Location
  • Italy
    • Milan
Length
8 to 12 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Architecture Art History Arts Business Communications Culinary Arts Design Economics Engineering Fashion Design Finance History Hospitality International Business Journalism Marketing Media Relations Music Performing Arts Photography Psychology Technology Tourism +15
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
Italian
Weekly Hours
40

Pricing

Price Details
Program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, social events and excursions, pre-departure support and career development, support from local staff, centralized housing, Italian language courses, medical/travel insurance, and an international SIM card.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Feb 21, 2024
Mar 28, 2024
78 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The fast-paced and lively metropolis of Milan is perfect for nearly anyone looking to intern abroad. Interning in Milan is a fantastic opportunity for students and young professionals looking to gain professional experience. As the business capital of Italy, Milan has opportunities in everything from fashion design to online marketing and everything in-between.

As an intern, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in your chosen career field all while enjoying everything Milan has to offer. We do our best to tailor an internship to your background and future goals. We support you every step of the way to make sure your Milan internship is an experience you’ll never forget. Students and young professionals from the U.S. and Canada, don’t miss out on this life-changing international opportunity!

Please note, the program fee includes a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, a career development program, 24/7 staff support, health and travel insurance, and much more.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.

Impact

Sustainability

In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Immersion Language Classes: To help you jumpstart your time abroad you will be enrolled in an Italian language course for the first few weeks of your program.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Milan year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

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Milan Interns at Duomo

If you would like to earn academic credit for your internship and ​your university does not offer academic credit for your internship, it’s possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record, Fairfield University.

Program Reviews

4.71 Rating
based on 95 reviews
  • 5 rating 72.63%
  • 4 rating 26.32%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 1.05%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.6
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.9
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Jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Program!

I really enjoyed my internship and this program! I had an amazing internship experience and got to meet life long friends along the way. I would definitely recommend this program to someone who want to have a work experience and study abroad! Especially, to someone who wants to build their resume. I know that’s what attracted me to this program. The housing accommodation was great good size rooms, kitchen and living room. Amazing support by advisors Amanda and Antonella. You are able to reach them at any point during experience and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Overall, I had a great experience and will cherish this period of my life forever.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Francesca
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

I had a great experience while interning abroad in Milan, Italy. I felt very supported while abroad by both AISF advisors, Amanda and Antonella. They went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible and catered to our needs. My internship placement was fantastic, I was often tasked with projects that can be used in my portfolio and I was fortunate enough to experience Milan Fashion Week and attend some of the events. Overall, I definitely enjoyed my experience and I will continue to remember this trip for years to come.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would advise to go into this trip with the mindset of being adventurous and curious because in the beginning, the culture shock and adjusting to the new lifestyle may be overwhelming, but having the ability to grow and learn about the new culture can be very valuable. For me personally, this trip has thought me to be comfortable as a solo traveler and I learned to be brave in uncomfortable situations.
Pros
  • The opportunities that came with the internship job.
  • The ability to travel and explore a county and indulge in a new culture.
  • The support that I received while abroad from AISF.
Cons
  • My housing distance from the city in comparison to the other apartment where other students were staying.
  • Some of the relationships were negative.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

Overall, I had a great experience in Milan and am very grateful for the support and guidance offered by our program advisors. Although my internship was not the professional experience I had hoped for, living abroad and immersing myself in a new culture made the program worth it. If there had been clearer expectations about my role as an intern I think this could have helped me have a more valuable work experience. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for the opportunity to live abroad in a major city.

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22 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Milano

Overall, this experience abroad was eye opening and amazing! I couldn't have asked for better program advisors, Antonella and Amanda. They were super welcoming and responsive. During my time, I was able to travel outside of Italy and explore Milan which was one of my favorite parts about being here. However, my internship was not something I got to excel in professionally. I think the employer should be more honest on what the job entails to the intern and to AIFS because my responsibilities did not align with what I actually did during my internship.

23 people found this review helpful.
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Anna
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Milan Review

I was working abroad with 5 other girls. Our advisors, Amanda and Antonella, were the glue of our program and had the solution to every problem. They are extremely supportive and could not have asked for better advisors. I loved the people in my program and was able to travel on the weekends to different countries. On the other hand, my internship was busy work consisted of getting clients coffee and sending emails 9-5 every day. I didn't grow professionally but the friends and travel opportunities made the program worth it.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Savannah
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Journalism Internship in Milan

My experience was unique because I was the only person on my program who had a remote internship. I feel as though I got off on the wrong foot because I was the only person who had Italian experience, so I was in a different class than the rest of the people in my program. This was no one’s fault, but I wasn’t able to get to know them as we were all on different schedules. The on-site staff, Antonella and Amanda, were so helpful in making all of us feel included and planning great events for us.

23 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Design Internship in Milan

My summer abroad in Milan was a great opportunity and an experience I will always be grateful for. I’ve made memories traveling around Italy, eating delicious foods, seeing amazing sites, and spending time with the other students in my program. Thanks to our program coordinators we had a variety of group events that allowed us to meet each other. Although my internship placement wasn’t what I was expecting, living abroad allowed me to gain independence and immerse myself in a culture I have grown to really enjoy.

Pros
  • immersing yourself in a new culture
  • builds your resume
Cons
  • mosquitoes
  • no AC
53 people found this review helpful.
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Naya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Nonstop

I really loved my experience here in Milano between going to museums and going out with my new friends! The no AC was a bit hard at times, but with a fan it was doable. I spent the weekends reading in cafes with a caffe doppio (of course) and walking around the city. Also, meeting new Italian friends was for sure a big highlight. The flea markets in Navigli on the weekends were so comforting to walk through and I ended up getting a digital camera which I use all the time! I hope to keep in contact with the people I met in this program and those from Italy!

Pros
  • Friends
  • Food
  • Traveling
Cons
  • No AC
48 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

To apply for Global Experiences, you can do so on our application page here: https://www2.globalexperiences.com/apply-now Hope this helps!

There is a $25 application fee for international applicants which must be paid to move forward in the application process and participate in the program.

When applying, you apply to one of our specific program sessions. The longest sessions we have are our fall and spring programs, which are about 12-15 weeks. The summer sessions are 8 weeks. You can find more information here: https://www.globalexperiences.com/dates-tuition/ Thank you for you inquiry, hope this helps!

It is not essential to speak Italian in order to participate in the Milan program. The majority of our interns who have attended the programs in Italy did not speak any Italy. While the majority of our placements in Milan are in English, we encourage that interns familiarize themselves with some of the Italian basics they learn in their language classes. Hope this helps!