• Italy
    • Florence
8 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Spring Summer
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fee includes: guaranteed internship, social events & excursions, Italian language courses, centralized housing, personalized support before and during the internship program, support and orientations from local staff, medical/travel insurance, and an international SIM card.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities SIM cards
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Mar 13, 2023
Jul 28, 2023
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About Program

Florence is an incredible city full of history and fantastic internship opportunities. In Florence, there are international internships in nearly every career field. Some of the most popular internships include event planning, journalism, marketing, business administration, and fashion.

As an intern, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in your approved career field and Italian culture. You will develop language skills and gain professional experiences all while enjoying everything Tuscany has to offer. We do our best to tailor an internship that matches your background and future goals. We are dedicated to making your international internship in Florence an unforgettable experience.

This is the perfect internship program for students and young professionals from the U.S. or Canada. Included in the cost of your tuition is a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, our career development program, and more.

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the Global Experiences' 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.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in Florence with other Global Experiences' interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • 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 Florence 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 interns on a range of social events.


Global Experiences Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

Global Experiences offers scholarships for both summer and semester terms in any of the organization’s 11 global cities. Full scholarships are available for semester-long programs, with special consideration given to those who are underrepresented in study abroad programs. Global Experiences also contributes to those who receive a Pell Grant or Benjamin A. Gillman scholarship, for both in person and virtual programs.

$500 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Internship

My summer internship abroad in Florence, Italy was an amazing experience. It provided me the capability of meeting and networking with so many people, and not only in my job but also everyone else in the program. Doing this allowed me to grow in my communication skills, and being able to focus as I worked remotely. I met so many people and made so many friends which was a great aspect of this program. They provide activities to do with everyone in the program, and also give you all the freelance in the world. Me and my roommates traveled with each other and with others on the weekends getting to see so many amazing things. I highly recommend this program.

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19 people found this review helpful.
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Best experience ever!

While I was abroad I met the most amazing people who I was able to travel all around Italy with! Meeting them through Global experiences allowed us to get to know each other really well. Being able to go to all of the planned events together was super fun…from vineyards to boats, the social events were awesome! I would do it all again if I could! I would say that putting myself out there and showing up as me allowed me to fully embrace this experience and people and helped me grow a lot too! If that’s what you’re looking for totally go abroad!

23 people found this review helpful.
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This is the best thing I have ever done. I grew so much as a person and learned so many things about myself. This is by far the time of my life. I met so many amazing people and it is going to be so hard to say goodbye. A bunch of us already have plans to meet up in the US! Everything here is amazing, the food, the nightlife, the people, the shopping, the traveling! Literally everything. I cannot wait to come back and experience Italy again. But I would do anything to experience this program for the first time again:)

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  • Paying for water
22 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing program!

This was genuinely such an amazing experience! The staff is so friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. They have several steps in place that ensure that you feel and genuinely are prepared for all steps of the internship process, as well as all the shocks you may experience living in a new country. The housing was exceptional, being very close to the main parts of the city and in a safe and clean area. The additional excursions that they plan in your city are also so fun and a great way to experience touristy activities one may not have access to otherwise.

  • New friends
  • Resume building
  • Experiencing a new culture
22 people found this review helpful.
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A perfect experience for professional growth and travel

As a journalism intern with Romeing Magazine through Global Experiences, I had the opportunity to discover Florence, Italy through a unique lens that led me to exciting discoveries I could have never imagined prior to this experience. I was able to cover and write about exhibitions at several museums, visit delicious restaurants and exciting events, and make friends that will last me a lifetime. In addition to the growth I experienced personally and professionally, I had a lot of fun on the several excursions and events the AIFS/Global Experiences team planned for participants. I especially enjoyed being able to take a fresco painting class before touring the beautiful and awe-inspiring Palazzo Vecchio. I will never forget the two months I spent as an intern in Florence through this program — wish I could live it all again!

22 people found this review helpful.
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I loved my program abroad!

I had the best time abroad in Florence, Italy through my internship program. I went into it not knowing anyone and met some of my closest friends now. My internship placement was pretty good. I worked in a local restaurant and ended up doing some marketing and social media work for the restaurant. I loved the people I worked with, although communication was a little rough, but I ended growing a lot from this experience. I also had time to travel on the weekends to many different places. Overall, it was truly one of the best experiences of my life!

  • Lots of time to travel on the weekends
  • Met a lot of people
  • Perfect growing experience
  • Internships were different than expected
21 people found this review helpful.
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Global Experiences Florence Internship

My trip to Florence with Global Experiences is something I’ll always remember. I met so many amazing people, tried so many new things, and visited some of the most historic sites in the world. I also developed more professional skills and matured on a personal level. Being in Florence allowed for so many new and amazing opportunities and I’d go back in a second if I had the chance to do it all over again. Global Experiences is a great program and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a unique abroad experience.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Would do it again!

Interning abroad is one of the best decisions I have ever made! Global Experience's Florence program was the perfect opportunity for me to leave home and fully immerse myself in a new culture, as well as make me go outside of my comfort zone. I not only grew personally, but I also grew professionally.

As my degree is in hospitality, I was very fortunate to be placed working on a rooftop bar and restaurant learning from such passionate employees who are very good at what they do. I learned so much from my boss and she learned from me as well; these types of internships are extremely eye opening as you are going in with an outsider perspective. I was able to present different ideas I had, assist in writing business emails and event proposals myself, as well as create menus, seating charts and brochures for different events being hosted. They gave me these tasks and believed in me even in times that I did not feel very confident. However, because of this, I had little to no edits by the time I left. My boss's goals of having me do things on my own was only accomplished because she pushed me to do everything, even when I didn't think I could. I know that I will benefit from this internship through out my whole career.

On the weekends, GE set up excursions for all of us interns to get together again and do something fun. We had a cooking and fresca painting class and were taken on a wine tours bike ride, and several day trips! These were great for everyone to bond and get to know each other even more, which created a sense of community between us all.

Overall I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to test themselves. You will be faced with challenges and difficulties, but it is worth it. While you are supported along the way, this program will teach you to be independent and strong for yourself.

Even though this whole thing may seem scary at first, it truly is the best thing you can do! The people I have met and the places I have seen made sure of that. I have made lifelong friends and have gained a sense of confidence when it comes to travel that I never had before. I cannot stress this enough...if you are even considering doing this program, do it!! You will not regret it.

  • Got to travel around Italy and to different countires
  • Made new friends
  • Lean a lot personally and professionally about yourself
  • Housing had some maintenance issues
30 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

No, their is no age limit to the GE programs. However, in order to qualify for the GE internship program, you have to have been within some schooling program within the last two years. It could be any level of schooling- bachelors, master, etc. But that is a requirement to being accepted into the GE internship program.

No, there are no virtual internships in the Architecture field. GE has virtual internship opportunities in Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Graphic Design, IT/Computing, SEO, and Journalism.

Thanks for your response, Jill! Isidora, yes, we do offer internships in International Law and International Relations. Please see all available career fields here: https://www.globalexperiences.com/students/internships-abro…

We do offer internships in architecture but for specific fields such as architecture heritage and restoration, you can state these as your interests in both your application Program Goals and your Admissions Interview with your Admissions Counselor. However, it's not something we could guarantee as it depends on employer opportunities at the time. Hope this helps!