Paris Program / University Paris Val de Seine and Professional Internships

Program Overview

The KU Paris Academic Internship Program in Architecture places  final year Master of Architecture students into professional internships within Europe’s most prestigious practices. Following the direction of Hatch Professor Wojciech Lesnikowski for nearly twenty years, the program continues its mission to expose KU students to the cutting edge of international practice.

Some recent firm partners include:

- Architecture Studio

- Ateliers Jean Nouvel

- Frédéric Borel

- Emmanuelle Gautrand

- Ibos & Vitart

- Odile Decq Studio

- Viguier & Associés

- Wilmotte Architecte

In past years, students have worked on a broad range of projects: museums, housing competitions, urban design and high-rise developments, to name but a few. Historically, many KU Paris Students have maintained long-term ties with the offices and teams in which they work.  These experiences have proven to be pivotal in participant’s professional paths as they bring their experiences back to US firms or continue their professional trajectories abroad.  Internship hours are eligible for NCARB AXP credit. 

A key complement to the professional internship is the academic component offered through KU and the Architecture School at Paris Val de Seine. After interning from early June through early August and completing a workshop with KU Professor Steve Padget in mid-August, students will complete a structures course and a studio course at Val de Seine during the fall semester. The fall coursework at Val de Seine is required to average 5 hours per week. Internship schedules are structured to accommodate this academic component.

For information regarding the following topics below, refer to the Office of Study Abroad.

- Academic Program/Credit

- Program Support and Structure

- Travel

- Accommodations

- Eligibility

- Financial Aid

- Application Procedures

- Passports & Visas

For More Information Contact the Program Director 

Associate Professor Steve Padget, AIA
Department of Architecture
402 Marvin Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590