Team Côte d’Azur is the foreign direct investment agency of Southern France.

Created by the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Council, the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, the purpose of Team Côte d’Azur is to promote the region on international markets and help new, French or foreign companies to establish offices in the area.

The agency gives investors access to a comprehensive range of services so they can discover the Côte d’Azur, a leading, innovative and international region, and ensure the best success for their teams based here.


Full time position as a Sales and Trade Assistant. Interns are expected to have skills in marketing, communication, business development, writing and autonomy. 


Be a productive resource for the sales team and the marketing/communication department. Contribute to increase the visibility of the Technological French Riviera in Europe and overseas. Facilitate and set-up the b to b meeting campaigns for the sales team thru trade missions or tech events located all around the globe (no travels are required). Contribute to track emerging and booming start-ups and SMEs in NA, EMEA and ASIA and update key and strategic data bases of the FDI agency.

Tasks and Duties: 

Update the Fast 500 high-tech list targeted by Team Côte d’Azur; work must be done for the following areas NA EMEA ASIA (1,500 companies to review). Assist the sales department by managing pre-sales campaigns on targeted markets, events and geographical key areas selected by Team Côte d’Azur. Targeted emailing campaigns + cold contacts thru LinkedIn. Calling Campaign (only in English) to set-up 1st contact B to B meetings. Assist the sales department when they welcome foreign direct investors, contributions are expected, with the help of the sales managers, to set-up local business introduction agendas. Provide support and assistance to the communication department by translating (French to English) newsletters, flyers, web news, press releases and economic reports weekly written by Team Côte d’Azur all along the year.


French speakers preferred. 


Students are responsible for finding their own housing. Host office will provide stipend and visa assistance.


  • Living Expenses
  • Housing
  • Academic Fee - $300
  • Tuition
  • Airfare


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.