English-speaking placements available

Milan Internships

Global Experiences offers an exciting professional internship program in Milan, Italy. This is a fantastic way to experience the business capital of Italy and gain professional work experience within the framework of a structured program and local support staff. Global Experiences offers a group program experience including orientations, social activities and excursions while the internship component offers a truly independent opportunity to live and work in one of the world's most amazing countries.

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  • BENEFITS Why GE
  • INCLUDES What to Expect
  • CAREERS Available Fields
  • ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
  • TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
  • NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
  • CURRENT INTERN? Access the intern portal here

About Milan Internships

The Milan internship program offers the chance to immerse oneself into the language, people and culture of the city through a combination of intensive Italian language training and professional work experience. This Italy internship program is perfect for those seeking a fast paced, big city feel in what is regarded as the style center of Europe (shhh, don't tell Paris). The program offers all the key components one needs to make the most of the opportunity, including Italian language lessons, single room accommodation in a shared apartment, and professional customized internship placements in a range of career fields.

Global Experiences Italy internship placements are arranged with a wide range of companies and career fields with Fashion Business Internships often as the most popular choice. All placements are fully customized to each participant and we guarantee placement once you are accepted into the program. Longer programs up to 24 weeks are available upon request.

Academic Credit

Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.

More information regarding academic credit options.

Milan Internships Schedule

The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the Milan internships.

Program Name: Italy: Milan 12 weeks

Start Date: 8/31/2014
USD Cost: $8990.00

Program Name: Italy: Milan 12 weeks

Start Date: 1/4/2015
USD Cost: $8990.00

Program Name: Italy: Milan 9 weeks (Summer)

Start Date: 5/24/2015
USD Cost: $7990.00


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Milan Program Inclusions

Our comprehensive international internship programs in Milan provide much more than just your customized guaranteed internship. While Global Experiences focus heavily on matching you with the best employer to provide a dream work experience, a wide range of other program components are offered to enhance the overall experience.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its internship programs. Similar to traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their skills, talents and expectations. By getting to know an applicant's academic background, career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant) and overall expectations for their experience abroad, we are able to place each individual in a dynamic work environment providing real world work experience. Global Experiences helps each prospective intern create an effective resume, prepare for an interview with potential employers, and prepare for their experience living and working abroad. In Milan, in person interviews are arranged during the first month of the program once language levels and career goals are assessed.

Intensive Italian Language Training

During the first part of the program, each participant typically receives 4 weeks (20 sessions per week) of intensive Italian language training in a group setting at our language school in Milan. This training provides the language proficiency needed to allow you to enjoy your experience and immerse yourself in the Italian culture while also preparing you for the workplace once your internship component begins. This fully accredited course is provided by one of the most respected Italian Language training institutions and is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to teach Italian language and culture to foreign students. Program participants will take part in a full language immersion learning environment. All participants are expected to start studying before arrival in Italy to better prepare for the experience.

Excursions and Social Events

Global Experiences wants to you to work hard and play hard with our excursion(s) and activities calendar designed to maximize your time abroad. Global Experiences offers regular happy hours and social events to help you network with your peers, travel independently with fellow interns, or use Global Experiences travel resources to fill your social calendar. Please consult your program coordinator to learn more about the excursions planned for your program.

Example Events (actual events offered may differ)
Welcome aperitivo TBD
Trip to Lake Como TBD
Day trip to Venice TBD
Day trip to Verona TBD
Farewell aperitivo TBD

Housing in Milan

Interns are accommodated in a contemporary twin share room with an ensuite bathroom in a student residence. The residence will be occupied by other Global Experiences interns or other international students.

Other Important Inclusions

  • Optional academic credit provided by accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
  • Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for the length of your program
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet access at the language school
  • On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
  • Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
  • Welcome social event and orientation meeting
  • Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
  • Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program

Career Fields Available in Milan

We offer a wide range of career field options in Milan . If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other areas.

Career Fields in Milan

(English-speaking placements available)



Accounting

Financial Consulting for a Multinational

Start Date

Length

This company is a leading global professional service company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, they offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. This position with a large multinational firm focuses on financial management and accounting practices. Those looking to expand beyond their home country's operations will be able to explore financial strategies in a new environment.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will know how to mathematically calculate the financial risk as well as all other mathematical programs, be studying actuarial mathematics, accounting or international business.

