In some cases, students will need to obtain paperwork from AUP before the internship begins:
A convention de stage (French internship contract) is required for all internships taking place in France and must be signed by AUP, the student, and the employer.
The convention will only be issued by the Internship Office once the internship registration fees have been paid, and approvals from the Immigration and health offices, as well as the Department Chair/Program Director and faculty reader have been granted.
The convention stipulates the dates of the internship, general tasks, and indicates that the internship is directly connected to your course of study. It also provides mandatory supplemental workplace insurance. It can take up to two weeks for the internship coordinator to organize a valid convention signed by all three parties.
Under certain conditions, students may be required to sign a training agreement. Contact the Internship Office for further information.
No convention de stage is required by AUP. The organization may still require the student to sign a contract or a memorandum of agreement and to provide a letter of endorsement from AUP.
In some cases, students will be asked to provide a proof of enrolment or student status to their employer. Students can request such documents online from the AUP Registrar.