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Higher Education Internship

May 11, 2022
Higher Education Department

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. You can find more information about the department's work here



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, 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 missions and programs

  • Contribution to the Department’s website and the creation of social media channels, including drafting and editing content

  • Support the Higher Education officer in drafting a communication strategy for the Department, in connection with the new website

  • Contribution to the animation of the Centers of Excellence network (dissemination of information, writing of short news articles...)

  • Help with the design of surveys and communication materials (alumni networks)

  • Assist with the preparation of the launch 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

  • Other tasks as needed


  • Major in French Studies, Communication, International Relations, Educational Affairs, Political Science, or related field of study

  • Excellent English writing skills – must be native-level

  • Advanced French language proficiency (Upper level course)

  • 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, 4 to 6 months (negotiable)

Starting date: September 1st 2022 (negotiable)

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: May 31st 2022 11:59 pm (ET).

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