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Second year independent civic project internship

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The independent civic project internship is a compulsory part of the Undergraduate College Civic Learning Programme. Students work on individual or group projects over the two semesters of study, complementing the experience gained during their first-year civic internship. The civic project module counts for 3 ECTS credits and is an essential component of the Bachelor of Arts degree.


1. Have students develop their thinking on the citizenship issues they have chosen for their Civic Learning Programme (arts and culture, education, equality, employment, environment, justice, housing, health, solidarity, etc.).

2. Consolidate disciplinary, multidisciplinary and methodological learning in the humanities and social sciences.

3. Actively participate in the design and implementation of a civic or community-service project led by a host organisation, working mainly in direct contact with beneficiaries (such as outreach, educational, prevention or awareness-raising activities).

Examples of partner institutions

Gendarmerie Nationale, Paris Regional Education Authority, National Institute for Sight-Impaired Youth, National Institute for Hearing-Impaired Youth, Restos du Coeur, Secours Catholique...


  • This internship is compulsory for second-year Undergraduate College students
  • The internship must be carried out between September 1, 2023 and April 26, 2024
  • It is asked that you complete 60 hours minimum of civic engagement
  • Independent civic project internship to be completed on site and in person 
  • With a non-partisan, non-trade union, non-proselytising, non-profit or public interest organisation, whether public or private
  • In the form of an internship, volunteer work, fixed-term contract or group project


Step 1: declare your independent civic project internship online between August 11 and October 14, 2023

Regardless of the form it takes—internship, voluntary work or fixed-term contract—it is compulsory to declare your internship on the student portal. Your campus’s civic programme coordinator will review the proposed internship.

Step 2 : Submit the following documents on the Civic Learning Programme online workspace, section “04. Individual civic independent project”, between May 5 and May 12, 2024 :

  1. Critical Reflection that follows on from your letter of commitment and your civic engagement internship report
  2. An internship or engagment agreement to be completed, signed and stamped by the host organisation
  3. A copy of your payslip if you completed your open civic project internship under a fixed-term contract


​To learn more

Civic Learning Programme

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Last modified 2023-01-23
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