Paris: EUSA Internship
Paris offers unparalleled opportunities if you are seeking a professional internship in a French-speaking workplace. Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to work in one of Paris’s many businesses, galleries, museums, hospitals, publishing houses, NGOs, or other organizations.
The program begins with a three week intensive French language course that prepares you to work in a French-speaking environment. In the afternoons, you participate in excursions and other cultural activities that introduce you to the French culture and society.
Subsequently, you participate in a nine week internship, working 35 hours a week in a professional setting appropriate for you academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed to be a learning experience, the internships are unpaid.
Visit our GVSU Approved Internships page to learn more about these types of programs.
Program Dates and Application Deadline
11.5 weeks total, 8 weeks of internship
Students will register for a total of 6 - 9 credits.
FRE 387: French Language EUSA (3 credits)
Students register for FRE 387 prior to departure. The course may fulfill requirements toward a major in French.
XX 490 Internship/FRE 388 Special Topics (3 - 6 credits)
Students arrange to pursue coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.). Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements.
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement with 3+ credits.
Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement with 3+ credits. Reflection required.
For more information on General Education Requirements, click here
Students live in a French home and are provided breakfast and dinner during weekdays.
Cost and Scholarships
International Internship Scholarship
Spring/Summer/Fall Application Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (5-10 awards per year)
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Established in 2020, The International Internship Scholarship is intended to support students who are interning abroad on a full-time basis for at least 8 weeks. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need and who do not have significant academic experience studying or interning abroad.
All students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. See Career Services Internship scholarship. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.
EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad
Amount: Up to $2,000
This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.
Must have completed five semesters of college-level French, or have equivalent proficiency, and completed prerequisites as determined by the department.
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