Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Paris, France. On this program, you will:
• Undertake a professional internship in the field of your choice
• Earn academic credit for your internship via a ten-week online course
• Learn about French culture and history through an on-site course taught by a Berkeley instructor
• Live with other program participants in student housing in central Paris
"I think that studying abroad in a program like Global Internships, where everyone is working in different industries or with different organizations but still bound together through classes and living together, is very rewarding... meeting the people in my program definitely complemented my experience because I felt like I had a better understanding of different sectors of French culture."
Paris: May 31 – July 22, 2017
Online Course: June 5 – August 11, 2017
Dates are subject to change
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: English and French
Two Required Courses:
• FRENCH 197: Supervised Independent Studies (3 units)
AND your choice of:
•UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development (3 units)
• UGIS W158: Global Citizenship (3 units)
• Currently enrolled in a degree program or have graduated within the last 12 months
• At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program • 2.0 GPA or higher
• At least 18 years old at the time of application
• Five semesters of college-level French or equivalent proficiency by start of program
If you have not completed the required language coursework, you must submit a Language Evaluation Form within 14 calendar days from the date your online application is submitted or by March 2, 2018, whichever comes first. See Instructions for Language Evaluation.
• Application opens February 1, 2018
• Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
• Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018
In addition to your internship, you will take an on-site local culture course and an online internship course for a total of 6 Berkeley units. The on-site local culture course will be set, but you will have the option of choosing one of two online courses.
Course: French 197
Title: Supervised Independent Studies
Dates: May 30 – July 21, 2018
Instructor: Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D
Units: 3 units
Prerequisites: Five semesters of college-level French or equivalent proficiency
FRENCH 197 gives you the opportunity to carry out in-depth research on a topic of your choosing, under the supervision of the instructor. Almost any topic is acceptable provided it relates to your interests and lends itself to being researched in Paris (not only books and online). Participants meet one-on-one with the instructor at regular intervals throughout the program. At these meetings, you will provide a detailed update on the progress of your research. Participants also meet regularly as a group for social and cultural events
This course may satisfy a course requirement in the French major or minor—contact the Department of French for more information. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.
Your choice of one of these two online courses:
Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W157
Title: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
Instructor: Joel Clark, Ph.D.
Units: 3 units
This is an online course that facilitates students' learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures as well as the development of practical strategies to promote successful internship experiences. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will guide students through all stages of their internship experience. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world example for examining management and organizational theory and practice.
Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W158
Title: Global Citizenship
Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
Instructor: Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
Units: 3 units
With this course, you will be able to add a new dimension to your internship experience: a reflection on global citizenship. You will be challenged to use your internship experience as an opportunity to critically explore cultural differences, modes of conduct and values. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will stimulate you to leave the comfort zone of what you are familiar with and to explore alternative views on right and wrong, good and bad and the beautiful and the ugly. The course will also encourage you to interact with locals and to engage with the city/region/country where you live during your internship. It is our hope that this course will help to increase your consciousness about the challenges of being a global citizen.
Global Internships staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.
Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D.
French 197: Supervised Independent Studies
Daniel Hoffman is a Lecturer of French at UC Berkeley, where he teaches courses on language, literature, and culture. His writing bridges poetry and poetic criticism, and his current project is a lyric monograph on the work of Stéphane Mallarmé. He received his Ph.D. in French Literature from UC Berkeley.
Joel Clark, Ph.D.
UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
Dr. Joel Clark is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara where he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science. He has authored two books involving careers and professional development: Intern to Success (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) and Careers in Political Science (Longman, 2003). His grant work includes the development of web-based learning resources for Arlington (VA) County Schools, and the production of a 12-part video series, Democracy in America. Prior to his current appointment with UC Berkeley, Dr. Clark helped create and direct the University of North Carolina in Washington Program from 2004-2008. Before that, he directed the Michigan State University Washington Program from 2001 to 2004. He has taught at American University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Clark is currently at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Career/Internship Instructor for the Social Sciences.
Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
UGIS W158: Global Citizenship
Dr. Jeroen Dewulf is Associate Professor in the Department of German at UC Berkeley where he teaches courses in German Studies and Dutch Studies. He is also Queen Beatrix chair as well as Director of Institute of European Studies and Director of Dutch Studies.
Born in Ostend, Belgium, Dr. Dewulf graduated in Dutch and German Philology at the University of Ghent. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Porto and a Ph.D. from the University of Bern. His areas of specialization are European Studies, particularly related to (multi)cultural identity in Belgium and the Netherlands, and Post-Colonial Studies, in particular Dutch colonial history and literature.
The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Paris are available in a wide variety of fields and internship placement is guaranteed.
Examples of past internships:
• Conduct research for the creation of a crowdfunding campaign
• Assist with sales, merchandising, and marketing research for a clothing brand company
• Research the trade, poaching, and smuggling of endangered species
• Organize company events and research funding opportunities for organization partners
• Write letters to key players in a diplomatic campaign, update website content, and conduct research on country profile
Opportunities can vary year-to-year by such factors as market trends, time of year, and the economy. Common industry sectors for internships include, but are not limited to:
Advertising & Media
Art & Culture
Interior Design Firms
Fashion & Cosmetics
IT & Telecoms
Travel & Tourism
Health and Human Services
Politics, Law & NGOs
Some challenging internship fields to place in Paris are:
• Advertising – alternate placements in communications or marketing
• Auction Houses/Museums – alternate placement in art galleries
• Banking/Finance/Consulting – alternate placement in accounting firms
• Education – alternate placement with day camps, associations, or cultural centers working with children
• Film/TV/Radio/Theater – alternate placement in small production firms or with a communication or PR organization
• Journalism – alternate placement in small newspapers, magazines, or online media
• Law – alternate placement in small firms
• Music – alternate placement in music promotion or culture in France in general
• Political Parties – alternate placement in political organizations or research centers • Psychology – alternate placement at NGOs, help lines, and social centers
• Public Service (Local and National Government) – alternate placement in nonprofit organizations
Please note the fees listed below are 2017 fees. 2018 fees are forthcoming.
Tuition and Program Fee
The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:
2017 Fees UC Students Visiting Students Tuition (6 units) $2,460 $3,120 Program Fee $3,759 $3,759 Total Cost $6,219 $6,879
Fees are subject to change. All non-Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses
In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated amounts for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
Estimated Expenses Amount
International Airfare and Transportation
$1,200 Additional Meals $848 Books $312 Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visas, etc.) $1,934 Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses $4,294 It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary travel documentation for your program destination (i.e. passport, visa, etc). This may require you to pay fees of up to a few hundred dollars depending on the type of paperwork required.
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
Explanation of Fees
Tuition is based on a per unit cost:
- The UC undergraduate student rate is $410 per unit
- The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $520 per unit
The program fee includes the following items:
- Student housing in dorm-style double rooms with access to kitchen facilities and a shared bathroom
- Excursions, including entry fees to local museums, historic sites, etc.
- On-site orientation activities, including an introduction to the city of Paris, French work culture, etc.
- Travel insurance, including accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services
- Other program-related costs, including fees for placement services
- The initial non-refundable deposit of $400, which is due at the time of application, is applied to the program fee
Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.
The following items are excluded from the program fee:
- International airfare
- Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)
- Meals (access to kitchen facilities will be provided)
- Course materials (textbooks and readers)
- Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)
- Additional meals
- Commuting costs for the daily travel to and from your internship
Application opens February 1, 2018 Application closes March 2, 2018 Applicants notified of selection March 16, 2018 Attend internship pre-placement orientation* March 2018 Participate in individual placement meeting with a member of the Paris Global Internships team* March 2018 Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus deposit April 6, 2018 Attend professional development workshops and pre-departure orientation* April-May 2018 Receive a provisional internship placement April-May, 2018 Interview with your direct internship supervisor via Skype/phone or during your first week in Paris April-May, 2018 Arrive in Paris May 30, 2018 Attend on-site orientation activities First week of program Online course begins June 4, 2018 Last day of program July 21, 2018 Online course ends August 10, 2018
* These events take place on the Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
All dates are subject to change.
Berkeley Global Internships