Avenues for an experience abroad

Traineeships of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs internships

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs offers internships as part of a course of study to students of all disciplines:

  • in France: at the Ministry's central administration (Paris or Nantes)
  • abroad: at a diplomatic mission or consulate.

Modalities :

  • Consult the Ministry website 
  • Consult the offers available on the portal PASS "Place de l'Apprentissage et des stages - Portail de la Fonction Publique" (Apprenticeship and Traineeship Placement - Public Service Portal)  https://www.fonction-publique.gouv.fr/pass
    Students can find internship offers by selecting from the drop-down menus:- Type of job: "internships" - Organisation: "Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs".
  • To apply, you must complete and send the Ministry's student placement application form to the SRI (sri@univ-avignon.fr), with a copy to your course leader. The SRI is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' correspondent at the Université d'Avignon.
Internships in Europe and beyond

The Newsletter of the Club Teli contains a large number of regularly updated internship offers. You can consult it at the International Relations Department, or visit their website.

The Provence-Alpes Regional Youth Information Centre (CRIJPA) based in Marseille is an information resource centre covering all areas of life. It has published Le Guide de la mobilité des jeunes en Europe, which can be consulted at the International Relations Department of the Université d'Avignon.

The Youth Information and Documentation Centre (CIDJ) is an association that welcomes and informs young people about all areas that concern them: initiatives and projects, studies, careers, work-linked training, careers guidance, employment, continuing education, work placements, summer jobs, language courses, grants, student accommodation, international mobility, etc.

The site Euroguidance France is a mine of information on internships in Europe (legal framework for internships depending on the country, employment situation in the country, tips on finding an internship, advice on writing CVs and covering letters, etc.).

The https://erasmusintern.org/ website offers Erasmus work placements

Placement UK offers internships in the UK (free service for students).

If you are looking for an internship in the Netherlands, you can contact the French-Dutch network in Utrecht. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation and good relations between higher education and research institutions in the two countries.

The Association France-Québec has set up various internship and exchange programmes in Quebec.

The Office franco-québécois pour la Jeunesse (OFQJ) offers internships and supports professional projects in Quebec for French people (and vice versa) aged 18 to 35.


There are several types of international volunteering.

International Voluntary Service IVS :
- France Volontaires informs and directs applicants for international voluntary work to the various associations. For more information, visit the website: France Volontaires.

- Regional associations APARE and GEC offers work camps for young people in the fields of heritage and environment on both sides of the Mediterranean.

Certain types of voluntary work can sometimes be validated as internships. Ask your UFR for more information.

The European Voluntary Service EVS :
The EVS (European Voluntary Service) is a 2 to 12 month volunteering experience in a structure in another country (association, NGO, local authority, establishment or non-profit-making public body).
More information on the Youth in Action website.

The International Corporate Volunteer (VIE) :
The VIE (volontariat international en entreprise - international volunteer in a company) works for a French company abroad. They work in a commercial, technical, scientific or other capacity.
Consult the offers on the website My International Volunteering.

International Volunteering in Administration (VIA):
The VIA (volontariat international en administration) is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 28 who want to work for the French government abroad (consulate, embassy, alliance française, institute, etc.). For more information, visit the website My International Volunteering.

Other contacts and initiatives

Are you aged between 16 and 20 and looking for an extraordinary solo adventure abroad? The travel grant Zellidja is for you!

The Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris (FICEP), created in 2002 on the initiative of the Canadian Cultural Centre, brings together 38 cultural centres and institutes and 4 associated partners. In the "Institutes" section, you can access a wide range of cultural centres from A (like Algeria) to Y (like Yemen).

The Declic Youth Scholarships of the Fondation de France encourage young people between the ages of 18 and 30 each year to pursue work, research or a project that will enable them to fulfil their vocation in a wide range of fields. Entry to the competition is free.

Young graduates: do you know the FAJE programme?

FAJE programme: support for the professional integration of young graduates

In the current economic context and faced with the demands of companies, it is necessary to increase the international mobility of young students and graduates. Aware of this challenge, the PACA Region allocates, each year, numerous mobility grants.

The aim of the FAJE programme is to offer jobseeker graduates from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur the opportunity to spend several months working for a company in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur or abroad, after eight to twelve weeks' training. It is aimed at young people under 30 with at least a 3-year higher education qualification, or under 25 with a 2-year higher education qualification.

For more information, visit PACA region website.