Internships

Summer and Semester Internship Opportunities with ASA

ASA is excited to offer internship opportunities in a number of our program locations! In most cases, an internship is taken in conjunction with your classes and is credit-bearing. Non credit-bearing and stand-alone internships are also available as well. All internships are unpaid.

 

Below you will find a list of our program locations that include internship opportunities.  For further details about the specific opportunities in each location, please click the links given.  Because the benefits of an internship extend beyond the classroom, please be aware that interns usually complete more work hours than the equivalent number of in-class hours per credit.  (Ex: 45 contact hours equal 3 semester credits, while a 3-credit internship may require approximately 120-150 work hours.)  That said, past ASA students who completed internships have wholeheartedly agreed that it was an extremely worthwhile experience that added depth to their study abroad experience and improved their resumes!

 

If at any time you have questions about our internship opportunities or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time!

 

Aix-en-Provence, France

Students with an advanced level of French have the option of earning 3 U.S. credits for an internship while completing a semester or academic year abroad at IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France.  Internship opportunities are available in the following fields: Communications, Theatre, Education, Tourism, Sales, Marketing, Law, and Business.   Interested students must have completed at least 4 semesters of college French (or equivalent) and are asked to provide a CV (resume) prior to the beginning of the semester.  The placement process will begin after arrival with an interview during your first week abroad.  Your placement will have a 10-day trial period to make sure it’s a good fit for both you and the company or organization.  As this internship is credit-bearing, you will be required to write periodic reports throughout the semester.  The cost of the internship is included with your ASA program fees!  For additional details about the internship placements we have available in Aix-en-Provence, please click here.

 

Edinburgh, Scotland

ASA is pleased to offer an award-winning Summer program in Edinburgh, where students take classes at the University of Edinburgh Business School, followed by a guaranteed month-long internship at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe!  This is an exciting opportunity and great resume builder for students interested in Theatre, Business in the Arts or other related fields.  The internship component is included with your ASA program fees and will give students hands-on experience in cutting-edge theatre productions, as well as in their marketing and promotion.  Students can earn 6-10 U.S. credits upon completion of the classes and internship.  Please click here to get more details about this program, and be sure to view our photo slideshow to see pictures of interns on the job!

Florence, Italy

While taking summer or semester classes at Florence University of the Arts, ASA students have the option of completing a 3-credit Internship or Experiential Learning Project (ELP), the cost of which is included with your ASA program fees!  Both an Internship and ELP give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a company, organization, or one of the many departments and outside partnerships of Florence University of the Arts.  The main difference between the two is that an Internship generally takes place at outside companies or organizations and usually have an Italian language requirement from Low Intermediate to Advanced, depending on the placement.  The vast majority of ELPs do not have an Italian language requirement and, therefore, are open to all applicants.  Opportunities are available in a wide variety of fields such as Business, Communications, Marketing, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Journalism, Athletics, Tourism, Hospitality and Event Planning.  As this internship is credit-bearing, you will be required to write periodic reports throughout the term.  For additional details, as well as a list of available placements, please click here.

 

London, England

ASA, in partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU), offers credit-bearing internships in London during our summer, semester, and academic year programs. The summer internship program is 6-weeks, while the semester and academic year programs will be completed during those program dates. In order to apply, you will need to submit a: CV (Résumé), generic cover letter, personal statement (see details on what to include here), 1 professional letter of recommendation1 academic letter of recommendation, AND a police background check showing no criminal history, in addition to the standard ASA application documents. You will then work with LSBU to find an internship placement, and apply for your Tier 4 Student Visa, which you are responsible for obtaining in order to work during your time in London.  As internship placements in London can be competitive, you will need to list your top 3 choices of fields you’re interested in working in. Placements are available in Business, Finance, Politics, Communications, Media, Fashion, Psychology, Interior Design, Publishing, Graphic Design, Museum and Gallery Curation, and Theatre.  If you don’t see your area of interest listed here, please check with us, as new internships become available on a regular basis.  For further details about our internship opportunities in London, please click here.

 

Sevilla, Spain

Students attending the ASA Sevilla semester or academic year program have the option of completing a customized internship while attending classes.  The internship may be credit-bearing (3 credits) or non credit-bearing, depending on your preference and on which university in Sevilla you attend.  While a basic knowledge of Spanish is preferred, you need not be fluent in Spanish!  There are internships available for all levels of Spanish, although the more Spanish you know, the greater the variety of opportunities that will be available to you.  Customized internships are available in fields such as Marketing, Business, Information Technology, Human Resources, Psychology, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media and Communications.  Since our internships are customized, if you do not see your area of interest listed here, please be sure to check with us!  Our Internship Coordinator has many connections in Sevilla and is always happy to looking for placements in new areas.  To read additional information about internships in Sevilla, please click here.

 

Sorrento, Italy

ASA is pleased to offer credit-bearing internship opportunities in beautiful Sorrento, Italy!  Semester and Summer students may complete an internship in tandem with their coursework, while Summer students also have the option of completing a stand-alone, 5- to 10-week internship without taking classes.  What better way to spend a summer than doing an internship on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea!  Students may earn anywhere from 3 to 9 credits for their internship.  While it is helpful to know some Italian, as this will open up more opportunities for you, it is not required to know Italian in order to intern.  Semester interns will take 1 Italian class as part of their coursework; past interns have found this to be extremely helpful in getting the most out of the semester, as well as their internship.  Past students have been placed in fields such as Marketing, Business, Tourism, Hospitality, Management, Event Planning, Art, Architecture, Education, Media, Communication and Health Sciences.  For further details about available placements in Sorrento, please click here.