In both years of the Master’s program, students go on internships, first to familiarize themselves with the business world (M1), then to acquire professional skills over a longer period of time (M2).


Ecole des Mines d’Alès

Each year, the Design Innovation Society (DIS) Master’s program organizes an unprecedented partnership between a first-year Master’s design student and two trainee engineers from École des Mines d’Alès. For 5 weeks, the students in this multidisciplinary team work on the design of an innovative product for a company. This assignment gives participants an opportunity to learn about another discipline and another language that they will inevitably come across in their professional lives after graduating.



5 to 6 months


Work Experience


Research project and thesis

Internship conditions

Each student receives a monthly allowance from the host employer/organization in the form of a bonus, fixed by the administration.

Drawing on their work experience, students have to produce a dissertation on a research question of a professional nature based on one or more projects carried out during the internship.


The project and thesis allow students to make use of all the skills they have acquired during the Master’s program. It is not an internship report. Rather, it should reflect students’ training in and through research in the course of the academic year, and be based mainly on their work experience.

Students are asked to explore a research question of a professional nature through one or more projects carried out during their internship. This involves refining the research question, monitoring publications and carrying out literature searches, analyzing field data and compiling a corpus, choosing a framework, and drafting a dissertation directly linked to the project(s).

Students receive personalized guidance and support from their dissertation supervisor.


Training managers receive many internship offers for students, who can consult these offers throughout the Master’s program and look for those that correspond most closely to their career goals.

As interns, students are eligible for the employment bonus paid by the French Family Allowance Fund (CAF) in addition to their internship allowance, providing the latter is equivalent to at least 78% of the net minimum wage.

A specific course on writing CVs and cover letters, as well as compiling a portfolio or setting up a business website, is given during Semester 3. This course allows students to seek personalized guidance and support, and to establish what they want from their internship.

Concerning the administrative aspects, the Information and Employment Assistance Office (BA2IP) of Nîmes University (Vauban campus) is open to all students, whatever their specialty and level of training.

Open every day except Friday afternoon – from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone : +334 66 36 45 96
Mail :


Marielle ROY

Administratrice de filière
04 66 36 45 21


Université de Nîmes

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