This Study & Internship program combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group French Study program followed up with a minimum 6 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.
All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects. This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.
After participating in this Study & Internship Program in Paris, students will gain unique cross-cultural professional experience, greatly improved French language abilities, personal and professional growth and confidence both nationally and internationally, and culturally sensitive yet sound communication skills
Group 20 hours per week for a minimum of 4 weeks. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes in duration. This program, with a maximum of 12 participants per class, emphasizes oral study, though the written language is not neglected.
On the basis of situations described in the textbook or the accompanying audio and video cassettes, students are asked to hold discussions and express their opinions.
Systematic oral written exercises are used to learn and correct grammar. In addition, this program includes one lecture per week on various aspects of French civilization.
After the minimum 4 week study program, there is a 6 week minimum internship placement in a business or organization in one of the following fields:
Tourism Human Resources Theaters and Museums Law Press Architecture/Real Estate Medical and Pharmaceutical industries Banking/Financial Services Other fields may be available upon request
Homestays offer students the chance to speak French and take part in family life. Students will stay in the central and western areas of Paris (15 - 30 minutes by public transport from the school). When several foreign students are housed with the same family, they all have different mother tongues. Accommodations include a single room and breakfast.
International Student Residence Located in the 20th district it is 15 minutes from the heart of Paris, and approximately 45 minutes from the NRCSA Center by public transport (either Metro station Porte de Bagnolet or Porte de Montreuil). Single bedrooms are fully equipped with shower, private WC, telephone and satellite T.V. There are no laundry or kitchen facilities, however, the self-service restaurant offers traditional French cuisine and there is a launderette located near the residence. Breakfast is included in the cost.
Eligibility Undergraduate, graduate students and adults with an undergraduate degree or higher.
Guidelines Internship positions on a space available basis. These are unpaid positions.
Requirements The program is for university students whose home college or university require a hands-on internship. Applicant must be enrolled in a university or college to qualify for this program. A letter of introduction and resume is required upon registration, and must be received in NRCSA's office a minimum of 8 weeks prior to desired internship start date.
Interviews and orientations take place during the 4 or more week of French study required prior to beginning internship.
The intern will be part of a team or working group.
The intern will be given significant work duties, with the expectation of results.
The intern will have access to a range of actors and sources of information in his or her chosen field. These resources will aid in the accomplishment of objectives set out in the beginning of the internship.
All placements are tailored to individual student background and desire. Students are placed according to their previous education and experience, and their expressed interests and goals. This program provides an unique and challenging opportunity not only to study and practice French in a practical setting, but also to study France. Though the positions are not paid, interns are commonly granted a bonus upon successful completion of internship duties.
Minimum Work Commitment A minimum of 4 weeks preparatory French language study at the school plus a minimum of 6 weeks commitment to the internship is required
There are limited number of positions every month.
Please register at least 3 month prior to the starting date of the program. Also, we do not know if position is available until you apply.
Group - 20 Hours per Week in Group of 2-5 Students per class Lodging Placement Testing 1-2 Organized Activities Weekly* Access to E-mail Access to Multimedia Learning Center Certificate of Completion Pre-Departure Information Planning Guide Insurance** Medical, Accident and Sickness Coverage Medivac Coverage Other Travel Coverage (repatriation, baggage, personal effects, accidental death and dismemberment , etc.) 24 Hour Emergency Multilingual Hotline (call collect from anywhere in the world)
* Entrance fees, transportation, etc. may be at additional cost
Internship starts upon completion of the Group classes.
School closed on March 28; May 5, 16; July 14; August 15; November 1, 11; December 25, 2005; and January 1, 2006
12 weeks: (no lodging)
Internship ProgramRequirements - applicant must be enrolled in a university or college to qualify; a minimum 4 weeks French Language study of either Intensive Group 20 hrs/wk Program prior to beginning internship. Cost includes interviews and orientation, placement and monitoring, and insurance (required).
To apply for French and Internship Program, fill out the Registration Form by clicking the register link and submit on-line or mail including the deposit of $140 US.
Also, you will have to send your Curriculum Vitae/Resume in French OR English, typewritten by email to email@example.com or fax at 414-271-8884.
NRCSA Alum's Internship Experience in Paris in a Bank Dφrthe Behnke, 22. from Germany
Administration and intercultural management at the College of Economics at the University Friedrich-Schiller of Iena
"An internship is part of my University program preferably in a foreign country. I chose France. It will last 3 months and is at HVB Real Estate Capital France Bank. I started 6 weeks ago. I have 3 different types of jobs to do:
* archiving and filing documents, making out spread sheets in the administrative department, * writing letters and faxes in French, -in the Loan department, * operating the switchboard 1 hour a day at the reception desk. I really like it because I'm in direct contact with clients either by telephone or in person. It's great to improve speaking and listening skills.
After being in the company for 6 weeks I can say that have really become a part of their team. I don't feel like a foreigner anymore. I am part of a dynamic company, I have a lot of contacts and am experiencing what the working world is really like. I feel as if I have already learned a great deal not only about them but also about myself.
When I go back to Germany I need to finish my schooling but I think that this internship may lead me into being hired at this company."