Intern in Florence

Gap Year Friendly
OPEN Fall 2022
OPEN for Summer 2022
OPEN Semester 2022
OPEN Spring 2022

Uncover your passion in this art-adorned city.

Our Intern in Florence program offers placements ranging from 6-12 weeks and tailored to your Italian language abilities, as well as your personal, academic, and professional goals. Go just for the summer or settle in for a longer stay in this stunning city in the heart of Tuscany. Outside of your internship hours, stroll the cobblestone streets with your camera and capture dazzling pics that are sure to make your friends at home wish they’d come with you! With intensive Italian language classes (required for external placements, optional for internal placements), you’ll find yourself loving your Florence experience and enjoying life in the birthplace of the Renaissance.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Italian
  • Average Courseload: U.S. credit may be available
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Diverse internship placements working with Italians
  • Comprehensive orientation and on-site support
  • Delicious food that put Italy on the map
  • Apartments close to campus or homestay options
  • A full cultural calendar filled with music, art, dance, and food

Internship Placements

Art and Design internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Art and Design internships
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Special Projects Intern at Interior Design Firm

Work with a renowned interior design firm as their special projects intern. You’ll work on solo projects such as drafting design layouts, as well as team based projects using AutoCAD layouts and rendering. There are some logistical job duties, as well as work with some clients, depending on your level of Italian.

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Photographer Assistant at Visual Arts Gallery

Develop a trained eye in Florence, one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professional photographers and work in photo labs. Your role will be multifaceted, including developing research and preparation for photo shoots, scouting diverse shooting locations, and assisting with photo assignments. You may also assist with image processing and printing, photo shoot logistics, handling photographic equipment, and archiving.

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Assistant in Fine Art Gallery

Have you always dreamt of curating a show at a fine art gallery? Through this internship, you’ll collaborate with curators and gallery managers to help plan and produce an art exhibit. Interaction with local and international artists will be a fundamental aspect of your role, and your duties will range from logistical preparation, promotion and press documentation, and administrative tasks for the gallery management.

Business & Economics internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Business & Economics internships
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Management Intern at Local Business

Work as a management intern for a highly respected and long standing business in Florence. Each project is developed to align with your strengths and talents, which means you’ll be in charge of a single, overarching project that helps grow the company, while maintaining a strong commitment to the company’s original values and original business practices.

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General Projects Intern at Accounting Firm

Gain experience within an accounting firm as their general practices intern. You’ll do some accounting, and will also work on other projects, such as communicating with clients and researching new ones, often in the international sector. You’ll also be involved with daily business operations and special projects.

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Management Intern at Local Restaurant

Work with a local restaurant, on the management side. You’ll assist with all aspects of running a restaurant business, working on everything from menu planning with wine accompaniment, to record keeping of customers, sales, and costs. Some time will be spent on the floor, greeting customers and observing food safety and sanitation, but most work will be done prior to the peak operating hours of the restaurant.

Education internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Education placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Intern

Intern as a teacher of English as a foreign language. You’ll teach both children and adults from a wide range of language levels, socio-economic backgrounds, and educational experience. Your role will consist of lesson planning, tutoring, language assessment, and at times, research duties. Great for someone interested in teaching English abroad!

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Study Abroad Assistant at School

Here’s your chance to help other students study abroad. You’ll assist with planning, organizing, and promoting activities, contribute articles to school publications, and undertake general office duties. This role requires organizational skills as you prepare orientation materials for students and guide facility tours. You’ll also need to show sensitivity as you encounter issues related to culture shock and adjusting to studying/living abroad.

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Educational Daycare Assistant

You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the field of childcare education. Locations include childcare institutions, private households, and public and private schools. You’ll interact with children and help them with different activities, such as stimulating cognitive skills through games and animation of body language, language development, creative art-based activities, and daily operations as required by the organization.

