Nicolas Baudin Program: Internships in France initiative [fr]
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.
Objectives of the Internships in France initiative :
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 host institution in France provides the Australian student intern with a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 560€ per month according to current internship laws in effect).
Embassy support is also offered in the form of a supplementary subvention to cover tuition fees.
Additional funding will be specified in the list of offers for each individual internship.
- 7 June 2021: Deadline for French universities, schools or group of establishments to propose research internship topics destined towards Australian students.
- Applications open June 2021. During this time the internship propositions will be disseminated by the Australian partner university to their students.
- 18 July 2021: Deadline for applications to be submitted online.
- 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 July.
- Internships commence before 31 December and last up 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. Click here to download the internship proposal form
The completed formula should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, Deakin),
Innovative Research Universities (Charles Darwin, James Cook, Griffith, La Trobe, Flinders, Murdoch, Western Sydney),
Queensland University of Technology
University of Wollongong.
Other eligibility requirements may be specified in the individual internship offers.
Nicolas Duhaut, previously Attaché for Science and University Cooperation, explains the Internships in France initiative: