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Full Time Internship | Paris

France | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2024
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Select Your Program Option:

  • Summer 2024

  • Summer 2025


In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea”, and our team at AIFS Abroad 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. 

Paris, the city of lights, is an inspiring and mesmerizing location offering many opportunities, and the work week is only 35hrs!

What’s Included

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.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student residence or apartment

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Palace of Versailles

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    AIFS Abroad offers credit bearing courses to complement your semester or summer internship, with credits issued through Fairfield University, our school of record located in the US. Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement. Learn more.

  • Optional Excursions

    Day trip to Giverny

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Paris 8 Week Internship

Program is closed


May 18, 2024July 13, 2024



Application Deadline

April 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of GPA

Currently enrolled in university as a full-time student.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Global Sustainability
  • Language, History and Culture
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*Summer 2025 dates are being finalized and will be confirmed by August 2024.

Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The AIFS Abroad Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Paris, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with your manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in Paris, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

AIFS Abroad has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for our French Internship program, but are not limited to these:

  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Architecture
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Film & Theater 
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Sports
  • Video Production

AIFS Abroad provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect students academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • One-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

AIFS Abroad offers credit bearing courses to complement your semester or summer internship, with credits issued through Fairfield University, our school of record located in the US. Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements.

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Four students in a garden in Paris.

Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Student Residence or Apartments

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. 

Time Zones 

France is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.

Miraliisa Maki

Location Coordinator, Paris

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:

  • Guided tour of Paris including a boat tour on the Seine and visit Arc de Triomphe
  • Cheese & Wine Tasting 
  • Macaron workshop
  • Visit to Palace of Versailles
  • Bastille Day Military Parade
  • Music Festivals
  • Picnics 

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Paris and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of France. Previous excursions have included:

A bridge over a stream in Monet's garden.

House and Gardens of Claude Monet

Once the home of famous impressionist painter Claude Monet is now open for visitors to roam the home and gardens. 

  • Giverny
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Palace of Versailles.

Palace of Versailles

Formal royal residence of French kings with lavish gardens, fountains, and statues. One famous feature of the residence is the Hall of Mirrors. 
  • Versailles
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline**
    April 1, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 17, 2024
  • Program Begins
    May 18, 2024
  • Program Ends
    July 13, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 13, 2024
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Participants can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS Abroad programs that includes a round-trip flight from 25 U.S gateways and airport transfers to and from campus. Participants who choose to book their own flights will be responsible for connecting with the group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements from the airport.

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 approximately one month prior to departure. Your program fee is guaranteed, and the optional flight package is an additional fee. Please note that once we have finalized the pricing for your flights the cost may change, and you will be responsible for making the additional payment if you want to participate in the flight package. Your program advisor will be in touch should there be any changes in the price of your flights.

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to intern in Paris?

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