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Internships offer the opportunity to gain professional international experience while studying abroad! JYF offers a wide variety of internships in many different areas to students attending the program spring semester. Internships are not required as part of the program, but are credit bearing and are offered in lieu of one course. Due to time constraints, they are only available during the spring semester, not in the fall.
Interns benefit from:
Interested students will apply for an internship as part of the JYF application. The JYF internship application requires approval from your home school’s study abroad office.
Opportunities in the following fields:
“My internship at the UMP gave me an inside pass into a foreign political party. I quickly grew to more deeply understand the French political system and its role as a cultural institution, which in turn allowed me to better integrate myself in my Parisian surroundings. I read speeches, attended weekly press conferences and became part of the presidential process by working on specialized projects. Several people with whom I worked have become deputies in the Assemblée Nationale. The highlight of my experience was a pass to UMP’s ‘soirée électorale’. My internship allowed me access into a part of French life that simply being a student cannot provide.” — Washington University student, spring 2007
“My internship at Lobster Film was a good addition to my C.V., but more important what that I learned more about French culture than I had in a classroom.” — Haverford College student, spring 2015
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