Atout France - French Tourism Development Agency
Paris | France
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Take advantage of a unique opportunity to promote travel to and tourism in France - one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world - by interning with the primary and only official national tourism agency in the country.
About the Organization
Atout France, the Economic interest group charged with developing tourism in France, has launched a new brand by the name of Rendezvousenfrance.com for the purpose of enhancing access to tourism resources. The new official website was launched on March 27, 2012 and was deployed in 14 languages, 32 versions and six destination sites. The previous brand, Franceguide.com, was regarded as the gateway to French Tourism: existing in 15 languages with 42 international markets (versions of the site), which boasted more than 23 million visits in 2010.
The headquarters of Atout France is located in Paris, France, and the company boasts 35 other branches in more than 30 countries that span across 5 continents. The Paris headquarters is responsible for managing the French and English versions of the websites, whereas the international versions are managed by other branches of Atout France located in their target countries.
Both websites are managed by an editorial team within the Department of New Technologies at ATOUT France. Interns will work with this team to optimize their websites and collect information from partners to expand and enhance the information they make available. Offices are located in the 9th district of Paris (Metro: Place de Clichy)
With responsibilities for developing the digital policies of the agency, interns will be a part of the editorial team "Service Editorial Web & E-Marketing", which is housed within the Department of New Technologies.
Their primary responsibilities include the following:
- Collecting information from partners, shaping, creating and publishing content
- Enriching and/or rewriting existing content
- Implementing and verifying meta tags on the site
- Developing and monitoring internal and external linking
# of Positions per term
Mid-September 2013 and Early April 2014
Duration of Internship
4 to 6 months
- New Technologies/ Information Technology
- Digital Communications and Multimedia
- Tourism and Economic Development
- French Language and Culture
- Major interest in new technologies
- Genuine interest in and passion for French culture and lifestyle
- Quality writing skills and excellent spelling in English
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Knowledge of the tourism sector would be a plus
- Mature, resourceful and adaptable – able to work effectively with a variety of people and personalities as well as alone
- Able to creatively adapt to unfamiliar environments while remaining centered and focused
- Independent and diligent
Native English Speaker (Required)
Minimum 2nd year French
Junior or Senior academic standing at a minimum
Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IE3 Program Fee
The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term, regardless of credit earned. You do not pay tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. Visit your University's IE3 page for details, costs for additional terms, and campus administrative fees.
Estimated One-Time Expenses
|Visa Fees||99 € + $400 to cover costs for in-person visit to French Consul in San Francisco|
|Recommended Immunizations||None Required|
*See Additional Cost Information below.
Estimated Monthly Expenses
|Food||500 €/ month|
|Local Transportation||100 €/ month (transport pass - varies from 6 € to 112€)|
|Recreation||200 €/ month|
|Personal Expenses||200 €/ month|
436 €/ month
Additional Expense Information
Housing costs are estimates. Students are responsible for securing their own housing in Paris. There may be a possibility of working with the Paris CROUS to arrange for student rates on housing. Housing Resource for students between 18 and 30 yrs old: http://www.jeunes.unhaj.org/rechercher-un-logement-jeune/
Additionally, Accommdation Engine is a clearing house for student housing resources throughout most of the UK and many other parts of Europe, including Paris. They are also seeking students who are willing to blog about their experiences abroad in exchange for small benefits and/ or stipends. Contact the Europe Regional Director for details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.