International volunteer programs (VIE and VIS)
We offer 2 types of international volunteer programs: VIE (Volunteer for International Experience) and VIS (Volunteer for International Science).
You can view our offers and apply on the Total Careers website. You can also configure an automatic alert for our VIE and VIS offers (see the “Creating an automatic alert” section of this FAQ).
The VIE and VIS programs are open to European Union nationals under the age of 29:
- VIE programs offer a professional assignment outside of France, with responsibilities and goals to fulfill. They vary in length from 12 and to 24 months and are relevant to technical professions and support functions (IT, HR, finance, marketing, commercial, etc.). Candidate mobility is essential since, as a rule, VIE offers are made based on the jobs available and the qualifications required and not necessarily based on country choice.
- VIS programs give students or young graduates the chance to join research teams in university laboratories, research centers, nonprofits or public institutions. Private institutions are excluded from this program. In this type of volunteer program, the Total Group acts as the sole financer or cofinancer of a VIS. The length of these assignments is flexible, ranging from 6 to 24 months, and they are renewable once within the 24-month limit.
For more information on the conditions governing a VIE or VIS, visit the http://www.civiweb.com website.