- France: Note that students interested in interning in France should have at least four semesters of college-level French or the equivalent. While placement cannot be guaranteed for those without upper-level French language experience, it is possible for students with lower-level French to be placed. These situations are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students should provide their resume and response to the Internship Questionnaire when applying for an internship placement in France.
- Spain: There is no minimum language requirement for students interested in interning in Barcelona, Spain, although those with experience with Spanish will have a greater range of placement opportunities. Students should provide their resume and response to the Internship Questionnaire when applying for an internship placement in Barcelona.
- Virtual: There is no minimum language requirement for students interested in interning virtually, although those with experience with Spanish, French, or another language will have a greater range of placement opportunities. Students should provide their resume and response to the Internship Questionnaire when applying for a virtual internship placement.
Preparing for the Internship: Before the internship begins, students will work with the IAU Internship Coordinators to prepare a resume in French or Spanish, depending on their program of study, to practice interviewing standards and techniques, and to prepare for placement in a local enterprise. Virtual interviews for these positions will be conducted prior to the summer term, and students will also receive their internship placement offer before they arrive on-site. Due to the careful placement process, students are expected to complete their internship without interruption.
Internship Expectations: During the summer term, students complete a seminar directed by the IAU Internship Coordinator in tandem with their internship experience. They meet and communicate regularly to follow their progress, learn about topical issues in European labor, and work on their reports and final projects.
| Part-time internship (20-22 hours/week)
+ Study Abroad (one 3-credit IAU course)
|6 credits|| Aix-en-Provence, France
|Full-time internship (32-35 hours/week)||6 credits|| Aix-en-Provence, France
Fields: Internships are available in the following fields. Reach out to the U.S. Office of Admissions for previous and current examples of internship placement opportunities.
|Community Management||Public Relations|
|Event Planning||Support - Purchasing - Finance|
|Marketing||Web Development & Animation|
|Museum Science||And more!|
|On-Site Application Due Dates|
|Summer Priority Deadline||March 15|
|Summer Final Deadline||April 1|
Students are highly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline as placement availability varies by site and term.
Please keep in mind that participating in an internship is unlike any other course because it involves significant preparation and expectations are set early on in the placement process. Students cannot withdraw from the internship once preparations are finalized.
Regular communication with the Internship Coordinator throughout the internship placement.
Either 20-22 hours (part-time) or 32-35 hours (full-time) at the internship site each week.
Signature to an internship agreement between the student, Internship Coordinator, and Company Mentor outlining expectations, work assignments, and policies.
Participation in the weekly academic component of the internship course alongside placement hours.
Demonstration of reliability, enthusiasm, and professionalism throughout the entire placement process.