Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions - INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS

Students with a long term visa can apply to an extension to be able to look for a job.

Two months before the end of their studies, they apply to a document called “APS: autorisation provisoire de séjour” which allows them to stay in France up to one full year after their studies.

Even if it is legally possible to work in France as an international student with a long term visa, it is not advised to take a part-time job, since the master's program is very demanding and requires full dedication and having a part time job be very detrimental for the studies.

It may be also very hard to find a job around the campus without a good grasp of French language. EURECOM wishes to stress that it cannot provide job opportunities for students on its campus during the academic year.

Students should write a thesis based on a topic previously approved by a professor from EURECOM (academic supervisor). Students have to send a monthly report to the academic supervisor. At the end of the internship period, students will have dedicated time to finish writing the thesis. Students then defend the thesis in front of the two supervisors from EURECOM and the company.

Students can either do their 6 month internship in any company or research lab provided that the topic of their Master / Post Master's thesis is approved by their two supervisors (one professor from EURECOM and one employee of the company/lab).

Students who wish to do a Phd afterwards can choose to do their internship in a lab to do a research oriented internship.

The majority of our master’ students do their internship in big companies in Sophia Antipolis or Paris. Students 

Students will have to be autonomous in their search of internship, yet EURECOM provides several supports to help them.

 

EURECOM provides students with an access to a large database of internship opportunities provided by its industrial partners. This database is made available to students on time so that they can directly apply via this database with their CV and motivation letter. Each semester, EURECOM has around 300 internship opportunities (3 times more than the number of students).
Students will also be invited to take part in Job Forums where they can meet directly with recruiters from companies. EURECOM will organize workshops on how to write efficient CVs and motivation letters.
Professors may also help by recommending sources of potential internships for students who rank well in their courses.

In any case, students are advised to start early enough to look for internships, since the recruitment process can take time. A manager of the Academic Affairs Department is in charge of helping students in their internship procedures and ensuring that the process is going smoothly.