BT天堂 Internship Program

The American University of Paris encourages students to complete at least one internship during their academic program. Internships enable students to explore their interests, develop their network, and gain the professional experience they need for life after graduation.听

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BT天堂鈥檚 Internship Policy

All internships must be in accordance with BT天堂鈥檚 internship policy. There are a number of academic requirements that听impact听a student鈥檚 eligibility to do an internship (including minimum GPA, earned credits, working hours, etc.). Eligibility will be verified by the University听before an internship is approved.听

Once you have selected a candidate and they have accepted the position, the student is responsible for contacting the BT天堂 Internship Program Office to request approval and registration of the internship. During the registration process, BT天堂 creates the internship contract (convention de stage), if the internship is in France. The employer is responsible for completing their portion of the contract, such as the weekly work hours, compensation and benefits.

If you would like to extend a student鈥檚 internship, the student must first contact the BT天堂 Internship Program Office to verify under which conditions this is possible. A formal confirmation of the change听will be documented.听

It is very important to inform the BT天堂 Internship Program Office of any off-site work, business trips, or issues that arise during the internship, so that we can work with you and the student to find the best resolution.听

BT天堂 internship employers are expected to make听two听small contributions to help the student complete their internship requirements. As part of the internship requirements, the intern will conduct a short interview with their supervisor about the industry and their experience. Additionally, BT天堂 requests that employers provide an evaluation of each internship. A webform for this听is provided, which takes approximately five to seven听minutes to complete.听


础鈥convention de stage鈥(French internship contract) is required for all internships taking place in France and听must be signed听by BT天堂, the student and the hosting organization.听

The convention stipulates items such as the dates of the internship, weekly schedule, general tasks, and compensation. It also provides mandatory supplemental workplace insurance.听听

The听convention de stage will only be issued by the BT天堂 Internship Program Office听once the internship is officially approved by BT天堂. It can take up to two weeks for the Internship Program Office to organize a valid convention signed by all three parties. The contract听must be completed and signed by all parties before the internship begins. In France, interning without student status and without an internship contract is illegal.听



BT天堂 supports internships throughout the world, and can sign training or internship agreements when required. Employers听may be asked听to verify the terms of an internship during the University鈥檚 approval process, particularly if the student is requesting course credits for the internship. It is the student鈥檚 responsibility to coordinate a visa, if needed. 鈥


  • Guide des stages 茅tudiants :听This website听is published听by the听Minist猫re听de听l始Enseignement听sup茅rieur, outlining the rights and obligations for each of the three parties impacted by an internship contract: the student, the educational institution and the employer.听

  • : The French-American Chamber of Commerce supports professional听relations through a variety of programs, and can assist with the visa process for interns and trainees both in the United States and in France.听

  • Convention de Stage:听For internships with companies in France,听BT天堂 provides the internship contract (convention de stage). The student is responsible for initiating the internship approval process once they have accepted a position. The student and the employer should allow two weeks (10 business days) minimum for the internship to be approved by the University and for the University to issue the internship contract for signature.

  • : BT天堂 has an internship policy aligned with French law, and ensures that all internships are in accordance with these laws.听

  • : At the end of each internship, employers听are asked听to spend five to seven minutes evaluating the internship and the intern. This evaluation is part of the pedagogy required by French legislation.听