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Transylvania students of French can pursue a number of exciting teaching, internship, and research opportunities. Contact professor Brian Arganbright or professor Simonetta Cochis for more information about these and other programs.

We also encourage you to work with the staff at Transylvania's Career Development Center as you compile materials for applications and prepare for interviews. A thorough assessment of the skills and experiences you have to offer, as well as a polished and professional presentation, will make you a more attractive candidate!

  • Sister Cities Internship Program in Normandy, France. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience working in a French business, government agency, or non-profit organization. Master your language skills outside the classroom and see what it's like to work in the European Union. Recent Transylvania students have worked in France for the International Red Cross, Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry, and medical research labs. Many other opportunities are available. For more information and applications, contact the Lexington Sister Cities Intern Program.

  • Teaching Assistantship in France. Teach conversational English in a primary or secondary school in France (12 hours of class time per week) and earn 800 euros per month. This is a great opportunity to live and work in France. Preference is given to applications received by December 1, but you may also apply as late as February 1. For more information and an application, visit the Teach in France website.

  • Transylvania University Kenan Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment. Students have the opportunity to work with a professor of French and propose a research project for special funding through the Kenan Fund. Transylvania students of French have recently conducted research in Vietnam, Senegal, and Quebec.

  • Institut Pasteur Undergraduate Internship in Paris. If you are a student of the biosciences and are interested in biomedical research, here is your chance to intern at the world-renowned Pasteur Institute. Interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor and will receive a $400/week living allowance. The type of research conducted in the labs changes each summer. Consult the Pasteur Foundation website for more information.

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