Florence Internships Overview

    A fashion, art history, and culinary capitol of the world, internships in Florence are a must for those looking for a true internship experience in these fields. Take a step back in time, soak in Renaissance-era art & architecture, and sample the delicacies of Tuscan Cuisine with a Global Experiences Internship in Europe. In the summer Global Experiences hosts Project Moda, an innovative Fashion show, allowing Fashion Interns from all our European programs the opportunity to create their own brand, marketing and fashion designs and present them on a runways in Florence, to a panel of fashion industry insiders. From an internship perspective, Florence offers unparalleled opportunities for fashion internship, museum and gallery internship, and art history, along with business, marketing, and hospitality internships.

    Florence is Global Experiences flagship international internship location and our city team have been placing and hosting interns for over ten years.  We love sharing their experience of living and working in Florence, taking time to introduce you to all the nooks and crannies that make Florence such a magical city.

    College and University students and graduates, have three start dates to intern in Florence through Global Experiences: an 8-week Summer Program, and a 12-week program in the Fall & Spring. Each includes Italian Language Training courses prior to the internship. Students with internship requirements at their university can use their Global Experiences Internship for university credit. Our interns live in traditional Florentine flats throughout the accessible and highly walkable city. Typically, GE Interns have their own rooms in a shared apartment. Offering a unique peak into Florentine life, our apartments allow interns a chance to immerse themselves in the timeless passion and historical brilliance of Florence.

    About Florence

    When one thinks of the Italian Renaissance, images of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli musing in the hills of Tuscany immediately come to mind. Fittingly, Florence is known as “The Cradle of the Renaissance”, and the city still retains this charm and people liken it to walking through a living museum. This city is home to iconic architectural and cultural sites such as the Duomo de Firenze, the Palazzo Pitti, the home of Dante, the Piazzale degli Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio. The literal birth of Western Enlightenment happened in this very valley. Architectural masterpieces, artistic ingenuity, and culinary breakthrough’s, each of which affects our world to this day, all sprouted from the mountains of Northeastern Tuscany.

    What to expect from the Florence Internship Program

    Offering a wide-variety of internship opportunities ranging from fashion design internships to event planning to journalism internships, Florence is an idyllic place to dive into your passions, and gain a lasting international internship experience. Once accepted, all of our interns are giving extensive one-on-one Career Services training to best prepare them for their internship. Our award-winning Strengths-Finder Assessment provides interns with the tools they need to work and live in Florence with confidence. All of our advisors have traveled and lived internationally, and are eager to mentor our interns through the entire application process. We assist with the visa process, and our close ties with international embassies make us a reliable resource throughout the entirety of you experience.

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    Program Dates & Fees

    Florence 12 weeks (Fall 2015)

    Start Date: 08/30/2015

    USD Cost: $8,990

    Florence 12 weeks (Spring 2016)

    Start Date: 01/03/2016

    USD Cost: $8,990

    Florence 8 weeks (Summer 2016)

    Start Date: 05/23/2016

    USD Cost: $7,990

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    Florence Intern Testimonials

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    I would definitely recommend Global Experiences because they found me this very exceptional placement.
    Justin H.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison / Museums
    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
    ...This is truly the best way to experience a foreign city. Not only do you improve your language skills and imbibe a brand new culture, but you also make lasting friends throughout the process. It is completely unforgettable!
    Erica
    Advertising/Marketing/PR / Harvard University
    It was worth every penny, for I have learned things that no one can teach you but yourself, and there is no better place to do so than half-way around the world, in Italy, doing what you do best.
    Bianca
    Fashion Design
    My internship was more than I ever could have hoped for. So many opportunities and learning experiences; Global Experiences helped me to grow in both professional and personal ways.
    Lauren
    Fashion Design
    My internship in Florence, Italy was absolutely amazing. I met some new lifetime friends from around the world, also gained new talents from my internship that will help me in my job market. I would not trade my experience for anything.
    Megan H.
    Fashion Design
    I have grown drastically through my experience with the internship found through Global Experiences and through the advising of Global Experience staff. I came into the program as a hopeless art school graduate with little knowledge of how to market myself professionally or what my personal strengths really were, but I've left with a solid foundation to pave a career on from the resume and online presence workshops in addition to the killer presence this internship will have on my resume! Thanks again :)
    Allie
    Fine Arts / School of the Museum of Fine Arts
    I am excited to find out more about how this international experience shaped who I am. When I have decisions to make here in the United States, I know that I will have a different response and a different attitude. I know I will appreciate some things more and some things less. I think I look at the world with a wider lens. I know my decisions affect more people as well as my personal future. I certainly know I will not take anything for granted. Thanks!
    Milan S.
    Journalism and Public Relations / Salisbury
    This has been the best and most formative experience of my college career. Coming to Florence I was excited to learn and study but I gained so much more. Living and working in a foreign country with a different language forces you out of your comfort zone and to try new things. I did so many things, visited 4 countries and 15+ cities, and was immersed in Italian culture which made me appreciate both America and the countries I visited more. I couldn't have asked for a better experience- and Rachel and Anna are the BEST!
    Deb S.
    Communications / Salisbury

