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  • Locations: Milano, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.5
Minimum GPA (Graduate):
3.0
Language of Instruction:
English, Italian
Housing:
Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered:
6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Internship Language Courses Offered: Italian
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships  in Milan

Internship Placements in Milan, Italy

If you're looking for a slow pace and an "old world" Mediterranean lifestyle, look elsewhere. While Rome is Italy's capital and home for national politics, Milan is indisputably the economic capital and financial center. Like any big city full of busy, hard working people, Milan is not short on fun things to see and do, as well as delicious traditional Italian dining. Use its efficient public transportation to traverse this vast city while exploring its seemingly endless museums and historic churches and cathedrals. Being the business hub of Italy, many conventions, fairs, and trade shows take place in the city throughout the year, so it is a fantastic place for professional networking.

The dynamic city of Milan is fast-paced, full of ideas, money, fashion, food and glamor. If you’re seeking an exciting internship that will dive deep into the world of fashion business, tourism, advertising, and sports management, an internship in Milan is what you’re looking for. Simply put, Milan is to Italy as New York City is to America. It’s the driving force of Italian design, business and finance. Constantly looking towards the future, Milan is where ideas are cultivated, and revolutionary trends are created. In terms of international internship locations, Milan is a great differentiating choice for your resume, as you learn to work in the Italian business culture, develop language skills and make connections in one of the world’s great global business cities.

 


Program Details

Global Experiences

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Milan, Italy. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Milan internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in accounting, business, communications, marketing, visual arts, and tourism. 

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)

Housing

Students will reside in student dormitories, in shared rooms with a person of the same gender. Students will complete a roommate questionnaire in order for on-site staff to best match students for the summer experience. 

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $

Contact

Program Officer


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.