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Internships for Lyon, France

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of France.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

English-Language Instruction

Business

An osteopathy school training practitioners in clinical approaches necessary for work in independent practice, interdisciplinary medical teams, or in scientific research. The school is recognized for the rigor of its teaching and for the relations it maintains with the French university system and the global health and scientific communities

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of the international department
  • Develop marketing materials
  • Participate in business administration
  • New patient outreach

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A private Catholic school in Lyon's 5th District founded by the Marist Fathers in 1893 that gives students the time and space to rise up and seek the truth, strive to support each other, discover the joy of working, of discovering themselves, and entering the world as adults exercising freedom and responsibility.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in delivering English instruction to 3-11 year olds
  • Provide lessons focused on learning colors, counting, and many other topics through songs and activities
  • Assist in curriculum and lesson planning

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and early childhood education)

English-Language Instruction

A private Catholic elementary school in Lyon's 4th District providing a well rounded curriculum in English instruction.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing English instruction to 6-11 year olds
  • Provide lesson focused on learning colors, counting, and many other topics through songs, pictures, and activities
  • Introduce basic vocabulary and simple phrases
  • Assist in curriculum and lesson planning

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching education)

English-Language Instruction

Public elementary schools located throughout Lyon

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing English instruction to 6-11 year olds
  • Provide lesson focused on learning colors, counting, and many other topics through songs, pictures, and activities
  • Introduce basic vocabulary and simple phrases
  • Assist in curriculum and lesson planning

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and education)

English-Language Instruction

A private Catholic school housed in the former country residence of the archbishops of Lyon. The educational mission focuses on self-cultivation, developing a sense of humanity and intelligence, and guiding each students' personal and professional development.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing English instruction to middle school students
  • Develop lessons and activities focused on cultural differences
  • Help students retain information as well as provide useful tools for future language learning
  • Introduce new vocabulary or grammar

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and education)

English-Language Instruction

A middle school located in Lyon's 7th district following the Montessori education method and offering students an integral education that seeks the harmonious development of their full potential.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in delivering English instruction to middle school students
  • Provide lessons on American culture
  • Help create an immersive intercultural and bilingual environment

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and education)

English-Language Instruction

A high school located in Lyon's 7th district following the Montessori education method and offering students an integral education that seeks the harmonious development of their full potential.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in delivering English instruction to high school students
  • Assist in content courses, including geography, history, and management
  • Prepare activities and presentations following the supervising teachers' guidelines
  • Provide lessons on American culture
  • Help create an immersive intercultural and bilingual environment

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and early childhood education)

English-Language Instruction

A vocational training center founded in 1864 providing a selection of full-time vocational courses and apprenticeships in a variety of technical fields and providing opportunities for all learners to succeed in life and work.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in delivering English instruction to middle and high school students
  • Prepare activities and presentations following the supervising teachers' guidelines
  • Provide lessons on American culture
  • Help create an immersive intercultural and bilingual environment

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching and early childhood education)

English-Language Instruction

A social center located in Villeurbanne in the heart of the Saint-Jean district dedicated to improving the quality of life of local residents by providing services, supporting projects and local initiatives, and providing a space for meetings and exchange.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Prepare and organize English classes for adults from underprivileged area
  • Assess student's English proficiency
  • Develop course materials and lessons suitable to the language learning needs of the students

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester (May be available for students with strong backgrounds in teaching education)

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Summer:

Preferred GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French if studying French; no language prerequisite for Art History

Semester:

Minimum GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 65 students

Semester: 70 students

Instruction

English | French

Member

APUAF -- Association des Programmes Universitaires Américaines en France

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information