Internships

Student works with mentor during internship

SU Florence Internship Program

The Academic Internship Program  in Florence is a wonderful addition to any student’s abroad experience. With over 50 host institutions, students at every language level can apply classroom learning to an actual work situation, build their resumes, explore career options, and develop professional skills while earning academic credit.


Host Institutions

SU Florence maintains a list of host organizations . The list is ever-expanding, and includes placements in fields such as architecture, classics, communications, drama, education, English & textual studies, film, history, art history, Italian language, literature, management, nutrition, political science, sports, photography, fashion design, and graphic design. There are opportunities for students at every level of Italian language proficiency.

Please remember however, that no specific placement with a given institution can be guaranteed. Students are placed where they can participate in projects where they can make themselves useful. Not all of the host institutions who accept interns have suitable projects or available office space at all times; however, there is always a wide range of internship positions for which to apply.


Credit

Three-credit internships are available during the fall and spring semesters (45 hours of work per academic credit earned for a minimum of three credits = 135 hours of internship commitment). Presence in the workplace can be organized over twelve weeks (usually two or three mornings a week), or over six weeks (usually five mornings a week for six weeks). The intern will also be assigned selected readings, writing assignments and reports by the faculty sponsor, and will have regular meetings with the site supervisor, the faculty sponsor, and the internship coordinator.

*Important: All SUF internships must be approved for credit by an academic department on the SU home campus. Internships which cannot be approved for credit in a specific area of study (PSC, HST, FIA, etc.) will be submitted for generic IPA (Internship Program Abroad) credit approval. If you have any doubts about what kinds of credit your university will accept, please check with your home campus administrator immediately.


To Apply

Students interested in an academic internship must complete the internship application when you apply. Full instructions, including on applying for an internship before arriving in Florence, available here .