Paris is recognized internationally as a leading center for business and culture, is a wonderful choice for those looking to spend a few months interning abroad. Known as the City of Lights, Paris offers an unparalleled combination of romance, history, and a forward-thinking and influential work culture where the work week is officially 35 hours. 

An internship in Paris is unique, as most placements require some French language skills and positions are competitive as overseas college students compete with French students for work experience. Internship placements are available in a wide range of fields but some of the most popular include fashion, business, marketing and international politics.


Complete a full-time internship abroad and lay the groundwork for your future career! Work in a global environment and learn about your field from a cross-cultural perspective.  

ISEP and its partners at Global Experiences work with you to find an internship placement that matches your career aspirations, educational background and location preferences. During the application process, you will conduct a brief phone call with an ISEP Student Advisor to learn about your goals for interning abroad. If accepted, you will be guaranteed an internship in your desired career field.  

In the months leading up to the term abroad, you will be matched with potential employers and interview with them directly to learn more about each other. If everything goes well, the internship is finalized. You will know your internship placement and role before you depart to your host country. 


“I have always dreamed of going to Paris one day. Not for a vacation, but to actually experience the culture and lifestyle of French people for a couple of months. This program made my dreams come true. I came to Paris as an intern for two months and these two months abroad were the best couple of months in my entire life. My dream would not have come true without this program because they took care of everything, they got me an amazing internship, a place a to stay, a location coordinator and so much more. I'm so grateful to this program for making my summer so unbelievably amazing and a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget!”

- Sarah C. | Event Planning | University of South Florida - Tampa


Intern in Paris and you will live in a student residence located next to the La Défense business and financial district. Each individual studio apartment is equipped with a single bed, ensuite bathroom, desk, bed linens, a small wardrobe, and a kitchenette, including a sink, microwave, two ceramic hobs, fridge and full set of dishes. 

The building is brand new and fully equipped, with high-speed Wi-Fi and 24/7 security, as well as a selection of cozy communal areas for meeting up and hanging out with friends. There is a large shared kitchen, yoga room, gym, study room and TV lounge. Additionally, you will find a laundry room with washing machines and dryers that can be paid for with credit cards.

This accommodation is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, cinemas, and an enormous mall, and there are stops nearby for the metro, RER, tram, and bus to take you straight into the heart of the city.

Housing fee is included in overall tuition cost. Program price and housing type are subject to change. 

Course Description

Included in the Intern in Paris program is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect student's academic experience with their professional ambitions. a Strengths-based approach is utilized, with a focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include:

-CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment

-On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching

-Career Webinar Series

-Goal Setting and Career planning

-Interview preparation

-On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event

-One Day Global Career Workshop

-Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities


Earning Academic Credit

You can add academic credit to your program! Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your home university study abroad advisor and your ISEP student advisor.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through the school of record, Fairfield University, for an additional fee of $600 per course. Credits may transfer as elective or major credit, with a letter grade or pass/fail, depending on your home institution's policies. 

Available courses:

GE 298: Global Experiences International Internship 

3-6 credits in summer

6 credits in fall/spring

GE 301: Global Workforce and Leadership Development (online, 3 credits)

GE 302: Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace (online, 3 credits)

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

Career Field

  • Business


  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Culinary Arts

  • International/Global Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Graphic Design Photography

Academic Requirements


(in French)

Career Field

  • Architecture

  • Business:

    Fashion Merchandising Marketing

  • Communication


  • History:

    Historic Preservation and Conservation Museology/Museum Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Event Planning Hospitality Management

  • Human Services

    Community Organization and Advocacy

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Legal Studies

  • Library and Information Science

    Archival Administration

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art Studies Fashion/Apparel Design Interior Design

Academic Requirements


Other Academic Conditions

Internships in the following fields require high proficiency (near fluency) in French: Architecture, Art/Museums/Galleries, Communications, Event Management, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Government/Policy, Historical/Achival Research, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Journalism, Law/Legal, NGO/Nonprofit, Public Relations

Internships in the fields of Accounting, Culinary Arts, Education Adminstration/Business, Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography, and Psychology may be limited and require candidates to be exceptionally qualified.

Internship placements in Engineering and Marine Biology are not possible.

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