Our Career Services
The French-American Chamber of Commerce has helped prepare thousands of international young professionals and students for a future in the global economy through our International Career Development Programs (ICDP). We first opened our doors to exchange programs 45 years ago under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (the Fulbright-Hays Act), bringing young French professionals to train in American subsidiaries of French companies under the J-1 Exchange Visitor Intern/Trainee programs. Since then, we have expanded our services to offer a range of exciting options for professional and student exchange, including our CareerConnect internship/job board and our reciprocal American Outbound program to sponsor Americans to train in France.
ICDP further supports cultural exchange and international career advancement through a long-standing partnership with Business France, providing J-1 visas to eligible European citizens to participate in internship and training programs as French Volunteers for International Experiences (VIEs). Our U.S.-based sponsored training program has benefited more than 66,000 young French men and women since 1983. Similarly, through our partnership with l'Office Français de l’Immigration et l’Intégration Internationales, we have facilitated training opportunities for Americans in France since 1992 in industries that include banking, media, journalism and architecture.
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Why the FACC
In today’s increasingly global economy, ICDP is the ideal mechanism for American and French companies to create workplaces that are more diverse and international in scope. Our ICDP services are available only to FACC members and, as a result, participants enjoy supportive, individually tailored service. We look forward to assisting your company along the way!
CareerConnect is the FACC's online recruitment platform designed to meet the needs of the French-American business community. The job board allows companies to recruit bilingual, work-authorized job seekers from various fields in the tri-state area and to recruit interns across the United States, including international candidates sponsored on J-1 visas through our Exchange Visitor Intern/Trainee programs.
- International Students and Young Professionals: Find paid intern/trainee cultural exchange opportunities throughout the United States.
- Work-authorized and American Job Seekers: Find a diverse selection of professional opportunities across all industries in the United States.
- Employers: Recruit highly skilled interns and bilingual work-authorized job seekers.
Our recruitment services are complimentary for internship/job seekers, and FACC member companies can enjoy free internship postings and competitively priced work-authorized job postings.