Milan, Italy

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance


Apartment, Residence Hall


3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Internship

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week. 

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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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Italian Language Course

Enroll in an optional 3-credit language class.

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Travel Throughout Italy

Join IES Abroad field trips to locations around Italy.

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?

Business, fashion, and design all converge in Milan— Italy’s second largest city—where old Italian tradition blends with modern innovation. Be inspired by Milan’s notable institutions, from the Teatro alla Scala to the Borsa Italiana, Italy’s main stock exchange. How will a full-time internship program in Italy’s business capital transform you?

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
  • Residence Hall


Furnished apartments are single-sex and typically house three to six IES Abroad students and interns, in double rooms. Some single rooms may be available for an additional fee. Some apartments are also shared with a live-in Italian Community Assistant who will guide your cultural integration. Meals are not provided but apartments have fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers. Internet access and a washing machine are provided.