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INTERNSHIPS

• Are you interested in doing an internship at a sustainable farm or in studying the production of cheese in Italy?
• Are you passionate about coffee and do you want to learn everything about the culture of coffee in Italy?
• Are you attracted by the Mediterranean culture and would you like to work with experts and nutritionists in the territory of the Mediterranean diet?
• Are you an activist and would like to educate consumers about sustainable behaviors? Or would you like to be a food and wine journalist?
• Would you like to work with new and innovative startups in the food field?

We have an internship that fits your needs. Explore the possibility of doing a fantastic internship in the food field. The positions are in Rome and in other parts of Italy such as Emilia Romagna, Calabria, Campania, Sicily.

SPRING AND FALL 2018 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Dates: SPRING starting date: January 19, 2018; FALL starting date: September 7, 2018
Length: 4 (minimum), 8, 12 or 16 weeks
Credits: Depends on the length and type of internship, please work with your home university study abroad office to assure full credit.
Goals: Interns work in a specific field within an organization dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability. They also participate in a research symposium and carry out a research project. Learning objectives, professional development goals and expected results for the research project (advertising campaign, research project, educational plan for schools or a design for a new product and food system…) are designed together with the GL academic director, the GL mentor, and an onsite supervisor. During the internship, students have the opportunity to work at a farm, shop, institute, association headquarter, vineyard, cheese factory or other site and assist in the management of its operations. The internship helps students gain invaluable insight into the many aspects of agriculture, food business, food habits, and environmental policy issues in Italy. Students also learn about the organizational, cultural and social dynamics of organizations present in food and related fields in Italy. The intercultural nature of the internship gives students the opportunity to understand Italian culture and business practices. Students learn to identify solutions, create communication plans, and propose innovative products and services. Students will also design and complete their personal research project. No prior study of Italian is required, but in that students spend most of their time at the intern site, most interns acquire basic Italian skills. Language instruction is provided.
Cost:  Prices are competitive with other academic internships in Italy and depend on length. 1-month, 2-month, 3-month or 4-month internship options available. The minimal period is four weeks. Price for the 4-week program: $4,322. Price for the 8-week option: $8,607. If you are interested in the 12 or 16-week options, please contact Gustolab International at info@gustolab.com. These prices include accommodations and some meals, mentoring, emergency assistance and logistical support but not international airfare.
Open to: Students interested in food systems and sustainability or related fields who are enrolled in institutions of higher education in the United States, Japan, or elsewhere.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS FOR JAPANESE STUDENTS – Gustolab International 夏季アカデミックインターンシップ

Dates: May 29 – June 25, 2017; June 26 – July 23, 2017; August 21 – September 17, 2017; February 12 – March 9, 2018
Length: Four weeks
Credits: up to 3 credits, please work with your home university study abroad office to assure full credit.
Open to: Students interested in food systems and sustainability or related fields who are enrolled in institutions of higher education in Japan.

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SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Dates: June 24 – July 21, 2018 (4 weeks)
Length: Four weeks
Credits: up to 3 credits, please work with your home university study abroad office to assure full credit.
Goals: Interns work in a specific field within an organization dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability. They also participate in a research symposium and carry out a research project. Learning objectives, professional development goals and expected results for the research project (advertising campaign, research project, educational plan for schools or a design for a new product and food system…) are designed together with the GL academic director, the GL mentor, and an onsite supervisor. During the internship, students have the opportunity to work at a farm, shop, institute, association headquarter, vineyard, cheese factory or other site and assist in the management of its operations. The internship helps students gain invaluable insight into the many aspects of agriculture, food business, food habits, and environmental policy issues in Italy. Students also learn about the organizational, cultural and social dynamics of organizations present in food and related fields in Italy. The intercultural nature of the internship gives students the opportunity to understand Italian culture and business practices. Students learn to identify solutions, create communication plans, and propose innovative products and services. Students will also design and complete their personal research project. No prior study of Italian is required, but in that students spend most of their time at the intern site, most interns acquire basic Italian skills. Language instruction is provided.
Cost:  The price of this 4-week program ($4,322) is competitive with other academic internships in Italy and includes accommodations and some meals, mentoring, emergency assistance and logistical support but not international airfare.
Open to: Students interested in food systems and sustainability or related fields who are enrolled in institutions of higher education in the United States, Japan, or elsewhere.