Sant'Anna Institute
Spring Semester Virtual Internship 2022
12 weeks / non-credit

SAI’s Spring Semester 2022 virtual internship program hosted by Sant’Anna Institute invites students and young professionals to gain valuable professional skills through a virtual experience with a company based in Sorrento, Italy. Participants will complete a total of 135 project-based internship hours, supported by regular advising meetings, professional development workshops, and a final evaluation. Available fields include business, communications, education, political science, Italian studies, interior design, & more!

Application: now open
Closes: November 1, 2021
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits

Application Requirements
Online application
Supplemental internship application
Professional Cover letter
Photo ID scan
Italian privacy consent form


  • Gain valuable professional experience in your field from international perspectives.
  • Develop your cross-cultural communication skills.

Program Dates
January 9, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Sophomore or above (at least 2 completed semesters at application)

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Below you will find a more detailed description of the supplemental application items:

Resume: The resume should include a comprehensive description of your academic and professional experience to date. Feel free to include information about any special skills you possess.

Professional Cover Letter: The professional cover letter should include a self-introduction, as well as information about your professional area of interest. The letter should outline why you have chosen this particular program and the goals you would like to accomplish during the program.

Photo ID Scan: Please provide a clear scan of a government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.), ensuring your photo and birthday are clearly visible.

The SAI virtual internship program is unpaid and does not award academic credit. The virtual internship program is designed for college students and young professionals who wish to compress a significant amount of professional experience into a relatively short period of time, and who are experienced self-starters.

Placement Process
Once applicants submit a complete application, including supplemental items and the application fee, they will be contacted by the Internship Coordinator for an interview to discuss their experience and professional goals. After completing the interview, applicants will be emailed with their virtual internship placement option(s).

Placement Fields

  • Business administration, marketing, finance, human services management, international business
  • Communications, journalism, English
  • Education
  • Italian studies
  • Social sciences: international studies, political science
  • Arts: architecture, interior design

Internship Structure
The internship program is 120 hours total, however, weekly working hours will vary. The internship is project-based and participants are supported by a supervisor from the host company as well as Sant’Anna Institute’s internship coordinator. Participants attend weekly professional development group workshops and meet periodically with their company supervisor and the internship coordinator. At the end of the program, participants will receive a final evaluation from their company supervisor and the internship coordinator.

Upon successful completion of the virtual internship program, participants will receive a certificate from Sant’Anna Institute and the possibility to use their internship supervisor as a future professional reference.

Pre-Session Calendar
November 1 2021
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
At time of internship placement
SAI Deposit Due
$250 Confirmation Deposit (non-refundable, applied toward program fee) to confirm internship placement.
December 1 2021
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
December 25 2021
Last Day to Cancel Enrollment Prior to Penalty Phase
See SAI Policies for enrollment cancellation details.

Session Calendar
January 9 2022
Program Orientation
Virtual group orientation for all participants to review the program layout and expectations
January 10 2022
Virtual Internship Begins
April 30 2022
Virtual Internship Ends
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $50
Virtual Program Fee: Internship (non-credit)
Includes custom virtual internship program and SAI 360° Virtual Services (see What’s Included)

*prices are subject to change

All students who complete a virtual program with SAI are eligible for a Virtual Programs Alumni Discount to be applied to any future on-site programs: $350 for semester/quarter programs, and $150 for summer and short programs.

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

This is an SAI 360° Virtual Services program and includes the following services:

  • Customized virtual internship program and placement
  • Orientation at the start of the program
  • Periodic one-on-one advising meetings
  • Weekly professional development workshops
  • SAI Virtual Program Coordinator, providing personal assistance throughout the term
  • SAI Virtual Viva Experience: opportunities for virtual cultural engagement
  • Regular newsletters with culturally relevant information and updates
  • Program completion certificate

Pre-session and alumni services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Virtual programs alumni discount on future on-site programs
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network membership

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.