Expertise for an international job market
Every ISIT student spends time in a professional setting during each academic year, for a grand total of 13 months in internships over the course of their five-year education. For the most part, these internships take place abroad or in a multilingual and international environment.
Learning objective: a rewarding career path
- Support for each student’s professional goals
- Key information to help students find rewarding work
- A professional process all along the curriculum
Advantages for students
- Develop and refine professional goals through real-life experiences
- Deepen intercultural and multilingual skills
- Gain the knowledge and etiquette necessary to achieve professional success
|See the internship calendar by academic year|
Students in the fifth-year specialties “Intercultural Communication and Translation” and “Intercultural Management” have the opportunity to complete their training with an apprenticeship during their final academic year. By doing an apprenticeship, students gain professional qualifications before they even receive their diploma, which gives them a considerable advantage when entering the job market.
Benefits for students
- Personalized support with an apprenticeship director in the company and an advisor at school
- Tuition financed by the company through the apprenticeship tax (“taxe d’apprentissage”)
- Employee status and accompanying compensation
- An enriching professional experience to highlight when starting out
- Get a fresh perspective on old problems and take advantage of unique multilingual, intercultural skills
- Give students the opportunity to receive a salary and be relieved of annual tuition
- Support ISIT through the apprenticeship tax or through donations equal in value to the apprentice’s tuition
- Enable ISIT to continue to offer training that meets real company needs
As part of the Applied Research Projects program, fifth-year students in the “Intercultural Management” and “Intercultural Communication and Translation” specializations take part in group work projects for companies and international organizations. These projects include a graded thesis and defense.
Benefits for companies
- Get a fresh or additional perspective on a tangible issue
- Clear the way for an important project that hasn’t been developed for lack of time and human resources
- Take advantage of short-term recommendations
- Use multilingual tools
These projects are supervised internally by research professors specialized in intercultural management and communication.
Examples of past student projects
- How can group A establish its product B and services in the Spanish market?
- What should the communication strategy of Mexican product A be in France?
- How can we create a unique training program for international managers in charge of multicultural teams, given their different professional experiences and cultures?
- Develop a terminology and resource database for an international company.
- Establish a newsletter program to connect different departments throughout the world.
- Help implement translation and technical writing tools.
- Carry out market studies, followed by strategic recommendations for a company with plans to expand internationally.
ISIT is home to the only Junior Enterprise entirely dedicated to intercultural issues faced by international companies.
The consultants at Junior ISIT have many strengths: unparalleled language proficiency, international project management skills, a sense of initiative and corporate culture.
A member of the Confédération Nationale des Junior-Entreprises (CNJE), Junior ISIT offers translation services in the languages taught at ISIT (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), intercultural communication and marketing services, market studies and liaison interpreting missions.
“Junior ISIT is first and foremost a team of students with discipline and versatility. Thanks to the excellent training at ISIT and the meticulous selection of our consultants and project managers through rigorous recruitment exams, we can guarantee you professional, customized services.” – President of Junior ISIT
To learn more, visit the Junior ISIT website