Intern Abroad in Italy
Visitors have flocked to Italy for centuries to experience Italian food, language, art, architecture, and music. The city of Florence has been a center for trade since medieval times, and is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence today retains much of its historical charm, while also being a modern and dynamic business center. Interns who choose Italy as their destination can choose from a wide range of internship fields, from marketing to fashion, information technology to opera. They gain meaningful international work experience in their field, learn to speak Italian, and spend their free time immersing themselves in all that this amazing country has to offer.
Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. World Endeavors provides a list of possible activities in the area and the World Endeavors local coordinator can also function as an ever present guide and ambassador to the area.
Live in Florence, Italy
Florence is truly a living museum, imbued with a sense of history that can be felt everywhere in the city. Visitors walk the same streets as the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The beauty of the city can be found in its architecture that dates back centuries to the greatest period of Italian history. The people of Florence take pride in their city, and are excited to show visitors what makes it so great.
We offer unique, customized internship placements in Italy in the following fields:
*Contact us for more information on our customized internships and the available fields
Internships for Credit
Are you doing your internship to fulfill an academic requirement, or would you just like to earn some academic credits for your internship experience? World Endeavors is here to help. Our advisors are experienced in coordinating internships to meet students' academic requirements. Contact World Endeavors to learn more!
Language Training: World Endeavors’ Internship in Italy program includes intensive Italian language classes to prepare interns for the workplace. For interns participating in a three-month program or shorter, the first three weeks are focused solely on language classes, with 15 hours of class per week. Starting in the fourth week through the end of the program, interns focus their time on their internship. For interns participating for four months or longer, the first four weeks are dedicated to Italian language study, with 15 hours of class per week. Language classes are offered at levels from beginning to advanced.
Housing :Interns live in double rooms in shared apartments in central Florence. Single rooms may be available for an additional monthly supplement. Apartments have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, allowing interns to prepare basic meals at home. Many buildings in central Florence date back several centuries, giving interns the opportunity to experience all of the charms and quirks of living in a historical building. Apartments are located within close proximity to the language school, and near public transportation for those interns whose placements are outside the historical city center. Other housing types may be available for an additional fee.
Dates: Internships are available year round with start dates once a month, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means that World Endeavors interns can choose the start date and duration of their internship, as well as the field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field. Our advisors work with interns to ensure that their timeframe works adequately with the internship site. This communication is a key to creating a successful internship placement.
Duration: Generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Italy is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.
Cost: See our website for program fee information
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*Check with your university's Study Abroad office on their application requirements.
**Always check our website for the most up-to-date program information.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS
There is a dual application process for this program:
Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website. Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.
APP FEE NOTE:
Hopkins students do not need to pay the World Endeavors application fee. Complete the online application through the second page and then click 'Save & Exit'. This will bring the application to the attention of a World Endeavors advisor, who will reach out to you via email by the end of the next business day to collect additional information.