If you want to improve your French and learn more about France by undertaking a work placement in a company on the Cote d’Azur, an internship is ideal for you. These unpaid placements are aimed at students between the ages of 20 and 30 who want to gain work experience during their stay in Nice.

It is compulsory that you study French at International House Nice before you start your placement. The Director will then help you find a work experience placement in the region. We have contacts in the following areas :

  • press and media
  • transport
  • hotel and restaurant industry
  • department stores
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A good intermediate level of French is required as the French are not always patient with foreigners! Emphasis is placed on the development of linguistic knowledge and on the intern's ability to understand the French working world. The aim is not to learn about an occupation nor to advance one’s professional skills. 

At the time of enrollment it is necessary to inform the Director of your decision to undertake a placement.

You are required to send us a CV and a cover letter, both written in French.

The management reserves the right to cancel a placement if the student’s requirements are too difficult to fulfil, if the student does not have a sufficient level of French or if it is not possible to find a placement in their desired field. If this is the case, the student will be refunded.

Information : During your placement you will be an official IH student at the school and a contract will be signed between the school, the placement company and yourself. All students are advised to take out comprehensive medical insurance as well as personal liability insurance.


It is compulsory to take two weeks of French courses before the placement. The placement can vary from between 2 to 8 weeks.