Internships for Torino, 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 very helpful, but not necessary to complete an internship. 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.
Past internships have mainly been in architecture/design; communications and marketing, but are not limited to these areas. Example placements have included: architecture studios, car/ industrial/ urban design; graphic design; furniture design and design with recycled materials; tutoring English to Italian university students, children, adults; assisting in English classes in kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools and after-school activities; designing marketing / advertising materials for architects, designers, restaurants, schools and other businesses; communications firm; promotion and assistance of USAC; translating, video making, public speaking/cultural presentations.
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 Torino 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.