The Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the United States is currently offering an unpaid internship position, based at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, from April 2014 (or as soon as possible) to September 2015.
The selected intern will:
- Participate in the development and the animation of the French scientific network
- portrayal of French scientists/entrepreneurs working in Southern California;
- making of the monthly scientific newsletter;
- organization of the "Café des Sciences": scientific seminars aimed at promoting scientific research to the general public, featuring French and Francophone scientists working in the Los Angeles area;
- Participate in the organization of French American events aiming at promoting scientific and student exchanges;
- Participate in the writing of articles and reports (in both French and English) on scientific subjects.
Qualities required for this internship include:
- Good written and oral skills in French (majors and minors are welcome to apply)
- A strong interest in science (life sciences in particular)
- Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
- The intern will be based at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, located at 10390 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. The intern might have to work outside of the Consulate's premises, with the team, on the organization of some events, interviews, etc.
- Working hours are flexible, depending on the intern's availability.
- Work in a French-speaking environment.
- The intern will be provided with a work station at the Consulate.
The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta, GA – Boston, MA – Chicago, IL – Houston, TX – Los Angeles, CA – San Francisco, CA) is dedicated to bilateral French-American collaborations in Science and Technology. The role of the OST incorporates three strategic missions:
- To monitor advances in science and technology;
- To establish and/or strengthen partnerships in science and technology between France and the United States;
- To promote exchanges of students, researchers and entrepreneurs.