housing.  

In addition to gaining work experience in Paris's thriving economy, you'll discover firsthand why Paris is known as the City of Light. Paris is revered for its art, history, and culture. From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, Paris has so much to offer!  

CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you. All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. Learn more about our personalized placement process

Unique Experiences

TAKE A BOAT CRUISE

on the Seine River and enjoy spectacular views of the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH PARIS

testing the year’s best baguette of the city and grabbing a typical bistro meal on a terrasse.

VISIT THE OPÉRA GARNIER

to learn about the history and design of this masterpiece of 19th-century architecture.

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DIFFERENT RICH AND DIVERSE ARRONDISSEMENTS TO EXPLORE

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DAYS TO SEE EACH OF THE 35,000 WORKS OF ART ON DISPLAY AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM IF YOU TOOK 30 SECONDS TO SEE EVERY PIECE

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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN FRANCE, INCLUDING THE BANKS OF THE SEINE RIVER IN PARIS

Experience
  • Paris
  • paris arch famous roundabout

Your Destination

Paris hosts unforgettable sights, from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe to the Sacre Coeur Basilica. France’s capital and largest city, Paris offers peaceful parks, lively nightlife, and innumerable cobblestoned neighborhoods to wander around.  

Iconic stone Haussmann buildings line bustling boulevards and contrast with the impressive modern glass and steel structures in La Défense, Paris’ financial district. Open-air markets with fresh food and flowers are scattered around residential areas, and a bakery is never more than a short walk away. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Paris.

The Culture

Paris

Excursions & Activities

Past cultural activities allowed students to: 

  • Participate in day trips to fascinating French locations to learn about local history, architecture and culture - previous destinations have included Amboise, Reims, Rouen, Giverny, Chantilly, and Vaux-le-Vicomte, to name a few.
  • Learn about cheesemaking from a local cheesemonger and taste a variety of their products  
  • Test their skills as a nose at the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the history of perfume making in southern France  
  • Take a stroll in the Montparnasse neighborhood, learning about the area’s influence on art and literature, and stop for a crêpe at the end of the visit 
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Internship

Past internship experiences include: 

Communication with a digital marketing agency, creating blog posts and researching current market trends. 

Project management for a documentary film production company researching sites for shoots, coordinating filming schedules, script revision, and reviewing subtitles. 

Coordination for an expat lobbying group, organizing voter registration events, researching policy initiatives, and building their international network.

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Paris

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Lia Nickson When choosing where to go for your study abroad program it can be a really difficult decision. There are so many different factors for choosing a place... keep reading

From CIEE

Favorite restaurants in Paris

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Lia Nickson Paris is known for its amazing food with more than forty-four thousand restaurants throughout the city. While my time in Paris did not allow me to impossibly... keep reading

From CIEE

Financial Tips for a Semester in Paris

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Lia Nickson Spending a semester abroad in Paris has been by far one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The city has infinite experiences to offer and... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Paris, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries and take an integrated academic course. Extracurricular activities in and around Paris complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. 

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel from the city when classes are in session.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at startups, businesses, industries, and more in Paris. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Marketing and Communications  
Social media, digital marketing, film, graphic design, and video production.

Politics and International Relations  
Research and advocacy.

The Arts  
Fashion, film, literature, and visual arts.

Entrepreneurship and Startups  
Research, business development, and community management. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450
Program Summer 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $864

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $170

Books & Supplies = $70

Personal expenses = $200

Total Costs = $2,554

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast and 5 meals a week. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $388 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Delphine Mauny

Center Director

A born-and-bred Parisian, Delphine has extensive experience in international education, having worked with American high school students, college students, and adults traveling to France.

Berit Nelson

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Berit joined CIEE Paris in 2016 and is responsible for high school, GAP year and internship programs. She is an alumna of CIEE Rennes and received a Master's degree from...

Linda Ponte

Student Life Manager

With a background in intercultural communication, Linda is a key contact for students and helps participants discover and understand the French culture.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

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START AN APPLICATION
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

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CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

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CONTACT US

Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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