Internships for Reggio Emilia, Italy
USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development particularly in your study abroad setting. USAC internships are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. They can be time-consuming, but are very worthwhile. Students will be working in an authentic local environment, with exposure to the Italian language. Italian language ability is not necessary to complete an internship, but helpful. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. Internship credit(s) are only offered in addition to the minimum 12-credit load.
Example placements may include: tutoring English to Italian university students, children, adults; assisting in English classes in local kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools and after-school activities; tutoring in university language lab; marketing/advertising of USAC; assisting in USAC program office; writing / journalism / creative writing / reporting (print, tv, radio); media department; reporting/ translating at Reggio film festival ( fall only); translating; video making; public speaking/cultural presentations; assisting in university Dean’s office, international students’ office; organizing sports/cultural events/assisting student associations on campus; assisting city and campus offices/organizations; helping at local student hostel and hotel (writing/speaking, organization, reception, office, hospitality); possibly in local health offices (nursing, physical therapy, hospital, occupational therapy, pharmacy), and other exercise/health related options, etc.
Additional options with local and international companies may be available. The on-site staff will try to set up different, requested options if possible. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.
Eligibility—enrollment in Reggio Emilia program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and junior standing at the time of the internship. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.
Summer internships (for 1 credit) may also be available.