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Full Time Internship | Milan

Italy | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2023
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Overview

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.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Shared co-ed apartments

  • Excursions

    Day trip to Lake Como

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    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

  • Excursions

    Day trip to Lake Como

    Day trip to Verona

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Milan Multiple Career Fields

Dates

May 28, 2023July 22, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$8,490

Eligibility

Open to

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Language, History & Culture
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Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Milan, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

When you arrive in Milan, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Milan, but are not limited to these:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Architecture
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Administration
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Video Production
  • Web Design

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect interns’ academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Apartment

  • Shared bedroom/Shared apartment/Student residence
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Located close to public transportation

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Milan.

Sports 

Two of the world’s major football (soccer) teams, A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano, call Milan home. 

Architecture 

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.  

Fashion 

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.  

Amanda Vojvodin
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:

  • Welcome aperitivo happy hour
  • Terrazze Duomo visit
  • Day trip to Lake Como
  • Day trip to Verona
  • Visits to Armani museum and Starbucks Reserve Roastery

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Milan and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Italy. Previous excursions have included:

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Lake Como

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.

  • Lombardy
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Verona, Italy

Verona

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.

  • Verona
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
    December 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline**
    March 1, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    April 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 27, 2023
  • Program Begins
    May 28, 2023
  • Program Ends
    July 22, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 22, 2023
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to intern in Milan?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: intern@aifsabroad.com

Two students walking in a field.

Ready to Study Abroad in Milan?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com