IES Abroad Milan Summer Internship
Think of your study abroad experience as a song—what will be the inspiration? See “The Last Supper,” one of the most influential works of the Renaissance. Witness some of the world’s finest performers at Teatro alla Scala, the world-renowned opera house in Milan. Observe fashion executives to see how successful businesses are run. No matter what you choose, your Milanese experience with IES Abroad will come together to make the perfect symphony.
Milan is the economic and financial hub of Italy, a fast-paced business and fashion-oriented city, and one of Europe’s most exciting locations. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Abroad’s unpaid, academic internships have placed Milan interns at a variety of companies while also showing them the sights and sounds of Italy.
Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You'll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. An optional 3-credit language course is also offered, the placement for which is determined by an online pre-departure language test.
Academics & Curriculum
While working in Milan, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:
- Understanding business culture
- Improving communication
- Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
- Resolving conflicts
- Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Milan and when returning home
Internships are available in the following fields:
- Arts (Art gallery, Music studio production, Theater)
- Business & Finance
- Communications, Advertising & Marketing
- Luxury companies
- Not-for-Profit organizations
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Participants live in a shared apartment located in residential Milan. Furnished apartments are single-sex and typically house three to six IES Abroad students and interns in double or triple rooms. Internet access is provided. Live-in Italian Community Assistants guide your cultural integration. Meals are not provided but apartments have fully-equipped kitchens.
Students attending this program may consider applying for one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.