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 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.
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.