Internships in FrancePropose a research internship with a French partner.

Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative offers honours, masters and doctoral candidates the opportunity to undertake a 3-6 month research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner. The internship offers are jointly created by the French host university and its industry partner, and when relevant, with the Australian partner university. 

The internships will be advertised to Australian students from February 2019, who will have until 15 April 2019 to apply. The internship must start before 31 December 2019.

All French higher education establishments can propose internship topics. As the most successful projects occur where there is pre-existing collaboration, the Embassy recommends that UQ staff contact French higher education partners to discuss how the internship program could enhance partnerships.


  • The Embassy finances the cost of the return flights from Australia to France.
  • The host institution in France provides the intern with a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 554€ per month according to 2017 figures, subject to change). The source of the monthly stipend may be the host university, the lab or the partner company. The origin of this stipend funding must be specified when the internship topic proposal is submitted.
  • The home university in Australia provides the Laureate with an additional grant to help cover their daily costs during their stay in France (A$2500).