Non-Credit Internship Program
This non-credit program provides the opportunity to combine language study and acquire professional experience through an internship experience available throughout the year. All students must complete at least one 3-week session of language study during the program. Each program is made to measure, based on the number of weeks the student would like to intern or volunteer.
Program start: Due to the language component, program starts coincide with the study abroad 3-week short program sessions in which language classes are scheduled. The FUA Academic Calendar may be consulted online to determine when short programs start. They are offered year-round in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
As mentioned under Program Structure, internship programs may be extended for as many or as little weeks desired by the applicant. However, keep in mind that there are times of the year in which professional fields may be in low season or are closed, such as periods during the month of August or between Christmas and Epiphany. The performing arts sector follows specific seasonal cycles alternating between training and performing, which may determine the type of collaboration (administrative or performing) offered to students.
The internship program offers many benefits to accepted students:
- Professionalizing experience
- Community and cultural integration within the city of Florence
- A wide range of placements in unique locations
- Dedicated FUA staff for internship supervision
- Flexible program lengths