American K-12 public schools who offer French dual language and/or immersion programs are invited to apply for a grant in the amount of $4,000 to support the hiring of a French teaching intern (FTI) in the 2023-2024 school year. 
Throughout the application process you can contact : 
Victoria Creux Laroche - Educational Affairs Program Officer/Dual Language and Immersion Programs 
Please note that submitting this form is only to apply for the grant. In order to receive a French Teaching Intern through the France Education International program, you must complete the interest survey no later than January 31, 2023. For any questions regarding French Teaching Interns, please contact Celina Jaffe, FTI Program Manager, at


A program created by the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the French Dual Language Fund aims to support and expand the burgeoning nationwide network of French dual language and immersion programs in American public schools. Currently, this network is comprised of more than 182 schools in 29 states, serving over 30,000 students. The objectives of this fund are to:

1. Support French-English dual language and immersion programs throughout the country, particularly in underserved communities

2. Improve and strengthen existing French dual language and immersion tracks

3. Serve tens of thousands of students each year while supporting the creation of new programs to serve many more.

One initiative of the French Dual Language Fund is an annual grant program to help schools fund a French Teaching Intern (FTI) from France in their school. Grants of $4,000 are awarded to 20 schools every year.

Please complete this application to support the costs of hiring a French Teaching Intern in the 2023-2024 school year. Each applicant may submit one proposal per grant cycle. Funding decisions will be primarily made based on need and the school’s ability to accommodate the FTI in a positive environment.


December 7, 2022: Applications open
February 28, 2023: Application deadline
March 2022: Funding decisions will be announced
April-May 2022:  Grants will be distributed to selected applicants after contracts are finalized by all parties.

The French Teaching Internship Program offers U.S. public schools with dual language and immersion programs the opportunity to welcome young French educators to train as teaching interns in their classrooms. Teaching Interns at the K-12 level are sponsored by visas in the “J-1 Intern” category and train a minimum of 32 hours per week under a designated mentor teacher. The typical length of their internship in the U.S. is 9 to 10 months. The cost of hosting a French Teaching Intern is usually around $6,000-$8,000 for a school year. For more information, timeline and budget breakdown click here

The French Dual Language Fund invites you to apply for a $4,000 grant to support your school in hosting one or more French Teaching Interns during the 2023-2024 school year.

This grant is to be used as a financial support to recruit interns via the agency of your choice, either:

-through the Embassy in collaboration with France Education International (formerly CIEP), a joint agency of the French Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign  Affairs, and the visa sponsor agency CICD (Center for International Career Development); or
-a number of different agencies in the U.S. that facilitate French Teaching Interns, such as Amity

We invite teachers, parent organizations and administrators of American K-12 public schools and school districts who manage French dual language and immersion programs to apply for a grant in the amount of $4,000 to support bringing a FTI to your school.

Please note that the French Dual Language Fund awards only one French Teaching Intern Grant per school, per academic year.


Eligible applicants must:

· Be teachers, part of the PTO, PTA or administrators at a U.S. public school, OR district administrators OR state-level administrators affiliated with a French dual language or immersion program.

· Work for a school, district or state Department of Education which has a French dual language or immersion program that has been in operation for 2 or more years, and that will serve 30 or more students in the 2023-2024 academic year.

· Demonstrate that French is used in at least 30% of instruction within the French dual language or immersion program.

· Commit to finding a suitable host family to accommodate the intern during his/her stay at your school.

· Commit to completing a detailed report of the grant awarded in 2023-2024 at the end of the school year in order to be considered for the next cycles. If applicable, all applicants must have completed a detailed report of the grant awarded if they received one over the past years. 

· Provide a completed W-9 form with their application. If the application is selected, the grant will be disbursed to the entity whose name appears in box 1 of the W-9 form. See Grants Disbursement section for more details.


The selection will be need-based, focused on the ability of the school to accommodate the French Teaching Intern in a positive environment. Please complete all sections of the following application to be considered.


You will be required to fill out all questions before moving on to the next page.  The following is the information that you will be required to provide: 
-Contact information of project leader and/or school principal 
-Demographics of students impacted
-Project Narrative (describing the tasks planned for the intern, mentorship provided, and the school's need for the grant)
-Budget Breakdown (how you plan on allocating the funds, and what other means of funding you plan on using)
-Bank details or address of the entity receiving the funds

You will have to attach:
-A valid W-9. Please note that if your application is selected, the grant will be disbursed to the entity whose name appears in box 1 of the W-9 form.