Internship

Motivated students who are interested in and committed to learning more about French and Parisan life and culture have the opportunity to engage in an internship for credit or volunteer work.  

Below are descriptions of organizations that Trinity students have worked with in the past. This list is meant to be an overview of possible internship/volunteer opportunities available through Trinity-in-Paris but could change each semester depending on availability.


The American Library in Paris was established in 1920, it is one of the largest English-language lending libraries in Europe. The library serves as a center for literature, learning, culture, and community.  One student has been involved with helping to develop and implement programming for adolescents and another has taught English to two French adolescents. Other internship/volunteer opportunities are available, please visit: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/support-the-library/internships-at-the-library.html. Source: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/about-the-library.html
-    Level of French: Not required.
-    Website: http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/

Chameleon Association is a French NGO, which rehabilitates children and adolescents in the Philippines who have been victims of abuse. Chameleon houses them, sends them to school and develops programming such as dance therapy, sewing, and circus classes to build the children’s sense of self-esteem.
-    Level of French: Strong knowledge of French recommended, but not required.
-    Website: http://www.cameleon-association.org/en/

Context Travel is a network of scholars and specialists, which organizes in-depth walking seminars on art, history, architecture and gastronomy in the world’s cultural capitals. They offer part-time internships in Paris. The ideal candidate should be studying art, art history, history, media, communication or have professional experience in the cultural sector or tourism. A project will be established at the beginning of the internship and could include: social media communication (blog articles/twitter), cultural/historical research, and marketing and working with business partners.
-    Level of French: Not required, but recommended.
-    Website: http://www.contexttravel.com/
-    Internship Contact: Susan Taylor-Leduc (susantaylorleduc@gmail.com)

Doris Kloster is a world-recognized artist and free-lance curator whose unique vision has found expression in art books of her own conception, international art exhibitions, installations and films. In the past, students have been involved in communications, publicity and greetings for Ms. Kloster’s enterprise. Source: http://www.doriskloster.com/bio.html
-    Level of French: Strong knowledge required.
-    Website: http://www.doriskloster.com/

Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is part of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC). Its objective is to promote the museum’s mission of recognizing women’s contributions to the arts, both past and present. Among other duties, the organization helps increase awareness of France-based women artists and facilitates links between French arts institutions and professionals with the museum in Washington. In the past, students have worked in the organization’s IT department, performing various tasks under the guidance of Tara Witbeck. Source: http://www.americancenterfrance.org/front/index.php?&lvlid=12&dsgtypid=10&a=1&title=Musees&lang=en
-    Level of French: Good knowledge of French is helpful but not necessary.
-    Website: unknown. 


Galerie Prouté is an art gallery located near the Trinity-in-Paris site in St. Germain-de-Près. The gallery deals with drawings and prints from the sixteenth to twenty-first century, as well as engravings, lithographs, and prints of Paris’ topography. The gallery has been in business for 120 years. The nature of this internship is yet to be determined, more information will be provided on request.
-    Level of French: Strong knowledge required.
-    Website:  http://www.proute.fr/presentation

HOME is an NGO that works with women in the ethnically mixed and economically poorer suburb of Fonteney-Sous-Bois to build autonomy, confidence, support for one another, and where necessary to help them extricate themselves from situations of domestic violence. Under direction of Frances Plough-Seder, an intern traveled to Fontenay-Sous-Bois to help develop the internship in conjunction with activists from HOME and the young women. On alternate weeks, the intern went to the suburb to give English lessons to two young women, and on other weeks, the young women were invited to the Trinity-in-Paris site for their lessons.
-    Level of French: Not required, but recommended.
-    Website: unknown