Milan Internships Overview
The dynamic city of Milan is fast-paced, full of ideas, money, fashion, food and glamor. If you’re seeking an exciting internship that will dive deep into the world of fashion business, tourism, advertising, and sports management, a Global Experiences internship in Italy, more specifically an internship in the capitol of Lombardy is what you’re looking for. Simply put, Milan is to Italy as New York City is to America. It’s the driving force of Italian design, business and finance. Constantly looking towards the future, Milan is where ideas are cultivated, and revolutionary trends are created. In 2015 Milan will host the World’s Expo. With a focus on energy and food sustainability, the Expo will offer Global Experiences Interns an exciting opportunity to potentially immerse themselves in a number of unique fields and industries at the forefront of the globalized economy. In terms of international internship locations, Milan is a great differentiating choice for your resume, as you learn to work in the Italian business culture, develop language skills and make connections in one of the world’s great global business cities.
Global Experiences Milan offers three unique opportunities for internships in Milan. The 8-week Milan internship summer program and 12-week Fall/Spring programs are constructed to work within all of our interns’ busy schedules. Each provide interns with language training upon arrival, and innovative opportunities for interactive internships. GE Interns in Milan live in centrally located student apartments which offer accessibility to all the excitement the city has to offer. With a multitude of transportation options throughout the city, Interns will find it easy to navigate the sprawling urban landscape from Global Experiences main housing location. For students requiring an internship credit at their university, a Global Experiences Milan Internship can be used to fulfill this.
The capitol of Lombardy, Milan is unique for its combination of a rich history that’s directly impacted the cultural trends that shape the modern world. A former Roman colony, Milan rose through the Renaissance to become one of the architectural hotspots of the Western World. Home to the Milan Cathedral, perhaps the most important example of Gothic Architecture in all of Italy, it’s a city that’s long influenced the cultural trends of its neighbors. As the center of industry during WWII it also suffered lots of bombing and much of the city’s beautiful buildings were destroyed. Today, modern skyscrapers compete with Gothic masterpieces, each of which stand in awe of the Alps that loom in the distance (on a clear day). In the 1950’s a Fashion revolution emerged from Milan, one that continues to this day. The city is the world’s fashion design and business Zeitgeist. Home to Armani, Versace, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana, Milan is the cutting edge when it comes to fashion, and a must for fashion interns globally.
Beyond fashion, Milan is renowned for its international sporting fame. It’s home to AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano, two of the world’s most famous Football Teams. Thanks to the ongoing success of AC Milan in the European Champions League, the city shares the distinguished honor with Madrid as the most celebrated in European Cup history. Milan has hosted the World Cup twice, in 1934 and 1990, further solidifying its critical importance for modern European culture. In terms of its cuisine, Milan is almost completely unique to the Italian stereotype in its preference for rice over pasta, and butter over olive oil. Due to its northern location in the foothills of the Alps, the cuisine is dominated by breaded cutlets, cassouela, ossobuco, and risotto. Heartier than its southern brethren, one is unlikely to find any fish or tomatoes used in its dishes.
What to expect from the Milan Internship Program
Offering an array of exciting opportunities for internships in fashion, advertising, hospitality and sports management. Following acceptance, all of our interns are given 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 Milan with confidence. Each of our advisors have lived and traveled all over the world, and are eager to mentor you from application to departure.