Internships help make career aspirations a tangible reality and provide students with experience and contacts which they need for their future careers. Every student on the Bachelor’s programme is therefore required to undertake a minimum of two internships in industry either in France or abroad:
- a minimum period of 4-week as a non-skilled worker/blue-collar internship at the end of the first year (in July and/or August) in order to acquire first-hand experience of industrial realities, company structures,
- a minimum of 3 months at the end of year 3, preferably directly related to the final project in semester 6, to develop operational skills and use the knowledge and know-how gained on the IBMMAE programme. This final internship may also provide an interesting employment opportunity directly after graduation.
Students are also encouraged to take additional non-mandatory internships between years 2 and 3.
Based on its extensive network of partner companies in France and abroad, INSA Lyon offers support in finding appropriate internships. It is however recommended that students undertake their own internship research as this is an excellent preparation for entering the job market. To this end, specific professional modules on CVs, job interviews, written reports, oral presentations, etc. are offered in year 3 to help students find their final internship and write and defend their internship reports.