Academic Internships

 

Umbra academic internships are 3-credit elective courses divided into two parts – internship and seminar – which complement one another to provide hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in your chosen field of study.

 

 

Museum interns visiting a local contemporary art museum with the professor.

INIT350: Academic Internship and Seminar- Museum

Dive into the life of Marini Clarelli Santi Foundation, with its newly opened house museum of the Oddi family, one of the noblest families in Italy, and the Palazzo Sorbello House Museum, a historic house museum with 18th and 19th art collections and an impressive multilingual library. Learn first-hand the ins and outs of operating a museum, from creating promotional materials to giving guided tours and preparing exhibitions. Interns collaborate directly with staff to make Italy’s remarkably rich and varied artistic and cultural heritage more accessible to international visitors.

 

Interesting for Majors in: Museum Studies, Sociology, Art History, European History, International Marketing

 

 

 

Fair Trade interns helping at the bottega Monimbò

INIT350: Academic Internship and Seminar- Fair Trade

Take an in-depth look at Fair Trade: explore the social, political, and economic implications of global efforts, and research current initiatives in Italy and America. As an intern with Altrocioccolato, the international Fair Trade festival, PerSo, the Perugia social justice film festival, and Monimbò, a Fair Trade bottega in Perugia, you will assist with general store operations, festival and event preparations, create promotional materials, and help with customer service and other seasonal activities.

 

Requirement: Intermediate Italian language level or higher

Interesting for Majors in: Economics, Environmental Studies, Business

 

 

 

Education intern assisting the English language teacher with class.

INIT350: Academic Internship and Seminar- Education

(Spring Semester Only)

In this course, students will examine educational psychology, pedagogical models, and English language teaching methods. Students will intern with either a local public scientifico or Montessori high school, working closely with English language teachers and Italian students. Depending on the placement and the teachers’ needs, student interns will either assist with lesson planning and classroom instruction or design and implement English language workshops with a specific theme such as music or travel.

 

Interesting for Majors in: Education

 

 

Summer Internships

 

The Umbra Institute also offers one-month, non-credit bearing summer internships.

 

Summer Winery Internship

As an Umbra summer intern at the eco-friendly Roccafiore Winery, you will assist in marketing, hospitality, wine exportation, and the management of their operations. This experience will help you gain invaluable insight into many aspects of the wine industry, including wine making and wine tasting culture, the global wine trade, and the techniques wineries use to reach their diverse international customers. The Roccafiore environment also offers the opportunity to observe how Umbrian culture, wine tradition, and organic approach merge to form a unique and successful business venture. Please see the Food Studies Program page for more details.

 

Interesting for majors in: Business, Sustainability, Marketing, Food Studies, Environmental Studies

Positions Available: 1-2

Location: Todi (28 miles from Perugia)

Internship Dates: Monday, May 4, 2015 – Friday, May 29, 2015 or Monday, June 1, 2015 – Friday, June 26, 2015

Internship Cost: $1,495This fee covers the intern housing and utility bills in Perugia, transportation to and from the cantina, insurance, administrative fees, and the Umbra internship tutor.

Total Internship Hours: 120 hours

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015

Study Visa Requirement: None. It is not necessary to apply for another study visa as students will have 90 days as a tourist after the student visa expires.

Housing: The intern will be housed with international or Italian students in a shared apartment in the Perugia city center.

Requirement: To be eligible for this internship, you must have taken BSFS 380: The Business of Wine: Italy and Beyond during the fall or spring semester. Preference will be given to applicants who complete the Food Studies Program. Intermediate or higher proficiency in Italian is also preferred.

 

 

 

Fabric samples for the new Pashmere knitwear collection.

Summer International Marketing Internship

Pashmere is a family-owned Perugian company started in 1965 specializing in luxury 100% Made in Italy cashmere pashmina knitwear. Based on business-to-business operations, they export high-quality collections around the world. Past customers include Versace, Fendi, Prada, Donna Karan, and other famous designers. The company is striving to distinguish their own brand in the international market.

 

The experience will give you the opportunity to assist with the company’s internationalization efforts in the cashmere market, research potential clients and distributors, manage customer relationships and contacts, and support the Pashmere office in New York.

 

Number of Openings: 1 position

Location: Ponte San Giovanni (6 miles from Perugia)

Internship Dates: Monday, May 4, 2015 – Friday, May 29, 2015 or Monday, June 1, 2015 – Friday, June 26, 2015

Internship Cost: $1,495 – This fee covers the intern housing and utility bills in Perugia, transportation to and from Pashmere, insurance, administrative fees, and the Umbra internship tutor.

Total Internship Hours: 120 hours

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015

Study Visa Requirement: None. It is not necessary to apply for another study visa as students will have 90 days as a tourist after the student visa expires.

Housing: The intern will be housed with international or Italian students in a shared apartment in the Perugia city center.

Interesting for Majors in: International Marketing and Business, Communications

Requirement: To be eligible for this internship, you must have taken BSCM 370: Intercultural Marketing during the fall or spring semester.

 

 

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