How to prepare for a fashion industry internship in France

How to prepare for a fashion industry internship in France

1. Learn some basics French phrases.

Even if you're not planning on becoming fluent in French, learning some basic phrases will go a long way towards making your internship experience more enjoyable. Knowing how to say things like "hello," "please," and "thank you" will help you make a good impression with your co-workers and help you navigate day-to-day life in France. Additionally, many people in the fashion industry in France speak English, so don't worry if you're not completely fluent—you'll still be able to get by.

 

2. Research the company you'll be interning for.

Before you start your internship, take some time to learn about the company or brands you'll be working for. Read up on their history, their mission statement, and their current collections or projects. This will not only help you hit the ground running when your internship starts, but it will also give you something to talk about during your interview (if you have one).

 

3. Brush up on your fashion industry knowledge.

If you're planning on interning in the fashion industry specifically, it's a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of current trends, designers, and brands before you start your internship. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available online (including this very blog!) that can help get you up to speed on what's happening in the world of fashion. Additionally, many museums and galleries offer exhibitions on various aspects of fashion history, so if you're interested in learning more about where fashion comes from, these can be great places to start.

Preparing for an overseas internship can seem daunting, but if you take it one step at a time, it's definitely doable—and totally worth it! By following the tips above, you'll be well on your way to having a successful and enjoyable experience interning in the fashion industry in France.

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