Internship at The Bureau International des Expositions in Paris

 Bureau International des expositions in Paris is lloking for an intern to be enrolled in Exhibitions Department


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The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organisation embodying the commitment of its 168 Member States to lead, promote and foster International Exhibitions.

The BIE oversees four types of International Exhibitions: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.

International Exhibitions are global events dedicated to finding solutions to specific challenges facing humanity by offering a journey inside the Expo theme through engaging and immersive activities. From the 31 countries that created the BIE in 1928, the Organisation has grown to 170 Member States, as a result of the success and the appeal of Expos. The BIE Member States take part in all the decisions of the BIE and they strive to continually improve the quality of Expos. The headquarters of the BIE are located in Paris.


Duty station: Paris, France


Deadline: not specified


Timeframe: from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months


Description: The intern will be expected to:

-Support the daily work of the Exhibition Department and its officers;

-Compile, analyse and update relevant information and documentation concerning the political and economic situation, the presence in Expos and the BIE cooperation with Member States;

-Aid in the preparation of information and coordination meetings;

-Draft briefings comprising analyses and appraisal of existing and future cooperation between the States, their delegations, Expos and the BIE;

-Participate and assist in the organisation of high-profile events such as meetings, conferences and general assemblies;

-Assist staff with research requests and any other general requests from Expos and candidates;

-Assist the Exhibitions Department in matters pertaining the presence of Member States in upcoming Expos

-Process and follow up correspondence sent to the Secretariat by the Member States;

-Attending and summarising conferences and meetings

-Contribute to the production of documents and working papers resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes

-Assist with the implementation of longer term projects on behalf of the BIE.

Other tasks may also be required according to the needs of the Department, in the context of the work programme. Daily responsibilities will also depend on the individual’s background as well as the duration of the internship



Ideal candidate should be a full time student in the field of Political Science and/or International Relations / Public Diplomacy, Law or Economics. Applicants are not required to have professional work experience to participate in the programme. Candidate should have solid quantitative and computer skills. English and French are the working languages of the BIE. An excellent command of both languages is required. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Key Competencies

-Very good drafting and communication skills.

-Strong interest in the work of the BIE in promoting progress and international co-operation.

-Proven ability to work in a multicultural and team oriented environment.

-Ability to work effectively on the basis of general instructions with the capacity to prioritise tasks.

-Computer literate in standard software applications.

-Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs

Wage: not specified


Additional info:

To apply for internship vacancies:

The BIE requires candidates to be nationals of BIE Member States and to have a formal internship agreement (Convention de stage) issued by their University / School.

Applicants must also meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one year of graduation.


The duration of the internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern’s assigned office.

Interns work on a full-time basis (35h per week). Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 1pm and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Please indicate clearly your availability in your cover letter.


Application process: please send a Cover Letter and Personal History Profile / CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In your Personal History Profile/ CV, be sure to include details on degree programme and (expected) graduation date, all past work experience, and IT and language skills.

Cover letter should include the reasons he/she is applying for the internship, why candidate thinks he/she is the best candidate, and why he/she is interested in the BIE.

A sample of written work (in English or French) can be attached to the application.


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Edited by Anja Herbez


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