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Summer Internship Option

Summer 2022

Internships in Italy

May 15 – June 12, 2022 

Choose from an urban social justice-oriented or rural environmental-justice oriented experience:

Urban Bologna 

Students will live in one of Europe’s top University towns which is home to 100,000 students, sharing a modern residence hall with Italian and international college students. At the same time, they will be living and breathing the city’s unique approach to social justice issues, such as challenges of integration, gentrification, urban gardening and young social collectives.

 

 

Rural Apennine Mountains

Students will live on an organic farm (Borgo Basino), learning about local to global sustainability, studying agricultural innovation, and engaging in grassroots efforts to preserve our planet. This experience focuses on permaculture design, popular education, and exploration of multidimensional sustainability frameworks.

 

 

Additional Information: 

  • Not for credit
  • Hours: 5 site hours/day Mon-Fri plus 1-2 hours group and individual process work 
  • Numbers: 2 to 6 students per internship
  • Knowledge of Italian required: intermediate to advanced
  • Final concluding project to present for portfolio/resume
  • Applications & interviews: through March 15th, the formal application packet will be made available online starting in January
  • Deposit: $500 to be paid by March 30th, 2022

 

Costs include:

  • Accommodations (The Student Hotel for Urban, Borgo Basino for Rural)
  • Food (Weekly budget and sustainably-sourced ingredients included, food will be prepared collectively by students as part of the experience)
  • Insurance
  • Transport onsite (personal weekend travel not included)

 

Total cost: $3900 

(scholarships will be available in cases of financial hardship)

Applications open through March 15, 2022

Please take the time to fully complete this application for either the urban Bologna or rural Borgo Basino internship. Selected candidates will be asked to interview for final consideration.