Internships in Florence

Florence is proudly our flagship international internship location, and our city team has been placing and hosting happy and fulfilled interns for over ten years (we kinda know what we're doing). We are passionate about sharing our experience of living and working in Florence, taking the time to introduce you to all the nooks and crannies that make Florence such a magical city. With an internship in Florence, you'll be a Florentine in no time! 

In the summer, Global Experiences often hosts Project Moda, an innovative Fashion show that allows Fashion Interns from all of our European programs the opportunity to create their own brand and market their fashion designs and present them on runways in Florence to a panel of fashion industry insiders. In addition, Florence offers unparalleled career field options such as fashion, museum and gallery, art history, business, marketing, and hospitality internship opportunities.

College and University students and graduates have three start dates for an internship 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.

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  • Justin

    I would definitely recommend Global Experiences because they found me this very exceptional placement.

    Justin H.

    University of Wisconsin - Madison / Museums

  • Erica

    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

  • Bianca

    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 halfway around the world, in Italy, doing what you do best.

    Bianca

    Fashion Design

  • Lauren

    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

  • Megan

    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

  • Allie

    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

  • Milan

    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

  • Deb

    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

  • Kyle

    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

  • Jenifer

    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

  • Danni

    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

  • Ana

    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

  • LaDorian

    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

  • Francesca

    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

Internships in Florence

The Global Experiences internship program in Florence, Italy provides much more than just an internship placement. We get to know you as a person, your background qualifications, and your career goals. This way we are able to play matchmaker with our extensive employer network. With more than 14 years of experience connecting students with Florentine host employers, we have created a personalized system to ensure a custom tailored placement. Browse our Italy internships!

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Featured Internships

Marketing for Dynamic Tour Operator

Marketing for Dynamic Tour Operator

This English-speaking tour operator has been customizing and operating personalized tours around Florence and Tuscany for over 20 years. They specialize in outdoor activities including hiking, biking, food and wine tours, and tours in vintage Fiat 500 cars. Internship tasks may include but are not limited to assistance with social media and online marketing. A perk to this internship is oftentimes you can join their dynamic tours and serve as a photographer, meeting people from all over the world, exploring historic wineries, and eating amazing Tuscan food!

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Marketing & SEO for an Internet Consultancy Firm

Marketing & SEO for an Internet Consultancy Firm

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.

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Technology Company in Florence

Technology Company in Florence

This company creates comprehensive systems involving language. Interns will be responsible for website content and will assist on business, marketing and advertising projects. Responsibilities will mix between business and IT technology.

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Urban Architectural Design

Urban Architectural Design

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.

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Architectural Restoration of Florence

Architectural Restoration of Florence

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.

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Architecture & Interior Design In Florence

Architecture & Interior Design In Florence

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 masterpiece. The studio expresses their vision of a 360° approach to living in and interacting with the available space. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with good interior design and architectural skills (or relevant classwork) and versed in different architecture design programs.

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Immersion in the Florentine Art World

Immersion in the Florentine Art World

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.

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Internship Opportunity with a Public Museum

Internship Opportunity with a Public Museum

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

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Art Gallery Management In Historic Florence

Art Gallery Management In Historic Florence

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

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Impactful Italian Social Services Company

Impactful Italian Social Services Company

This company's purpose is to develop and offer answers to the discomfort of children and young people and their families both in prevention that the recovery and enhancement of personal resources to change the way that developments in their lives. Interns here would be working on the ground and having a direct and meaningful impact on all those with whom they work. Responsibilities would revolve around business development, partner acquisition and general marketing outreach.

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High Energy, High Speed Sailing Company

High Energy, High Speed Sailing Company

This company organizes sailing regattas all over Italy and abroad to entertain for up to 500 people! They also organize many other corporate sailing events and plan days of programming, training, and team building. Interns here will work on general business management, client contact, event planning, marketing, PR, and working on specific campaigns and projects.

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Dynamic Business Consulting

Dynamic Business Consulting

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.

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Diverse Culinary Placement with the best of Tuscany

Diverse Culinary Placement with the best of Tuscany

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.The ideal candidate will have extensive culinary coursework and experience.

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Culinary Internship in Innovative Restaurant

Culinary Internship in Innovative Restaurant

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! The intern will be involved in all the activities of the restaurant, from the cooking classes to culinary art, learning and assisting the chef.

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Traditional Pasta & Pizza Culinary Experience

Traditional Pasta & Pizza Culinary Experience

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. The ideal candidate will have ample culinary coursework and experience.

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Outside the Box Event Planning

Outside the Box Event Planning

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 the managing of events.

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Event Planning for an Extraordinary Firm

Event Planning for an Extraordinary Firm

This firm creates extraordinary events and is a leading company in the field of planning and the organization of events, conferences, and the handling of 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. The ideal candidate will have prior study in communication, marketing and event planning. The intern will be a very proactive and positive person with the ability to think on the fly and contribute from day one.

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Plan Culinary Trips through Italy

Plan Culinary Trips through Italy

This event planner organizes events that deal with culinary tourism and trips throughout Italy. The intern should have prior study in marketing and/or event planning and communication. Graphic design skills are desirable. Interns should not be shy and should be flexible and communicative. Having a passion for food definitely makes this experience even more worthwhile.

