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Study + Internship in Grenoble
Summer 2025 June/July 8-Week

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About the Program

The Study + Internship program in Grenoble is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Learn more about the options and benefits of a CEA CAPA internship. 

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • French Alps: Grenoble
  • Dates:
  • late May 2025 - mid Jul 2025
  • Price:
  • $6,995
  • Credits:
  • 8
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 2/15/25
  • Withdraw by:
  • 3/15/25
  • Application Requirements
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Program Participation Agreement
  • Complete Application
  • Internship Assessment Form
  • Eligibility
  • Other:
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at your home institution.
  • Foreign Language
    Proficiency:
  • English-speaking placements are available.
  • Other:
  • By start of program, must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Other:
  • Students enrolled in an institution in Canada or Mexico are eligible if the home institution accepts a US transcript and credits.
  • Education
    Completed:
  • At time of application, must have completed at least 1 year of full-time undergraduate coursework at a higher education institution.
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Some courses may have prerequisites.
  • Minimum
    GPA:
  • 2.5
  • Other:
  • At time of application, must be either currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student or have graduated in the last 6 months with an undergraduate degree from an accredited US higher education institution.
Additional Internship Documents (As Requested)

Please note, if you are applying for a placement in French, you will be asked to submit your Resume and Statement of Interest in both English and French.

You may be required to submit additional documents, depending on the needs of your CEA CAPA Global Internship Program. A CEA CAPA representative will reach out to you after you have submitted your initial application to collect any additional documents we might need.

These additional documents may include, but are not limited to:

  • A professional portfolio
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Police Background checks: If you are applying for a placement working with vulnerable populations or children, or if CEA CAPA identifies a placement opportunity with or connected to such an organization, most likely you will be required to complete a police background check in the US and the host country for certain locations.

Founded in 1339, the Université Grenoble Alpes' Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises is known as a top French language school, hosting 3,000+ students from more than 100 countries.
The  CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension is designed to make internships more accessible in France. The University of New Haven (UNH) oversees the entire approval process surrounding CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extensions, including faculty and courses. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension, students will receive a UNH transcript.

When you study abroad in the French Alps: Grenoble, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

For your CEA CAPA Internship program, you will simultaneously intern at your host organization, and take our mandatory Global Internship Course. Your internship work schedule will be established once you arrive, and may vary depending on your career field and host organization. 

Internship Placement Duration and Hours:
You will intern at your host organization for 8-weeks and complete 20 hours per week (160 hours total). You will likely intern during standard business hours Mondays-Fridays and your placement may include in-person, remote, and hybrid work depending on the needs of your host organization.

Global Internship Course:
You will take the Global Internship Course alongside your internship placement. This professional development course is designed to accompany your placement so you can make the most of your internship abroad. You will learn how to understand and articulate the value of your internship through the lens of NACE Career Readiness Competencies that employers crave, which will help you stand out to future employers and graduate schools. You will also engage in live cultural discussions that will enhance your global perspective and intercultural awareness between your program location and the U.S. The course comprises of reading, writing, and verbal assignments, including building an e-portfolio, completing mock interviews, developing your online professional presence, giving a final presentation, conducting industry field research work, and more. You can also take advantage of additional CEA CAPA mentoring and career preparation workshops to complement what you learn in the course. 

Credit Options:
You will receive academic credit for your internship abroad via the Global Internship Course and your performance at your internship placement. You will enroll in the course for 3 credits and complete 20 hours per week at your internship placement.

Additional Elective Courses:
In addition to taking the Global Internship Course and completing your internship placement, you will choose 1 French language course to take from the catalog of course options available to you. This provides you with the opportunity to gain professional experience while also making progress toward your degree requirements and engaging in classes that afford a richer cultural experience.

Language courses meet for 80 contact hours/5 credits and run for 4 weeks in June to align with the academic study program offered at the Université Grenoble Alpes. Overall, you may earn 8 credits.

Classes meet for 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday; you'll spend 3 hours in the classroom and 1 hour in the language lab. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays. Your internship coaching session will meet weekly and 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.

NACE-Certified Career Coaching & Internship Placement Process
Once you’ve submitted your application and required documents for your internship program, your career development adventure will begin! You will be assigned your very own NACE-Certified Career Coach, who will work with you one-on-one throughout pre-departure to guide you through the steps and deadlines of our Internship Placement Process. Your Coach will be your main point of contact for your internship prior to your departure. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and will also provide you with personalized career coaching, as needed, so you are set up for success for your internship abroad.

In addition to working with your Career Coach, during the Internship Placement Process you will engage with your In-Country International Internship Coordinator in your location and your potential host site supervisor. Your International Internship Coordinator will draw from your application materials to source and match you with a personalized internship placement that best aligns with your unique experience, skills, career interests, and goals for your internship abroad. Please also note, your host site supervisor will retain the final decision on the finalization of your placement, so it’s important to approach your interview with your host site supervisor with maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization.

Courses

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.

Excursions

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.

Geneva

Geneva

This excursion takes you across the border to the heart of European diplomacy, beginning with a guided tour of the United Nations. Shop for Swiss chocolates and tour a local flea market before visiting the world-famous Jet d’Eau, or water jet, on Lac Leman. Traversing the lake by water taxi, you’ll have the opportunity to experience this well-known landmark up close. End the excursion with a visit to Geneva’s old town and the Art and History Museum, specializing in Swiss and international art and history exhibitions.

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Exploring Provence

Exploring Provence

The ancient city of Arles— the current capital of photography in France—is known for its Romanesque architecture and resident Vincent Van Gogh. Visit the local market, tour Arles with a guide, and spend the night in a 16th century hotel facing the Roman amphitheater and arena. A morning trip to the Mediterranean coast takes you to Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, where the annual Pelerinage d'Octobre or October pilgrimage celebrates the arrival of the town’s patron saints. The colorful procession dates back to the 12th century, where locals dressed in period costume re-enact the arrival of Les Saintes Maries. Observe this tradition while following the procession to the sea. You’ll have time to explore the village before testing your horseback riding skills along the marshy, windswept coastline.

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Begin your exploration of Aix-en-Provence with a stroll along the famous Cours Mirabeau before wandering through Aix’s bustling Provençal market area. A guided visit of Paul Cézanne’s studio brings you into the workplace of this great painter and renowned Aix citizen. The next day, you’ll visit the Maison Saint Victoire to view an exhibition depicting Aix’s long history, from prehistoric times to the present. Then we’ll head over to Mont Saint Victoire for a leisurely hike and relaxed picnic in the beautiful mountains so often portrayed in Cézanne’s paintings.

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Annecy

Annecy

Get the chance to walk around the beautiful lake of Annecy, the purest lake of Europe and maybe take a swim! This small, picturesque town is worth the journey! You’ll be able to discover the old town and its boutiques, cafés, local restaurants and markets. Take beautiful photos on the Pont des Amours and from the castle of Annecy tower. At the end of the day, enjoy a hot chocolate while admiring the sunset on the lake.

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