Florence offers unparalleled opportunities in fashion, museums and galleries, and art history, along with business, marketing, hospitality and nearly everything in between. Offering a wide variety of internship opportunities, Florence is an idyllic place to dive into your passions and gain a lasting international internship experience. 

Florence offers year-round internship opportunities with an 8-week Summer Program and a 12-week semester program in the Fall & Spring. Interns begin the program with an included intensive Italian language course - one week for summer interns and two weeks for semester interns.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Complete a full-time internship abroad and lay the groundwork for your future career! Work in a global environment and learn about your field from a cross-cultural perspective.  

ISEP and our partners at Global Experiences work with you to find an internship placement that matches your career aspirations, educational background and location preferences. During the ISEP application process, you will conduct a brief phone call with an ISEP Student Advisor to learn about your goals for interning abroad. If accepted, you will be guaranteed an internship in your desired career field and location.  

In the months leading up to the term abroad, you will be matched with potential employers and interview with them directly to learn more about each other. If everything goes well, the internship is finalized. You will know your internship placement and role before you depart to your host country. 

 

HOUSING

Interns will have a shared or single room in a shared apartment. Your roommates will be other interns with Global Experiences or students from other language or study programs in Florence, providing plenty of opportunities to meet new people from all over the world! The apartments are located throughout the main central areas. All apartments have a shared kitchen and living areas. Each apartment is different, so the location within the city and other building amenities will vary. 

Housing fee is included in overall tuition cost. Prices are subject to change. 

 

TESTIMONIALS 

“It was my senior year of college and I couldn't let another year pass without trying out an abroad program. I was getting dual degrees in English and Music and I wanted to do something different before I graduated because I knew it would be the last chance I had before stepping in the "real world." I searched online for different programs and was immediately sold with the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy, study the language for two months and then intern with a business in my field of study. Here's what it all turned into - 6 months that were some of the most incredible and invaluable opportunities that I'll never forget. I interned at the tourist television station in town where my mentors who pushed me to give my best. I ended up on-air reporting a few stories in Italian and English, toured with a jazz/blues band every Wednesday evening singing, hanging out, speaking Italian, and just plain living. Anyway- the point is, if you're on the fence about doing this program, don't be. This was my first step in becoming who I am today - a giant leap toward independence and taking on the world, that is, I know I was and always will be up for the challenge.”

-Danielle R. | Tourism | Virginia Tech

 

“This past summer was one I could never forget! My internship taught me so much about my major and even gave me the opportunity to come back and work for them. It was so amazing being able to work in another country because I learned so much beyond the office! The staff was incredibly helpful and supportive along the way. I would recommend this experience to anybody looking for growth in their major and personally!”

-Jaqueline M. | Marketing | University of Mississippi

Course Description

Included in the Intern in Florence program is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect student's academic experience with their professional ambitions. a Strengths-based approach is utilized, with a 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

 

Earning Academic Credit

You can 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 home university study abroad advisor and your ISEP student advisor.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through the school of record, Fairfield University, for an additional fee of $600 per course. Credits may transfer as elective or major credit, with a letter grade or pass/fail, depending on your home institution's policies. 

Available courses:

GE 298: Global Experiences International Internship 

3-6 credits in summer

6 credits in fall/spring

GE 301: Global Workforce and Leadership Development (online, 3 credits)

GE 302: Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace (online, 3 credits)

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Career Field

  • Architecture

  • Business:

    Business Management Fashion Merchandising Marketing

  • Communication:

    Advertising Journalism Public Relations

  • History Recommended!

    Museology/Museum Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism: Recommended!

    Culinary Arts Event Planning Hospitality Management

  • Psychology

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Design and Visual Communications Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Graphic Design Interior Design Photography

Academic Requirements

None

Other Academic Conditions

Internship placements in the fields of accounting, art/museums/galleries, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, film/video production, photography and public relations may be limited and require candidates to be exceptionally qualified. 

Internship placements in culinary arts, education administration, historical/archival research, NGO/non-profit and sports industry may require advanced Italian language skills. 

Internship placements in TV/radio, finance, economics, government and human resources are not available. 

In the summer, Global Experiences hosts Project Moda, an innovative fashion show, allowing fashion interns to create their own brand, marketing and fashion designs and present them on a runway in Florence to a panel of fashion industry insiders. 

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