Students in initial training have the opportunity to complete an internship during their university training. In order to verify the internal terms of the program in which the student is enrolled, the student must approach the pedagogical secretariat of his training. A convention of internship is a document required by the French government for any student interested in doing an internship in France. It is similar to a job contract, in that it specifies the missions and the expectations requested of interns. The key difference, however, is that it must be signed by an educational institution. The convention is standardized, meaning that the format of the document is the same for all internships. It is important that the document be filled out in the most detailed possible manner, in order to avoid any complications with your internship in France. Since your internship contract will be signed by your American university in addition to your French employer, it is recommended that the document be written in both English and French. All bachelor`s, master`s, engineering and DUT courses can complete one or more internships during their years of study, subject to certain conditions. This internship must take place outside of school hours, correspond to the educational content of the diploma and not exceed 6 months per year of study in the same host institution. To be completed, the internship must be registered with the training model. In both cases, the purpose of the internship is always part of an educational project and only makes sense for this project; It is therefore imperative to obtain the permission of the teaching team that ensures the added value of this internship for its training.
This is a limited period of time, carried out within the framework of an educational programme with or without the allocation of European credits (ECTS). In some courses, there is a compulsory internship (in business or in the laboratory). This period can be accomplished abroad under certain conditions. The internship agreement represents the legal link between the host institution, the university and the student. This tripartite act is mandatory and validates the status of intern and protects the student in the event of an accident. An internship is often an important step on the road to training and sometimes even the starting point of professional life.