Internships for Reggio Emilia, Italy

Internships in Reggio Emilia are offered during the summer, semester, and yearlong terms. Those interested in doing a summer internship must attend both summer sessions. Summer internships are limited and only one credit.

Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your academic credit load, in addition to the minimum credit requirement. Interns earn credit, but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills. You will be working in an authentic local environment, with exposure to the Italian language. While Italian language ability is not necessary to complete an internship, it is helpful.

Past internship placements in Reggio Emilia have included:

Education:

  • Reggio Approach preschools
  • Local middle school
  • Local high schools

Health:

  • Centro Palmer: local multi-specialty private clinic
  • Prevention Center
  • Speech pathologies center

Communication + Italian Studies:

  • Marketing at Impact Hub Network
  • Marketing/film at a real estate agency
  • Translation at a legal practice

Hospitality:

  • 4* historic Hotel Posta
  • 4* boutique Hotel Notarie

Additional options tutoring English to Italian university students, children, and adults, as well as with local and international companies may be available. The on-site staff will try to set up different, requested options if possible. ]

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing (at time of internship)
  • Foreign language proficiency (some placements)

A $200 refundable fee is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.