    Florence Program Inclusions

    While Global Experiences focuses heavily on matching you with the best employer to provide you with a valuable work experience, our programs are much more than just an internship abroad. Each program in Florence includes personalized career development, social events, housing, language training, and more!

    Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

    At Global Experiences, we guarantee an internship to all participants accepted into our internship programs. We work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their skills, talents, and expectations. By getting to know your academic background, career objectives, language proficiency and overall expectations for your time in Italy, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment. We help each prospective intern create an effective professional documents, prepare for an interview with potential employers, and prepare for daily life in Italy.  During our internships in Florence, in-person interviews are arranged during the first month of the program during the language portion, as many employers prefer to meet prospective interns face to face.

    Housing in Florence

    Interns in Florence live in single rooms in a shared apartment with other Global Experiences interns, students from the language school, or the landlord of the apartment. The apartments are fully-furnished and most household amenities are provided for you.

    Intensive Italian Language Training

    All language training takes place during the first few weeks of the internships in Florence at our partner school based in a historic palazzo. This fully accredited course is provided by one of the most respected language training institutions in the country and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education to teach Italian language and culture to foreign students. Program participants will receive roughly 20 hours per week of Italian language training based on each individual’s skill level in a group setting at our language school.

    Social Events & Excursions

    As ardent travelers ourselves, Global Experiences understands there’s more to your trip than your internship. While your work experience should be your top priority, it’s also important to make time to explore Florence and Italy and benefit from your experience and internship in Europe. As such, we coordinate several enjoyable social events and group excursions on your behalf – all of which are included in your program fee. These events tend to take place every other weekend and may include: day trips to Montepulciano and Pienza, a day trip to Venice, and various get-togethers for delicious apertivos.

    Other Inclusions

    • Travel and medical insurance
    • Local staff support & 24/7 emergency contact in Florence
    • Career development with access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment
    • Information and assistance obtaining required visa
    • Local Transportation Pass included
    • Welcome social event and orientation meeting
    • Extensive pre-departure information provided by a Program Advisor and online portal
    • Mobile phone or SIM card rental

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    Career Fields Available for Internships in Florence

    The Global Experiences internship program in Florence, Italy provides much more than just an internship placement. We get to know you, your background qualifications, and your career goals, and are able to play matchmaker with our extensive employer network. With more than 13 years of experience connecting students with Florentine host employers, we have created a personalized system to ensure a custom tailored placement. The Florence program has hundreds of alumni who have interned with companies in many industries; below is a sampling of some of their internships.



    Advertising/Marketing/PR

    Marketing and SEO for an Internet Consultancy Firm

    Start Date

    Length

    As a web consultancy firm, this company caters to Italian companies looking to broaden their reach and position online through search engine optimization (SEO). They are seeking interns in marketing/PR to assist in obtaining new clients as well as write articles about student life in Florence with accompanying videos and photos. Tech-savvy applicants will find this placement to be fast paced and rewarding and will leave with a greater understanding of web marketing and international SEO.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing or business, strong writing skills and knowledge of Google and SEOs.

    • 5/25/2014
    • 9 weeks
    • 8/31/2014
    • 12 weeks
    • 1/4/2015
    • 12 weeks

    Online Marketing for a Social Media Company

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    Length

    This Florentine social media marketing company is a virtual place to exchange opinions and thoughts, a form of online counseling on experience and not just on "hearsay." They are always available and fantastically social!

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be flexible and independent, with the work ethic and drive to work remotely and work online.

      Graphic Design and Communications in an Italian Tourism Company

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      Length

      This Italian tourism company creates campaigns using graphic designers and communications students. Interns will participate in meetings with principals and see behind the scenes runnings of the company.

      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have great marketing and communication skills, as well as demonstrated Graphic Design portfolio for those who are interested in doing design work.

