Milan is known as “The Fashion Capital of the World,” and with its dynamic business culture and work environment this stylish and sophisticated city offers vast internship opportunities.
Milan is certainly one of our best locations for fashion internships, but this Italian city has so much to offer in regards to career fields. As a driving force of business, finance, marketing, tourism, and design– Milan is a city where ideas are cultivated and trends are created.
Immerse yourself in this fast-paced, thriving environment of Milan– there are placements in nearly every career field. An internship in Milan is a way to make your resumé stand out, experience a new culture, and gain valuable work experience.
A unique feature of our internship program in Italy is the language course you will be enrolled in before your internship. Summer internships are 8 weeks long, while a semester internship lasts 12 weeks. While interning in Milan you will be able to fully absorb the local culture and everything the city has to offer. Let us handle your housing, support, and a guaranteed internship needed to thrive in Milan.
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
Shared co-ed apartments
Day trip to Lake Como
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
Day trip to Lake Como
Day trip to Verona
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 Milan.
Two of the world’s major football (soccer) teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano, call Milan home.
Milan is widely regarded as a global capital industrial design, fashion, and architecture. Modern skyscrapers, such as the Pirelli Tower and the Torre Velasca were built, and artists such as Bruno Munari, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani, and Piero Manzoni were attracted to the city.
Milan is also regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, along with New York City, Paris, and London. The Italian prêt-à-porter industry is most present in Milan as many of the most famous Italian fashion brands, such as Valentino, Versace, Prada, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana, are headquartered in the city.
M.A. International Arts Management, B.A. Theatre, Arts Administration, French Language & Italian Culture
Amanda is a Canadian who first moved to Europe in 2012 to study in Grenoble, France. There she was selected to be an ambassador to Canada as part of the Rhone-Alpes Jeunes Ambassadeurs program. She continued her studies in Milan at Cattolica University before deciding to move there permanently following the completion of her master’s thesis at SDA Bocconi University in 2015.
Amanda loves sharing her firsthand experiences as an expat living in Italy through her Instagram and YouTube Channels, La Vita è Style. She recently became a mom to Leonardo and loves spending time with him and her husband Michelangelo, exploring Milan and discovering new things in Italy. They split their time between Milan and Canada and spend their summers in Puglia – a part of Italy that’s close to their heart.
Amanda has been keen on sharing her love for all things arts, culture and history with new people since having the privilege to be one of the 40 Canadians selected to work as a tour guide at the Parliament of Canada from 2010 to 2014. She currently works as a marketing and events manager in the fashion industry in Milan, and joined the GE/AIFS team as the Milan Location Coordinator in 2022. She is excited to share her love for Milan with future students and ensure they live an authentic Milanese experience!
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 Italy. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
The third largest lake in Italy, Lake Como is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps.
In northern Italy’s Veneto region, Verona is a medieval town famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more