At the American University of Paris, we find it beneficial for students to complete at least one internship during their academic career in order to explore their interests, develop their network and gain professional experience in their field of choice.

Paris is one of the top-ranking global cities in the world. The City of Lights hosts numerous multinationals, international organizations, startup companies and non-profits that offer a wide range of professional opportunities for current students and recent graduates. Students are encouraged to make the most of their time at AUP by pairing their international studies with an international professional work experience.

As the main point of contact for AUP students throughout their internship experience, the Internship Office ensures that the internship is a productive and rewarding experience which prepares students for their future careers. To aid students on their internship journey, the Career Development Office also offers assistance.

 

Why do an internship?

Internships have become the new entry-level jobs…

The purpose of an internship is to complement what you have learned in your courses with real-world practical experience. It serves as a stepping-stone to closing the gap between theoretical and lecture-based learning and experiential learning in your desired field or profession.

Doing an internship is a fantastic way to acquire professional experience, build your resumé and network, and in certain cases, secure a job prior to graduation.

Our 2016 Next Destination Survey showed that recent AUP graduates were twice as likely to find work in the six months following graduation if they had completed at least one internship while at AUP.

Preparing for life after graduation starts now!

Learn more about securing an internship.

Before you start looking for an internship, we recommend that you have a look at the internship planning brochure.

Learn more about where AUP graduates are currently working.

 

Structure

The Internship Office webpage is designed to show students how internships are relevant to their academic curriculum and to their life after graduation. It also details the 4 main steps to undertake a successful internship:
 

1. Plan and find your internship

We provide detailed information on what to consider before and/or while searching for an internship and on how to find an internship.

 

2. Register your internship

We provide detailed information about AUP’s registration process once the internship is secured and before it begins, and about the necessary documents needed to obtain an internship.

 

3. Make your internship a success

We discuss how to make the most of the internship experience and what to do if any changes or problems arise.

 

4. Submit internship assignments

We provide detailed information on AUP’s mandatory internship completion requirements and discuss how students can best prepare for after their internship both academically and professionally.

 

Contact us

Ready to get started? Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.