The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organisation embodying the commitment of its 184 Member States to lead, promote and foster International Exhibitions.

The BIE oversees four types of International Exhibitions: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the International Exhibition of Triennale Milano.
International Exhibitions are global events dedicated to finding solutions to specific challenges facing humanity by offering a journey inside the Expo theme through engaging and immersive activities.

Internship Vacancies

Internships are offered in the Communications Department, and in the IT Department.



Communications Department – Internship Vacancy

Main Responsibilities

The intern will be expected to:

  • Produce first drafts of press releases, news articles and posts; draft possible questions and answers for use during press briefings
  • Draft content for use in new features on the BIE’s website, and assist in the proofreading and quality control of website content
  • Monitor worldwide news sources for articles relating to the BIE, Expos and Candidates
  • Participate and assist in the organisation of high-profile events such as meetings, conferences and general assemblies
  • Assist staff with research requests and any other general requests from the media
  • Support the work of the Web content editor and community manager by uploading information to the BIE’s website and social media channels
  • Participate in the management and development of professional contacts with researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.
  • Attending and summarising conferences and meetings
  • Contribute to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes
  • Assist with the implementation of longer term projects on behalf of the BIE.

Other tasks may also be required according to the needs of the Department, in the context of the work programme. Daily responsibilities will also depend on the individual’s background as well as the duration of the internship.

The intern will be under the supervision of the Director of Communications.

Candidate profile

Academic Background

  • Full time student in the field of journalism, communication, Political Science and/or International Relations / Public Diplomacy



IT Department – Internship Vacancy

Main Responsibilities

The intern will be expected to:

  • Offer daily basic Technical Support to BIE Staff (e.g. performing updates on computers (iMacs), helping BIE Staff on their daily use of Microsoft Office 365, etc.)
  • Insert content on BIE’s website whenever knowledge of HTML, CCS and JavaScript is required
  • Create new functionality for the website and/or for BIE’s internal customised web applications based on the LAMP stack, HTML/CSS and JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery)

The intern will be under the supervision of the Director of IT. Her/His responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background as well as the duration of the internship.

Candidate profile

Academic Background

  • Full time student in the field of IT and in the last year of his/her bachelor or Master 2 who has already undertaken a specialty/orientation in Web Development and is familiar with the technologies mentioned above.


To apply for internship vacancies:

The BIE requires candidates to be nationals of BIE Member States and to have a formal internship agreement (Convention de stage) issued by their University / School.

Applicants must also meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one year of graduation.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience to participate in the programme.


  • Solid quantitative and computer skills.


English and French are the working languages of the BIE. An excellent command of both languages is required. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Very good drafting and communication skills.
  • Strong interest in the work of the BIE in promoting progress and international co-operation.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural and team oriented environment.
  • Ability to work effectively on the basis of general instructions with the capacity to prioritise tasks.
  • Computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Contract Duration

The duration of the internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern’s assigned office.
Interns work on a full-time basis (35h per week). Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 1pm and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Please indicate clearly your availability in your cover letter.


BIE Considerations

The BIE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of BIE Member States, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, health or disabilities. Candidates of certain nationalities must obtain a visa authorising their stay in France before they arrive in Paris to begin their internship. While this is the overall responsibility of the selected candidate, the BIE will provide information and supporting documents in this regard.

Interns are responsible for ensuring that they have obtained the appropriate insurance, valid in France and in coordination with their University, prior to starting the placement where such insurance is not to be covered by the organisation proving the placement.

Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorisation of the BIE. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation.

Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.


To apply to these vacancies, please send a Cover Letter and Personal History Profile / CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In your Personal History Profile/ CV, be sure to include details on your degree programme and (expected) graduation date, all past work experience, and IT and language skills.

Your cover letter should include the reasons you are applying for the internship, why you think you are the best candidate, and why you are interested in the BIE.

A sample of written work (in English or French) can be attached to the application.

Please indicate clearly your availability in your cover letter. 

Please note that documents may only be in English or French, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.



Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.