What are the best ways to find an internship?

I'm hoping to spend my year abroad in Italy and I would prefer to do an internship than to study or teach, but I have no idea how to go about finding one. Are there any websites specifically to help with this?

This question was asked on 11th August 2014 and has been read 2232 times.

  • Anne Marie Graham · 8 years ago

    Have you spoken to the careers office or the study abroad office at your university? They may be able to direct you to opportunities in Italy - try them first!

  • Paul Kaye · 8 years ago

    A huge range of internships are available within the EU's many institutions (they're called 'stages' in FR and 'traineeships' in EN).

    See here for more.

    Paul (language officer at European Commission's London office)

  • Jacqueline Lenaghan · 8 years ago

    Hi There

    Check out British Council Study Work Create's section on internship opportunities with the British Council in the UK and overseas: 


    Many thanks


    Marketing Manager - Study Work Create

  • Ethan R Wilkinson · 8 years ago

    When I decided I didn't want to continue with my place at La Università degli Studi di Milano, I started looking for internships but had no idea where to look. You need to know which sector you want to work in; for me, I wanted something at a political organisation/institution/think tank/NGO. So, I started looking up these equivalent words in Italian and googling "ONG Milano" etc. I also decided to see if there were Italian versions of such organisations that exist in the UK e.g. Save the Children.

    I applied for loads and only 1 got back to me (I was under the impression every Italian NGO would want a native English speaker to intern for free for a couple of days a week...). I worked with Terre des Hommes Italia, in their Milan HQ. I really enjoyed the experience, especially due to the staff who really integrated me into the office and they enjoyed practising their English with me.

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