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Fashion Styling with an Iconic Fashionista

Fashion Styling with an Iconic Fashionista

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 gives the interns a once-in-a-lifetime fashion experience. Intern tasks may include assisting the stylist during fashion shows, photo-shoots, and fittings as well as helping to select clothing and accessories to showcase during events.

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Italian Fashion Business with a Twist

Italian Fashion Business with a Twist

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 enterprise, attend meetings, select merchandise for presenting collections, work with international clients, and assist the marketing team.

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Fast-Paced Fashion Showroom

Fast-Paced Fashion Showroom

This showroom is a collective representation of several labels that are 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, the unpacking and pricing of new collections, and visual merchandising for clothes and accessories that are organized in the showroom.

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Bridal Fashion Design

Bridal Fashion Design

For sixty years, this design company has been creating elegant and modern wedding gowns, that are always one step ahead of the moment's fashion. Their single-brand boutique and 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, as well as in the most notable 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.

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Internship in Jewelry Design

Internship in Jewelry Design

This Florentine jewelry company has a long history. The jewels that are presented in this company's collection, which 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. This department and workshop is coordinated by the master goldsmith, who through his passion is always able to transfer excellent technical skills to all employees, along with enthusiasm and creativity. It is with these methods that the company is able to provide its customers with a unique product that can only be defined as exclusive.

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Florentine Fashion Design

This designer established her first Atelier in 1984 and has been creating beautiful pieces, using vintage and unique fabrics, in Florence ever since. An intern in this placement will assist with the sewing, draping, cutting, and measuring of dresses.

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Explore Europe for Tourism Company

Explore Europe for Tourism Company

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.

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Hospitality Management at a Historic Hotel

Hospitality Management at a Historic Hotel

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.

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Hotel Experience In The Heart of Florence

Hotel Experience In The Heart of Florence

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.

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A New Interior Design Concept

A New Interior Design Concept

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.

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Interior Design in Sydney

Interior Design in Sydney

Established in 2006, this Australian interior design company that creates innovative brand experiences no matter the size or scale of the space. A team from varied experiences and backgrounds work together to create and bring an holistic design service to life. The ideal intern will have a passion for interior design with creative and modern design skills.

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Boutique Interior Design Internship

Boutique Interior Design Internship

This firm offers a full-service boutique design experience. They are currently working on a mix of project types including residential, commercial office, and restaurant / hospitality design. Located in midtown Manhattan, their project sites range from Manhattan and outlying boroughs including Brooklyn and Queens. With a large number of employees, the company stresses project collaboration and team work. The interior design intern will work closely with the Principal Designer on a day-to-day basis. A typical day is a mix of in-office design work and traveling to job sites and material showrooms.

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Writing Content for Tourism Company

Writing Content for Tourism Company

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 focus on writing articles for their website/blog as well as writing and editing content for their social media pages. You will also be in charge of taking photos and generally managing the social media aspect of the company. Writing articles and blog posts will be on various events in Florence, Italian culture and additionally some locations outside of your host city.

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Journalism for an English-Speaking Newspaper

Journalism for an English-Speaking Newspaper

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.

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Tourism Marketing in Florence

Tourism Marketing in Florence

This is a young and experienced company in Florence that offers tours, excursions and other activities to young travelers. Internship tasks will focus around tourism marketing and may include: creating brochures, social media marketing after the trips, writing descriptions of the trips, and graphic design projects for the website.

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Intimate Legal Practice

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 occasionally accompanying the partners to court. Law students with intermediate to advanced Italian skills are ideal.

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Italian Law Studio Internship

Italian Law Studio Internship

This law studio is a civil and penal Italian law studio. The lawyer is also a curator for New York Universtiy in Florence and handles issues related to international law. Interns with strong Italian language skills and an interest in Italian/International Law are preferred. Qualified candidates will find themselves participating in client meetings, performing case study research and working alongside a tutor within Italian court law.

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Trade, Commercial and International Law in Florence

Trade, Commercial and International Law in Florence

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. 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.

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Fashion Photography in Florence

Fashion Photography in Florence

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.

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Photographers Assistantship and Styling Internship

Photographers Assistantship and Styling Internship

This studio is a new concept of the fashion photographers studio: rental equipment, video, production, marketing, fashion stylist., makeup service, model service. This innovative company prides themselves in not only being an all-in-one studio, but also specializing in every service that they offer! 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!

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Photography Internship

Photography Internship

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 of these services are offered to the clients with experience, creativity and an ongoing search for innovation.

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Early Childhood Education Internship

Early Childhood Education Internship

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. 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.

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Progressive Nonprofit Supporting the Elderly

Progressive Nonprofit Supporting the Elderly

This organization works with the elderly in need. They provide long-term housing, a befriending service, and support in the community. They endeavor to support elderly citizens in ways that meet their needs while maximizing their independence through a wide range of services, both statutory and voluntary. The intern's responsibilities would be to perform community outreach and interact with clients, conduct research, and advocate on behalf of the organization and its services.

