The French International Internship Program: a contract that attracts more than ever young French!
March 14, 2016
In 2015, 8,665 young French people were involved in a French International Internship Program (V.I.E.) worldwide. This contract, unique in the world, allows young French under 28 years to work abroad on behalf of French companies. It is more and more chosen by young French who want to get an experience in a foreign country: the number of volunteers increased 20% in the past three years!
Business France, the National Agency for Export Development and Investment in France, and umbrella V.I.E., has partnered with Les Echos newspaper to publish, in July 2015, the first “barometer about V.I.E.”.
Key figures from the survey:
Who are these young French volunteers?
➢ 63% are boys and 37% girls, ➢ They are aged of 26 on average, ➢ 91% of them have at least a Master degree level.
In which countries are they going to?
49% choose to stay in Europe, 17% go to Asia-Pacific, 15% to North America, 7% to Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean, 6% to North Africa and Middle East, 5 % to Latin America and the Caribbean, 1% to South Asia.
➢ 57% of the volunteers are doing their V.I.E. in a French company making at least € 200m of turnover, ➢ 12% in a French company making 50 to € 200M of turnover, ➢ 31% in a French company making less than 50M € of turnover.