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Higher Education Intern

September 16, 2021
Higher Education Department, Washington, D.C.

The Higher Education Department of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France based in Washington, DC seeks an Intern to assist our team with the promotion of our programs. The Department offers a variety of programs supporting the mobility of American students to France as well as initiatives related to French culture on American campuses and research partnerships. More information at: http://frenchhighereducation.org/grants-and-programs.


  • Develop a detailed understanding of our missions and programs
  • Aid in the overhaul of the Department’s website, including drafting and editing content
  • Support the Higher Education officer in drafting a communication strategy for the Department, in connection with the new website
  • Help with the design of surveys and communication materials (alumni networks)
  • Assist with the launching of call for applications (Chateaubriand, Bootcamps)
  • Conduct research on various topics related to Higher Education cooperation (monitoring, reports, briefing notes)
  • Update contact lists and databases to facilitate communications on our programs
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of events organized by or in partnership with the Department


The position is open to a student enrolled full-time in an American college. Please note that we cannot accept candidates who have already obtained their bachelor's degree, high school students, or students who require a visa to work in the United States.

Please note that we cannot offer financial compensation.


  • 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 higher education and French culture


12 hours per week minimum, 2 to 6 months (negotiable)

Starting date: ASAP, no later than October 20, 2021

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

To Apply

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

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

Deadline for application: October 3, 2021 11:59 pm (EST).

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