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Foreign National Student Internship Program


The Human Resources (HR) Office in Paris administers the Foreign National Student Internship Program (FNSIP).  These internships are unpaid.  The main purpose of the Foreign National Student Intern Program is to provide students with the opportunity and challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena while profiting from the expertise of experienced employees.   Interns may earn academic credit from their educational institutions.  Their supervisors serve as mentors, providing feedback as necessary to the intern and to the academic institution.

An internship does not open the right for salary payment, paid leave (annual or sick) nor employment. Local interns receive a 50% reimbursement for the purchase of a weekly/monthly/yearly public transportation pass (based on the full price tariff), as well as meal tickets for each day of presence.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have French nationality (double nationality welcome, as long as one is French)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a university program in good academic standing and able to provide a certified transcript or other school records to verify academic standing.
  • Must provide a “Convention de Stage” that includes medical insurance.
  • Must provide a copy of official ID card.
  • Must be able to receive a security certification.*
  • Must be able to receive a medical certificate from the student’s doctor stating “not contagious and apt to work”.

* The internship may not start until the security certification is issued by the Regional Security Office.

How To Apply

Students can apply all year long but must send their applications at least six (6) months prior to the internship period.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit your resume and cover letter in English, along with French ID card and proof of student status (i.e. student card) at least six months prior to the internship period to the following email address: ParisInternRecruitment@state.gov

Please specify in the body of your email the following information (not in the motivation letter)

  • the specific dates of your internship (may not exceed 8 weeks);
  • the section/service in which you would like to complete your internship
    (Please rank in order 1;2;3 your top three choices)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The U.S. Mission to France and OECD are committed to fair and equal treatment for all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.