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Gain international work experience related to your major. In Bordeaux, you can set up an internship with a French or international organization. Placements are available in non-governmental and government sectors as well as research laboratories.

Key Facts

  • Internships on this program are optional
  • The internship field must relate to your major


Nearly all internships in Bordeaux require fluency in French. The language expectation varies by placement.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You will receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • The internship can replace a course
  • Pass/no pass credit


To get an internship, you’ll make all of the arrangements yourself and submit a form for credit. You make most of the arrangements after arrival.


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



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