Internships for Torino, Italy
USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development particularly in your study abroad setting. USAC internships are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. They can be time-consuming, but are very worthwhile. Students will be working in an authentic local environment, with exposure to the Italian language. Italian language ability is very helpful, but not necessary to complete an internship. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. Internship credit(s) are only offered in addition to the minimum 12-credit load.
Past internships have included:
- Razorfish - International Digital Marketing Company
- Eggers 2.0 - Interactive and Creative Communications Firm
- Pro Global Digital Marketing - Digital Marketing Agency for the Cycling Industry
- M.L. King Elementary School - Education and Tutoring
- Giaguari Torino - American Football Team
- Red Cross - Social Service
- Gelateria La Romana - Hospitality and Marketing
- Cellar Door Consulting - Business Marketing
Additional options with local and international companies may be available. The on-site staff will try to set up different, requested options if possible. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.
Eligibility—enrollment in Torino program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and junior standing at the time of the internship. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.
Summer internships (for 1 credit) may also be available.
In addition to internships, there are many volunteering opportunities available. Some opportuntities are at the same companies as listed above, but require less of a time commitment. There are also on-campus opportunities in the language lab tutoring English, as well as in the Study Abroad office for marketing and social media projects.
There are also opportunities to be a babysitter for local families. This is usually a once a week commitment. It's a great opportunity to get to know the locals and immerse yourself in the culture, as well as practice your Italian.