Students work with the IAU Internship Coordinator to prepare a resume in French or Spanish, to practice interviewing standards and techniques, and to prepare for placement in a French or Spanish enterprise. Pre-interviews for these positions will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Due to the careful placement process, students are expected to complete their internship without interruption. The internships listed here are examples of typical internship placement opportunities where IAU students have been placed in the past.
Students may participate in one of the following internship options:
| Part-time internship (20 hours/week)
+ Study Abroad (one 3 credit IAU course)
|6 credits||Aix-en-Provence, France or Barcelona, Spain|
|Full-time internship (32 hours/week)||6 credits||Aix-en-Provence, France or Barcelona, Spain|
Course dates: June 2, 2018 - July 15, 2018 (6 weeks)
Internship dates: June 2, 2018 - July 29, 2018 (8 weeks)
|Museum Science||And more!|
AU offers a variety of summer courses particular to each student’s academic needs. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and course trips. The many concerts, the summer Festival d'Art Lyrique, libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafès have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, discothëques, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students. Aix-en-Provence is, especially during the summer, one of the most popular and sought after cities in France.
Courses are offered in Spanish language, culture, film and literature. IAU also offers courses instructed in English in political science, history, art history, international relations, film, psychology, and more. Students will investigate the most significant neighborhoods, plazas, architectural achievements and public art. Lectures and activities will also help students to demystify the city's multi-ethnic population as the result of numerous occupations, expulsions and migrations. Students may choose to live in homestays, which encourages immersion into the Spanish language and culture, or they can opt to reside in apartments.
Students must provide a C.V. and placement request before the start of the summer term. Materials are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students receive confirmation and follow up from IAU Internship Coordinator at which point they provide a C.V. in French or Spanish and complete an internship application.
Students participate in a pre-interview via Skype before their arrival in France or Spain. This interview serves to prepare them for their in-country interview once on-site. Students prepare a cover letter in French or Spanish for their internship placement.
Students arrive in country and finalize preparations for their interview with their internship host.
Students complete an interview with the internship organization.