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Paris Internships

Office of International Programs

The Program

The rich language and culture of France experienced through the lens of an internship placement, or stage, will offer you an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Parisian life. You will benefit greatly by fine-tuning your language skills and developing practical, professional skills. Students are placed in many industry sectors with smaller innovative organizations and, on occasion, with bigger well-known companies.


Program Dates

June 4, 2014 – arrival in Paris

August 2, 2014 – departure from Paris


Orientation in Paris: TBD

Last night of housing in Paris: August 1, 2014

*Specific program dates will be confirmed soon. The internship will span eight weeks with the first few days of the program being devoted to orientation.


Internship Placements

From fashion to international affairs, the placement team provides a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships based on your field of interest, professional goals, and skill set. Your French speaking skills will also play an integral role in the type of placement you receive. Here are just a few of the industries available in Paris:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Healthcare & Education
  • Media
  • Politics, Law & NGOs


Housing and Meals

In order to continue to improve your language skills, you will live in Parisian homestays located around the city. Host families are typically about a 40-minute commute from the site of your internship. You will be provided with your own key to the home and may come and go as you please, respecting the family's schedules. You will be provided with breakfast at the homestay, but all other meals will be your responsibility to provide. Internet access is not guaranteed in French homes, but internet cafes and WiFi services are abundant throughout Paris. There will also be a number of social and cultural opportunities provided for you to explore the “city of lights.”


Scholarships & Grants

Students are eligible for the McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant. Eligibility and application information can be found on the OIP scholarship website.



As a complement to your internship placement, all students will complete an academic component to receive one-credit towards BC graduation requirements.


Travel Information

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Paris, as well as making their way from the airport to the orientation location.

Program Details

-Orientation in Paris
-8-week placement in an academic internship
-8.5-week housing in Paris
-Cultural exploration activities



Language Requirement:
5 or more semesters of college-level French or the equivalent



Application Information

The Office of International Programs reserves the right to update, change, or cancel any BC Summer program without notice due to unexpected events abroad, curriculum, or enrollment issues.