IAU provides access to unpaid, for-credit internships available at local enterprises for eligible summer students. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and course trips. The many concerts, the summer Festival d'Art Lyrique, libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafés have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, discothëques, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students. Aix-en-Provence is, especially during the summer, one of the most popular and
Adapting to a new culture involves not only learning the language and culture but also gaining a better understanding of the work environment and how methods and habits may differ from one's home setting. Students work with the IAU Internship Coordinator to prepare a resume in French to practice interviewing standards and
Students may participate in one of the following internship options:
| 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|
|Museum Science||And more!|
Internships are available to students who have completed a minimum of one year of college and preference will be given to those who have at least four semesters of college-level French. It is possible for students with lower-level French to be placed, and these situations are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students must meet the regular application requirements for IAU programs.
Students complete their IAU online application, provide a C.V. or resume, and complete an internship questionnaire before the application deadline. Materials are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will schedule a pre-interview via Skype with IAU's Internship Coordinator. Once the interview is complete, students are considered to have completed the application process and wait to receive confirmation and follow up from IAU's Internship Coordinator.
Upon acceptance into the internship program, students work directly with the Internship Coordinator to develop their C.V. and cover letter in French and prepare for their in-country interview on-site.
Students arrive in France and finalize preparations for their interview with their internship host.
Students complete an interview with the internship organization and their official placement begins.