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France Internships

Dates: Spring/Summer 2024
Dates determined by placement: see program flyer PDF
Application Deadline: 22 January 2024

France internships focus on professionalization in a variety of work environments. Students will build their resumes, learn to network, and solidify their professional competencies that pair well with skills from their primary major/intended professional fields. As interns work in an intensive language environment, we require French 321 (or the equivalent) and expect advanced-level French skills (best demonstrated by an Advanced-Low ACTFL rating). Housing included, unless indicated otherwise.

IES Abroad (placement organization)

  • specialized placement according to major focus (recent placements: market research, social media publicity, and event planning)
  • resume and interviewing skills
  • spring: 5 May–15 July 2024

Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté de gestion, économie, & sciences

  • administrative, marketing, and clerical work for the admissions office, with an excellent staff for mentorship
  • spring: approx. 1 May–20 June 2024

Blue Factory

  • start-up incubator of the highly reputed École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris
  • entrepreneurship, marketing
  • spring, but also fall or winter

Petits Frères des Pauvres

  • volunteer service with elderly people in Paris or southern France
  • wonderful prep for medical school, sociology, social work, psychology, but any major works—the most important traits are an attentive ear and caring heart
  • summer: approx. 1 July–20 Aug 2024

US Commercial Service (Paris)

  • International trade office for the US Embassy, Paris
  • Networking, trade conference event planning, market studies/études de marché (concurrence, etc.)
  • highly competitive placement
  • spring–summer: 1 May–1 Aug 2024 (90 days) or
  • 6-month stay (visa required)

RWS Translation (Paris)

  • Languages industry

Institut franco-américain (Rennes) or La Maison des États-Unis de Nantes (cFB page)

  • programming cultural events and social gatherings, conversation courses, and exchanges with the greater Brittany region
  • housing not provided

Click here to apply today!


Contact Us

Daryl Lee
32134 JFSB
(801) 422-9055


Program Flyer


Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

Fren 399R—Academic Internship (3.0 credit hours)
IAS 380R—Cultural Proofs (3.0 credit hours)

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), international health insurance, placement, and professional training.

Does not include airfare, public transportation, meals, prep course tuition, or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

All Humanities majors and minors qualify for additional funding: (see

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to take the following prerequisite course prior to departure:

FREN 321—Advanced French

It is highly recommended that students have an ACTFL OPI(c) rating of Advanced Low and/or have taken FREN 322—Advanced French Part 2.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). There will be two sections of this course held during the second block of winter semester: Wednesdays at 2:30–3:50 pm or Thursdays at 5–6:50 pm.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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In most cases, the program fees cover Paris housing in student residences; for areas outside of Paris, students must find their own accommodations.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 22 January 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Daryl Lee
3134A JFSB
(801) 422-9055
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.