Internships at the University of Bordeaux

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Would you like to carry out an internship at the University of Bordeaux? You can, but make sure you allow at least 3 months to complete all the procedures!

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Get trained alongside professionals in research and higher education © Arthur Pequin

International students (Bachelor or Master level only) can carry out an internship at the University of Bordeaux in one of its various entities: research units and laboratories, training components or the central administration.

Any students seeking to complete an internship must sign an internship agreement before their arrival in France. The University of Bordeaux internship agreement is required and is the only valid document for incoming students, even if the home institution has provided its own document.

Follow the 3-step process

Step 1: Send your application to the entity of your choice

Send your application directly to the entity of your choice:

  • research labs and units
  • training components
  • central administration

You should prepare a Curriculum vitae (resume) and a cover letter.

Step 2: Contact the Mobility Office

If your application is accepted, you will receive a "preliminary letter of acceptance" from your host entity.

The preliminary letter of acceptance and a photocopy of your identity document (ID card or passport) must be submitted to the International Mobility Office via e-mail.

Step 3: Internship agreement

Your International Mobility Office will inform you of the procedure to follow to conclude the internship agreement, which is mandatory for your time at the University of Bordeaux.

The internship agreement must be signed BEFORE the start of the internship.

For non-European Union students who need a visa, the University of Bordeaux will manage the validation of the internship agreement at the Prefecture of Bordeaux. Presentation of the signed internship agreement and the validation are required by the French Consulate in your country of residence when you apply for a visa.

Estimated processing times for an internship agreement:

  • For European nationals (no visa required): at least 2 months
  • For non-European nationals (visa required): at least 3 months


  • Mobility Office: health, human sciences, education, sport

    Pauline Carreau - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 57 57 13 01

  • Mobility Office: law and political science, economics and management, Institute of Technology

    Marine Moncaut - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 56 84 86 39

  • Mobility Office: science and technology, biology, Institute of Vine & Wine Science, Institute of Technology

    Anna Gerykova - Mobility Manager

    +33 (0)5 40 00 83 33