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Gain international work experience in a number of local organizations—from local schools to cultural associations to museums. Many internship opportunities are available to match your interests, and the Bologna study center staff stands available to help you set it up.

Key Facts

  • Internships on this program are optional
  • Only available for the year and spring terms


Although there is no language requirement for this program, most internships require a basic knowledge of Italian. You can gain those skills through the required intensive language program (ILP) course. Some internships will require a more advanced level of Italian. The study center will be available for advice on internship opportunities.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You'll receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you’ll receive a list of organizations and advice. It will be up to you to find an internship provider and request an interview. You make most of the arrangements after arrival. 


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards