Nicolas Baudin Program: “Internships in France” initiative [fr]
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Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internships in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner.
The objectives of the “Internships in France” initiative are to:
Increase student mobility from Australia to France
Contribute to the attractiveness and promotion of the French higher education and research systems
Strengthen student mobility within French-Australian scientific collaborations; initiate longer-term collaborations (cotutelle theses, CIFRE theses) through student stays
Contribute to the reconciling of the Australian university sector with the industry sector and promote the quality of interactions between universities and industry in France
The Embassy provides a grant to finance the cost of return travel to France. Naval Group and Thales cover the travel of those students selected for internships of which they are industry partners (for students from Group of Eight universities, Flinders University or UniSA).
The host institution in France provides the intern with a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 560€ per month according to current internship laws in effect).
The home university in Australia provides the Laureate with an additional grant to help cover their daily costs during their stay in France ($2500).
- French universities, schools or group of establishments propose research internship topics destined towards Australian students.
- Applications open February 2019. During this time the internship propositions will be disseminated by the Australian partner university to their students.
- The deadline for applications to be submitted online is 15 April 2019.
- The Embassy will make the final selection of Laureates along with the participating French and Australian universities with respect to their financial capacities.
- The selected Laureates will be announced in May 2019.
- Internships commence before 31 December 2019 and last 3 to 6 months.
French Institutions: All French higher education establishments are eligible to propose internship topics. In doing so, they agree to fund the mandatory stipend provided to the Laureates. The source of the monthly stipend may be the host university, the lab or the partner company. The origin of this stipend funding is specified when the internship topic proposal is submitted.
Australian Students: Students enrolled in one of the following participating universities can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer:
Group of Eight universities (ANU, Monash, UofA, UniMelb, UNSW, UQ, UniSydney, UWA),
Australian Technology Network of Universities (Curtin, RMIT, UniSA, UTS),
Innovative Research Universities (Charles Darwin, James Cook, Griffith, La Trobe, Flinders, Murdoch, Western Sydney),
Queensland University of Technology
University of Wollongong.
Australian citizens and international students enrolled in Australia are eligible to apply. French citizens are not eligible.
Participants must retain their student status for the entire duration of the internship.
Other eligibility requirements may be specified in the individual internship offers.
The 2019 internship offers are available here.
Applications are now closed. The next application period will open in 2020.