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    Internship Program for International Students


    • To initiate and nurture partnerships with leading universities in the world
    • To help researchers from Ecole Polytechnique to host international interns at the highest level in their field
    • To give international students from Partner Institutions the opportunity to discover Ecole Polytechnique.

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    Partner Institutions

    A Partner Institution is a foreign university or research institute with which Ecole Polytechnique has developed a partnership in the framework of the Internship Program. The list of Partner Institutions for this Program is a limited list based on the whole list of Ecole Polytechnique Partners.

    The Partner Institution nominates a professor or a staff member as a local contact for this Program. This contact person manages all the aspects of this Program at the local level: informing students and faculty members in his/her institution/department about the Program, forwarding the internship subjects and selecting internship candidates.

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    Call for Internship Subjects

    In autumn, a call for internship subjects is sent out to research teams at École Polytechnique willing to host an international intern in the Spring or Summer (between April and September).

    The Internship subject for the year 2016 will be available on-line starting from mid-December 2015, at the page Internship Subjects.

    Deadline for student applications : January 29th 2016, more information on the page Application forms.

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    Financial Support & Accommodation

    All students selected for participating in the Internship Program will receive a financial support by the Ecole polytechnique (through the Vice Presidency for International Relations or through one of its laboratories).
    A monthly stipend ranging from 550 € to 750 € will be provided to cover accommodation, meals and personal expenses (the amount will be defined depending on different factors including the cost of life in the student's home-country). This stipend includes health coverage. For some countries, the roundtrip airfare could be covered by the Program in the form of a flat amount.

    Information about the general cost of life is available here.

    Interns admitted in the Program will benefit from the assistance of the Vice Presidency for International Relations to obtain when required a Visa, a Residency Permit ("Carte de Séjour") and accommodation on campus in the limits of student dorm rooms reserved for the Program.

    Interns fully funded by the host laboratory could benefit from these services if the Vice Presidency for International Relations is informed at the latest 3 months before the beginning of the internship.

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    For further information :
    Dr. Elena Murè
    International Exchange Program Office
    École Polytechnique
    Vice-Presidency for External Relations

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