Academic internships are available and are ideal for becoming more immersed in Italian culture while gaining work experience. Previous Italian language is not required, but more opportunities are available for students with a background in the language. Interested students should complete the internship application materials on the application checklist. You can expect to work about 8-12 hours per week, and will earn 3 credits through your time at the internship combined with the Internships in Florence: A Comparative Approach to the Italian Workforce course.
After being accepted into the program, internship materials will be sent to our on-site staff to begin the placement process. Because Italians put a strong emphasis on in-person communication, placements will be secured after the students arrive in Florence and interview with their prospective employer. A majority of semester students can expect to start their internship by the second or third week of classes.
While internships are encouraged, and will add value to your experience, you should only apply to an internship if you are truly committed to the experience. The process of finding placements for all of our students is time consuming for our staff, and there is a lot of time and energy that goes into hosting students at an internship placement.
Past internships have been identified in the fields listed below, but this is not a complete list. If you do not see a field that you are interested in, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.
- Art History
- Event Planning
- Pubic Relations
- Social Media