        Multiple Opportunities with a Multi-National Property Management Firm

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        Length

        This organization offers housing solutions for those traveling for business or pleasure, assuring the comforts of a real home. Fully furnished, fully equipped, serviced apartments available to rent for a minimum of a few days up to over a year, with the professional assistance of our team for the entire duration. This company is a reliable partner for companies, relocation and travel agencies, travel management companies or embassies, looking for an efficient accommodation service, able to satisfy even the more demanding guest. Additionally, it provides assistance in finding the ideal solution to professionals requiring office spaces or meeting rooms away from their headquarters.

        Ideal Candidate: Intern will work in the marketing, events, or real estate management departments of the company, performing tasks that will contribute to the successful running of a multi-city, world-class property management firm. A general interest in real estate management and working in a dynamic, ever changing firm certainly helps!

          International Marketing Firm

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          Length

          This marketing firm has been helping their clients expand and promote their business opportunities through customized and dynamic marketing and PR solutions. Focusing on new media and non-traditional marketing channels, interns in this firm will gain experience in the new frontier of marketing efforts assisting in varied projects for a wide variety of companies.

          Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an academic background in marketing, PR, or business.

          • 5/25/2014
          • 9 weeks
          • 8/31/2014
          • 12 weeks
          • 1/4/2015
          • 12 weeks

          Architecture

          Architectural Restoration of Florence

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          Length

          This architectural studio based in Florence specializes in external historical restoration, and is looking for architectural students to collaborate with their team on current projects. Interns will gain practical experience working on architectural projects submitted for competition.

          Ideal Candidate: The ideal intern will be a upper level student or graduate of an architecture program. An interest and/or background in historical restoration is preferred.

          • 5/25/2014
          • 9 weeks
          • 8/31/2014
          • 12 weeks
          • 1/4/2015
          • 12 weeks

          Architecture and Interior Design in Florence

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          Length

          This studio is an important architectural studio of global design in Florence. From the concept of design to the classic architectonic language: every single part contributes to create the whole. The Studio expresses their vision of a 360° approach to linving in and interactting with the available space.

          Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with good interior design and architectural skills (or relevant classwork) and able to use different achitecture design programs on the computer.

            Urban Architectural Design

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            Length

            Founded in 2001 this architecture and design firm has won many important contracts with local public entities in Florence and the surrounding areas. Their focus is on strong urban & landscape design. However, they also work with private customers, developing properties and designing buildings of every dimension. Interns in their design studio will be given specific projects and will work with a mentor learning about project management, hitting deadlines and maintaining the overall quality of work and attention to detail.

            Ideal Candidate: Interns should be graduates of strong architecture programs, although seniors who are close to graduation will be considered. Knowledge of the metric system and AutoCAD is preferred.

            • 5/25/2014
            • 9 weeks
            • 8/31/2014
            • 12 weeks
            • 1/4/2015
            • 12 weeks

            Art, Art Museums and Galleries

            Immersion in the Florentine Art World

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            Length

            This art gallery and cultural hub was founded in 1956. Since the beginning the gallery has been a space for modern and contemporary art, specializing in painting and graphic copyright by international and local Florentine artists. This placement is a great way to immerse oneself in the Italian art scene. Tasks during the internship placement may include assisting with the creation, promotion, and implementation of exhibitions, planning and organizing special events, utilizing public relations and computer skills, researching and writing relevant art articles, helping with inventory and cataloging works and communicating with artists and clients. Other tasks will include daily administrative and management assistance to assist staff and continuing operations of the establishment.

            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in art, museums, or gallery management.

            • 5/25/2014
            • 9 weeks
            • 8/31/2014
            • 12 weeks
            • 1/4/2015
            • 12 weeks

            Internship Opportunity with a Public Museum

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            Length

            The goal and mission of this museum is to conserve and enhance the city’s art heritage, making it available for public enjoyment in the broadest and most democratic manner possible. They represent a public service, with cultural and social functions, and a right of the citizens. This museum is responsible for the management, conservation and valorisation of a heritage of works of art that also includes the numerous collections that the City Council has received in the form of bequests and donations from collectors, artists and civic institutions.

            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have prior study in art, and communication, with an "art attitude" and the flexibility to work on various projects.

              Art Gallery Management in Historic Florence

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              Length

              For over thirty years, this gallery has maintained a respected presence in the domestic and international exhibition circuit. The important collection of historical masters and numerous exhibition reviews make this gallery a place where art and passion fruitfully meet the market. Interns will be immersed in the gallery in many aspects, obtaining an intimate glimpse and unique perspective on the Florentine art world.

