- Placements are mainly in Community Pharmacy: observation, work in back-office, counselling in the presence of pharmacist
- Research in the University laboratories
- Few placements in Hospital
- Almost no placements in Industry
Length of training periods
From 2 weeks to 2 months. The internship can go up to 35 hours/week but never more.
Available months and cities
We accept students all the year (for Summer and Winter SEP), but mostly from April to October.
We offer placements in these 23 cities :
- Paris and around
In summer 2017, most of the incoming students stayed in local students’ flats and some of them in University residencies (CROUS) or in host’s house.
The local or national host association will not propose free accommodation. The average cost is about 300€ per month; it can go up to 500€ per month, for example in Paris.
For some accommodations a cash deposit is asked; generally, it is the cost of location for one month.
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
Board is paid by student most of the time. Pocket money is not provided.
In the French legislation, the trainee must be paid by the employer if the internship is longer than 2 months. We do not offer internship longer than 2 months.
Community Pharmacy: Almost all the pharmacists ask the trainee speaking intermediate or advanced French, because in general French patients do not speak English in community pharmacies. Sometimes, advanced English is accepted.
Research: A good level of English is accepted.
Hospital: Students should speak French and English.
The student should be at least in his 2nd year of pharmacy.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
Students need Schengen tourist visa what can be obtained online. The visa application fee is about 35€.
You cannot apply more than 3 months before your arriving in France. We recommend applying 6 weeks for a touristic visa before coming to prevent all problems.
For applying you will need: - the invitation letter from our national association, - your passport (valid 3 months after end of your visa and not older than 10 years) - a justification that you have enough money to stay in France - a health insurance
You can find more information like list of countries that do not require visa (in French) here: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F16146
We don't have deadline to apply, it depends on the city and the host employer.
The SEO makes the first preselection according to the host employers’ wishes and then, the LEO or the SEO oversees the placement.
The host employer always makes the last selection, according to his wishes.