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2017 - Internship/Stage - Consular and Passport Assistant

Publication date: 19/04/2017
Reference: 2017 - 007
Entity: DFAT
Location: Paris 75015
Contract type: Internship (3 months)


About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the Consular section
Consular/Passport section provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens in France. Limited Consular assistance is provided to Australian residents in Monaco, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and Chad.


The Australian Embassy Paris is recruiting an intern to join its Consular and Passport section. The internship will start in May/June 2017 and run for the duration of 3 to 6 months.

As part of the consular team, the intern will :
- Assist with the Embassy's consular day to day activity,
- Assist with consular services (notarial, marriage/birth/death certificate, telephone and email enquiries ...),
- Assist with Passport services (for Australian Citizens)
- Provide assistance to the consular coordinator with oral and written English-French translation,
- Assist in operating consular and passports related databases and filing systems


- Sound knowledge of “Windows Office” software
- Fluent English and French
- Good writing skills
- Ability to take initiative, respond to challenges and set priorities while working as part of a small team
- Calm and sensitive

‘Convention de stage’ from a French university/school – mandatory

For non-French school students => In accordance with local law, any internship in France will need to be managed under the auspices of an internship agreement signed with a school or university.
The tripartite agreement (i.e., between you, the university and the workplace) can be signed with a foreign school/university, but the procedure should take three to six months to set up. The agreement should outline a project you would work on (which the embassy would help draft) and be submitted to the French “prefecture de Paris” at least three months before the proposed commencement of the internship. The prefecture will make a decision on whether the internship can proceed.
Moreover, you should request the appropriate visa to leave/study or work in France (please note that unfortunately, the Embassy does not provide sponsorship)