Before your internship starts, it must be registered with AUP. 

There are three important steps to successfully register your internship with AUP:


Why do I need to register my internship with AUP?

You must register your internship with AUP if it is taking place in France to ensure you retain your legal status as a student and obtain the necessary paperwork (convention de stage or internship contract). In France, interning without student status and without an internship contract is illegal.


Organizations that operate on international territory (or that are except from certain aspects of local legislation) often require that you provide proof of student status or that AUP issue official documentation in regards to the internship. In these cases, the internship must be registered.

Internships abroad (outside of France)

If you have secured an internship abroad, please note that you may be required to also register with AUP under the following circumstances:

  • If you would like to earn credit for the internship;
  • If you need documentation or proof of enrollment (for a visa application, etc.);
  • If it is requested by the hosting organization;
  • If it is required by the legislation of the country where the internship will take place.

It is your responsibility to double-check if you need to register your internship or not.


Internship Registration Process

Now that you have found a great internship, the next step is to register it with AUP. Follow these 3 steps and you will be ready to go!


1. Submit a registration request form

Internship academic requirements

  0&1-CR 4-CR (exc. 3-CR*) 0-CR 4-CR 8-CR (only MAGC)
Minimum working hours 120 hrs. 160 hrs. 120 hrs. 160 hrs. 240 hrs. (7 weeks full time)
GPA At least 2.00 At least 3.00
Earned credits 32 (including transfer credits) 16 AUP credits
Maximum length 6 months

*Only available to Bachelor's students under certain conditions.



Internship registration policies at AUP

An internship registration is independent of the university’s (pre-)registration schedule. An internship can start and end at any time of the semester. However, internships are assigned to the academic semester in which the main part of the internship takes place. An incomplete grade will show on the student’s transcripts until all assignments have been submitted and graded after the internship ends. It is important to note that an incomplete internship grade will not prolong student status beyond the last semester of study.

Fill out the appropriate online form.

If you meet these requirements, please complete the appropriate webform with your internship details. Upon submission of your internship registration request, all appropriate AUP offices and faculty will be contacted. Please remember that it takes an average of one week for an internship to be officially registered.


2. Pay for the internship through Student Accounting Services

Transfer the tuition fee to Student Accounting Services (SAS) or pay in person. For detailed information about registration fees for credit-bearing internships, please refer to information provided by SAS for undergraduate students or for graduate students


Exceptional cases

Students whose internship tuition fee will be covered by a foreign government, an embassy, or a private organization must contact Student Accounting Services to request an invoice to be sent to the organization in question.

Students who are receiving US federal or private loans need to contact one of the Financial Aid Officers in the Admissions Office with a formal request to certify additional funds or to process a new loan application. Note that in order to be eligible for US federal loans, BA and MA students have to do their internship outside of the United States (new regulation by the U.S. Department of Education - valid as of 1 July 2011).


3. Inform the Internship Office after receiving approvals

Approvals granted for your internship can be viewed in the document tracking section of your student portal profile. This approval process can take several days or up to several weeks if there are delays in the internship tuition-fee payment; please check back regularly.

Once all approvals have been received, students must contact the Internship Office.



Once your internship is registered, you will need to obtain paperwork from AUP before you start your internship:


Internships taking place in France

A convention de stage (French internship contract) is required for all internships taking place in France and must be signed by AUP, the student and the hosting organization.

The convention will only be issued by the Internship Office once the internship is officially registered with AUP and before the credit-bearing or non-credit internship begins.

The convention stipulates the dates of the internship, general tasks, and indicates that the internship is directly connected to your course of study. It also provides mandatory supplemental workplace insurance. It can take up to two weeks for the internship coordinator to organize a valid convention signed by all three parties.


Internships abroad (outside of France)

Under certain conditions, students may be required to sign a training agreement. Contact the Internship Office for further information.


Internships taking place within an international organization

No convention de stage is required. The organization may still require the student to sign a contract or a memorandum of agreement and to provide a letter of endorsement from AUP.

We strongly encourage you to learn more about your rights and responsibilities [pdf] as an intern so you can better understand your contract.