In the master program "Applied Mathematics, Statistics" (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)
Information on Internships
At the end and as a complement to their theoretical studies, the sudents will validate an internship in a company or a research center. They will work on a quantitative topic during six months. Even if a lot of offers are proposed by financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, asset managers, etc), others are coming from industrial sectors, consulting firms, software editors, etc.
The students who are motivated by academic research and who would like to start a PhD will be able to validate an innovative research work as their internship. Most of the time, such a work will represent the starting point of their thesis.
Internships occur from early May until end October. Any student will work under the supervision of a professional, and will stay in relation with a member of the master staff. At the end of their internship period, the student will make a defense in front of a jury, where professionals and academics will be present. The result of such a defense will determine largely the completion of the degree. The internship counts for 14 ECTS.