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About the Program
Put your French skills to use and immerse into local culture while gaining the hands-on experience that employers value! The Internship Only program in Aix-en-Provence allows you focus on developing the practical skills you need to complement your academic studies when you graduate. Internships are available in fields such art, art history, business, communication, education, journalism, history, museum studies, sustainability, tourism, and more. This full-time internship program is open to all students, though a high-intermediate and above French language level is encouraged. Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.
- mid May 2023 - mid Jul 2023
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- Complete Application
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Advisor Approval Form
- IAU Internship Interest Form
- Transcript - Unofficial
- Cover Letter
- 1 Year of College
- Foreign Language
- All Levels, although absolute beginners are discouraged. Native English or equivalent fluency may be required for some placements.
- Minimum GPA:
- Some students may attend US colleges/universities already affiliated with this host institution and therefore will not be eligible to attend this CEA program. Please call CEA for further details regarding eligibility specifics.
- Internship Career Field(s)
- Accounting , Anthropology , Arts , Communication , Culinary Arts , Culture , Economics , Education , Environmental Studies , Exercise , Finance , Hospitality , International Relations , Journalism , Law , Life Sciences & Resource Management , Marketing , Museum Studies , Performing Arts , Political Science , Sales , Social Services , Sustainability , Teaching , Theatre , Tourism
You'll enroll in an internship program that includes an academic course and an internship placement. Your internship course meets for 45 hours. You’ll spend an additional 25-30 hours per week at your 6-week internship placement. Together, your course and internship placement are worth 6 credits/ 245 hours).
Your internship placement hours may take place Monday-Friday; the exact time of day and days of the week will be determined after you arrive.
The majority of internships require a video or in-person interview with the employer before placement is confirmed. All placements will be confirmed upon arrival and will each have their own set of internship guidelines for the position. We'll do our best, but we can't guarantee placement at a particular site.
We strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are both limited in availability and competitive; employers give priority to those who submit early!
All Levels Course Structure
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
Avignon and the Pont du Gard
Visit the Papal Palace in Avignon, one of Europe's largest, most important medieval Gothic buildings. Once a fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century. Next, explore the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the 1st century. The Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and among the best-preserved.
Les Baux de Provence
First stop: Baux de Provence, a medieval fortified town with breath-taking views, to tour a hilltop chateau and learn about medieval Provence. Next, experience a mind-blowing audiovisual art show projected on limestone quarry walls at Les Carriéres. Enjoy a group lunch at Mas de la Pyramide, a quarry dating from Roman times that's now an agricultural museum featuring three centuries of farm life and trades.
A key headquarters for Roman military campaigns and center of the Christianization of Gaul, Arles offers windows to a colorful past. The Roman Empire's influence can still be seen in Arles; architecture, baths, aqueduct, mills, amphitheater, and more. Walking between the remnants of pillars and arches, it's easy to forget you're visiting an ancient part of Provence, especially when the ferias and other bull festivals charge the air with excitement.
The Luberon is a lush, green national park where mountain ranges surround a sweeping valley dotted with castles and unbelievable fairy-tale villages thought to be among the most beautiful in France. Stroll along the Sorgue River, which flows from an unknown source deep under Fountaine-de-Vaucluse; hike the red/orange/yellow ochre hills of Roussillon; and explore Gordes, a local commune. Can you discover the café where Russell Crowe filmed his scenes with Marion Cotillard for the movie A Good Year?
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