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Website Analytics Analysis for a Social Media Web Company

Website Analytics Analysis for a Social Media Web Company

This is a marketing and communications company seeking web designers to assist them with their website. Interns will handle a variety of tasks in addition to traditional web design responsibilities. Possible projects may include but are not limited to: website analysis, link building and tracking, social media marketing, customer reporting and general administration.

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Mental Health Clinic

Mental Health Clinic

This outpatient clinical treatment center, specializing in a nutritional approach to mental health problems, offers a comprehensive assessment of biochemical imbalances that can contribute to mental health problems, and advice to correct these imbalances as a means to restore health. For someone interested in enhancing their cover letter for graduate school applications, this internship is a dream placement! The role entails client file data collection and analysis, observation of consultations conducted by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, and assisting with the general operation of the center, including fielding clients’ queries. The ideal candidate will have excellent research, phone and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to contribute to the administration of the clinic.

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Web Design Services and Consulting

Web Design Services and Consulting

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.

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Web Design and Online Marketing

Web Design and Online Marketing

Global Experiences is currently working with several companies whose core services include web design, video gaming, social media strategies, online marketing, and online media. Students should know HTML, Adobe Creative Suites, and ideally the ability to write code. All locations reside in Dublin's city centre and within walking distance to Dublin's many highlights.

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What if I don't see my internship career field?

The career fields listed on the website are just a sample of what is available. Even if you don't see what you're looking for, doesn't mean that it's not a possibility. Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will get in contact with you.

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Florence Internship Inclusions

Our team at Global Experiences is committed to getting to know you and in turn, helping you get the right experience to find a career you love. Each program in Florence includes personalized career development, social events (wine tour in Tuscany, anyone?), housing, proactive language training, and much more!

  • The Florence Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Academic Credit

What to expect from your Internship Program in BarcelonaWhat 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 coaching to best prepare them for their internship in Florence. Our award-winning Career Readiness program provides interns with the tools they need to work and live in Florence with confidence.

Summer and Semester Students start the program with intensive Italian Language, one week for summer students and two weeks for semester students.

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 your Florence interning experience.

Guaranteed InternshipGuaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee an internship to all participants accepted into our internship programs. Admission to the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level course work, relevant work experience and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

We work with applicants 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 Florence, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience.

Once a good match is found, all interns will interview by phone or skype with their supervisor before the placement is confirmed. When you arrive on location and you start at your internship we will help support you and ensure you make the most of your placement including on-site check-ins and coaching.

Global Career Readiness ProgramGlobal Career Readiness Program

Included in all the programs is the award winning Global Career Readiness Prorgam which combines assessment, coaching and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience AdvisorYour Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to an unfamiliar city, make new friends, and explore a unique culture, all while going to work every day. This is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home.

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing in Florence

Interns in Florence live 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.

All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help our team assess the right housing match for you. If you have any special needs please mention this to our team at your time of application so we can discuss accommodations and options available.

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Travel and Medical InsuranceTravel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.

Program Inclusions

  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location 
  • Visa processing support
  • Partnership with STA Travel for discounted and group flights
  • Social and weekend events on location
  • Closed Facebook Groups for every start date so you can get to know your new friends and make plan travels before you arrive

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Global Experiences program team in Florence are lead by qualified staff that is trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. 

Your program coordinator on location will get to know you before you depart and will meet you on arrival in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city. You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just as a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Add Academic Credit to your Program

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 12 Credits, $1,000

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 

How To Earn Credit?

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program and we're happy to help you find what works best for you.

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Earn University or College Credit

Life as an Intern in Florence

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Tuition And Dates

Join us for a summer, spring, or fall semester internship in Florence to get an edge in your career. Review the program dates and prices below or get in touch with our team to talk about financing options. All programs start with a week of proactive Italian language training in the summer and two weeks in the spring and fall semester.

Season

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

Length

12 Weeks

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

 

Start Date

01/08/2017

06/04/2017

08/27/2017

Full Program Tuition

$8,990 USD

$7,990 USD

$8,990 USD

Flex Program Tuition
(What's Flex?)

$3,490 USD

$3,490 USD

$3,490 USD

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Florence, Italy

Season: Spring 2017

Start Date: 01/08/2017

Length: 12 Weeks

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD

Flex Program Tuition: $3,490 USD (What's Flex?)

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Florence, Italy

Season: Summer 2017

Start Date: 06/03/2017

Length: 8 Weeks

Full Program Tuition: $7,990 USD

Flex Program Tuition: $3,490 USD (What's Flex?)

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Florence, Italy

Season: Fall 2017

Start Date: 08/27/2017

Length: 12 Weeks

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD 

Flex Program Tuition: $3,490 USD (What's Flex?)

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See How It Works

When you are applying for internships abroad, you will follow a step-by-step process with our team that will provide you with enough information to help you make an informed decision about an internship abroad with Global Experiences. From application to arrival, we'll be there to guide you.

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Find Out If You’re Eligible

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 valid passport*. All participants must be 18 years or older and have 1-2 years of university coursework and/or professional experience within their proposed career field.

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Your experience begins here! Take the first step toward a better resume and life-changing international internship with Global Experiences.

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