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.


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


Culinary Arts


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


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

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


  • Dedicated Program Advisor
  • Customized Internship placement
  • Flexible durations from 2 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)
  • Homestay or Shared apartment accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection



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



  • 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.
  • For programs of more than 90 days, interns must apply for a student visa.
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.




Housing & Location

World Endeavors interns in Italy live in centrally-located apartments in their placement city. Participants live in apartments shared with other international interns and students, or Italian students, with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Depending on availability, other housing options may also be available for an additional fee.


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.




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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