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in art, museums, or gallery management. Strong computer and PR skills are a must to excel in this internship placement.

              • 5/25/2014
              • 9 weeks
              • 8/31/2014
              • 12 weeks
              • 1/4/2015
              • 12 weeks

              Business

              Dynamic Business Consulting

              Start Date

              Length

              This business consulting firm focuses on logistics to help their clients make effective decisions and implement communications and marketing plans. Their strategy consists of consulting, training, mentoring, and the provision of services. Interns will explore various fields of business with an Italian perspective through practical real world experience.

              Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and marketing or business background.

              • 5/25/2014
              • 9 weeks
              • 8/31/2014
              • 12 weeks
              • 1/4/2015
              • 12 weeks

              Culinary

              Culinary "del Mare"

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              Length

              This bistro is well known for their fish dishes. Created in 2010 the restaurant's style is very modern while their cuisine is creative and fantastic. The interns will be guided in their duties by their master chef and tutor. Successful interns here will graduate as chefs themselves.

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal intern will have advanced class standing from a strong culinary program, a 3.0 GPA and a very serious work ethic is required.

              • 5/25/2014
              • 9 weeks
              • 8/31/2014
              • 12 weeks
              • 1/4/2015
              • 12 weeks

              Culinary Internship in Innovative Restaurant

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              Length

              In the historical center of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo, this restaurant offers its own creative fusion cuisine in a setting decorated in a high-tech and modern style. Here you can try the reinterpretation of Tuscan traditional dishes for the modern diner! They bring innovation and technology to the Florentine dining scene and allow guests to view the menu and place orders via an iPad on their table! Opportunities exist for both a culinary and business intern. For culinary, the intern will be involved in all the activities of the restaurant, from the cooking classes to culinary art, learning and assisting the chef. For marketing, the intern will be involved in advertising and marketing activities for the restaurant, including social media marketing

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for a culinary internship will have prior coursework and experience in the culinary field and be flexible and humble. They will need to follow the instructions of the chef scrupulously and without question The ideal candidate for business will be a marketing or advertising major with a strong creative skill-set.

                Traditional Pasta and Pizza Culinary Expertise

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                Length

                This restaurant offers a rich and varied menu made up of Tuscan and Italian fare with a particular emphasis is devoted to Calabrian cuisine. The highly trained staff is looking to take an enthusiastic culinary student or graduate under their wing.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have ample culinary coursework and experience.

                • 5/25/2014
                • 9 weeks
                • 8/31/2014
                • 12 weeks
                • 1/4/2015
                • 12 weeks

                Diverse Culinary Placement with the best of Tuscany

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                Length

                Located in the heart of Florence, this restaurant serves typical regional south Tuscan recipes. Interns in this culinary placement will get to learn from Florentine chefs and expand their portfolio with traditional Italian fare.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have extensive culinary coursework and experience.

                • 5/25/2014
                • 9 weeks
                • 8/31/2014
                • 12 weeks
                • 1/4/2015
                • 12 weeks

                Event Planning

                Outside the Box Event Planning

                Start Date

                Length

                This event management company has created a truly unique atmosphere for interns. The key pillars of this firm are to create relationships between people, establish synergy and empathy, and create special events for their clients. Events range from corporate meetings to weddings. Event Planning interns will have a hand in planning, marketing, and managing of events.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for event planning or PR and must be proficient with MS Office and social media tools.

                • 5/25/2014
                • 9 weeks
                • 8/31/2014
                • 12 weeks
                • 1/4/2015
                • 12 weeks

                Event Planning for an Extraordinary Firm

                Start Date

                Length

                This firm creates extraordinary events and is a leading company in the field of planning and organization of events, congresses, public relations and communication. Founded in Florence in 2009 the agency has established itself thanks to its ability to achieve high-level initiatives in the most prestigious and challenging locations.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have prior study in communication, marketing and event planning. The intern will be very proactive and positive person with the ability to think on the fly and contribute from Day One!

                  Dynamic Event Planning

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                  Length

                  This company was founded in the late sixties in Florence with only one mission: to create memorable events! Thanks to numerous years of experience in the field of entertainment and show business, the agency is a dynamic structure specializing in the creative conception and operational management of events. Interns working at this company will get to help arrange a variety of events, and perform an assortment of tasks from marketing to client relations.

