Hosting in Italy

Internships in Italy

IFOA can be a reliable and experienced Italian Partner for those Exchange Programs Organizations, Universities or Vocational Training Institutions who work with students, graduates or people interested in developing an International Experience in Italy.
IFOA offer highly professional internships in Italy, as well as study tours for managers and professionals in a lot of fields/areas, both inside the Erasmus+ frameworks or in privately-run projects.

All IFOA internships programs are featured to offer to candidates a valuable internship experience in an Italian company, mainly in specific chosen industry sectors and a full-immersion period in the Italian culture.
These are Individual programs, with starting dates possible all around the year, upon request of candidates, with the exception of the month of August and December.

The International Mobility Projects proposed by IFOA are totally customized and tailor-made on the candidates’ features and requests.

Ideal candidates have an age between 18 and 30, have a Degree (Bachelor or Master Degree) preferably a basic knowledge of Italian (Level A1 European Framework) and a good knowledge of English, with high motivation and interest for the Italian Culture.
Highly motivated candidates with lower Education titles (ie. University Students with a High School Diploma) can also apply.
In order to start the internship, before arriving to Italy, the participants must go to the Italian Consulate/Embassy in their home country to ask for “CODICE FISCALE” (fiscal code) and the VISA (if requested) which are required to formally activate the internship in Italy.

Program details: sectors and locations

IFOA is offering Internships and study tours in a wide number of Industrial sectors, mainly (but not exclusively) the most important ones in the Economy of the Regions Emilia Romagna, famous all over the world for the Motor Valley, and Food Valley. Just to mention some:

  • Mechanics and Mechatronics
  • Automotive
  • Fashion and Textile
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Agro-Food and Agro- Industry
  • Web Marketing

Internships in Italy are mostly arranged in SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Entreprises) in the Region Emilia Romagna (mainly in the cities of Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, Bologna), one of the richest Regions in the north of the country.
Internees will work typically an average working week of 40 hours.
Upon request, IFOA is also able to start an internship search in sectors different from the ones above.

Program details: starting dates

Starting dates are possible all around the year, upon request of candidates, with the exception of the month of August and December.

IFOA need to receive the candidates’ applications (Letter of presentation and CV in English or Italian) at least 12 weeks before the arrival.
According to the Italian Internship regulations, Extracurricula internships (not required by the University programs of the candidate, as in this case) in Italy are paid with a monthly stipend (between 400 and 500 Euros a month), therefore only highly motivated and skilled candidates have a change to be placed in an Italian company.

Program details: accomodation

IFOA is willing to help our candidates to find a suitable housing in the city of the internship. Possible housing types are: Single or double room in self-catering shared apartment/flat.

For information, inquires, hosting fees, ect contact

Via G. Giglioli Valle,11 – 42124 Reggio Emilia – Italy
COSETTA SORAGNI – Head of International Mobility Network
Tel.: +39 0522 329305