Tips for finding an internship in Toulouse
As a mandatory step for students to finish a year or even a diploma, an internship is a golden opportunity to get a foot in the door of the business world. Whether it lasts 2 or 6 months, an internship is a chance to get an initial experience in an industry that interests you. Are you studying in Toulouse, or would you like to undertake an internship here? Nemea Appart'Etud has some tips to help you find an internship in Toulouse.
Best practices for finding an internship in Toulouse
Looking for an internship is never that much fun... you send off application after application and get fed up with HR when you don't even get a reply. However, a little common sense can stack the cards in your favour, so you don't end up as the office coffee maker/photocopier.
1st tip, do your research! Identify leading companies in your field of study to target your applications. Take a look at their website and check out their job offers, maybe there's already an advert out for an intern role. Not the case? Get your unsolicited application in!
Let's talk about your application. Writing to your mates in Franglais or SMS code is fine, but a recruiter is unlikely to appreciate it. Proofread your cover letter, have someone close to you or even a teacher who knows the sector well, read it again.
You could mention in your cover letter that you have accommodation in the local area. No need to go into details, but it helps reassure the company you can actually be there.
There are also associations that help students in Toulouse find an internship or work-study program, such as La Fabrique des Pitchouns. Another thing to try is asking around, local networking can't hurt!
Accommodation in Toulouse during your internship
Have you decided to undertake an end-of-study or gap year internship in Toulouse? If you've already chosen to live in a Nemea Appart'Etud residence in another city, then you're in luck! Now you can save time and simply have your file transferred to our student residence in Toulouse. You'll be close to public transport, which is handy for getting to work or going out with your fellow trainees!
By staying in a Nemea Appart'Etud residence, you have individual accommodation and access to the common areas for the duration of time you choose. You avoid the dreaded flat search and the paperwork that goes with it and benefit from a modern and well-located residence in the city. Not bad, right?