and Summer Jobs in France
The Key Employers
Pair in France
Becoming an au pair in France is a serious
position … and while you do get paid to travel
… your main responsibilities are the children you
care for. While you might consider yourself patient,
fun-loving and perfect for a job like this … think
about how responsible you are and your previous
experience with children under your care. If you’re
ready … we have incredible families who need you
right away, living in amazing locations in France.
Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting
in keeping children's rooms and play areas clean,
preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping
them off or picking them up from school or activities?
If the answer is "yes" then this program is definitely
You will earn €80/week.
Cost: From $859
Dates: For the summer, June/July
is the preferred arrival time for the 3 month program.
September is the preferred arrival time for the
10-12 month program but we can normally find longer
placements anytime during the year.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield
St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free
In Paris, look for the publication France-USA
Contacts, which carries job ads. You can
place an ad in the print and/or online edition either
via the FUSAC website at www.fusac.fr.
American Church in Paris,
65 quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France; tel: +33 (0)1 40
62 05 00 and the American Cathedral,
23 Ave George V, Paris 75008. Both churches feature notice
boards that you can consult while in Paris. They offer
volunteering opportunities in their own programs as well
as occasional career forums for job seekers.
American Village Camps; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.americanvillage.fr/en/recruitment/recruitmentnews.php.
Language counselors, TEFL teachers and other staff for
four different American-style English immersion camps
in France year-round, including summer. Knowledge of
French not required. Camps create a positive environment
where it is fun, natural and necessary to use English.
Seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native
English speakers and love working with children. This
is a paid position, room and board is included.
API: Hospitality Work in
paid work or placement opportunities in the hospitality
industry in France that offsets the cost of living. These
opportunities allow you to live abroad and experience
the local culture as more than a tourist. By working
abroad, you can cultivate real world experience, lifelong
friends, and your sense of adventure. Participants
may work at the reception desk, in the restaurant/dining
area, or in housekeeping/gardening. You will will
work a maximum of 35 hours per week. If you choose
to work a two or three month program, you typically
will receive a monthly allowance of ~400 Euros per
month. Contact: API, 300 Camp Craft Way Ste 100, Austin,
TX 78746 USA; tel. 512-600-8900; email@example.com; apiabroad.com.
Runs volunteer workcamps at historic sites in Provence,
France (plus a few in Morocco and Lebanon).
et de Documentation Jeunesse (CIDJ), 101
Quai Branly, 75740, Cedex 15, Paris; fax 011-33-1-40-65-02-61; www.cidj.com.
Advisory centers for young people throughout France.
Paris branch distributes leaflets (fiches)
and booklets on work, study, etc. in France (see www.cidj-librairie.com for
prices). Foyer notice board carries many small ads
of use as a starting place for the job or accommodation
seeker in Paris.
CEI Paris — Centre
d’Echanges Internationaux, www.cei4vents.com.
Work in France department can assist higher education
students over 18 from outside Europe to obtain temporary
work permits (Autorisation provisoire de travail)
to work in France for up to 3 months starting any
time. All candidates must be conversant in French.
CEI can also arrange jobs for a fee and unpaid internships.
Eurolingua Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eurolingua.com.
Paid work experience in the hospitality industry of France.
Embassy of France: The Teaching
Assistant Program in France offers you the
opportunity to work in France for 7, teaching English
to French elementary and secondary school students.
Each year, nearly 1,100 American citizens and permanent
residents teach in public schools across all regions
of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments
of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.
The program offers a monthly stipend. Contact: www.frenchculture.org.
Unie des Auberges de Jeunesse, 27 rue Pajol,
75018 Paris, France; 001-33-1 44 89 87 27; www.fuaj.org.
French youth hostels association offers short-term
work (catering, reception, sports, instruction, etc.)
at its member hostels throughout France. Applications
must be sent to individual hostels. FUAJ also organizes
voluntary workcamps to renovate hostels.
French American Center in
Montpellier, 4 rue St. Louis, Montpellier
34000, France; 011-33-4-67-92-30-66; www.frenchamericancenter.com.
Details available from French-American Center of Provence,
Inc., 198 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013;
Arranges au pair placements for Americans aged 18-25
with families in the Languedoc region plus internships
in local businesses, www.frenchamericancenter.com/english/internship.asp.
French American Chamber
of Commerce, 1350 Broadway, Suite 2101, New
York, NY 10018 USA; 212-867-0123; email@example.com; www.faccnyc.org.
Oversees an International Career Development Program
for candidates aged 18-35. Internships in private-sector
companies are normally open to graduates with relevant
La Giraudiere: Work and Stay
in Southwest France helping a learning project.
Work and experience the French lifestyle at La Giraudiere,
where people from around the world help restore and
renovate a small hamlet, a place of learning that
is being brought back to life at the same time adding
to the lives of those who help make it happen. All
kinds of skills are required to help supervise the
volunteer and internship programs. In return for your
work you will receive accommodations, 3 meals a day,
advice, french lessons, training, excursions, transfers,
and so much more! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lagiraudiere.com.
Ministry of Culture, Sous-Direction
de l’Archéologie, 4 rue d’Aboukir,
75002 Paris, France; 011-33-1-40-15-77-81; chantiers-de-fouilles; www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/fouilles/index.html.
Government department that deals with archaeological
digs. Every May they publish a list of summer excavations
throughout France that accept volunteers; searchable
by region on website.
PGL Travel, (see U.K.
and Ireland). Needs outdoor activity center staff
for holiday centers in France for whole season.
Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments throughout
UNAREC (Etudes et Chantiers), www.unarec.org.
Hundreds of international volunteers for short-term conservation
projects and longer-term professional training, accepted
via partner agencies. Fee includes accommodations and
insurance for 2- to 3-week workcamps.