Internships at SRISA
SRISA’s internal internship opportunities allow you to grow your skills in multiple disciplines such as Marketing, Curating, Social Media, and Photography. Working alongside the professionals at SRISA, interns get a taste of valuable real-world learning experience and have fun doing so. Working with the SRISA staff, students have had the opportunity to: create marketing materials such as videos, limited-edition screen printed products, photograph student and artist events happening in and around the school, and assist with the curation of the SRISA Gallery shows.
Check out what Kaelan Brown and Megan Stansbury have to say about their SRISA internships:
Take a look at the process of screen printing Megan's illustrations on t-shirts, aprons and tote-bags:
And make sure to check out Kaelan’s awesome SRISA music video!
Internships in Florence
SRISA offers the opportunity to intern in multiple different locations around Florence. Dependent on your skills and availability, SRISA can help organize an internship in any field. Here are some of the previous internship opportunities:
- Art Galleries
- Art Museums
- Graphic Design
- Jewelry Design
- Volunteering at daycare of local church
- Build your own*
*Build your own needs to be discussed with the Registrar and SRISA Administration to make sure your proposed internship can be accommodated.
Apply for your Internship
Interested candidates should submit the following items by email no later than the enrollment deadline to allow us to begin the appropriate search for an internship partner.
- Area of Interest
- Current CV
- Letter of Intent describing your desired work experience
- Portfolio and/or link to your website
- Relevant courses taken. This may be listed on your CV or separately
- Level of Italian Language, if any
- Letter of recommendation from a former employer, internship supervisor, or professor
All of these materials should be emailed to: email@example.com.
The internships are unpaid and are offered for academic credits. Students must work a specified number of hours during the semester as required by the home institution. The student’s final grade will be dependent upon their quality of work, timeliness, and accountability. Internships count as a course selection and, therefore, should be requested on your course registration form in addition to submitting the internship application by email.
Students that have some Italian language competency will have more opportunities; however, speaking Italian is not a prerequisite for participation.
SRISA will make every effort to provide you with an internship; however, we cannot guarantee a placement for you. Placements are dependent upon the availability of suitable positions and on an interview following your arrival in Florence.
An internship is a continuation of your studies. When requesting a placement, you should carefully consider the additional time that will be required for an internship and the possibility that you may have to work on Fridays, weekends, or during the semester break. An internship placement is a serious commitment, which, when accepted, must be fully and responsibly fulfilled.
What is involved
The amount of time that each internship will require is dependent upon the number of credit hours undertaken. Students that pursue the internship for credit will be required to keep regular hours each week and complete a final written presentation about their work experience. Students can also take advantage of SRISA’s resume-building and career skills consultation.