Internships

“Internships (are) the most important thing that employers look for when evaluating a recent college graduate,” says Dan Berrett, senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education. “More important than where they went to college, the major they pursued, and even their grade point average.” (2013 quote)


SAI HOST SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Part time Internships are also offered to SAI students by each of our host schools. These do not include Professional Development Seminars or customized internship structure.

FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Students will be placed in internships under the supervision of an experienced professional. The internship is arranged for students based on the relevance to the student’s academic major, interests, career goals, knowledge and skills. Student earn 3 credits for internships at Florence University of the Arts.
Internships are offered, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Accounting and Business; Management
  • Hospitality Operations and Management
  • Culinary Arts and Wine Expertise
  • Communication and Publishing; Photography
  • Visual Communication
  • Fashion and Accessories Studies and Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design and Industrial Design
  • Student Life and Development Office
  • Physical Education and Sport Training
APICIUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY (Florence)

Internships available only as part of Certificate Programs in the following areas:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Wine Studies & Enology

Description: The programs listed above offer an unpaid, part- time professional internship experience, under the supervision of an experienced professional.  Depending on the program the student chooses, there will be a wide offering of internships opportunities in this field.

SIENA ITALIAN STUDIES (Siena)

Internships in the following areas:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Library Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health & Social Services
  • Retail

Description: Students will participate in weekly on-site activities, as well as complete related coursework during the semester and a final reflective paper about the internship experience. These unpaid internships allow students to observe and participate in the day-to-day activities of several local businesses, organizations and structures. Internships are non-credit.

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SANT’ANNA INSTITUTE – SORRENTO LINGUE (Sorrento)

Internships in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Sales
  • Tourism
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Architecture
  • Web & Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

Description: Unpaid, part-time internships are offered in Sorrento as a supplement to a student’s regular course of study.  These internships allow students to earn 3 or 6 credits while observing and participating in the day-to-day activities of local businesses and organizations. Internship students participate in weekly on-site activities and are also required to complete related coursework during the semester, including a final reflective paper about the internship experience.  Internships can also be taken on a non-credit basis.

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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY (Rome)

Internships in the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Heath and Medical
  • Political Science
  • Italian

Description:  Internships are offered in Rome as a supplement to a student’s regular course of study.  Depending upon placement, these internships are offered on a for-credit or non-credit basis.  John Cabot University’s unique relationship with leading multinational corporations, embassies, media and international organizations gives SAI students the opportunity to participate in an exclusive internship programs.  Please note that internship placements seek to meet a company’s needs, as well as the student’s, and positions are assigned on a competitive basis.

ITALIAIDEA (Rome)

Internships in the following areas:

  • Architecture and Landscape Design
  • Art Gallery Management and Curating
  • Culinary Education
  • Italian Culture
  • Artists Management
  • Non-Profit Administration in the Arts and Community Services
  • Education
  • Gerontology
  • Tourism

Description: SAI offers Professional Internships through our partner institution, Italiaidea in Rome.   These semester internships integrate language and culture courses with professional practice internships. Students have the option to participate in a variety of cultural activities such as visits to Rome neighborhoods, Italian cinemas, wine tastings and historical sites. Internships can be taken only for academic credits and are unpaid.


Please note: While SAI takes into account individual student requests during the internship placement process, it is not possible to guarantee a position with a specific firm or organization.  Assignments are made on a case-by-case basis, and students are encouraged to approach any internship project with an attitude of flexibility and an open mind.  In addition, students should be aware that internships are best suited for highly motivated individuals.