Paris

OPPORTUNITIES

AGBU Paris Summer Internship Program (PSIP)

Welcome to the Paris Summer Internship Program (PSIP). PSIP offers a unique opportunity for Armenian students from across the globe to enter the professional sphere. PSIP has developed numerous relationships with highly competitive companies, in which interns will be exposed to challenging, yet stimulating environments. Participants will be placed in a wide variety of prestigious host institutions that cover a range of sectors, including finance, law, engineering, and many more. PSIP also provides participants with the opportunity to network with leading professionals and the AGBU Young Professionals (YP) in Paris.

 

Please Note: All participants must have an advanced proficiency level in the French language.  Those with only conversational will not be considered for the program.

CITY

Paris is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its picturesque 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the river Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, the city is known for its café culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Île-de-France, the region that includes Paris, is the economic heart of France, realizing alone 28% of the national gross domestic product. It is also an intellectual and cultural metropolis as well as an urban and scientific laboratory.

Since 2003, Paris has hosted dozens of students from Armenia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States for 4 to 6-week internships at highly competitive companies throughout the city. Opportunities available are in the fields of law, marketing, business and engineering.

Past host institutions have included Sanofi Aventis, Michael Page International, Conseil National du Bareau, Alcatel, the Louvre, the French Senate and many others

ACCOMMODATIONS

The AGBU Summer Internship Program allows participants to spend the summer as residents of one of four beautiful and unique cities under the care of program coordinators who live with the interns for the duration of their stay.

New York interns live in air-conditioned, apartment-style rooms at the New York University dormitories in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Most suites are equipped for two interns of the same gender with air-conditioning; a full kitchen with an oven, refrigerator, sink and dishwasher; and private bathroom. Larger rooms, with the same amenities, have two bedrooms to be shared by four interns of the same gender as well as an additional living room area. The building has a security guard at the front door 24 hours a day.

Yerevan participants will stay at the AGBU Vahe Karapetian Center, a spacious and fully furnished facility designed for AGBU Youth activities. Bedrooms are equipped for three interns of the same gender. Daily breakfast and laundry services will be provided by the housekeeper and a security guard monitors the front door of the house 24 hours a day.

London interns will live in apartment-style rooms at the Imperial Collage Evelyn Gardens accommodations. All suites are equipped for two interns of the same gender with air conditioning; a communal kitchen and sitting area; and a shared bathroom. The building has a 24-hour security guard at the front door.

Paris interns will live in shared rooms at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). The rooms are equipped for two interns of the same a communal kitchen and sitting area; and a shared bathroom. The building has a 24-hour security guard at the front door.

TRANSPORTATION

The dormitories are a 5-minute walk from the Porte d’Orléans metro station, which allows easy access to the entire city. An alternative to the metro are the bus, RER train and tramway systems, which are also easily accessible from the dorms.

 

ACTIVITIES

PSIP offers interns a range of professional, cultural and social activities throughout Paris.The highlight of the program is a lunch meeting with the Armenian Professional Entrepreneurs (Cercle Professionnel Arménien). There will also be many activities that revolve around career-building along with workshops that discuss how to write an effective resume, how to prepare for an interview and how to become relevant in the job market through social media.

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Paris: July 1 – August 11 (6 weeks)

  • BASIP 2018 Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 Arrival day: Sunday, July 1 First day of work: Monday, July 2 Last day of work: Friday, August 10 Departure day: Saturday, August 11