Milan, second-largest city in Italy and capital of the Lombardy region, has been at the forefront of European and global culture for centuries. Home of legendary fashion houses including Versace, Prada, and Armani, as well as world-famous museums and art galleries, Milan continues to lead in the arts and creative industries. Milan is also a major center of tourism, finance, sports, commerce, and entertainment.
Marketing internships will enable you to learn about branding, handling accounts, and implementing strategy through the use of traditional marketing campaigns as well as evolving media. As a marketing intern, you will write press releases, harness social media, or be a part of event marketing. This will teach you how to execute marketing campaigns and help manage the deadlines, budgets, and communication needed to satisfy your client’s needs.
Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills. Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
- Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
- Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills
Students will enroll in 2 courses for a total of 10 quarter credits.
Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship
This internship helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country.
Course #2: Intercultural Communication (online)
This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal. It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion. Due to the intense nature of interning, in addition to taking the 4-credit course, we recommend you do not enroll for any other classes during the internship period.
Minimum GPA: 2.75
There are no language requirements, though students with proficiency in the local language will have more internship placement options.
Estimated program costs and a detailed budget of projected expenses can be found on the Locations and Costs page.
Please contact Yifang Zhang, GlobalWorks Program Manager