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Communications Intern - Education Department

January 28, 2020
Washington, D.C.

The Education Department of the Embassy of France in Washington D.C. seeks an Intern to assist our team with the promotion of our programs. The Education Department offers a variety of programs to support French-American educational cooperation through 4 main initiatives: 

  • Support for French as a Foreign Language in American public schools in the form of professional development for French teachers, short-term grants for training seminars in France, advocacy tools for promoting French language, and assistance with French school partnerships.
  • Support for French dual language K-12 programs in American public schools in the form of grant programs to finance dual language teacher professional development and purchase of pedagogic resources. 
  • The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a program offering young Americans the opportunity to teach English in France for 1-2 academic years.
  • Support for ‘French for professional purposes’ within American universities, a program which aims to respond to the growing demand for French skills in the job market and to help universities design professional French courses.  

Eligibility

This position is open to a student enrolled full-time in an American university. Please note that we cannot accept candidates who have already graduated from university, high school students, or students who require a visa to work in the United States. 

Please note that we cannot offer financial compensation. 


Responsibilities 

  • Develop communications materials and work on the development of a website dedicated to French for Professional Purposes in the U.S.
  • Draft and publish original articles about the Education Department’s main initiatives 
  • Update and maintain a university contact database to facilitate communications concerning Education Department programs
  • Participate in the planning and execution of workshops and events organized by the Education Department, including school visits to the Embassy
  • Possibility to include a personal project specific to the academic interests of the selected candidate

Qualifications

  • Major in French Studies, Communication, International Relations, Educational Affairs, Political Science, or related field of study
  • Excellent English writing skills –  must be native-level
  • French language proficiency B1 or above on the CEFR scale
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and public-speaking skills
  • IT skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); experience with managing a Google site is an asset. 
  • Interest in educational affairs and French culture

Availability

12 hours per week minimum, 2 to 4 months (negotiable) 

Starting date: March 2, 2020

Internship is based at the Embassy of France in D.C., 4101 Reservoir Road NW 20007. 


TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and résumé (in English) to: education.cooperation@ambafrance-us.org.

Please mention in the cover letter your availability (internship period, possible working days and hours).  

Deadline for application: February 17, 2020 11:59 pm (EST).

We will not review incomplete applications or those that do not adhere to the requirements above.