Do an internship

Changed on 27/02/2023

Every year, Inria hosts young researchers, students and final year undergraduates within its research teams. An internship at the Institute will appeal to those attracted by digital science and technology and the public research environment.

Illustration Stages de recherche
© Inria / Photo C. Morel

At Inria, you can

  • Participate in the ambitious mission of a public institute working for the digital sovereignty of France and Europe, where the emphasis is on people
  • Enrich your professional experience at the interface between research and digital innovation
  • Contribute to the collective vitality of a committed, responsible institute which is attentive to its staff as well as to the key issues in society. For years, Inria has been committed to education in digital culture, environmental impacts, quality of life at work, disability, ethics, parity, diversity and equal opportunities: Inria gives meaning;
  • Benefit from a friendly, stimulating work environment and top quality working and material conditions
  • Discover new intellectual approaches, develop your team spirit, take risks and innovate

Research internships

Each year Inria takes students – undergraduates or final year students on postgraduate courses – who are working in one of our fields of research on placements. If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you look at the themes our research teams are working on and consult their websites to see what their activities and field of intervention are. After that you can contact the teams that interest you directly.


  • The length of the internship (usually between 4 and 6 months) and the dates will be formalised in the internship agreement;
  • During the internship, you will be part of a research team. You will participate in the team's R&D activities. You will be closely monitored and supported by one of the scientists in the team;
  • In some cases, the internship may take place under a temporary work contract and be paid up to the minimum wage.

End-of-course internship (final year of a DUT technical diploma or a bachelor's degree) or mid-course internship

For these internships, which last from 1 to 3 months, different tasks and assignments are given, which vary according to the student's course and level and the host structure. You are advised to contact the research centres or teams directly. Internships lasting up to 2 months are not necessarily remunerated.

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