Fashion internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Fashion placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Fashion internships
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Fashion Management Intern at Design Boutique

You’ll work for a student run fashion company as their fashion retail management intern. You’ll work on special projects that include store organization, research, and client relations. In addition, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the day to day of running the boutique, learning business practices, and customer service.

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Fashion Merchandising and Design Intern at Student Boutique

Work for a student-operated fashion boutique called FLY, whose merchandise sales fund scholarships for fashion students. You’ll brainstorm merchandise, design proposals, and produce garments and accessories in the laboratory spaces of FAST, the academic department that houses FLY. Garments that you produce will permanently remain at FLY for placement in window displays, photo shoots, and installations.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Learning Assistant for Educational Field Trip Company

Get ready to help plan educational field trips in Italy. You’ll create field trip itineraries and participant lists, assist with hotel and tour reservations, and manage trip reminders and pre-departure information. Your role will include promotional activities using social media updates and bulletin announcements. This placement will require working on some weekends.

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Hospitality Industry Intern for Restaurant/Wine Bar

Your placement will introduce you to hospitality management and operations through internships in hotels, restaurants, and wine bars in Florence. You’ll develop an understanding of the activities and functions that take place at a hotel/restaurant/enoteca, polishing your skills in management procedures and client relations. Marketing may be included as part of your role.

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Wine and Beverage Service Assistant for School Restaurant

Through this internship, you’ll acquire and practice skills related to managing the wine and beverage service at a local school restaurant. Under the supervision of wine service professionals, you’ll also develop an understanding of the activities and functions that take place at a restaurant and/or wineries. Plan to increase your knowledge of wine service, presentation methods, restaurant procedures, and wine pairing and expertise.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Marketing Advertising & PR placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Visual Content Intern for Media Company

For this company, you will work on the visual communication of ads and product releases. Your role on the visual content team will include tasks related to graphic design, photography and video shooting, and updating websites and other materials. Your visual and aesthetic inspirations will be utilized, as interns are given flexibility in creating content.

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Special Projects Intern at Publishing Firm

Work with a publishing firm in the heart of Florence as their special projects intern. You’ll learn about the entire publishing industry, from concept creation to marketing and distribution. You’ll get to spend time with many different teams, as you watch different projects get pushed through the publishing process. You will also have the opportunity to do some writing, and learn about many different aspects of business.

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PR Projects Intern with PR Firm

Work for a PR firm that manages brands and key messages for different companies around Florence. Your role will be to help the team doing this through content management, so you’ll use different communication strategies, such as social media, to reach as many clients as possible for each brand. As each brand is unique, you’ll have the opportunity to work across many fields and with many different clients.

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Marketing Intern for Local Hotel

Intern for a local Florence Hotel as their marketing intern. You’ll help the communications staff create content, reach out to new potential clients, and promote the newest happenings at the hotel and in Florence. A large part of the role will include communication with international audiences and keeping the social media platforms updated.

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Project Manager Intern for Marketing Firm

This internship will help you enhance your experience and knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques in an international context. Working in a professional business environment, you’ll be a valuable team player contributing your skills as you acquire new ones.

Sports and Exercise Science internships available in Italy

Below are a few sample Sports and Exercise Science placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Special Projects Intern at Fitness Center

Intern at a local fitness center where you will work with clients and on the admin side of running a fitness center. You’ll collaborate with the sports director on classes, review fitness plans, and work with clients. In addition, you will work with the communications team on promotional materials and do research on local activities that the fitness center might want to work with.

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Assistant at Sport Venue and Training Center

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow the daily routine of professional sports trainers. You’ll assist trainers in implementing a comprehensive performance and enhancement program for athletes dedicated to building proficiency and training techniques that may include acceleration, multi-directional movement, and agility. Interns will be expected to participate in training sessions and collaborate in projects.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

Coursework

You will participate in the Intern Abroad online course, developed and facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Engel, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning, who has been teaching culture and career-oriented courses online for more than 10 years.  To learn more about how this course will help you enhance your employability, take a look at the course overview.