                  Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will be a marketing or event planning students with an interest in entertainment marketing.

                  • 5/25/2014
                  • 9 weeks
                  • 8/31/2014
                  • 12 weeks
                  • 1/4/2015
                  • 12 weeks

                  Customized Event Planning

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                  Length

                  This company was founded by the belief that intuition and emotion are integral parts of a winning idea. They work with clients to make their dreams a reality. From weddings to corporate events, interns at this company will have a diverse mix of responsibilities, and will gain a vast amount of insight into the Florentine event scene. Interns will get to work on projects and see them through to completion.

                  Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in event planning or past experiences in that area.

                  • 5/25/2014
                  • 9 weeks
                  • 8/31/2014
                  • 12 weeks
                  • 1/4/2015
                  • 12 weeks

                  Fashion Business

                  Italian Fashion Business with a Twist

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                  Length

                  This company offers a new, forward thinking and highly professional service for buyers from abroad who are looking to import apparel from Italy or develop a private label. The firm is run by a young and highly motivated team who are specialists in fashion and deal mostly with designer wear. Interns will get to explore the business development side of the fashion business, attend meetings, select merchandise for presenting collections, work with international clients, and assist the marketing team.

                  Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for fashion with a degree in marketing or business. Beginner Italian speakers are acceptable.

                  • 5/25/2014
                  • 9 weeks
                  • 8/31/2014
                  • 12 weeks
                  • 1/4/2015
                  • 12 weeks

                  Internship with a Fashion Consultant in Milan

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                  Length

                  Since 2004 this company has combined the activities of strategic consulting, marketing and sales for small and medium-sized companies in the fashion industry and helps them to create their own brands. They make available to its customers innovation combined with the made in Italy: a new way of leading and managing companies and offer their products. Thanks to the high level of skills attained, the company is able to interpret the image and the target company by combining practicality and creativity and thus provide advice exactly tailored to every customer by offering the following services: • Strategy and Marketing • Webmarketing 2.0 • Marketing Analysis • Competition Analysis • Creation, implementation and management of commercial networks worldwide • Survey and brand concept • Styling • Productive Sourcing

                  Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have study in fashion: merchandising and marketing, be flexible and have a do what it takes attitude in order to be unafraid of the Italian fashion industry and those in it.

                    Fast-Paced Fashion Showroom

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                    Length

                    This showroom is a collective representation of many labels operated by Italian fashion companies. The organization has worked with many firms in the fashion industry and the most dynamic and reliable retailers in Tuscany. Interns in this placement will get a comprehensive business experience in a fast paced showroom. Typical intern tasks include working within the showroom, presenting collections and organizing orders for clients (those with more language skills will be able to interact more with clients), assisting with merchandise control, attending meetings with clientele, unpacking and pricing of new collections, and visual merchandising for clothes and accessories organized in the showroom.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an academic background in fashion business/marketing and will be capable of handling multiple tasks at once.

                    • 5/25/2014
                    • 9 weeks
                    • 8/31/2014
                    • 12 weeks
                    • 1/4/2015
                    • 12 weeks

                    Fashion Styling with an Iconic Fashionista

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                    Length

                    This amazing placement is with one of the most important fashion stylists in Italy. She lives in Florence, but works all over the country. She built her own brand after gaining experience working with the major fashion brands like Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Benetton, and Calzedonia . Her experience and strong personality give the interns a once in a lifetime fashion experience. Intern tasks may include: assisting the stylist during fashion shows, photo-shoots and fittings; helping to select clothing and accessories to showcase during events.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for fashion styling, be proactive, exude confidence, and have the initiative to make the most of this opportunity. Styling interns with the ability to handle pressure and new challenges will exceed in this great role.

                    • 5/25/2014
                    • 9 weeks
                    • 8/31/2014
                    • 12 weeks
                    • 1/4/2015
                    • 12 weeks

                    Fashion Design

                    True Couture Design

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                    Length

                    This intimate environment offers an internship for students that have experience in sewing, draping and design. Interns work in a workshop in the center of Florence where they are able to learn directly from designers on dress projects of high quality and high elegance.

                    Ideal Candidate: The intern should have skills in sewing, draping, design, and pattern cutting.

