Every PFMP student does a professional internship in the French-speaking world, in a business or organization in the student’s field. International work experience in your field, and in French, gives you a powerful edge in changing job markets.
Students work with the PFMP Assistant Director throughout their coursework year, meeting twice monthly in one-on-one rendez-vous particuliers and in guided alumni networking, to discuss research on target organizations and potential internships. This structured guidance makes for an internship that is both professionally relevant and highly individualized.
To read more about specific internship experiences, check out the current issue and archives of L’ESSOR, newsletter of the Professional French Masters Program. Back issues include both short blurbs about PFMP interns (“Current Students and Alumni”), alumni profiles, and letters from PFMP students while on their internships.
NOTE for Spring 2020 thru Spring 2021: Because of the travel restrictions and confinement policies inspired by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the program has modified its internship requirement to include distance internships (télé-travail), alternative internships in French-speaking organizations in the United States, partial internships with distance components based in the United States, and advanced market- and field-centered research projects. Program students currently interning have adapted just as most other workers have, as we await the end of the pandemic.