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Real work experience

This program is designed to provide students with real work experience while enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in the world. All interns are assigned a placement prior to departure for Florence. Placements are made on a case-by-case basis. Past interns have been placed in positions with prestigious art museums and galleries. Florida State also has contacts with art restoration specialists and world-class hotels and restaurants. All of these opportunities immerse students in the unique culture of Florence. This experience and exposure raises awareness of, and potentially provides entry to, a variety of career opportunities. Interns gain unparalleled practical work experience, make invaluable connections, and acquire international employment references.

Students can earn up to 16 undergraduate academic credits during the internship through their academic department. While we cannot guarantee specific placements, we do our best to accommodate qualified students with an appropriate internship. Internship applicants must have completed Basic Italian (ITA 1120) prior to departure.

Please see Florence Internship Program for more information on important dates, forms, deadlines, fee liability, safety and more….

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The following is a list of possible placements:

Hard Rock Café
Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Art Restoration:
Alinari Photo Museum,
Art Gallery Il Bisonte,
EX3 Contemporary Art Gallery,
Galleria Il Ponte,
Galleria Tornabuoni,
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore,
Palazzo Vecchio Family Museum,
Uffizi Gallery Library
Atelier de Dance school
The Florentine,
The Florence Newspaper
Grand Hotel Cavour,
Hard Rock Café

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Prestigious Placements

Art museums and galleries have served past students with exposure to real life work experience
raising awareness of a variety of career opportunities.