Overseas traineeships

Would you be interested in a traineeship abroad as part of your course? Would you like to put into practice what you have learned during your studies?

As well as offering a cultural experience, an overseas traineeship makes all the difference on a CV. The University of Lille will support you every step of the way.

You can get support from the occupational integration office (BAIP) in your department or on-campus:


You can also get in touch with your course heads to learn about the businesses abroad that have already hosted other students from your course on traineeships. 

1. A few search platforms

In Europe

Outside Europe

2. Traineeship in an office of the French Ministry of foreign affairs and international development (MAEDI)

Traineeships are available abroad in offices of the French Ministry of foreign affairs and international development:
- diplomatic mission (political service, press service, cooperation and cultural initiatives, consular section)
- or a consular post.

Conditions to apply:

  • Hold French or EU nationality
  • Be registered at the University of Lille on a course that leads to a State-recognised diploma
  • Be registered with the French social security system

For more information about traineeships in an MAEDI office, please:

  • consult the traineeship offers
  • and contact the BAIP of your department or campus.

Together with the member of teaching staff responsible for traineeships on your course at the University of Lille, as well as the host organization abroad, agree on the specific content and procedures for the overseas traineeship period and include the details in the traineeship agreement.

This agreement must indicate the location of the traineeship, its duration, the activities to be carried out with the description of the trainee’s role, rights and undertakings as well as the anticipated learning outcomes and number of ECTS credits that must be validated. It should also indicate the evaluation procedures and criteria to be applied in respect of the anticipated training outcomes.

A sample traineeship agreement is available on the University of Lille’s ENT platform under the heading "Gérer mes stages".

 If changes need to be made to your traineeship agreement, you can draw up a rider. These changes must then be accepted as quickly as possible by the host organization.

 In the event that changes relate to an extension of the mobility programme’s duration, the trainee must issue the request no later than one month before the anticipated end date.

There are various forms of financial assistance for students travelling abroad on a traineeship. The eligibility criteria include the destination, your profile and the duration of the mobility period.

Learn about the criteria and conditions of eligibility.

On the University of Lille’s ENT platform, access the Travel abroad application:

Please complete step 1 and submit your international mobility request. Next, to complete step 2 (request for financial assistance), you must have step 1 validated by your international relations coordinator and/or the International Relations department at your faculty/school/institute.

Validation deadline for steps 1 and 2: final deadline before your traineeship start date.

Your request for financial assistance will be processed by the International Relations committee, which meets three times annually: December, February and June.