Located in the heart of the stunning Tuscany region, Florence is surrounded by natural and manmade beauty at every turn. It’s home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. It’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to climb, places to shop, and lots of gelato to eat!
As our flagship international internship location, Global Experiences has been placing interns in Florence since 2001 with the goal of providing you with an unbelievable adventure with valuable career experience. Florence offers unparalleled opportunities in fashion, business, art, gallery and museum management, and so much more.
As a part of our internship program, a two-week language course starts within a few days of your arrival. This will help you learn key phrases for getting directions, ordering food, and for better understanding the local culture. Gain a unique glimpse inside Italian life and immerse yourself in the passion and historical brilliance of the city with an international internship in Florence, Italy!
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields.
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Day trip to a vineyard
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Florence.
Florence was one of the wealthiest cities in medieval Europe and became the epicenter of trade and finance. The city is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages.”
Florence’s incredible artwork and architecture caused Forbes to label the city as one of the most beautiful on earth and the reason millions of tourists a year flock to see the historic center of Florence which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Anna is the location coordinator in Florence. Originally from South America, Anna has lived in Florence for 7 years and has fully embraced the Italian culture, especially the food! She loves watching her interns grow up so much during their short programs and finds great satisfaction in helping participants throughout their international experience.
Anna has a strong background in marketing and event planning and manages the events at a beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking the Duomo. Her favorite place in the world (other than Florence!) is Tel Aviv.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Florence. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Guided tour and wine tasting. Includes round-trip transportation.
Enjoy a day trip to the well-preserved Renaissance city in Tuscany.