Please note: We are still accepting applications for late Summer 2013!
About Interning 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.
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 20 hours of class per week. Language classes are offered at levels from beginning to advanced.
About Interning Abroad
An international internship is one of the most exciting and challenging ways you can jump-start your professional career. The experience may be just the thing to electrify your resume and make you stand out in a competitive crowd of fellow jobseekers. More importantly, an international internship is an effective way to invest in your own personal and career growth because it gives you the opportunity to:
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. About half of World Endeavors interns complete their internships for credit, and our advisors are experienced in coordinating internships to meet students’ academic requirements. Contact World Endeavors to learn more!
Interns must be 18 years of age or older and have completed high school (or equivalent). World Endeavors’ International Internship program is open to current students, graduates, and mid-career professionals.
The internship was absolutely amazing. The people were extremely friendly and helpful. Also, it helped enhance my Italian reading and speaking skills.
-Ryan, Intern in Italy
Lola is from New York, and holds a B.S. in Health Science. She did a Physical Therapy internship in Florence, Italy, through World Endeavors.