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Throughout the year we offer customized internships for students’ needs. The positions are in Rome and in other parts of Italy such as Emilia Romagna, Calabria, Campania and Sicily.

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?

Would you like to work with new and innovative startups in the food field?

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 you like to educate consumers about sustainable behaviours?

Would you like to be a food and wine journalist?

We have an internship for you.

We offer a rich variety of academic internship options in Italy. See the tremendous spectrum we cover: 

Our internships are all about developing skills and academic insights in new settings, languages and cultures. Here is how we create a non-traditional learning experience:

 

Six to seven hours a day dedicated to experiential learning

 

 

 

Italian Language for Food and Business Course

 

 

 

GLi Mentorship and Academic Supervisor

 

 

 

Field Site Research Project

 

 

 

Position paper and Work experience Anlaysis

 

 

 

Daily record of thoughts and observations

 

 

 

Our internships are suitable for undergraduate and graduate students interested in food studies, sustainability, food production, food systems, marketing, business, nutrition, psychology, and related fields. Scholars, researchers, and professionals interested in food-related fields are encouraged to inquire.

 

We work to help students get the most out of their time in Italy. At completion of the internship students will accomplish:

Gain invaluable insight into the many aspects of agriculture, food business, food habits, and environmental policy issues in Italy

Learn about the organizational, cultural and social dynamics of organizations present in food and related fields in Italy

Understand Italian culture and business practices through the intercultural nature of the internship

Strengthen intercultural skills: develop successful strategies in communicating across languages and a general familiarity with non-verbal communication styles in Italy.

Develop the ability to comfortably carry out daily tasks anywhere in Italy and acquire basic Italian skills.

Identify solutions, create communication plans, and propose innovative products and services.

Our internship options:

WHEN

June 22- July 20, 2019

APPLY BY

25 March, 2019

OPEN TO

Everyone. No prior study of Italian is required.

PRICES

$4,243-$5,087

 

OVERVIEW

Interns work in a specific field within an organization dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability. Learning objectives, professional development goals and expected results for the research project (advertising campaign, research project, an 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. 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • CREDITS: Up to 3 credits, please work with your home university study abroad office to assure full credit.
  • PRICE: Includes accommodations and some meals, mentoring, emergency assistance and logistical support but not international airfare. Customized prices available.

 

APPLY NOW

WHEN

June 22- July 20, 2019

APPLY BY

25 March, 2019

OPEN TO

Everyone. No prior study of Italian is required.

PRICES

$4,243-$5,087

 

OVERVIEW

Interns work in a specific field within an organization dealing with some aspect of food systems or sustainability. Learning objectives, professional development goals and expected results for the research project (advertising campaign, research project, an 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.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • LENGHT: 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.
  • PRICE: Prices are competitive with other academic internships in Italy and depend on length. For prices of 16 weeks internships or locations outside of Rome, please Contact Us. Prices include accommodations and some meals, mentoring, emergency assistance and logistical support but not international airfare. Customized prices are available.

 

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WHEN

TBA

 

APPLY BY

TBA

WHERE

Italy

OPEN TO

Students interested in food systems and sustainability or related fields who are enrolled in institutions of higher education in Japan.

OVERVIEW

Internships are all about developing skills — and academic insights — in new settings, languages and cultures. Our internships are designed for serious students seeking a non-traditional learning experience. For six to seven hours a day students will split their time between experiential learning at the field site (work experience), a field site research project designed by the student and supporting language study (prior knowledge of Italian is not required).

Interns will become comfortable living and working in Italy, become skilled in speaking daily Italian and in communicating across languages and cultures, learn about a field of their choice, develop new friendships, complete a research project and multimedia presentation.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • LENGTH: Four weeks.
  • CREDITS: up to 3 credits, please work with your home university study abroad office to assure full credit.

For more information download our brochure in English or Japanese.

 

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