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The Chinese Internship in Montargis

Franco-Chinese work experience at the Montargis Chinese Museum, France.
the Musée historique de l’amitié franco-chinoise in Montargis,

A good internship opportunity for students of Chinese to improve language proficiency while staying in France!

Duration: Any time during each year. Sept. - Jan. preferred in the academic year of 23-24; minimum 2 months or less, subject to individual consideration.

Funding:See more details about howLink opens in a new window to apply for the funding. Deadlines for 2024 funding applications are :- 29 January, 18 March, 6 May, 10 June (final deadline for finalists - non finalists can also apply). There might also be additional funding available for WP students.

Accommodation: shared apartment, supported and paid by the Museum.


  • Language requirements: Chinese B1+; French B2
  • Available to 1-2 students with Chinese in their degree title
  • Have a student status in a French university

The museum could offer payment for the internship, depending on funding at the time.

How to apply: if you are interested, please apply online. The deadline for application: 25 April (each year) the latest for the summer, or following the same deadline for YA nomination for other times.

If you are interested in the above internship at the Montargis Chinese Museum, you can also let your YA coordinator know that you are doing both work and study placement in your year abroad. Any other inquiry, please contact Dr. Zhiyan Guo at

Please see more about the Museum in its website: Chine Montargis - The association (in French, Chinese and English)

The Museum has been widely reported in media. see one in BBC newsLink opens in a new window:

This internship opportunity was developed from the visit to the Musée historique de l’amitié franco-chinoise in Montargis, on 10-12 Jan. 2020, funded by IATL (the project titled “Engaging students in research into Chinese culture through fieldwork at the historical site of Montargis” , led by Zhiyan Guo and Cathy Hampton and participated by SMLC finalist of Chinese. More details about the project is here:

A translation project evolved on the book ‘En quete de reve a Montargis: Coment la Chine est entrée dans l’histoire de Montargis’ (‘Seeking Dreams in Montargis’) originally published by Maison d’editioin populaire du Hunan in French in 2019. This translation project from French to English offered BAML degree students in SMLC the valuable opportunities to gain experience of translation prior to their postgraduate study in Chinese studies (MA in Chinese Studies, SOAS) and in translation (MA in translation, Warwick).