                    • 5/25/2014
                    • 9 weeks
                    • 8/31/2014
                    • 12 weeks
                    • 1/4/2015
                    • 12 weeks

                    Internship in Jewelry Design

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                    Length

                    This Florentine jewelery company has a long history. The jewels of the company collection which today range from the most classic lines to the most versatile and contemporary, are the result of the soul of the company and the union between their design department and production workshop, coordinated by the Master goldsmith, who through his passion is always able to transfer to all employees excellent technical skills, enthusiasm and creativity. It is with these methods that the company is able to provide its customers with a product that is different, and that can only be defined as exclusive.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have prior study or experiences in jewelery, including history and modeling techniques

                      Bridal Fashion Design

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                      Length

                      For sixty years this design company has been creating elegant and modern wedding gowns, always one step ahead of the fashion of the moment. Their single-brand boutique and their showroom are both situated in Via Maggio, in the heart of the old city center of Florence. Their creations can also be found in many of the most select and exclusive boutiques in Italy and in the most important markets abroad. Interns lucky enough to be accepted to this exclusive placement will assist in the tailoring of custom made bridal wear, and gain skills working with the experienced design team.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have the following technical skills: sewing, designing, and draping with delicate fabrics.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Vibrant, "outside the box" Design

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                      Length

                      This Italian designer uses vibrant colors and wild designs to earn him multiple awards including Designer of the Year in 2004. This design placement is one for an intern who breaks the mold. The selected intern will work with the design team on current projects and will improve their skills and learn new techniques

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a graduate or higher level student skilled in design, sewing, cutting and draping.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Fashion Design Mentorship

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                      Length

                      This renowned fashion designer was born in Milan, but now creates beautifully cut pieces in Florence. The intern(s) in this company will work directly with lead designers in the creation and completion of ready-to-wear dresses to classic wedding gowns. Previous interns in this internship have been given one-on-one attention from designers and have had their pieces featured.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have competencies in draping, sewing, cutting, and designing.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Italian prêt-à-porter Firm

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                      Length

                      This company has worked in the field of pret-a-porter for many years and trades with Europe, Asia and the United States. Their creations are aimed at a young and dynamic crowd that embodies the elegance and charm of classic Italian fashion. They are looking for a design intern to assist in the creation of pieces for specific collections.

                      Ideal Candidate: The intern should have skills in sewing, draping, design, and pattern cutting.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Fashion Photography

                      Fashion Photography in Florence

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                      Length

                      This fashion photography studio hosts some of the most prestigious modeling sessions in Italy. The principal photographer there is internationally known for his artistic vision and creativity, specializing in the areas of fashion and beauty related to product promotion. The intern will assist both the photographer and fashion stylist in preparation for the shooting of various advertising campaigns. This is an unparalleled internship opportunity for a student with career ambitions of being a fashion or ad agency photographer. REQUIREMENTS: Because the photographer doesn't speak English, moderate Italian language skills are required. Students hoping for this competitive placement should take at least one semester of Italian prior to the internship. A strong combination of photographic and computer skills are also required. Talent in digital re-touching a plus!

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio and knowledge of photo editing software.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Hospitality/Travel/Tourism

                      Explore Europe for Tourism Company

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                      Length

                      This travel agency specializes in organizing day trips, weekends away, and fall & spring break trips for study abroad students in Florence. They have been working with students for a decade organizing events and travel. Interns at this fun placement will market and promote programs, organize trips, and actually get to travel on the trips themselves to document! Previous interns have gotten to see Italy and write about their experience as part of their job. Those with marketing, PR, or a journalism background will flourish in this English speaking company. Students working here will gain experience in marketing, sales, event planning, business administration, and customer service.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing, PR, journalism, or tourism, and be outgoing and cheerful. No Italian language skills are required!

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Hospitality Management at a Historic Hotel

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                      This historic hotel greets its guests in true Florentine fashion and accompanies them throughout their stay. The elegant decor blends discreetly with modern comforts, harmoniously merging the past and the future. Business and Hospitality interns will be able to work in the various sides of the hotel, from reception to the marketing department. Those interns with multiple language proficiencies will be able to work with clients, while those with Italian will be able to gain insight and perspective on how a historic hotel in downtown Florence is run.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in hospitality management, marketing, or business. Intermediate Italian is required, and other language proficiencies (French, Spanish) are ideal.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Hotel Experience in the Heart of Firenze

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                      Length

                      This hotel is found right in the heart of Florence in the perfect position to reach the convention center, business area and many sightseeing attractions. This hotel offers all the modern amenities to guarantee a comfortable stay in Florence. Interns with this placement will receive training in the Italian hospitality industry and will gain experience in both front of the house and back of the house duties. The more language proficiencies one has, the more diverse the role will be.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in hospitality management, marketing, or business. Must be conversationally fluent in Italian. Other language proficiencies (French, Spanish) are ideal.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Interior Design

                      A New Interior Design Concept

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                      This family firm specializes in modern and contemporary architecture and interior design. Working with both commercial and residential spaces, interns will gain experience working on real, concrete projects coming through the office and have a hand in their final completion. Interns will work with AutoCAD and design and build floor plans in 3D.

                      Ideal Candidate: Architecture and interior design students are encouraged to apply. A proficiency in AutoCAD and other prominent software programs is required.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Journalism

                      Journalism for an English-Speaking Newspaper

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                      Length

                      This newspaper is an online and paper magazine in Florence. Written in English, it is an important informational resource to assist tourists and English-speaking inhabitants of the city. Interns will have the opportunity to write stories and take photos that will be published with byline credit. This is a phenomenal opportunity to work professionally with Florentine press offices and develop close professional relationships with the local community. A large portion of the job is self-directed work covering events and exhibits in the field and then writing reviews. The remaining time is spent with office supervisors and other interns on the reporting team, editing and checking over advertisements/articles, brainstorming story ideas and planning upcoming issues.

                      Ideal Candidate: The internship is ideal for those exploring the fields of Journalism, Photojournalism, Film-Making, Art History, Theater, and Cinema. Sophomore class standing with a background in journalism (arts, feature, news) and/or photography.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Law/Legal

                      Intimate Legal Practice

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                      Length

                      This practice was founded by three lawyers specializing in commercial, family and private law. Interns in this small firm will work closely with the partners and be exposed to a variety of cases that will give them an intimate glimpse into Italian law. Tasks may include research; reviewing current cases, including contracts and wills; and accompanying the partners to court at times.

                      Ideal Candidate: Law students with intermediate to advanced Italian skills are ideal.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      Trade, Commercial and International Law in Florence

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                      Length

                      This organization has grown out of a network of professionals with experience in many different areas of practice. Their main goal is to create a professional partnership structure spread across a number of different offices and practices capable of offering a customized response to the increasingly sophisticated legal requirements of their clients. Many of their cases have an emphasis on international and Italian trade. Internship tasks include legal research, translation and attendance during client meetings.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a law student with interest and experience in international law. Interns with language skills in Italian, French and English are preferred.

                      • 5/25/2014
                      • 9 weeks
                      • 8/31/2014
                      • 12 weeks
                      • 1/4/2015
                      • 12 weeks

                      NGO/Charity

                      NGO/Charity Internship in Florence

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                      Length

                      This institution promotes the jewish religion and culture in Italy, organiziang services for the jewish community and being avery proactive institution for Florence community.

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have prior studies or experience in communications and event planning along with a socially progressive attitude. Naturally it is prefered the intern is of Jewish descent and has studied Judaism previously.

                        Photography

                        Photographers Assistantship and Styling Internship

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                        Length

                        This studio is a new concept of the fashion photographers studio: rental equipment, video, production, marketing, fashion stylist., makeup service, model service. All in one to make the difference!

                        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate, will have prior study in fashion, fashion history, photography and styling. They will need to be very flexible and very humble, and have to have the gumption to do all and to learn!

                          Photography Internship

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                          Length

                          This is a photography company specializing in managing photo and video productions in Italy and worldwide. From fashion images to advertising campaigns, from Tv Commercials to viral video for new media, from look books to video-catalogs, all these services are offered to the clients with experience, creativity and an ongoing search for innovation

                          Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has a proper, professional grade camera and prior study and experiences in photography

                            Psychology/Social Sciences

                            Early Childhood Education Internship

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                            Length

                            This childcare center believes that a child learns best in a relaxed and accepting atmosphere where fun is the medium through which English skills are developed. Through music, art, language, and laughter, children are able to develop to their full potential. An intern in this placement will gain experience working with children, teaching English, and gaining an understanding of how an innovative childcare center is run.

                            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a prior experience in child care or coursework in sociology, psychology, or child care. No Italian language skills are required.

                            • 5/25/2014
                            • 9 weeks
                            • 8/31/2014
                            • 12 weeks
                            • 1/4/2015
                            • 12 weeks

                            Web Design

                            Web Design Services and Consulting

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                            Length

                            This communications agency provides web platforms and consulting for their clients. They work in everything from web based games to websites to advanced back-end systems for companies. Web Design interns will be able to gain experience on diverse projects for clients, and responsibilities will be based on the intern's areas of expertise. Those with Web development, java, C++, and other programming skills will find a challenging and rewarding experience with this firm.

