• Italy
    • Florence
8 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Program Fees Included:
Internship placement opportunity in a Florentine business or organization
Welcome orientation upon arrival
English speaking representative and intern support services
Various intern services and learning support services
Free internet service during normal business hours
Wireless connection (WI-FI Zone ie building)
Mail service
Worker’s compensation insurance (required for all internships in Italy)
Not Included:
Registration Fee
Intensive Italian language course
Round-Trip airfare to Florence, Italy
Visa expenses
Housing and transportation
Text books
Language certification
IE Transcript
Personal expenses and meals
Airport pick-up or drop-off (available upon request)
What's Included
Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 19, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
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About Program

Undertake an internship in Italy while studying conversational Italian with Istituto Europeo. Interns work at companies based on their interests. Typically, interns do a combination of Italian lessons in the morning and interning in the afternoon, but they can opt to do a full-time internship. Students can work at art galleries, wine production facilities, social media, sustainable architecture, fashion design.

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Program Highlights

  • Undertake an internship in Italy that is tailored to your requests
  • Obtain beneficial work experience interning in one of Florence's businesses, studios, offices, or modern industries
  • Gain knowledge of international business etiquette firsthand while working in Florence
  • Learn how to speak and understand Italian while on the internship program
  • Live and work in Florence, widely considered the birthplace of the Renaissance

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Program Reviews

4.91 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Research Internship in Sports Management

Setting up the internship was pretty easy. The process is fast and the cost is cheap! I chose to live with a family. This allowed me to save some money as dinner was provided. In addition, I got to practice Italian. I do think socially though it would have been better to live with other students. The internship itself was more of a research project. I learned a lot but I do wish it was more hands on with the people I worked with. It was still a great experience though. Plus, I got to live in Florence for two months.

42 people found this review helpful.
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Marvelous experience

Translation: For me it was a wonderful experience that lasted 3 months, in which I took daily Italian morning class, as well as art history and Tuscan cuisine. I invite you to live the experience of Florence and its culture accompanied by the European Institute. It is a very good program. And I will never forget this experience. I am sure that the memory of this course will accompany me for a long time in my life! I can't wait to go back! Trust me on this! You really can't improve. Rinaldo and all his staff are really the best! A family!

46 people found this review helpful.
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Una Bella Esperienza

Istituto Europeo gave me the perfect internship experience while in Florence. The internship had flexible hours, my coworkers and boss were all extremely warm and welcoming, and I had the chance to try out a job that focused on a different area than what I study at university (healthcare management). At first I was a little disappointed that my internship placement wasn't in a hospital or doctor's office, however I am delighted with my placement now because I've been able to learn new skills, meet different people, and learn about what it takes to run a business in a different industry successfully (jewelry).

The staff at IE were always very helpful when I needed them, and checked up from time to time to make sure that everything was okay both at work and in my apartment. I really loved the experience of being able to live in an apartment with students from different countries, and have made many international friends because of it!! I would recommend this program to anyone looking to intern in Florence because it is MUCH MUCH more affordable than other internship programs that provide the same services, and they additionally allow you the option to take an intensive italian language course while you're here (which was very helpful!!). I had a great experience this summer in Florence, and it's all thanks to IE!

Grazie per tutto, Istituto Europeo!!!

42 people found this review helpful.
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Interning in Italy

I had an amazing experience interning abroad in Florence, Italy. The program helped me find a great internship and housing and helped me throughout the whole process. My boss and supervisors at my workplace were extremely kind, understanding and flexible and I was able to learn a lot in a laid back, Italian envirnoment. I really enjoyed being able to experience another culture and actually live here. Living abroad is much different than just visiting, you have the opportunity to gain a respect and understanding for the culture, the place and the people. I am so glad I took this chance and lived in Italy for the summer, my future career and personal life will benefit from this experience.

38 people found this review helpful.
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Social Media Marketing/Journalism Internship in Florence

My internship at Istituto Europeo was fantastic! I got to spend my time writing about all the exciting things to see and do in Florence for the institute's blog. It was a great opportunity to gain working experience as well as delve deeper into the Italian culture. The administration were all sincere, kind, and helpful, and I enjoyed going to my internship every day. Rinaldo, the director of the institute, was always very helpful and attentive to my needs. If I had the opportunity, I would do it again without a doubt!

40 people found this review helpful.
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Praktikum Film

Das Istituto Europeo hat mich für ein Praktikum an eine Werbefilm-Firma vermittelt und dort habe ich 4 wunderbare Monate gearbeitet. Ich habe einen sehr guten Einblick in den Arbeitsalltag bekommen, da ich überall mit dabei sein durfte. Beim Dreh habe ich assistiert und übernahm die Verantwortung für den Aufbau und das Licht am Set. Mir wurde alles erklärt und ich habe viel über die Wirkung bestimmter Aufnahmen und Perspektiven gelernt. Bei der Postproduktion wurde immer nach meiner Meinung gefragt und ich durfte auch selber schneiden. Nebenbei hat sich mein Italienisch sehr verbessert, da ich es jeden Tag gesprochen habe. Ich habe meine Zeit in Florenz sehr genossen und das Praktikum hat mir unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht.

38 people found this review helpful.
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4e keer en weer even leuk

In nov 2015 was het mijn 4e keer op het Istituto Europeo.
Het welkom van Rinaldo en Fabrizio was hartverwarmend.
De school is niet groot, de locatie in Florence fantastisch , op de hoek van via Tornobuoni vlakbij de rivier de Arno.
De leerlingengroep is zeer gemengd van jong tot ouder.
Vaak is er muziek en operazang te horen van zangers/zangeressen, die in Italiaans leren zingen.
De staf is gemotiveerd.
Deze keer had ik 6 ochtenden privéles van Gemma Godi.
Godi is dus vertaald:geniet of enjoy!
Zij deed haar naam eer aan.zij was fantastisch en ik heb van haar lessen genoten.
De week is omgevlogen en ik heb weer heel veel bijgeleerd.
Een aanrader voor iedereen, die Italiaans wil leren spreken en ook schrijven, en dat in zo'n mooie stad als Florence.

41 people found this review helpful.
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Emilija Simic
Yes, I recommend this program

Learning Vacation

In short? The best vacation. I was for the first time alone in a foreign country and we all know that that is always the best way to learn a foreign language. It was great to meet other students from all over the world. The istitute has students from any corner of the globe and a very lively, international community. I made a lot of new friendships, many of which I'm still in contact with. I really liked Florence and it wasn't my first time there and certainly not the last. I'm certainly planning to go back soon enough!

42 people found this review helpful.

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