VIE - French International Internship Program
Making life easier for you and your HR Department!
You wish to:
- Strengthen your team with new talents
- Revitalize your agent network
- Prospect new international markets and strengthen your market shares
THINK ABOUT “V.I.E”
A FLEXIBLE AND SIMPLE PROGRAM
What is the V.I.E?
Created in September 2001 under the aegis of the Ministry for Foreign Trade to promote French export abroad, the V.I.E program is managed by UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development.
A FLEXIBLE PROGRAM
The V.I.E program allows French companies to send young European graduates, between the age of 18 and 28, on a working assignment abroad for a period varying between 6 up to 24 months, renewable once, to match your specific needs.
No contractual tie between the Company and the V.I.E, who is under the authority of the Secretary of State in charge of foreign trade and as such, the V.I.E enjoys a public status within a protective framework.
A SIMPLIFIED MANAGEMENT
UBIFRANCE handles all the administrative aspects of V.I.E assignment thus you can focus merely on the operational activity and be as hassle-free as possible.
ATTRACTIVE & AFFORDABLE COST STRUCTURE
The French company is responsible for the cost of the V.I.E assignment and therefore benefits from tax exemption in France. National or regional financial support is available in France for small and medium companies, and larger companies are eligible for tax deductions.
Who can use it?
This program is open to corporations under French law as well as French Companies which contribute to the internationalization of the economic activity of businesses.
No matter :
• The size of the company
• The type of assignment
• The number of assignments
The V.I.E carries out his assignment, located abroad in the host country, within a host organization which may be a subsidiary, a representative office…or any other entity tied through a partnership agreement.
What Kind of assignments are entrusted to a V.I.E?
ANY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL MISSIONS:
• Market studies, commercial canvassing
• Overseeing of a new contract
• Production and quality control, audit
• R&D, Technical analysis, engineering
• Financial Markets analysis
FLEXIBILITY IN TERMS OF:
• Length of the assignment (from 6 up to 24 months, renewable once within the 24 months)
• Geographical coverage (1 up to 8 countries )
• Possibility to share the V.I.E between 2 or more companies
The intern may spend up to 165 days in France to familiarize himself with the company products and services.
Business France, national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.