After five weeks in the classroom, the internship portion of the program begins.  Participants work closely with an internship advisor to secure an internship in their field of study. Paris is the cultural, political and economic capital of France. Your internship will show you another side of this great city.

ELI participants are regularly placed with:

  • Art History and Cultural Affairs - Culture Ministry, Sotheby's, Louvre, The Fondation Center, Cervantes Institute
  • Business and Economics - Trade Bureau of Overseas Military, Finance Ministry, Observatory of Macroeconimic Trends and Forecasting, Atos Origin (consulting firm)
  • Human Rights and Development - Human Rights League, Médecins du Monde, Paris City Hall, UNICEF, FIDH
  • Social Issues - Public Housing Office, Social Affairs Ministry, SOS Racisme, Association of Turkish Wokers
  • Environmental, Ecological and Urban Studies - Les Verts (French Green Party), Paris City Workshop for Urban Studies, Federated Regional Public Transportation Authority, European Parliament, National federation of Regional Natural Parks
  • Performing Arts - National Dance Center, Diapason Magazine, The Paris Opera, Comédie Francaise, Théâtre Ouvert
  • Education - ONISEP, French National Council, Federation of Associations of Support for Immigrant Workers, Foundation for Political Innovations (think tank), and neighborhood Parisien schools
  • Engineering and Science - Center for Biomedical Research, CRIPS (AIDS prevention), National Personalized Medical File Projecys, Ministry of Health, various architectural firms
  • International and European Affairs - National Assemply, Overseas Ministry, Center for the Study of Politics - Sciences Po Paris, European Policy and Research Center, Robert Schuman Foundation, Notre Europe (think tank), Forum Alternative Européennes

"I had a wonderful experience interning at Confrontations Europe and am very pleased to have been actually able to apply what I'm learning in class, and to meet some of the people who work to make Europe a better, more informed and more democratic community." Milen

"I have met my expectaions totally. I never thought that working in the National Assembly could be so interesting. I got to work with some of the most important political figures of the party. It was a truly amazing experience!" Javier


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