Credit

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Micro-credential

All participants in this program are eligible to earn a Working Across Cultures Micro-credential at no extra charge! Make sure you opt in at the beginning of the course.

Why Life in Florence

Florence (Firenze in Italian) is a culturally vibrant city located in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany region. Around every corner you’ll encounter jaw-dropping architecture, like the terra-cotta-domed Florence Cathedral. The mild weather makes it ideal for exploring the city on foot—we recommend getting lost so you can meander the streets and interact with the friendly locals.

Thanks to the city’s small size, you’ll feel like a local in no time. You can explore the historic city center and beyond in less than 30 minutes. Florence is also an art lover’s dream! Must dos: visit the Galleria dell’Accademia—home to Michelangelo’s David, the world-renowned Galleria degli Uffizi, and the iconic Duomo. Explore the lesser-known Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti. Art is a great way to soak in the culture and history of this wonderful city. The views from the Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo will steal your heart, but the food, culture, and people will make you want to stay forever.

To explore outside the city, you can easily hop on a bus and head up to the hillside town of Fiesole. You’ll catch a full panoramic view of Florence and enjoy the peaceful Etruscan ruins. Sienna, San Gimignano, and other Tuscan villages are also a short bus ride away. If you have the travel bug, trains and nearby airports make it easy and affordable to travel to Milan, Venice, Rome, and beyond in Europe.

The best way to experience Florence is simply to wander through its wonders. This is how you’ll find the hidden gems not mentioned in any guidebook.

Live La Vida Local

  • Florentine Fridays

    On no-class Fridays, we meet for breakfast and explore Florence! Discover markets, museums, art galleries, churches, beautiful gardens, and many of the city’s hidden treasures!

  • Sports Events

    Florence is the home of the Fiorentina soccer club. Attend a game and cheer “Forza Viola!” from the stands with the locals.

  • Cooking Class

    Attend a cooking or pizza-making class and learn how to cook like a local! Fresh pasta is always on the menu, along with fresh, seasonal produce!

  • Opera

    Where better to enjoy a glittery evening performance of La Bohème or Madam Butterfly than in the birthplace of Italian opera? Join us for an evening at Florence’s stunning new opera house!

  • Theatre

    Florence is well-known for its many ornate theaters and theater productions. Spend an evening at Teatro Verdi, founded in 1854 at the site of an old prison and listen to a performance by the Orchestra della Toscana. Or attend a Medici Dynasty Show, set in a stunning Baroque church and learn about the cultural heritage left to the city of Florence by 300 years of Medici family rule.

Housing in Florence

Location

Students have two options for housing: dorms and apartments. Read below for those two options.

Dorms in Florence

Location

Students who choose dorms will be staying in student accommodation at The Student Hotel in Florence. All rooms are fully furnished with double rooms and private bathrooms. Students will have access to study areas, a games and entertainment room, a shared kitchen, a restaurant, and a gym. There are also onsite laundry facilities and 24-hour security. Room amenities include desks for studying, flat-screen TV and high-speed Wi-Fi.

This is first come first served based on the completion of a housing deposit post-acceptance into the program.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • 24-hour security
  • BathroomEnsuite
  • Fitness Center
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Study Areas
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

Apartments in Florence

Location

Students who choose apartments will be close to campus in apartments that house 4-8 students. They are fully furnished with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a living/dining space. Rooms are shared. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee on a first come first served basis.

Watch Faith’s video tour of her Florence apartment to get an idea of what your housing could be like.

