Finding an internship in Mauritius

Internships in Mauritius
Updated 2023-03-19 12:03

Mauritius attracts many international students who are looking to do an internship abroad to gain their first professional experience. Here are the different options and conditions to be met for those who want to do an internship in Mauritius.

There are 2 possibilities for non-residents wishing to temporarily enter the Mauritian job market: the Volontariat International en Entreprise (VIE) (French citizens only) and the internship. It should be noted, however, that the search for an internship or a VIE in Mauritius may require patience and perseverance.

VIE in Mauritius

To find a VIE in Mauritius, please refer to the website Mon Volontariat International via Business France. The conditions are:

  • Being between 18 and 28 years old at the time of registration to the program;
  • Being of French nationality or a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) country;
  • Being in good standing with the obligation of the Defense and Citizenship Day (JDC) for the French and the obligations of national service for other countries;
  • Having retained the right to vote;
  • Having a clean criminal record;
  • Having the necessary physical fitness conditions as provided for by the regulations of the host company or organization;
  • Applying for and obtaining an Occupational Permit. 

Good to know:

VIE and VIA contracts are for a fixed term, ranging from 6 months to a maximum of 2 years.

Doing an internship in Mauritius

For an internship of less than 3 months, you will need to apply for a tourist visa and beyond 3 months, the employer will need to apply for a Residence Permit for Internship in Mauritius on your behalf. The requirements for residence permits for internship in Mauritius are: 

  • Being a non-citizen intending to undertake practical training or industrial training or internship to improve skills and experience;
  • Presenting to the Passport and Immigration Office a proof of acceptance from the relevant institution/company in Mauritius;
  • Holding a diploma;
  • Not receiving remuneration in Mauritius.

Simply begin your search for an internship by typing "Internship Mauritius" or "Stage ile Maurice" into your search engine and you will come across an organized list of offers published online. 

Even better, it is now possible to save interesting offers, share them, apply directly on the displayed page, but also to activate the job alerts.

Do not hesitate to send unsolicited applications, especially to French companies located on the island. Among the sites to visit are those of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mauritius (CCIFM) and the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).

It is also possible to come to Mauritius on a tourist visa for face-to-face application and interview purposes only. 

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