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Interning Abroad in Florence

Florence shines as the capital and largest city in Tuscany, Italy, and home to some of the most renowned Renaissance art. As a global epicenter for both fashion and art, the city is blanketed in beauty. While nearly one-third of college students participate in an internship of some sort, a Florentine experience is sure to take you to the next level by interning in Italy’s powerhouse of business, finance, and fashion. Learn real world skills while dining on homemade Italian pastas and gazing upon some the world’s most renowned art and architecture with an internship in Florence.

Life for Interns in Florence

Florence is located in north central Italy at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, which run the length of the European boot. The Tuscan countryside offers some of the most stunning and romantic scenery on the planet. The rolling countryside is filled with medieval villages, castles, olive groves, and vineyards. 

Like many Mediterranean areas, Florentine cuisine has grown from ancient tradition. Fresh and natural ingredients serve up simple, tasteful, and quality dishes. A wide variety of tomatoes, meats, beans, vegetables, and aromatic herbs are common ingredients. Food in Florence is born of countryside tradition. Quality ingredients is extremely important to the people in Florence. Expect only the best when it comes to thick cuts of steak accompanied by savory breads. Other favorites include creamy gelato and fresh bruschetta.

Florence enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with bright sunny days for much of the year. Winters are cool and damp with average temperatures reaching the low 30s. July and August are the hottest months with temps in the mid to high 80s. Extreme weather happens but is short lived.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Internships in Florence, Italy, are always a great way to immerse oneself in the language. Interns will be consistently engaged in everyday conversations, which is ideal for learning a language. When you intern abroad in Florence, you’ll be able to put your skills to practical use then use them on the streets to sample gelato. Italian is the mother language, but English is widely spoken especially with the large number of travelers in the area. Most people in Florence will speak enough English to communicate basic things such as ordering food or buying something in the supermarket. Italian is a romance language that is relatively similar to Spanish, so a background in that will help.

Italians are known for being easy-going and leisurely in their day to day life. It’s said locals are easy to pick out just by their pace walking down the street. They are typically friendly and curious and want to learn as much about your culture as you do theirs.

From scenes on the street corner to famous statues and plazas, the “Jewel of the Renaissance” provides culture at every opportunity. A morning jog down the Arno River feels as if you’re in the scene of a historical novel. Daily commutes pass the largest standing brick dome, Florence’s Cathedral Il Duomo, offer a magnificent sight. The endless history, museums, and culture in general create a swarm of events year-round that need hordes of people like you to turn them into a reality as an intern in Florence. 

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Spend your summer in heart of Tuscany. Global Experiences offers a 10 week customized internship programs in Florence, Italy complete with apartment style housing, social events and excursions, language courses, and support from local staff. This is the perfect opportunity to gain practical work experience while learning a new language in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence...

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On Intern in Florence, your internship will be tailored to your personal, academic, and professional goals. We'll work with you one-on-one to find the perfect placement. Add 3 weeks of intensive Italian-language classes and the option of private tutoring, and you'll find yourself loving your Florence experience. Start getting excited about: A custom internship placement We know you aren't t...

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Intern at a theater, opera house, dance studio, or other performing arts organization in Florence, Italy, the birthplace of opera and a mecca of Italy’s artistic life. An internship is not a training program. While you may have the opportunity to train and/or perform while at your company (depending on your skill level and Italian language level), many interns spend the majority of their tim...

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Explore Florence or Rome - two of the most energizing cities in the world - while you practice your Italian language skills and gain hands-on experience in your field.

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Michelangelo's David, Giotto's campanile, Ghiberti's bronze doors, Botticelli's Birth of Venus... discover Florence, where art is a part of everyday life and masterpieces await you around every corner. The CAPA program center is located in the historic area of Sante Croce, just minutes away from the historic cathedral, the Duomo. The CAPA Florence Program is designed for students looking to stu...

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Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence clearly stands out as a cultural, historical, and academic center in Italy. Florence is known as the Birthplace of the Renaissance, as many Renaissance artists and authors called Florence home: Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more all helped make Florence the most important place to be during the Renaissance. With a populatio...

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Athena's partner school in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), is a private institution located among several buildings in the center of this charming Renaissance city. The campus' main building dates back to the 13th century and, before being renovated, was originally a convent and church. Florence was the heart of the Renaissance, and its artistic flair is still tangible. With that ...

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Sign up for SU Florence, one of Europe’s most prestigious and oldest study abroad programs. Take academic courses and participate in related activities - all evolving in the context of the city’s contemporary nature and rich history. While the capital of Tuscany is mostly associated with the Renaissance, it has plenty of modern aspects. It is a world capital for fashion, food, architecture...

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Spend the summer in the classic city of Florence with AIFS. Earn up to 7 credits through coursework and an internship placement through Richmond, the American International University. No previous Italian language study is required. The International Internship Program program consists of a 3-credit course running alongside a 7-week work placement for 3 credits. A 1-credit course, Introducti...

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Take classes in Retail Design, Photography, Psychology, Sociology, History, Italian language, Business, Art History, and Art. You will be based in the Oltrarno neighborhood located in the south side of the Arno River. The area is in Piazza Santo Spirito, home to Santa Maria del Santo Spirito, which is one of the best-known basilicas in Florence. You will get the chance to improve your Itali...

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Barista course is available from 1 to 4 weeks, held in beautiful Florence, Italy. Italy is teeming with bars. Several people in the country go to coffee bars multiples times a day. These bars have been an indispensable part of daily life in Italy. Taking a quick stop drinking espresso in one gulp at a bar counter is the genuine Italian style. Most of the coffee bars in Italy are run by loca...

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Located in the historic center, Apicius International School of Hospitality offers the finest academic food and wine studies in all of Italy. Programs are designed either for people who approach "the art of Italian cooking" for the first time, or are experts in the field who wish to refresh and deepen their cultural and practical experience of Italian cooking. We consider cooking to be an art, ...

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