To intern in a laboratory or an administrative department of Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), you must be enrolled in a French or foreign higher education institution. Here are the steps to follow:

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The internship agreement

An agreement is mandatory for any internship at UGA; the template is provided by the host organization. The agreement must be signed before the start of the internship by the host organization, the intern and the home university.

Students doing an internship as part of the Erasmus+ program will have to obtain the following documents from their home university in addition to the UGA internship agreement:
  • A learning Agreement for Traineeship Mobilities
  • At the end of the internship, a certificate of completion of the internship specific to Erasmus+
They may possibly benefit from an Erasmus+ grant paid by their home institution, and validate ECTS credits. Students can contact their home university for more information.

Internship duration

An internship in France is subject to French legislation, the trainee benefits from a stipend if the internship duration is more than 308 hours, as well as certain rights (holidays, reimbursement of public transport, etc.).
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According to the duration of your internship, your internship agreement must be declared to the DIRECCTE (Direction régionale des entreprises de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l'emploi d'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).
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Staff card

The host organization can issue a staff card called "Izly".
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At UGA, transport will be covered by the host organization under the same conditions as for employees.
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Prepare your stay

Find practical information that will guide you throughout your stay at UGA (health, accommodation, visa and residence permit, practical life...).
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