Internships

Internships: students at the heart of the company

During their 3-year degree programme, all ECPM engineers complete almost a year of internships within industry, and those who spend an optional extra year gaining professional experience (between the 2nd and 3rd years) do much more.

The three types of internship that you can offer are students are:

  • manual or technical internship in industry (1st year of the programme – final undergraduate year)
  • engineering internship in industry (2nd year of the programme – first postgraduate year)
  • final-year internship in industry or in an R&D lab (3rd year of the programme – second postgraduate year).

Either the second- or third-year internship has to be done outside of France. These internships should allow the trainee to discover the many facets of a career in chemistry. 

68% of students do more than 6 months of internships outside of France during their studies.



Manual or technical internship in industry (1st year of the programme – final undergraduate year)

Type of host organization: Business

Objectives:

  • Discover the business world
  • Carry out implementation work (functioning as a production technician, in quality control or a laboratory).

Tutors: Business tutor / Professor
Duration:
4 to 8 weeks
Calendar:
Mid-June to end of August
Ideal period for communicating offers:
January to May

Engineering internship in industry (2nd year of the programme – first postgraduate year)

May be the continuation of a microproject

Host organization: Business

Objectives:

  • Complete a technical or technological project
  • Develop scientific knowledge
  • Learn about project management

Tutors: Business tutor / Professor
Duration: 12 to 16 weeks
Calendar: Beginning of May to end of August
Ideal period for communicating offers: October to April

Final-year internship (3rd year of the programme – second postgraduate year)

Host organization: Business / Public or private research unit (industrial research)

Objective: Complete a technological or scientific R&D project
Tutors:
Business tutor / Professor
Duration:
22 to 26 weeks
Calendar:
Beginning of February to end of July
Ideal period for communicating offers:
August to September

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