Post-Graduate Opportunities

Rebecca teaches English in Paris thanks to a Fulbright teaching Fellowship and will continue teaching in New York with Teach for AmericaRebecca teaches English in Paris thanks to a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship and will continue teaching in New York with Teach for America

Tips for Job Seekers
Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
Assistantship Program
Internships and Jobs Information
Career Center 


 Tips for Job Seekers

Check out the highlights of our 2009 faculty panel: "Yes, French! Tips for Job Seekers. La vie est trop courte pour s'ennuyer." View the powerpoint, featuring photos and "where they are now?" stories of ROFR alumni, career advice, and weblinks to joblists for French speakers.

Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern     Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The African Languages Initiative has now expanded to French. Boren Scholars and Fellows will study French at the University of Florida in the summer and in Senegal during the fall. For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative go to and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

Assistantship Program

Teach English in France! Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer between 1,000 and 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in Instituts universitaires de formation des maîtres (IUFMs) in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs.

Internship and Job Information

Internships for French Majors (for informational purposes only)
    • Educational Site of the French Embassy, with internship and grant information.
    • Internships in Francophone Europe

Find jobs and internships abroad at the following web sites
(for informational purposes only)

    • French Employment abroad
    • International Jobs Center
    • Search for Overseas Jobs
    • Jobs Overseas at the Escape Artist

Fields Offering Professional Opportunities for Majors in Romance Languages and Literatures
    • Education
    • Government/Law
    • Travel/Tourism
    • International Trade
    • Commerce/Banking
    • Communications
    • Print/Electronic Media
    • Academia
    • Scientific Research
    • Social Work
    • Religious Service
    • Politics & International Relations
    • Interpretation

Important Skills Acquired by Majors
    • Research & Data Analysis
    • Cultural Sensitivity & Social Adaptability
    • Computer Literacy
    • Networking
    • Leadership
    • Problem-solving
    • Oral & Written Presentation
    • Articulate Communication
    • Memorization & Organization


96% of recent Notre Dame French majors found full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, or entered service programs within six months of graduation.

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