 

Inclusions and Amenities

  • BathroomShared
  • Bed linens
  • CommutePublic TransportationWalking
  • Desk
  • Double Room
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Single RoomOptional
  • Triple Room
  • Wi-Fi

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing in a student dorm
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Local activities
  • Re-Entry Workshop
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Once you have arrived and settled into your apartment in Florence, you will attend two comprehensive orientation sessions. The first will be led by staff from your academic institution in Florence and may cover topics such as academics, student life, housing, and health and safety. You will then participate in a second session, presented by your CISabroad onsite staff. We’ll introduce you to Florence, help you become familiar with many practical matters relating to your stay in the city, equip you with tips and suggestions for a safe, healthy, successful, fun term abroad as well as answer any questions you may have. Specific topics covered during orientation may include housing, health and safety, emergency response and the Italian Permit to Stay process. After orientation, students and onsite staff attend a fabulous (and plentiful!) Welcome Dinner at a well-known Florentine restaurant.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

Towards the end of your study abroad term you may feel a little nervous, or perhaps anxious, at the thought of leaving your new home and returning to your old. If you asked around, you’d find that a lot of study abroad participants share your apprehension. It is not uncommon to wonder what re-entering your home culture will be like after having spent time in a new – and different – culture. To make things a little bit easier, we will come together for a Farewell Event (it includes amazing Italian food, of course!) and talk through some of the things to expect as you return, positive things to focus on as you leave your host country, and essential tools for how best to share your important experience with people back home.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Chianti

Chianti

Discover quaint towns and villages set in the rolling hills of Chianti and learn about the olive and grape production that makes this region famous. Visit during the harvest season to see the changing colors of fall and sample products at small, family run wineries and oil producers.

Lucca

Lucca

Strategically located on the Serchio river, Lucca is a famous Tuscan town primarily known for the Renaissance walls that still encircle the historic city center. Strolling or biking along the tops of the wide, tree-lined ramparts remains a favorite pastime for tourists and locals alike. Lucca is also the birthplace of famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly) and Pope Lucius III.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

If while traveling there’s no internet, embrace it. Play a card game with someone in the hostel common room, read a book, lie on the beach, go for a walk, talk to a stranger, think about life. Some of my favourite travel memories are from times when I didn’t have an Internet connection.

Travel Tip:

If while traveling there’s no internet, embrace it. Play a card game with someone in the hostel common room, read a book, lie on the beach, go for a walk, talk to a stranger, think about life. Some of my favourite travel memories are from times when I didn’t have an Internet connection.

About:

Romina is a native Roman with degrees in International Communications (2005) and International Relations (2007) at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. Shortly after graduating, she moved back to Rome and began her study abroad career working for IES. In Rome, she began pursing her M.A. in International Affairs at the SIOI. After completing an internship at the Italian Development Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, her career took a turn as Romina was offered a position to work as a Communication and Public Information Officer within the civilian component of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Herat for the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Between 2008-09, Romina completed two missions in Afghanistan. In 2009, she began working for the Italian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which then led her to cover the same position at the Italian Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. In Spring 2011, the Italian government ordered embassy staff to return home due to the uncertain situation of the Arab Spring. Ever since, Romina has enjoyed her return to the eternal city, and to her career in study abroad through CIS Abroad.

Your Support Staff

CIS Abroad Advising & Support
Travel Tip:

You’ll be supported every step of the way!

Global Advising

Our advising team will help match you with a program that fits your academic and personal needs. Once you have selected your program our advisor will help you complete your Online Application.

Program Enrollment

Once you’ve started your application and submitted the $90 deposit, you’ll be assigned a program enrollment coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process to get you abroad!

COVID-19 Plan

We believe that study abroad is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain policies and procedures will need to be in place to ensure every student can be safe and healthy during their semester abroad.

Learn more about CIS Abroad’s Risk Management Team’s three step process for operating  our programs around the world and important program refund policies.

Read more below for information related to this program:

On-Site Program Modifications

We want your time abroad to be an experience of a lifetime. We also know that it is a unique time to be going abroad. Below is some helpful information to you so you can make the best decision for your finances, academic career, and personal health and safety.

Our Financial Commitment

CIS Abroad is working with international partners to create refund and withdrawal policies that limit the financial impact on students and families should COVID-19 change a student’s plan to travel. See our refund policy page for more information.
To insure yourself from additional loss, such as the loss of airfare, or any other non-recoverable loss after your program begins, we recommend purchasing trip protection insurance, aka CFAR/IFAR insurance.

