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Complete an internship

In the context of its mission to train in and through research, every year INRAE welcomes several hundred trainees to its units for periods that range from a few weeks to several months.

Updated on 02 January 2020

illustration Complete an internship
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The internships proposed are aimed at students of all nationalities who are registered with a French higher education establishment and come from an EU Member or Associate State or any other country outside the European Union.

All requests for internships result in a three-way contract between INRAE, the teaching establishment and the trainee. This contract must notably stipulate the conditions governing the coverage of trainees with respect to occupational accidents.

Trainees can be recruited at any time during the year.

> See opportunities for internships (only in French)

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Rights, obligations and code of conduct

As tenured staff, trainee civil servants and contractual employees of INRAE, you benefit from a particular status that comes with various rights and guarantees as well as certain obligations.

02 January 2020

Support for foreign staff

This section provides basic information about the formalities for entering and staying in France to be able to work at INRAE.

02 January 2020

You passed an INRAE competitive exam

When you pass one of INRAE’s competitive recruitment exams, you will join the ranks of France’s civil servants. You initially have the status of trainee civil servant, which will then become tenured civil servant following the successful completion of your training period. Here are a few guidelines to help you understand career development at INRAE.

02 January 2020