Published: 8 November 2018
Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a 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 if the intern is enrolled within the framework of a pre-existing scientific collaboration.
The objectives of the “Internships in France” initiative are:
Running of the program and calendar
1) The French universities, schools or group of establishments participating propose laboratory internship topics of 3 to 6 months destined towards Australian students at an Honours (4th year Bachelor), Master or doctoral level. The topic of the internship is developed through exchanges with their industry and Australian university partners. The involvement of French companies with a presence in Australia is an advantage.
The deadline for internship topic propositions to be sent is 31 January 2019. Internships must commence before 31 December 2019. To access the online internship topic proposal form, click
2) The internship propositions will be disseminated by the Australian partner university to their students from February 2019 onwards.
3) Applications must be submitted uniquely through the online application platform. A link to this will be available from February 2019.
The deadline for applications to be submitted online is 15 April 2019.
4) The Embassy will make the final selection of Laureates along with the participating French and Australian universities with respect to their financial capacities.
The selected Laureates will be announced in May 2019.
All French higher education establishments are eligible to propose internship topics. In doing so, they agree to fund the mandatory stipend provided to the Laureates.
Students enrolled in Australian universities that are members of the , , and students enrolled at can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer. The participating Australian universities agree to provide their Laureates with an additional scholarship of $2500.
Applications must be submitted uniquely through the online application platform. A link to this will be available from February 2019.
The academic profile, level of study required, competencies and knowledge desired are specified by the hosting French university and their industry partner for each internship proposition.
For further information please consult the
Students should apply directly to the Program via their by 31 January 2019.
If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional Enrolment. For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.
All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.
All students should register their travel with Gifu-city. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.
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