Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

A nonsalaried, 14-week internship scheduled individually for a minimum of ten hours per week. The Internship option integrates students' design knowledge with field experience at a specific manufacturer and company supervisor. The internship is open to students who have already successfully completed a semester (minimum 12 credits). Candidates must meet with the academic prerequisites laid down for the internship program for which they are applying. To be eligible they must produce proof of having successfully completed, at their home schools, the preliminary courses necessary and at the levels stipulated. The program combines an internship in a professional workplace. Students serve as interns part time, generally Monday through Friday, although some internships may require weekend hours, depending on the area chosen. Students will have regular meetings with their internship supervisors who will monitor their progress and the drafting of an extensive analytical internship report. At end of the course, students will be well trained and ready to enter the professional world.

Internships are offered, but not limited to, the following areas: Accounting and Business; Management; Hospitality Operations and Management; Culinary Arts and Wine Expertise; Communication and Publishing; Photography; Visual Communication; Fashion and Accessories Studies and Technology; Fine Arts; Performing Arts; Architecture; Interior Design and Industrial Design; Student Life and Development Office; Physical Education and Sport Training. Cross-listed to: Accessory Design and Technology, Fashion Design and Technology and Fashion Communication and Publishing (Fashion, and Accessory Studies and Technology); Eco-Sustainable Design and Visual Communication (Digital Imaging and Visual Art).

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  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

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  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Internship placements are not guaranteed and students must submit a resume and letter of intent when applying.

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