Overview

The World Endeavors Intern in Italy program is an excellent choice for anyone hoping to expand their knowledge of the Italian language and culture, all while gaining valuable work experience. Visitors have flocked to Italy for centuries to experience its lively food, language, art, architecture, and music. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, has a trading reputation that dates back to medieval times. Italy today retains much of its historical charm, while also being a modern and dynamic center for many industries.

Fields

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Italy, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great internships in unique and highly specialized fields.

Featured Fields

Architecture

Culinary Arts

Wine

Other fields offered in Italy include:

 

 

 

 

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.University of California Berkeley

INTERNSHIP CREDIT INFORMATION

Dates & Costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight

2021 Start Dates:

•    January 3
•    January 31
•    February 28
•    March 28
•    April 25
•    May 30
•    June 27
•    July 25
•    August 29
•    September 26
•    October 24
•    November 21

Please note: The minimum program duration for interning in Florence is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.

Program Name First Month Each Additional Month
Intern In Italy $3,790 $1,690

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Dedicated Program Advisor
  • Customized Internship placement
  • Flexible durations from 3 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
  • Re-entry Handbook and Support
  • Italian language instruction
  • Airport reception
  • Flexible housing accommodations (dependent on location)
  • Shared apartment accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip airfare to Italy
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
  • Due to visa restrictions, interns considering Italy should be current university students.
  • Non-students who are under 30 years old are still able to participate in the program, but will be required to take 4 weeks of Italian language courses, for a total of 16 weeks in country.
How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.

 

BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

 

Housing & Location

World Endeavors interns in Italy live in centrally-located apartments in their placement city. Apartments are shared with other World Endeavors interns and international students and feature shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Interns have the opportunity to purchase groceries and prepare meals at home or walk to one of the nearby restaurants to sample some of the local cuisine. Depending on availability, other housing options may also be available for an additional fee.

ABOUT FLORENCE

Florence is truly a living museum imbued with a sense of history that can be felt everywhere in the city. Here, visitors walk the same streets as the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The beauty of the city is in its architecture, which 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.

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Experiences

Gina is from Bloomington, Minnesota and went to Florence, Italy to complete an internship in Engineering.

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“Anytime I got frustrated, I just reminded myself where I was and how I would always look back on this summer as one of the highlights of my life.”

- Marguerite, Intern in Italy

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