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IES Internships Milan – Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

Imagine having an internship in the city of Milan—home to the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange) and Milan Fashion Week, and the design and business capital of Italy. Here you can spend the semester honing your craft at an atelier or in public relations for an international fashion house, not to mention internship opportunities in ecommerce, luxury companies, and music.

The benefits of an interning abroad are many. An international 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. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid, for-credit semester-length internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week.

Before you leave for Milan, we will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships connections in Milan.

When you arrive, the staff at our Milan Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city, housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Milan Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Internships students, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities, as well as a non-credit bearing Survival Italian Language course. 

With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find a semester internship that meets your goals in Milan. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!


Past students have interned in placements* like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Marketing combining data analysis, service design, creativity, content, and technology to offer customers marketing and communications solutions
  • English-language international school for Italian students
  • Advisory and coaching service helping companies and public sector bodies with digital transformation and entrepreneurial innovation
  • Modern art gallery
  • Research institute specializing in studying new economic models with a focus on sustainability
  • High-fashion clothing and accessory rental service with an online presence and showroom in Milan’s historic center
  • Contemporary music orchestra with education initiatives
  • Literary agency representing writers from around the world, which supports them throughout the editorial and publication process
  • And more! In fact, we guarantee we’ll find you an internship placement in your field. Reach out to your IES Internships Representative to learn about all of our internship offerings.

*Some fields may require a knowledge of the local language. Speak with your IES Internships Advisor to learn more.



  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Education
  • English
  • Internship Programs
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Music
  • Museum Studies
  • Research Study
  • Sustainable Development

Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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