Doing an internship abroad with Toulouse School of Management
Whether as part of their programme or as a gap year, students can choose to go abroad for their internship.
Internship periods exist for all programmes and may be compulsory or optional, depending on the year. Typically, internships take place between mid-April and the end of August. Most last a minimum of two months; in Master 2, internships last six months and are spread over the second semester.
Finding an internship abroad
Conditions for an internship abroad
Legislation in the host country
The procedures for carrying out an internship abroad may take into account both French legislation and the legislation of the country in which the internship is to be conducted in, particularly as it regards to:
- Conditions of entry and residence in the country;
- The social protection system / healthcare;
- Any bonuses;
- The specific rights and obligations of interns.
The internship agreement
While it is compulsory in France for interns to receive a bonus for more than two months, this is not guaranteed abroad. The existence and amount of compensation depends on the legislation of the host country.
Social protection / healthcare
It is also necessary to find out what social security or heathcare system cover the intern will have in the foreign country: in some cases, they will need to take out insurance with the Caisse des Français de l'Etranger or a private insurance company.
There are a number of scholarships available to finance your stay abroad, including grants from the Occitanie region, Eurocampus vouchers and Erasmus + grants.
Lastly, the University reserves the right to refuse to sign an agreement if the internship takes place in a foreign country classified by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs as being at risk, in conflict or under tension.