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“My internship at Lobster Film was a good addition to my C.V., but more important was that I learned more about French culture than I had in a classroom.”
— Sophia Gant, Haverford College
Internships offer the opportunity to gain professional international experience while studying abroad! JYF offers a wide variety of internships in many different areas. Internships are not required as part of the program, but are credit bearing.
Opportunities in the following fields:
Requirements and application:
JYF internship requirements include regular meetings with the coordinator and academic work related to the internship. Internships are for 2 months, are credit bearing (1 unit/3 semester credits) and are offered in lieu of one course.
The JYF internship application requires approval from your home school’s study abroad office.
Interns benefit from:
“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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