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.
This program is an excellent choice for anyone hoping to expand their knowledge of the Italian language and culture, all while gaining valuable work experience.


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.



  • 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.



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.

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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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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.

World Endeavors offers internships in Italy in the following fields:

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




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.


Dates And Costs

Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired 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.

When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.

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.

2019 Start Dates:

•    April 29
•    June 3
•    July 1
•    July 29
•    September 2
•    September 30
•    October 28
•    November 25

2020 Start Dates:

•    January 5
•    February 2
•    March 1
•    March 29
•    April 26
•    May 31
•    June 28
•    August 30
•    September 27
•    October 25

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


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
  • Flexible durations from 3 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 support; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
  • Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
  • Italian language instruction
  • Flexible housing accommodations (dependent on location)
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Medical and emergency assistance
  • Baggage and personal effects protection
  • Travel delay coverage
  • Baggage delay coverage
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!



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


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.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. 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.