Our Academic Commitment

CIS Abroad has carefully selected programs where there is minimal to no academic risk.*

If a student must quarantine or miss classes due to sickness, remote academics are guaranteed. These may be synchronous or asynchronous, i.e, live or recorded.

If a city or country goes on lockdown due to sickness, remote academics are guaranteed. These may be synchronous or asynchronous, i.e. live or recorded.

* If a student cannot travel to their destination due to COVID-19 restrictions, remote academics are guaranteed on select programs and in certain courses. If accessing remote academics from the US are important to you, please contact our advising team to learn more about which program locations or courses are right for you.

Our Health & Safety Commitment

CIS Abroad has developed a site-specific risk management plan for every location so that health and safety protocols are monitored, managed and communicated throughout the semester. We have developed a COVID Care Package included in our program fee to make traveling and living in a host country easier on students, especially those first few weeks on-site:

  • COVID compliant airport pick-up and transfer to housing.
  • Access to quarantine housing upon entry, if quarantine is required when entering the country; this housing may incur additional charges.
  • Information and assistance on meal delivery, if quarantine is required when entering the country.
  • COVID-safe classrooms and campus facilities as well as access to masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies according to country and location specific standards.
  • Vaccine requirements for all participants to ensure COVID-safe program excursions and guaranteed housing with vaccinated students.
  • Access to accommodation if isolation is necessary due to positive COVID test or exposure; this housing may incur additional charges.
  • Access to COVID testing; this testing may be an additional charge.
  • Medical and accident insurance that covers COVID-related illness (except for on programs operating in the USA).
  • Cultural activities and reflection that emphasize safe, local exploration geared to the specific context of being abroad at this special time.

*if quarantine is required upon entry, we will let you know 60 days before a program starts, or as soon as the information is known to CIS Abroad. Your program coordinator will keep you updated as to any changes in dates, arrival, local restrictions and costs. If it is required, this may entail an earlier departure date and an additional housing and meal cost.

We recognize not every student, family, or university will allow travel this year, despite the risk mitigation outlined above. Should students apply for 2021 programs, and then choose to defer to a future program, we would be happy to move that student’s application to a program with a later start date. We are committed to providing our innovative virtual programs to meet your internationalization goals.

Excursions

We plan to show you the best of what your location has to offer this term; great culture, great food, and interesting people. On the Excursions tab, you can see the day or overnight trips we usually offer. It is too soon to know if we can offer those same experiences or if we’ll stay a little closer to our program base. Just know that great experiences await you.

Add-Ons

Add to your program for no extra fee!

As an intern, you have the opportunity to earn a micro-credential from CIS Abroad! Having a highly visible addition to your resume or LinkedIn profile can help you stand out from other job seekers. It’s a fast-track way to identify demonstrated skills that make YOU a more valuable contributor to an organization.

Learn more about the Working Across Cultures micro-credential.

HOW TO SIGN UP
If you’re interested in earning this micro-credential, please message your instructor by the beginning of the second week of your internship.

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: Oct 1
  • Arrival: January 20
  • Departure: March 26 | April 16
  • Price: $8,390 - $8,990
  • Application Deadline: Feb 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 17 (Estimated)
  • Departure: June 27 | July 17 | August 7 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,760 - $8,080 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 7 (Estimated)
  • Departure: July 17 | August 7 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,760 - $8,080 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 28 (Estimated)
  • Departure: August 7 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,790 - $8,080 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: August 28 (Estimated)
  • Departure: November 2 | November 26 (Estimated)
  • Price: $7,970 - $8,290 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

Estimated

Summer: Summer: Price varies for 6, 9 or 12 week program.
Spring or Fall: 9 or 12 week FUA Placements- $8,390, 9 or 12 week External Placements $8,990

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.