In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea”, and our team at Global Experiences completely agree. Iconic architecture such as Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower, the Michelin Star restaurants, the sparkle of beauty and mysterious elegance, all make Paris a featured destination for world travelers. With so many things to see and do Paris is an ideal location for interns wanting to stay in one location, but living in a metropolitan city opens up access to travel Europe.
Some of the most sought after internships are in Fashion, International Business, Marketing, and International Politics. Placements are not limited to these career fields and vary depending on your career goals. French language skills are useful, but placements are also available for English speakers.
An addition to our Internships in Paris program there is a language course before your start date. Paris, the city of lights, is an inspiring and mesmerizing location offering many opportunities, and the work week is only 35hrs!
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Student residence or apartment
Day trip to Palace of Versailles
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement
Day trip to Giverny
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Accommodations are shared co-ed spaces and subject to change.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Paris.
Located within walking distance from the housing there are stops for the nearby Metro, RER, Tram, and Bus to take around the city. Don’t be caught going in circles, unlike most grid patterns of city streets, Paris is divided in a spiral shape with 20 districts.
Paris is a city with four seasons; however it is rare to have extreme hot or cold temperatures. Pack your rain boots & umbrella, because rain is common throughout the year.
France is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.
BA- Major in English and minor in tourism & travel
MA- Language specialist -degree programme with minors in French and psychology
Miraliisa was born and raised in Finland. She spent a semester in Paris in 2019 and fell in love with the city, the French culture, and the language. In 2021, she moved back to Paris, and is currently living her Mira in Paris -life by exploring everything the city has to offer, eating her weight in French pastries and cheese, and meeting new people from all corners of the world.
During her semester abroad, she became very interested in the world of international education, cultural exchange, and study abroad programs, so she is very excited to welcome international students into the city and help them discover Paris by making use of her personal and professional experiences.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in France. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Once the home of famous impressionist painter Claude Monet is now open for visitors to roam the home and gardens.
Program is closed
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)