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Complete an internship with an international organization to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network with the API Global Internship program. Full-time internships will require a commitment of 35 hours a week.

API’s global internship programming will support your success and engage you in activities designed to refine specific skills, our on-site staff will orient you to the international workplace culture, and guide you through in-person and virtual cultural workshops as well as local visits. Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


Customized Internship Placement and Advising

On Site Services

Airport Reception

Quality Housing

Workplace and Culture Orientation

Resident Directors/Coordinators

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Experiential Programs

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

Academic Credit and Transcript (for an additional fee)

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 (3.0 for STEM) G.P.A.
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • Advising session
  • All internships in Italy require that participants are enrolled for academic credit to meet immigration regulations for unpaid internships.
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $7,500 Feb 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 20, 2022
  • Application deadline is 4 months prior to the intended start date
  • You will arrive 3-4 days before the internship placement begins
  • You have the option to complete an 8, 10 or 12-week internship in most sites during the academic year
  • All summer internship sessions are 8 weeks only.
  • Dates are subject to change
  • Participants who wish to earn academic credit from API’s School of Record, Nichols College, will incur an additional fee.

8, 10 and 12-week API interns participate in 2-3 excursions. Cultural events may also be available alongside study abroad students. Availability may vary and participants are given the full excursion schedule prior to arrival on-site.

What You’ll Study

CREDIT OPTIONS - Up to 6 semester credits available on some internship programs for an additional fee.

API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.

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    Federica Guerrieri

    Federica Guerrieri is our Italy Regional Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

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Following are a few sample placements that participants have done across the world. More information on placement options can be found in the lists below.

Hospitality Internship

This internship was held at one of the finest urban hotels in Barcelona. Internship placement duties include working in customer service, front desk operations, reservation management, group bookings, supplier management, marketing, and public relations.

Geographic Information Science Internship

The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) is working in collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the release of the results from Census 2016 in Ireland over the summer months. As part of this collaboration, AIRO develops a series of new mapping toolkits for use by planners, policymakers and the general public. AIRO is also undertaking a number of funded research projects using the results from Census 2016 that will feed into new policy documents by local authorities across Ireland. Our intern worked with the AIRO project team to develop toolkits and gain experience working with a variety of GIS web mapping tools (ArcGIS, Instant Atlas, etc.), as well as being responsible for the development of new map templates using the Adobe Creative Suite. The intern gained experience in team meetings (internal and with clients) as well as with data cleaning and preparation for integration within GIS.

Marketing Internship

This organization is an independent corporate service provider of choice for international companies and financial institutions seeking tailored solutions when doing business in the UK. The intern will assist with the development of the overall marketing plan and budget, identifying growth services and areas of expertise on which to concentrate; focused on digital marketing and liaising with website and digital marketing consultants to update the website for content and hit rates; contributed to social media engagement; developed the blog and articles for onsite and offsite attention; and assisted with brochures, events and networking.

Health Research Internship

This internship takes place at a graduate college dedicated to research, training, and extension programs in several fields of social sciences. The intern will work on a project that aims to analyze regional public health policies. The intern may assist the project leader in research activities, help organize an international conference, and assist with translating project documents and papers.NGO InternshipThis internship takes place at an NGO specializing in policy-oriented research in Argentina and Latin America. Internship duties include developing proposals and building strategies with partners in order to influence government policy.

Social Services Internship

This internship is at an NGO that develops social programs for helping needy residents (particularly women and children). It provides food, housing, educational and artistic activities. The intern may help participate in workshops about domestic violence, women’s empowerment, or fine art workshops pertaining to theater and literature.

Architecture, Landscape, and Planning Placements

Want to be inspired for your future career with an architecture, landscaping or planning internship? Whether it is seeing Gaudi’s work in Barcelona or the neoclassical architecture in Santiago, learning about urban planning projects in London or walking through the landscape architecture in the Grand Canal Square in the Dublin Docklands, you will be able to bring these concepts back with you into your future profession. Example intern duties might include project conception, design, and management, meeting with clients, honing technical skills with AutoCAD, budgeting, construction, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design

Language of Instruction: English   

Arts and Design Placements

Create international style and skill to your portfolio through an art or design internship abroad. It will also be a unique chance to learn what inspires other designers and artists abroad in a wide variety of placement options in galleries, studios, museums, theaters, and schools. Example intern duties might include event planning, designing products, curating shows, installation, creating event signage and promotions, performing, sewing, budgeting, textile use, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Curating
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts

Language of Instruction: English   

  • Customized internship placements
  • Workplace and Culture Orientation
  • Career Development Badge

Our internship program includes safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. Housing types and amenities will vary by location. Participants in Florence will have a shared, furnished apartment or they will have a single bedroom with a local host family.

Internship participants should expect the accommodation to be centrally located and easily accessible to public transportation. Each participant’s commute will vary, as internship placements are located in different areas in each location. Average commute times range from 30 minutes up to an hour. Housing placements may be mixed gender (by apartment, not by bedroom). Participants will receive their confirmed housing assignment approximately three weeks prior to departure.