French International Postgraduate Internship Program
The V.I.E Program enables French companies to send a young person between 18 and 28 years of age on an assignment abroad for a flexible period ranging from 6 to 24 months, which can be renewed once within the 24 month limit*. It is open to French candidates, of all educational backgrounds, as well as to people from the European Economic Area. It appeals to strongly motivated young people: recent graduates, generally with some work experience or wishing to take a ‘gap year’ from college.
V.I.E in the United States
V.I.Es coming to the U.S. must be eligible for a J-1 visa in the ‘intern’ or ‘trainee‘ category.
He/she receives a fixed living allowance (paid by UBIFRANCE in Euros into a bank account in France) which varies according to the U.S. city in which the assignment is carried out, and is not subject to taxes in France.
The V.I.E candidate benefits from comprehensive medical insurance contracted for the company by UBIFRANCE.
UBIFRANCE promotes the V.I.E through institutions for higher education (Business & Engineering Schools, Universities, etc.) and youth career orientation centers and maintains a database of candidates.
For more information, contact me Maria Bolanos Ubifrance - Houston