What is Shasta Internship program?
Created in January 2010, Shasta Internship program is a program designed to help Arts et Métiers ParisTech students get an international experience in the United States. The program is named after Mt. Shasta, a majestic dormant volcano in Northern California and a spectacular site that interns should visit during their stay.
What types of internships are available?
Students are available for various types of internships:
- Standard summer internships during the summer months of June, July, and August
- Six-month internships begining in February/March for students during their last year of graduate study, working on a final project with the internship
- Extended Summer internship from July to January for students to complete for their final year specialization
Does AFAM pre-select students?
A Shasta committee including Audrey Stewart (Arts et Métiers ParisTech Head of International Office), Nichole Groppe (Arts et Métiers ParisTech US Representative), and a dedicated AFAM members conduct the pre-selection of student applicants. Many selection criteria are considered including academic performance, English fluency, individual commitment, personal project and entrepreneurship.
Pre-selected students are directed to a company with a relevant internship opening.
What do we need to do to obtain a work visa for the intern?
What is the cost of a work visa?
Compensation and Benefits
What compensation should we offer to intern?
What taxes should we pay?
Should we provide Medical Insurance?