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Internship Positions

IES Abroad: Milan

Name of Position: IES  Milan (On the M-Compass Application, where you select your top three internship position choices, please just write IES Milan.  Specific placements will be made after you apply and are accepted to IES.)

Location: Milan, Italy

Company: Various internships are available in a variety of fields.

Dates of Internship: May 30 – July 29

Housing: Included in the program cost, interns will be in residential apartments shared with 3-5 students.

Pay: These positions are unpaid.

Internship placement: Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Arts & Museums
  • Business & Finance
  • Communication & Advertising
  • Design
  • E-commerce
  • Education 
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Luxury Companies
  • Marketing
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Publishing 

Some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. Speak with your program advisor to learn more. 

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

While working in Milan, you will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. If taking the 6 credit course you will earn 3 University of Michigan credits. 

 

You'll learn about and discuss:

  • Business culture
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Conflict resolution
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Milan and when you return home

For more information, visit the IES Milan website.

IES: Rome, Italy

Name of Position: IES  Rome (On the M-Compass Application, where you select your top three internship position choices, please just write IES Rome.  Specific placements will be made after you apply and are accepted to IES.)

Location: Rome, Italy

Company: Various internships are available in a variety of fields.

Dates of Internship: May 2 – July 22

Housing: Included in the program cost, interns will be in Nidos King's Cross Residence Hall

Pay: These positions are unpaid.

Internship placement: Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Archaeology
  • Art, Art History & Humanities 
  • Business & Marketing
  • Environment & Community Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Immigration & Social Inclusion
  • International Development 
  • International Relations & Politics
  • IT 
  • Logistics
  • Media & Journalism
  • Social Action
  • Visual Arts

Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Abroad Representative—new internships are always being added! 

An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

While working in Rome, you will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. The 6 credit class will transfer as 3 credits to UM. 

You'll learn about and discuss:

  • Business culture
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Conflict resolution
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Rome and when you return home

In addition to M-Compass, students must also apply through IES here.

For more information, visit the IES Italy website.

United Nations World Food Programme: Rome, Itlay

Name of Company/Organization:  United Nations World Food Programme

Location: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Intern Position Title:  Data Visualization intern (please note that all United Nations unpaid staff have volunteer contracts; however the title and responsibilities will be that of an intern)

Dates of Internship: May 15th 2016 – August 14th 2016 (we have some flexibility to accommodate the student’s schedule here)

Pay/Compensation: Not paid

Possible Housing options: None provided, easily available externally

Primary Responsibilities: The intern will be working with the VAM (vulnerability analysis and mapping unit) within the World Food Programme. We are the primary statistics and analysis unit within the organization. Specifically the intern will be working with a team known as mVAM that is one of the largest mobile-phone survey organizations in the world, collecting information of on-the-ground conditions in amongst the toughest and most dangerous places on the planet. The intern will be responsible for working with our data scientists to design web-based visualization applications for the analysis that we do with the data.  The intern will also be responsible for wholly coding these applications. The audience includes other UN agencies, governments, intelligence agencies, and other NGOs. You can find out more here http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-calling and here http://vam.wfp.org/sites/mvam_monitoring/

 

Requirements concerning citizenship: None

Desired professional skills/specialties of the ideal intern: 

  1. REQUIRED: Proficiency with JavaScript, proficiency with SQL, working knowledge of statistics (should understand what probability distributions are and p-values), data visualization experience/instruction

  2. NICE-TO-HAVE: artistic background, 3DJS proficiency , PHP proficiency, web-programming experience, data-visualization portfolio, working knowledge of French

 

Edulingua: Italian Language School for Foreigners

New for summer 2016! With the support of alumni connections, the International Internship Program now offers internship placements in Italy! Students interested in working as an English-language tutor and secretary assistant are encouraged to apply to work for Edulingua: Italian Language School for Foreigners. Internships last between six and eight weeks.

Accommodations and Transport

Accommodations are provided as a double room near the school to minimize transportation expenses in town. Transportation to the school from the airport in Rome is also provided, as well as guided trips to many Italian cities.

Work Description and Language Requirement

At the internship, interns will assist the secretary in all her duties and will have to help Italian students as a tutor; answering their questions and helping them solve practical problems. The intern will also interact with the students, helping to create a positive and friendly atmosphere throughout their stay at the school.

The intern must be able to speak Italian (at least) at the intermediate level.

Ideally the intern should be interested in Italian language and culture and should have an open attitude that allows him/her to easily make friends respond with openness to other cultures.

 

Quantum Learning Network’s SuperCamp, Tuscany

Company: Art&Media Communications / Quantum Learning

Network’s SuperCamp licensee for ITALY

Location: Tuscany, ITALY

Number of Positions: 1-2

Intern Position Title: TEAM LEADER (Academic Camp Counselor)

Dates of Internship: 

3 days prior to actual Camp Start – so 3 week internship : July 25-Aug 10

We can take the student on for three weeks prior to that to assist in all sorts of marketing and other details as well.

Pay: During Camp, all Food/Lodging will be paid for (total cost for 3 wks: about $1200)

Responsibilities of the position:

During Academic Summer Camp, we will provide training for the student to integrate

fully with the campers and be a positive role model throughout the course of camp.

Students will have responsibility for participation in learning environment / supervising

kids during free time / activities and pool as well as decorate – pack materials – assist in

arranging the rooms for activities & sessions and mealtimes.

Language requirement: Italian is a plus

Desired professional skills/specialties of the ideal intern:

Ideal intern would be internet / market research savvy

Interested in child development or working with kids (coach or lifeguard is great)

Highly energetic and open to learn

 

Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours LLC

Name of Company:  Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours LLC

Location: Rome, Italy

Number of Positions: 1, possibly 2

Intern Position Title: Assistant

Dates of Internship: Approx. May 15-July 15 (flexible)

Compensation:  Some meals, small amount of travel (maybe)

Housing: Housing not provided, but we can put the intern in contact with an institution that might be able to provide dorm-room-type accommodations.

Position Description: We are a small elite, and new, tour company specializing in archaeological site visits alternating with great meals and food-related events. An intern could help with web design and preparation of content, clerical duties, off-site discovery and reporting, social media outreach, research (both internet and library), and quite a bit more. While some of the work is routine, there is plenty of room for self-expression, independent exploration, and discovery in the wonderful environment of Rome. Specific tasks will depend on the individual’s experience, proclivities, and preferences.

Intern must be a native English or Italian speaker, preferably English. Some Italian is necessary, more is better. He or she has to be seriously committed to writing clear, grammatical English. In addition to the language skills, our ideal intern should have a background in classics, classical archaeology, or art history and must be a skilled user of MacOS (with own Mac), Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, Apple Numbers, Apple Photos, Apple Mail, and possibly also Keynote. He or she should also have a more than rudimentary knowledge of Squarespace, Mailchimp, iCloud, gmail, and the major social media. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a love of creating order are a must. Some business background in accounting or bookkeeping would be an asset.  As we have no office space, the intern needs to be a self-starter who enjoys working independently and sometimes solo. The various tasks will need to be done in libraries, around Rome, and sometimes, with us, in a small home office.