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Internships for Reggio Emilia, Italy

Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, internship placements requiring in-person contact with vulnerable populations abroad, including children, the elderly, and those with compromised health, will be limited and may not available due to local Covid protocols during the Spring 2022 semester. If you have questions related to this policy, please contact internship@usac.edu.

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Italy.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, internship placements in Reggio Emilia may not be confirmed until the late summer or early fall.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement availability and placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

English-Language Instruction

Event Planning

Health and Wellness

Business

A hotel located on the Via Emilia next to Piazza Camillo Prampolini in the historic center of Reggio Emilia. Founded in 1515, the hotel features original frescoes and elegant rooms each decorated in a different style.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of the hotel and staff in managing a complex hospitality business
  • Observe daily operations
  • Assist in hotel operations including customer service, assist in the office and at the front desk
  • Assist with projects and help planning and organizing events

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Business

A community of professionals seeking to make a positive impact on their communities while broadening their professional networks. The local and global platform that is available to startups, NGOs, companies, and interns enables productive collaboration while providing a work environment that fosters new connections.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist staff in planning events and workshops
  • Assist the staff in updating the English website and social media
  • Presentations and special projects
  • Research comparing American and Italian work cultures
  • Work responsibilities may be structured to align with students' academic backgrounds and professional goals

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Business

A real estate company focusing on dynamic and flexible short- and long-term rentals for young professionals and students with a strong connection to the life of Reggio Emilia thanks to its customized accommodation partnerships with sports teams, businesses, local and international college associations, and employment agencies.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and participate in small business management
  • Conduct research on the real estate field
  • Assist in event planning
  • Manage the digital presence of the organization (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • Update the English website

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A preschool that follows the Reggio Emilia method of education by placing the child at the center of its educational project as an autonomous subject capable of building their own knowledge through relationships with others. The school offers a unique educational experience through its bilingual instruction program for children aged 12 months to 6 years.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work with children between 12 months and 6 years old
  • Help teachers with the daily routine and assist in their classrooms
  • Teach basic English vocabulary through games, songs, short stories
  • Learn, observe and practice the Reggio Emilia educational approach

Requirements

  • Vaccination documentation and/or COVID test results may be required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

An experimental high school serving 750 students aged 14-19 focusing on pupil-centered learning, a well-rounded curriculum, team teaching, student support, and laboratory work in language and scientific and technical subjects.
• Work as a teaching assistant with students between 14 and 19 years old
• Help students improve their English skills with conversation, reading, games, and role play
• Assist teachers in creating English language labs for their students.

Requirements

  • Vaccination documentation and/or COVID test results may be required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A state vocational school preparing students for work after graduation.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work as a teaching assistant with students between 14 and 19 years old
  • Help students improve their English skills with conversation, reading, games, and role play
  • Assist teachers in creating English language labs for their students.

Requirements

  • Vaccination documentation and/or COVID test results may be required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A private language school offering courses in English as a second Language, english conversation, business English, preparation for the Trinity and Cambridge exams, French, Spanish, and German.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the director of the school and language teachers during online language classes
  • Prepare course materials and vocabulary list for classes
  • Create useful material for future language courses including listening comprehension, readings and videos, etc.

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Event Planning

A creative community with branches in cities around the world whose goal is to facilitate networking and collaboration between creative professionals through conference-style events designed to showcase the host city's creative talent.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Project management
  • Event planning, coordination, and scheduling
  • Digital promotion and outreach
  • Research on cultural topics

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Health and Wellness

A women’s health clinic offering services in physical therapy, osteopathy, andrology, endocrinology, dermatology, urology, internal medicine and aesthetic medicine, and specializing in prenatal health including gynecology, obstetrics, prenatal diagnostics, senology, and sterility/fertility treatments.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Shadow and observe doctors and nurses
  • Conduct research and present the results on assigned topics.
  • Learn about the Italian medical system

Requirements

  • Major or minor in a health-related discipline
  • Vaccination documentation and/or COVID test results may be required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Health and Wellness

A public health research and community center helping individuals deepen reflection on the relationship between imagination, lifestyle, behaviors, environment, and awareness. It offers educational courses to schools, trainings for healthcare professionals and teachers, smoking cessation support groups, and motivational and education courses promoting a healthy lifestyle for pregnant women and infants.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe local experts during seminars and other professional activities
  • Conduct research and present the results on assigned topics
  • Proofread scientific articles in English
  • Learn how to promote a healthy lifestyle

Requirements

  • Major or minor in a health-related discipline
  • Vaccination documentation and/or COVID test results may be required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Health and Wellness

Intern with a specialist in community oriented primary healthcare and researcher at the local health authority and IRRCS Hospital Santa Maria Nuova whose work focuses on chronic illness management, palliative care and pain management, and educational methodologies.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on medical and scientific topics
  • Comment and summarize medical articles
  • Proofreading scientific articles

Requirements

  • Major or minor in a health-related discipline

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open for late applications; Current passport holders only

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students

Instruction

English | Italian

Member

AACUPI--Association of American Colleges and Universities in Italy

Passport & Visa

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