                            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in web design and good knowledge of computer programming. Basic Italian language skills are required. A 3.1 GPA, junior class standing, and a strong web design background. A work portfolio may be required at time of placement.

                            • 5/25/2014
                            • 9 weeks
                            • 8/31/2014
                            • 12 weeks
                            • 1/4/2015
                            • 12 weeks
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                            Florence Internship Program Eligibility

                            For internships in Florence, Italy,  you must be a current university student or must have graduated within 12-months of the internship start date and hold a passport from one of the countries listed below. All participants must be 18 years or older and have 1-2 years of university coursework and/or professional experience within their field. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for an internship in Florence please contact us.

                            Citizens holding a valid passport from any country in the European Union or any the following countries do not require a visa to stay in Italy for less than 90 days and should be eligible for the Florence internship program.

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                            • Andorra
                            • Antigua and Barbuda
                            • Argentina
                            • Australia
                            • Bahamas
                            • Barbados
                            • Bosnia-Herzegovina
                            • Brazil
                            • Brunei
                            • Canada
                            • Chile
                            • Costa Rica
                            • Croatia
                            • El Salvador
                            • Guatemala
                            • Honduras
                            • Hong Kong
                            • Israel
                            • Japan
                            • Macedonia
                            • Malaysia
                            • Mauritius
                            • Mexico
                            • Monaco
                            • Montenegro
                            • New Zealand
                            • Nicaragua
                            • Northern Marianas
                            • Panama, Paraguay
                            • Saint Kitts and Nevis
                            • Serbia
                            • Seychelles
                            • Singapore
                            • South Korea
                            • Taiwan
                            • United States
                            • Uruguay
                            • Venezuela
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                            Florence Internship Program Tuition and Schedule

                            Broaden your horizons and career opportunities with an internship in Europe. Learn more about your industry and yourself with a unique and challenging internship with Global Experiences in Florence. Along with a full-time internship, the program includes a housing, social events and excursions, Italian language courses, career development, and personalized support from our staff.

                            Take a look around this page for a breakdown of what’s included in our internships in Florence, dates, prices, and financing options.

                            What’s Included

                            • Guaranteed internship placement
                            • Professional development
                            • Interview preparation
                            • Access to the Gallup StrengthsFinder® assessment
                            • US-based dedicated Program Advisor
                            • Pre-departure informational packets
                            • Visa support
                            • Furnished accommodation
                            • Welcome orientation upon arrival
                            • Group social events and excursions
                            • Travel/medical insurance
                            • International mobile phone or SIM card
                            • Local support staff
                            • 24/7 emergency contact
                            • Italian language classes

                            Payment Options

                            Upon acceptance to the program, we require a $1,000 USD deposit to secure your spot. The remainder of the program tuition can be paid with the following options.

                            Pay in 30 Days: The program fee balance will be due within 30 days of enrollment.

                            Installment Plan: The Installment plan allows for students to break up the remaining balance into equal monthly payments. The full program fee must be paid 30 days prior to departure. There is a 5% interest fee on installment payments. Consult the Global Experiences accounts department (accounts@globalexperiences.com) for more information.

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                            Program Dates & Fees

                            Florence 12 weeks (Fall 2015)

                            Start Date: 08/30/2015

                            USD Cost: $8,990

                            Florence 12 weeks (Spring 2016)

                            Start Date: 01/03/2016

                            USD Cost: $8,990

                            Florence 8 weeks (Summer 2016)

                            Start Date: 05/23/2016

                            USD Cost: $7,990

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                            Program Tuition Details and Mission Philosophy

                            What goes in to our program? We pride ourselves on transparency; below you will see a breakdown of exactly what the program tuition goes towards. Global Experiences is committed to the most affordable programming while still ensuring a top tier experience for our participants..

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                            Internship placement, pre-departure staff, career development, visa assistance- Ensuring the highest quality and personalized program means having a committed staff spending many hours of one-on-one time with our each of our participants.

                            Housing- We often negotiate contracts with housing 18 months in advance and make deposits for our students to ensure we get quality housing in the best location possible.

                            Location staff, program orientation costs and social activities- We have permanently based staff in every location, and will send more staff to assist with larger groups when needed to ensure we have plenty of local support for our interns.

                            Management and organizational costs- Management, marketing, rent, university program development and campus visits, technology, professional services, travel and program development and other costs.

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