Milan, Italy

Full-Time Semester Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall


3 per Semester

Primary Spoken Language(s):

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Internship

Come to the fashion and business capital of Italy and explore the range of internship opportunities that await. Spend the semester helping run an art gallery, in public relations for an international fashion house, or in one of our placements in e-commerce, luxury companies, music, and more. Our program guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, semester-length internship of at least 25 hours per week in the field of your choice. 

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Individual Internship Advising

We help you to fine-tune your résumé and perfect your cover letter.

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Personalized Placements

We help you find a placement that aligns with your goals.

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Survival Italian Language Course

Take a non-credit bearing Survival Italian Language course.

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Travel Throughout Italy

Join IES Abroad field trips to locations around Italy.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 20 - May 10

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Internship Program Advisor

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Erin Duffy

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300  ✉️

About the Destination

Il Duomo in Milan, Italy.

Why Milan?

With five major train stations and links to other major cities, you’ll be at the center of everything. For your commute, utilize the Milan Metro, the city tram, or Il Passante, the commuter train. While exploring the city, make sure to tour Milan’s other specialty—food! On your lunch break, enjoy a plate of risotto alla milanese and if it’s around the holidays, follow it with a slice of panettone—mangia!

Learn More About Milan

Get to Know Your New City

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Climb the Duomo

Make your way to the top for the best views of the city.

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Meet People & Get Involved

Make friends with Community Assistants.

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Enjoy the Milanese Aperitivo

Happy hour in Milan means, when you buy a drink, you get dinner for free!

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Root for Local Teams

Cheer on A.C. Milan and Inter Milan!

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


Share a furnished apartment located in a safe and lively district with three to six IES Abroad students. Located on main public transportation routes, apartments are within a 40-minute commute to the Center, and each apartment offers fully equipped kitchens, Internet access, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. These apartments are single-sex, and you generally share a bedroom with another student. Single rooms in an apartment carry an additional cost. Apartment life is often enhanced by a live-in Italian roommate called a Community Assistant (CA). These Assistants can help you improve your Italian language skills, get to know the city of Milan, and integrate more fully into the local culture. Meals are not included, so you normally eat lunch at a local café or a university cafeteria, and prepare your own breakfast and dinner at home.