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Frequently Asked Internship Questions

French
Italian
  • French 321 is a prerequisite for both the Paris and France internships.

  • Internships are available in all semesters and terms. Most students go on an internship during the spring or summer terms.

  • The Paris internship is for professional experiences and internships specific to the field you are interested in. A wide variety of internship fields are available: advertising, agriculture, art, communications, culinary arts, design, journalism, law, and more!

    The France internship is for immersive language experience and general professional or service-oriented competencies but may not be directly related to a professional discipline.

  • Complete the $35 (non-refundable) online application here. Applicants will be interviewed
    once the application is complete.

    Students must submit a French resume. Their letter of intent must also be in French. Your letter of intent determines your internship placement. (We will assist accepted interns revise their resumes and letters of intent.)

  • Three months (12 weeks) is the longest possible internship length. Note that students can stay in France for up to 90 days without a visa.

  • If you have declared a major or minor in the College of Humanities, you are eligible to get a scholarship from the college. This is not an academic scholarship, so you can use the money to fund any part of your internship expenses.

    The Kennedy Center website has information about many experiential learning scholarships.

    Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Student Loans may be applied to experiential learning programs.

  • Yes! Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

  • Housing is not typically provided as part of the internship.

  • Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R). This class is held during the second block of each Winter semester for students who plan to do an internship for the following Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

  • Yes, a French major or minor a student may be able to do a domestic internship if it has relevance to their professional development. This may include the Washington Seminar Internship. Please contact our internship coordinator, Dr. Yvon LeBras (yvon_lebras@byu,edu), with further questions.

Internship Coordinator

Students with questions about internships are encouraged to contact Dr. Yvon LeBras, the French internship coordinator.

3121 JFSB ~ (801) 422-2288 ~ yvon_lebras@byu.edu

Associate Coordinator

Dr. Daryl Lee, professor of French and chair of the French and Italian Department, is the associate coordinator of the French internship programs.

3134-A JFSB ~(801) 422-9055 ~ dlee@byu.edu
  • Italian 202 is a prerequisite for the Rome internship.

  • The Rome internship is offered during Spring term.

  • Complete the $35 (non-refundable) online application here. Students must submit a resume and letter of intent, which may be in English. Applicants will be contacted for an interview once the application is complete.

  • The Rome internship is for 8 weeks.

  • If you have declared a major or minor in the College of Humanities, you are eligible to get a scholarship from the college. This is not an academic scholarship, so you can use the money to fund any part of your internship expenses.

    The Kennedy Center website has information about many experiential learning scholarships.

    Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Student Loans may be applied to experiential learning programs.

  • Yes! Regular BYU scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

  • Housing in Rome will be with Italian host families, preferably with two students to a family.

  • Accepted students are required to participate in HCOLL 396R, an international preparation course. This class is held during the second block of each Winter semester.

  • If a student finds a domestic internship with a substantial component of Italian language, they can seek approval from Dr. Jennifer Haraguchi (jharaguchi@gmail.com).

Internship Coordinator

Students with questions about internships are encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Haraguchi, the Italian internship coordinator.

3139 JFSB ~ (801) 422-8179 ~ jharaguchi@gmail.com