NYU Florence welcomes curious, open minded, and hard working students to take on the challenge of developing their international work competencies in an Italian work environment.

We offer student internship opportunities across different clusters of industries and small to medium enterprises in a variety of sectors, which may include areas such as: business, arts and arts management, education, and not for profit associations*.

The NYU Florence Internship program places students, based on their individual career aspirations, in a local professional environment where they can acquire the hard and soft skills necessary to become more competitive in a global job market.

*Due to the Covid crisis students should be advised that some internship opportunities may be temporarily limited.

The Internship Program

This for-credit program includes two components:

1) Internship placement (minimum 16hr/week)
2) Participation in the Experiential Learning Seminar Course

In order to enroll in this program, students must participate in a competitive application process. Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded.

Students accepted to the NYU Florence Academic Internship Program must be available to dedicate two (2) full weekdays to their internship.

Students are required to have a minimum Italian language proficiency of Intermediate Italian I in key competencies (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Without this minimum proficiency, students will not be eligible to apply for the internship program. Interested students who do not meet this language requirement are invited to write to Enrico Buonincontro, the NYU Florence Community Engagement Coordinator, at enrico.buonincontro@nyu.edu to explore other experiential opportunities while studying at NYU Florence.

To apply to the NYU Florence Academic Internship Program, you must first submit a study application. Visit the NYU Study Abroad "Apply" page for more information. You will be prompted to upload a personal statement, resume, and other documents as part of your online internship application.

Internship Placements

Internship opportunities vary semester to semester and reflect current trends in the Italian job market. We will do our best to match student interests. However, please note that due to the current health and economic situation in Italy, we may be unable to offer internship placements in some business or non profit sectors.

Potential placements may be in the areas of business, arts and arts management, education, and not for profit associations. If you do not see your category of interest or have questions, email global.internships@nyu.edu.

Experiential Learning Seminar Course  

 

Experiential Learning Seminar - NODEP-UA 9982 or INDIV-UG 9250 - 4 points
Enrollment by permission only. Application required.

The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.

Experiential Learning Seminar (sample syllabus coming soon)

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the NYU Florence Academic Internship Program must submit an application by May 28, 2021 (11:59pm ET). This program is competitive. Students will be selected based on their prior experiences, demonstrated language capability, their commitment to working in a foreign professional environment, and their ability to be excellent representatives of NYU Florence with our partners and in the larger Florentine community.

Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant

The Wasserman Center offers a $1000 grant to students who have unpaid internships in non-profit organizations or within an industry that does not traditionally pay interns (arts, entertainment, media, nonprofit, education, etc.) Check out the Wasserman website for more information.

Non-Credit Internships

Internships in Florence require contracts called convenzioni. All internships must be credit-bearing, including summer opportunities. NYU Florence does not permit non-credit internships. NYU will only facilitate the signing of a convenzioni for students enrolled in the Experiential Learning Seminar at NYU Florence, which is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. See the above section for more information on this program. Please direct all questions to global.internships@nyu.edu.

NYU Florence Internship Frequently Asked Questions