  • 5/26/2013
  • 9 weeks
  • 8/31/2014
  • 12 weeks
  • 1/4/2015
  • 12 weeks

Accounting Internship for Italian Chartered Accountant

Start Date

Length

This Italian Chartered Accountant is seeking an Accounting Intern. Business is conducted in English, and provides all accounting requirements and services for individuals and LLC's, primarily American expatriates. General responsibilities will include bookkeeping, filing and understanding accountancy documents, creating internal reports for foreign clients, and obtaining a general knowledge of the Italian fiscal and accounting systems. Some off-site work may be available, in client office locations. There will also be the opportunity to work with various Italian governmental agencies, giving the intern a better understanding of the overall Italian system of government. The office is very well located in central Milan, which will provide the opportunity to work in a very desirable neighborhood.

Ideal Candidate: The intern should be an accounting student interesting in a learning experience that will help them understand the Italian accounting system. The accounting system in Italy differs from that in the US as there are some aspects of law associated with it, as well as some minimal aspects of finance.

    Fashion Business

    Fashion Marketing Role in a High End Showroom

    Start Date

    Length

    This fashion showroom in downtown Milan features a host of well known exclusive designers. In a fashion business capacity, interns will learn how a high end showroom is run, interact with buyers and merchandisers and assist the team in day to day operations. The showroom is looking to further expand its international capabilities and will task the intern to help with the process.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing, fashion business or business. Basic Italian language skills are required. Speed and the desire to learn are required to succeed in this role.

    • 5/26/2013
    • 9 weeks
    • 8/31/2014
    • 12 weeks
    • 1/4/2015
    • 12 weeks

    Fashion Business with a High End Fashion Group

    Start Date

    Length

    This company was founded in 1960 and focuses on production and distribution of childrenswear. Since the 1970s the entrepreneurial spirit has led the founder to produce a prˆt-a-porter collection for women. Four important license agreements are signed with different noted fashion designers and together this collective group represents the company as a whole. Interns with this company will work in a general fashion business capacity, touching upon all the facets that make the business successful. Specific tasks will vary depending on the intern's areas of expertise.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a graduate in business or fashion business with basic Italian language skills and strong computer and internet research skills.

    • 5/26/2013
    • 9 weeks
    • 8/31/2014
    • 12 weeks
    • 1/4/2015
    • 12 weeks

    Dynamic Fashion Business Role in a Milan Showroom

    Start Date

    Length

    This large fashion showroom is a space where agents interpret each specific fashion sector's distribution strategies and provide more than 800 stores with operational marketing support. Buyers and merchandisers convene in a dynamic work environment where the intern will be able to immerse themselves in a truly fast-paced showroom environment. General fashion business, marketing, merchandising and buying will all be touched upon in this internship.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in fashion business with basic Italian language skills and strong computer and Internet research skills.

    • 5/26/2013
    • 9 weeks
    • 8/31/2014
    • 12 weeks
    • 1/4/2015
    • 12 weeks

    International Showroom

    Start Date

    Length

    Situated in the heart of the Milanese golden quad, this unique showroom specializes in PR and the distribution of important brands recognized by the fashion scene worldwide. Today, the showroom operates in 63 countries, exclusively distributing prestigious brands of shoes and bags produced by local Italian companies. Interns who are accepted for an internship at this prestigious showroom will be able to gain firsthand knowledge and experience with one of the premier showrooms of Milan.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a graduate in business or fashion business with skills in Microsoft Office programs.

    • 5/26/2013
    • 9 weeks
    • 8/31/2014
    • 12 weeks
    • 1/4/2015
    • 12 weeks

    Strategic Fashion Marketing

    Start Date

    Length

    This historical Italian luxury fashion company specializes in pret-a-porter, haute couture, wedding dresses and accessories. The brand is timeless in its tradition, elegance and modern day sophistication. Tasks may include: assisting with a variety of tasks to help promote and grow the brand; analyzing current marketing strategy and contributing to the marketing communication plan; building a business case for e-commerce; assisting with buyer meetings; engaging in business development efforts.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will speak beginner to intermediate Italian and have a strong background in business, marketing, fashion and customer service.

      Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Styling and Event Planning in Milan!

      Start Date

      Length

      This showroom, located in the center of Milan, receives collections and creates campaigns for well known brands such as Versace Jeans, Biblos, and Jenny. Interns in this role will sell brands from the showroom to buyers and reach out to potential buyers to secure future partnerships with companies from all over the world. They will gain experience meeting directly with customers and taking orders. Other tasks may include coordinating casting calls, styling models, visual merchandising around the showroom, and organizing fashion shows and related events.

      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in marketing, fashion business or business. Beginner Italian language skills are required. Those with confidence in their knowledge of the fashion industry and an outgoing personality will shine in this role.

        Fashion Design

        Fashion Design for a Refreshing New Brand

        Start Date

        Length

        This new brand is inspired by the number 1 as a new beginning. Starting a new adventure, the designer said that he wanted to "create a strong emotional impact with pieces capable of seducing”. The designs are simple and intense, using colors, contrasts, patterns, and intersection embroideries to create a distinctive brand. Design interns will work with the design team in every facet of design and production, obtaining an intimate design experience in the fashion capital of the world. .

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in fashion design and skills in sewing, draping, and cutting. Beginner Italian speakers will qualify.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Art and Fashion in Perfect Union

        Start Date

        Length

        This company was founded in 2006 by two young entrepreneur fashion designers with the desire to find an opening in pret a porter. They are looking for both a design intern to assist the design team in seasonal collections, and a marketing/merchandising intern to work on the showroom floor and assist the merchandisers.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for design will have a degree in fashion design and skills in sewing, cutting and draping. For the placement in the showroom, the intern will have a degree in business or marketing. For both internships, an intermediate level of Italian language is required.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Fashion Design in a New Age, Eco Friendly Company

        Start Date

        Length

        • Two young entrepreneurs from different backgrounds who shared a love for art and theater joined forces in 2006 to create a dynamic design company. With collections dedicated to eco sustainability and the use of new technologies in the form of 3D modeling, their shows are rich in visual stimuli and their brand is striking a cord with the younger generation. Design interns with this company expand their knowledge of sustainable design practices while improving their design skills and establishing themselves in the Milan fashion community.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in fashion design, skills in sewing, draping, and cutting. Knowledge of fashion computer programs is ideal for the 3D modelling component. Intermediate to advanced Italian proficiency is required.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Beautiful and Classic Dress Making

        Start Date

        Length

        This designer's style is both simple and elegant and her collections are best described as "sculptures in movement". The collection pieces are simple, unique, and individually tailored, and made to compliment all female forms. Design interns in this placement will work hand in hand with the designer to create the dresses, and will be heavily involved in all stages of production.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in fashion design, skills in sewing, draping, and cutting. Beginner Italian speakers qualify.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Style, Sophistication, and Elegance in Design

        Start Date

        Length

        Since 2005, this traditional Milanese luxury brand has produced collections that focus on high quality ready-to-wear garments. The intern will assist the design team in all areas of production, starting with learning the ins and outs of the designer’s style and then moving on to hands-on experience with patterns, draping, and sewing. Additionally, the intern will help prepare collections, gear up for launch parties, and have the opportunity to observe and/or assist in the brand’s business affairs, if interested.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in fashion design with skills in sewing, draping, and cutting.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Design Role Blends Classic with New

        Start Date

        Length

        This design company was founded by a group of two emerging designers who wanted to carve out a space in a fashion world of constant change. Their first collections were an immediate success. The classic and the modern coexist in a single elegant and sober style with these artists, and design interns will be able to work hand in hand with them. They will be guided in various design and production tasks and will have the opportunity to expand on their design skills.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in fashion design, skills in sewing, draping, and cutting. This role requires an intermediate to advanced Italian speaker.

        • 5/26/2013
        • 9 weeks
        • 8/31/2014
        • 12 weeks
        • 1/4/2015
        • 12 weeks

        Milan Internship Program Eligibility

        Participants in the Milan internship program are required to be 19-30 years old at the start of the program and have had some relevant coursework in their preferred field of internship placement.

        Visa Eligibility

        Global Experiences can accept most nationalities into the Milan Program. A study visa may be required for participants outside of 1 year of university graduation. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.

        The following chart provides more detailed information regarding program eligibility (including Global Experiences and Country visa requirements):

        VISA CATEGORY NATIONALITIES REQUIREMENTS
        For a stay under 90 days
        No Visa Required
        Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
        • Valid Passport
        • 19-30 yrs
        • Evidence of financial ability to support oneself
        • Current student or within 1 year of graduation

        Eligibility and acceptance is determined based on a completed application form and formal acceptance into the program.

        Milan Testimonials

        Dozens of students have made the choice to pursue an internship in Milan and all of them have a story. Check out the testimonials of some of our students and learn just how much they enjoyed this once in a lifetime adventure.

        Sindy


        Boston University
        Advertising/Marketing/PR

        "I have just completed a 6 month language internship course in Milan. Having the opportunity to live and work in Italy has always been a dream of mine and thanks to Global Experiences I was able to fulfill this. I completed my internship in the Marketing and Communications department of a real estate company and was responsible for all the translation into English on their new website. I also translated the company's first book and was involved in organising the launch party for this. The company has now offered me a 12 month contract with them, based in Milan, to assist further with translating, the translating of their second book in the summer and also with the opening of their new office in New York. This experience so far has been amazing, and this is only the start. I would strongly urge anyone who is considering something similar, to do it, as it can be a life changing experience and if it is anything like mine, you will enjoy every minute, make many new friends and learn a new language as well. Good Luck!"

        Caroline


        University of Colorado - Boulder
        Architecture

        "I think only through a program like this was [it] possible to find a perfect little studio like this. I loved that it was not a huge company where I was doing unnecessary busy-work. It was only 6 of us in the office and I felt like I was truly contributing to the projects that were being worked on and that I was learning more every day. Since [Italy] is indeed one of the most prominent countries for design, I believe that I am ahead of many since I have been able to learn and see things that have truly expanded my horizons and creativity levels."

        Myra


        San Diego State University
        Fashion Business

        "I cannot fully express in words how my internship with Global Experiences has changed my life. Coming back home, I am a new person who has grown more than I ever realized I could in 3 months living abroad."

        Caroline T


        University of Colorado
        Architecture

        “When I think back on this past summer in Italy, I realize that it wasn't just the internship or living in the city, but also the little things that played such a significant part in making the experience so unforgettable. Whether it was having a cappuccino with a chocolate croissant every Saturday morning, spending all day at the language school laughing with my teacher and classmates, riding through the city to construction sites on my boss' motorino, coming home to my host mom’s fresh cooked spaghetti with pesto, or going on day trips to the coast, surrounding cities, or the beautiful north-Italian lakes, I was constantly surprised and amazed by Italy's excitingly unique culture and lifestyle.”

        Amanda


        Drexel University
        Fashion Business

        "Certainly, I believe that my work experience abroad will give me an edge against the competition especially in this economy. It will also boost my resume. It was a great experience and worth every penny."

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        Our Placement Process

        We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.

        Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.

        Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.

        We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.

        Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.

        Milan Internships Schedule

        The following is a schedule of Dates & Fees for the Milan internships.

        Program Name: Italy: Milan 12 weeks

        Start Date: 8/31/2014
        USD Cost: $8990.00

        Program Name: Italy: Milan 12 weeks

        Start Date: 1/4/2015
        USD Cost: $8990.00

        Program Name: Italy: Milan 9 weeks (Summer)

        Start Date: 5/24/2015
        USD Cost: $7990.00


        How to Apply

        While career development and true cultural immersion are lifelong endeavors, we make the process of securing an international internship quick and easy. Five simple steps and you will be involved in an unforgettable experience that will truly give you an edge in life.

        Program Inquiry

        Consultation

        Application

        Enroll, Prepare and Interview

        Start Your Internship with Ongoing Support

        Global Experiences Portal Access


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