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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

INRAE staff members, whether they are civil servants or contractual employees, are representatives of the French state and are subject to the rights and obligations set out in the French Civil Service Code. As such, they embody the fundamental values of the French Republic and foster the values of publicly funded research.

In carrying out all their work, INRAE employees adhere to ethical values and principles of conduct, act with impartiality, integrity, dignity and probity, and seek to best serve the public interest.

In working at INRAE, staff members also promote and implement the Institute’s ongoing commitment to diversity and gender equality, its fight against discrimination, and its respect of the principle of secularism so that each person may apply their skills in an environment that recognizes and celebrates the richness of diversity and acknowledges that diversity is stimulating and promotes cohesion.

You will find below the principal rights and obligations applicable to public service employees.

12 April 2024

Accueil des scientifiques étrangers

Chaque année notre institut accueille de nombreux scientifiques venus du monde entier. Un guide des accueils internationaux, sous forme de site web, est désormais à leur disposition pour faciliter leur venue et leur séjour dans l’institut.

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