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If you are looking to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network, then the API Global Internship program is for you!

API will coordinate an internship placement with an international organization that meets your professional, academic and personal goals, and our 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 and 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!

Full-time internships require a commitment of 35 hours per week. Optional credit is available for an additional fee.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

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
  • 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.
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 3, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $9,500 Jan 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 1, 2023

*Due to restrictions in Italy and host provider services, internships in Milan have been suspended for Summer 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, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will incur an additional fee of $750.

What You’ll Study

Work with our Careers team to find an internship in Milan that supports your skillset and will put you on a path to realizing your career goals! Once you've applied, our team will get you interview ready with support for resume reviews and placement coaching. Students will work up to 35 hours per week, depending on your location and placement.

API interns may have the opportunity to participate in 2-3 cultural activities. 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.

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

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  • Federica Guerrieri

    Federica Guerrieri

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

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Students have the opportunity to enroll in any of our digital badges! Also check out our Internship FAQs page for top student questions answered about internship destinations, the placement process, and more.

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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Our internship program includes safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. Participants in Milan will reside in a shared, furnished apartment or in 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.