Parsons Paris

Career Services

  • Career Services connects employers with Parsons Paris students seeking internships and other professional opportunities. We offer a variety of resources and services that give you the competitive edge. 

    Career Services for Parsons Paris Students

    Am I eligible to intern in Paris?
    Yes. At Parsons Paris, we want you to have experiential learning opportunities that will change the way you learn and live in the city — the capital of creativity. Career Services provides a job board that enables you to access and manage your internship opportunities: view the calendar of workshops, fairs, and events; schedule career counseling appointments; and find out which employers coming to campus. Students should plan on signing up to receive email updates or checking the job board often, as it is updated on a regular basis.

    How do I find an Internship?
    Parsons Paris Career Services connects students to opportunities through our email listserv and weekly info sessions. We also promote networking events, open calls, and seasonal opportunities, such as Paris Fashion Week.

    How do I earn credit for my internship?
    Credits are available for internship opportunities depending on the duration of the internship and students' eligibility. Students should meet with the Career Services and Internship coordinator to learn more about their options.

    Do I have to speak French to get an internship?
    While French is not required at many internships, a working knowledge of French will increase the number of opportunities available to students.

    What is the time commitment for an internship? 
    Typical internships are 60 to 120 hours per semester. Summer intensive internships may be up to three months long.

    What services do you offer students?

    • One-on-one career counseling
    • Professional development: résumé, curriculum vitae, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter reviews
    • Practice mock interview sessions
    • Information about job or internship search strategies, graduate school, and networking opportunities
    • Workshops, panels, employer information sessions, on-campus interviews, and career and internship fairs
    • Alumni network

    Career Services for Paris and European Employers

    How do I post an internship or job opportunity?
    Whatever positions you are trying to fill, the best way to get the word out to Parsons Paris and New School students and alumni is to set up an appointment with our Career Services and Internship coordinator. You can also send a job description (in English) to be posted on our campus job board by email to The Career Services coordinator will contact you after reviewing the information. Please allow between two to five days for a response.

    What languages do your students work in?
    Our student community is very international, with more than 60 different countries represented. While most of our students are being educated in English and are bilingual or trilingual, English is their work language. At Parsons Paris, students are expected to be at a beginner level and perfect their French while on campus. 

    What degrees are Parsons Paris students pursuing?
    Students thrive in the fields of fashion design; art, media, and technology; strategic design and management; and curatorial studies. For more information about our programs, check academic programs.

    What kind of paperwork do I need to complete to hire an intern?
    In France, a convention de stage is required, which is a three-party contract between students, the employer, and Parsons Paris to insure liability. Career Services provides you with the template and will facilitate the process with students.

    What is the relationship between Parsons Paris and Parsons New York?
    Parsons Paris is the European campus of The New School and Parsons School of Design in New York. Established in 1921, Parsons Paris offers innovative design curricula designed to develop creative and critical thinking skills in international students.


    We are always happy to answer any questions employers have about Parsons Paris students. Send an email to Career Services at