Florence Internships Overview

    An internship in Florence is the perfect opportunity to spend a magical 9 or 12 weeks in beautiful Tuscany. Firenze, as it is known to Italians, has a booming tourism industry and is home to many English speakers and English friendly companies. While many budding young fashionistas flock to cities like Paris and Milan to hone their skills, Florence has both of them beat in terms of historical ties to high fashion. Furthermore, it’s a great place to gain work experience in industries such as hospitality management, the culinary arts, museum/gallery management, film, architecture, theater, historical research, and, of course, tourism.

    Along with gaining first-hand experience in your industry, you will also strengthen your Italian language skills through immersive Italian courses during the first few weeks of the program before staring your internship. Internships in Florence are available in the summer, fall, or spring.

    Florence is also the host city of the summer, fashion-themed program add-0n Project Moda. Participants who intern in Florence during the summer can attend Project Moda for free!

    About Florence

    Birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a relatively small, but extremely influential city. Perhaps the most iconic site in all of Florence is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (or simply “duomo” as it is typically called). Climb to the top and marvel at its enormity as you take in breathtaking views of the city below and Tuscan countryside stretching out into the horizon. Famous also for its street performers, lush gardens, and multitude of museums and galleries, Florence is a very walkable city that is sure to charm any visitor.

    With an internship in Florence, Italy, you will have the time to truly immerse yourself in the splendor of Tuscany’s enchanting capital.

    Why Intern Abroad

    Program Dates & Fees

    Florence 12 weeks (Spring 2015)

    Start Date: 1/4/2015

    USD Cost: $8,990

    Italy: Florence 9 weeks (Summer 2015)

    Start Date: 05/24/2015

    USD Cost: $7,990

    Florence 12 weeks (Fall 2015)

    Start Date: 8/30/2015

    USD Cost: $8,990

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    Florence Intern Testimonials

    Choosing an internship with Global Experiences gave me more options within my legal career by providing me with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international legal setting, and the ability to perfect my Italian language skills.
    Kristen B.
    Villanova University / Law
    I would definitely recommend Global Experiences because they found me this very exceptional placement.
    Justin H.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison / Museums
    Global Experiences is a great program for people who need a change and want to discover new cultures and lifestyles.
    Francesca E.
    Catholic University of America / Graphic Design
    This was the best experience I have ever had. Coming to Italy has made an effect on my life, and will help me even further in my career as a fashion designer.
    LaDorian M.
    Marymount Manhattan College / Fashion Design
    I am now doing an internship not just to learn more about my field and make my resume stand out but also to learn from the way things get done in Italy, and to make even more new friends and to fill my brain instead of my notebooks.
    Ana S.
    Miami Dade College / Public Relations
    GE had the best of both worlds - a study abroad program where I'd learn the language and interviews for internships based upon my major and academic interests!
    Danni R.
    Virginia Tech / Journalism
    Global Experiences helped me get the internship I have always dreamed of! Living and working in Italy was a great learning experience.
    Jenifer R.
    Marymount University / Fashion Design
    Interning through Global Experiences has been a unique and rewarding experience. Today, while so many students are studying abroad, there are few who gain practical work experience that Global Experiences offers. As an intern for a tour operator in Florence, I gained experience booking clients in the office as well as leading tours throughout Italy and Europe! This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I would recommend to anyone.
    Kyle A.
    San Diego State University / Travel and Tourism

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    What Is Included

    Our comprehensive program includes all the things you’ll need want for a successful internship including career development, housing, 24/7 support, social events and much more!


    Internships Examples

    Review some of our internship examples from a variety of industries for a better understanding of what you could be doing in an internship in Florence.



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