New OpportunitiesNicolas Baudin Internships in France Initiative - now reopened
The call for applications for the Nicolas Baudin program was temporarily suspended while the Embassy of France in Australia consulted with French establishments on the impacts of Covid-19 border closures and explored solutions.
The Embassy has now reopened applications for the program until 15 June 2020. Students enrolled in Undergraduate, Honours, Masters programs are eligible to apply for the general stream. PhD students are only eligible to apply for the "Internship in France" initiative scheme.
Internships in France
The internship offers are jointly created by the French host university and its industry partner, and when relevant with the Australian partner university if the intern is enrolled within the framework of a pre-existing scientific collaboration.
The Embassy provides a grant to finance the cost of return travel to France. Naval Group and Thales cover the travel of those students selected for internships of which they are industry partners (for students from Group of Eight universities, Flinders University or UniSA).
The internship supervisors have indicated that the proposed starting dates of these internships are flexible and are able to be postponed, according to the eventual reopening of borders. The Embassy will announce laureates in July and students can contact the supervisors to negotiate the dates of their internship. A number of these research internships may also be offered either partially or totally online if necessary.
A list of internship offers is available.
Students planning exchange or degree programs in France in the second half of 2020 can apply for the Nicolas Baudin travel grant. The Embassy will announce laureates in July, on the premise that Semester 2 exchanges will go ahead.
For more information, visit the Embassy of France in Canberra website.