Internship in Florence - Summer

Why Florence?

Florence is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Steeped in history, culture, art and architecture, Florence provides a rich setting for your internship abroad.

Internship
Housing
What is Included
Cultural
Date & Program Fees

Internships

The expert team of advisors at EZC Study Abroad will work with you to clearly define your objectives for your internship. The internship can be based on your chosen field of study but can also be in a different field if you wish to explore this.

EZC Study Abroad has a number of regular host companies that we work with on an ongoing basis and we also source new host companies based on a student’s requirements.

An EZC Study Abroad advisor on the ground in Italy will hold regular meetings with you (every 2 weeks) to obtain feedback on your internship progress. Meetings will also be held with your supervisor at the host company.

This is a non-credit based internship but credit may be applied by speaking to your home institution beforehand.

All interns will participate in the International Work Culture Seminars. Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.

Week 1: Introduction to Working Culture in Italy
Week 2: Intercultural Communication
Week 3: Guest Lecture – Local Italian Business with a focus on Exports & Internationalization
Week 4: Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 5: Leadership in Business – The Key Components
Week 6: Guest Lecture – Social Entrepreneurship
Week 7: How to present your Intern Abroad experience to prospective employers
Week 8: Social Media & Me – How your online footprint can impact your future career

Housing

Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Italian students and interns.

As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Florence city center and you will share with other Italian and international students and interns.

Amenities:

  • Single Room (shared apartment) *Single Room ensuite in Student Hotel Florence option also available
  • Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
  • While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private bathroom are available at a supplement
  • Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
  • EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Florence. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!

What’s included

  • Pre-Departure Support including Internship Goal-Setting
  • Visa & Immigration Advising and support
  • Arrival Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Housing
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Staff Support
  • Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad advisor  to track internship goals progress
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • International Health Insurance
  • Farewell Event
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions and activities
  • Health and Safety support

Culture

All interns will participate in the International Work Culture Seminars. Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.

Dates & Program Fees

Description Date
Application Due Date Friday, March 10, 2023
Confirmation Deposit Due Friday, March 3, 2023
Full Program Fee Due/Withdraw Deadline Friday, March 24, 2023
Final Forms Due Monday, April 10, 2023
Arrival to Florence & check-in to housing Thursday, May 18, 2023
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activities Friday & Saturday May 19-20, 2023
OPTIONAL Excursion Sunday, May 21, 2023
Internship Begins Monday, May 22, 2023
OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to Rome or Venice or Milan Early Friday to Late Sunday, June 30 - July 2, 2023 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on Friday July 1)
Internship Ends Friday, July 14, 2023
Housing Check-Out & Departure Saturday, July 15, 2023
OPTIONAL Excursions Extra Fees Sunday, May 21, 2023 – Full Day Excursion in Italy – $175
OPTIONAL trip to European City: Friday June 30 to July 2, 2023 Fee TBC
Program Fee
$ 5,300
Full Payment Due not later than 30 days prior to program start date
Admissions Status: Currently Accepting Application

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.
Clothes, Laundry etc – $300 approx.
Food – $600 approx.
Personal Travel within Italy – $250 approx.

Description Date
Application Due Date Friday, March 3, 2023
Confirmation Deposit Due Friday, March 24, 2023
Full Program Fee Due/Withdraw Deadline Friday, April 14, 2023
Final Forms Due Monday, May 15, 2023
Arrival to Florence & check-in to housing Thursday, June 8, 2023
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Italy seminar and activities Friday & Saturday June 9-10, 2023
OPTIONAL Excursion Sunday, June 11, 2023
Internship Begins Monday, June 12, 2023
OPTIONAL Weekend Trip to Rome or Venice or Milan Early Friday 30 June to Late Sunday, July 2, 2023 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on Friday, June 30)
Internship Ends Friday, August 4, 2023
Housing Check-Out & Departure Saturday, August 5, 2023
Program Fee
$ 5,300
PLEASE NOTE: Private bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $5,300 in this case.

Full Payment Due not later than 30 days prior to program start date
Admissions Status: Currently Accepting Application

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.
Clothes, Laundry etc – $300 approx.
Food – $600 approx.
Personal Travel within Italy – $250 approx.

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