You will find all you need to know about the measures in place for an internship in these frequently asked questions.
Internship Vaccination Requirements
When do I need to prove that I have completed the vaccine course for an internship? (Update 23/08/2022)
If a host organisation requires that you be vaccinated for your internship, you must complete your course of vaccines by 16 October 2021.
You must send the certificate to your host organisation, which will require it if you are to pursue your internship.
Without this certificate, the internship will not take place.
Internships in Mainland France
Can a student enrolled in an institution of higher education abroad do an internship? (Update 23/08/22)
International students coming to France can do internships. The rules that previously applied to travellers to France no longer apply since 1st August 2022.
Can you do an internship abroad? (Updated 19/04/22)
You can do your internship abroad.
However, there are still some restrictions.
You are advised to check the health measures and formalities required before travelling on France Diplomatie. These can change and are updated regularly to align with changes to the health situation.
For countries on the Orange or Red lists, and for any internships outside of Europe, the approval of the University’s Defence and Security Official is necessary.
It is essential that you contact the relevant department’s internship coordinators. The department will contact the Defence and Security Official.
What kind of internship can you do? In-person and/or remote? (Updated 19/04/2022)
Every internship follows the terms outlined in the qualification guide and those of the course in question. We allow you to do part of an internship remotely, but this must be approved and confirmed by the educational staff. It is essential that you contact the relevant department’s internship coordinator, to find out about specific terms applying to your internship.
Is an internship agreement necessary for internships that have not yet begun?
Yes. This tripartite agreement specifies the obligations and responsibilities of the host organisation, the University and the student.
Without an Internship Agreement:
The host organisation is acting illegally and may be prosecuted for undeclared work if it is inspected by the labour inspectorate.
The student does not have a legal existence within the framework of labour legislation and is not covered in the event of an accident at work or a commuting accident.
- The internship agreement and any amendments are entered online (on the Université Paris Cité website)
Who are the signatories of the internship agreement or amendment?
5 parties must sign the internship agreement and any amendment (Reference: art D124-4 of the French Education Code).
- The “legal representative” of the host organisation (or its delegated representative)
- The “supervisor” mentioned on the internship agreement
- The “student”
- The “faculty supervisor” mentioned on the internship agreement
- The signature of the “President” or their “representative” delegated to sign by the higher education institution
By what date should you complete your internship under the 2021/2022 academic year? (Updated 01/09/21)
The University Senate has set the dates for the 2021-2022 academic year as follows:
- The final completion date for internships is 31 August 2022, the date at which the 2021-2022 academic year ends (except special cases voted by the faculty bodies)
By what date should you complete your internship under the 2022/2023 academic year? (Updated 23/08/22)
The University Senate has set the final dates for the 2022-2023 academic year as follows:
- The final completion date for internships is 31 August 2023, the date at which the 2022-2023 academic year ends (except special cases voted by the faculty bodies)
When should you talk to your teacher or academic tutor ?
The teacher or academic tutor will always keep in touch with the student and the host organisation to check that they are still doing their internship. They are the people students should contact for any question relating to the internship content, if this does not seem to comply with the educational goals stipulated in the internship agreement or if a specific problem should arise in the host organisation.
Who should I contact if I find myself in a difficult medical or social health situation?
For any health-related question: please contact your onsite supervisor in the host organisation
For any question related to your health care: please contact the preventive medicine service using Doctolib
For social care: please contact the Paris CROUS’ social workers online
At the same time, to support students coping with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on daily life, Université Paris Cité, the City of Paris, and the region of Île-de-France have set up some support schemes.
Internships are not work contracts. Interns must not occupy jobs or replace employees. They are not concerned by business continuity plans, since they are not needed for business to continue.
Students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle health studies are not affected by these provisions.
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