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Educational Intern

September 10, 2021
Education Department, 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 cultural activities, 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.


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.


  • Develop a detailed understanding of our four main initiatives (listed above)
  • Aid in the overhaul of the Educational Department’s website, including the consolidation of old site subpages, drafting and editing of text, etc.
  • Conduct research on various topics related to the Educational Cooperation's initiatives
  • Assist with Educational Department social media campaigns
  • 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 (predominantly online)
  • Possibility to include a personal project specific to the academic interests of the selected candidate


  • 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 B2 or above on the CEFR scale
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and public-speaking skills
  • IT skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), mastery of major social media platforms, familiarity with Canva and similar sites is a plus
  • Interest in educational affairs and French culture


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

Starting date: October 4th, 2021

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


Please send a cover letter and résumé (in English) to: erin.glaser@frenchculture.org

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

Deadline for application: September 24th, 2021 11:59 pm (EST).

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