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  1. Country Information
  2. Visa and Work Authorization
  3. Job Listings
  4. Work Placement Programs
  5. Housing
  6. Company Directories

Make sure to look through the International Job Search Research Guide in addition to the resources below.

Country Information

Visa and Work Authorization

Job Listings

Check out the International Job Listings and Job Listings by Country on the International Job Search research guide for additional resources.

Work Placement Programs

Find more programs by using one of our directories.

    AISEC is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and international cooperation, and offers hundreds of management, technical, education, and development internships abroad. You must join AISEC before you can apply for the internship program. The AISEC Penn chapter serves the entire Philadelphia region; you can contact Jill Portnoy, the VP of Talent Management, at jill@sas.upenn.edu to learn more about the recruitment process.
  • Experiential Learning International– WWW
    ELI has an Internship in Italy program for an Art Gallery Assistant.  The program fee is $500 and includes placement, pre-departure advising, student visa information, an Italian language course, and housing assistance.  Students are responsible for the cost of their  housing, flight, and cost of living.
  • IASTE- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience– WWW
    IAESTE offers paid internships in over 30 countries in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural/physical sciences, architecture, and agricultural science, for a program fee.  Application deadline is January 10th.
  • International Cooperative Education– WWW
    ICE places students on paid international summer internships, for a fee of about $1150.  They also place students on semester-long internships.  They recommend applying by mid-March.
  • U.S. Department of State– WWW
    Offers unpaid student internships, about half of which are located abroad in US embassies.


Most work placement programs offer accommodation assistance, but in case you need to find housing for yourself, here are some places you may want to look:

  • Craigslist Italy– WWW
    Craigslist operates in over ten cities in Italy, including Venice and Rome.
  • Expatriates.com: Italy Housing Available– WWW
    Expatriates lauds itself as the “online community for expatriates.”  It functions like a classifieds for countries around the world.
  • Rome Apartments– WWW
    From Only-apartments.com, this is a good place to look for short-term rentals of apartments.
  • Student Accommodation in Italy– WWW
    A search engine for student accommodation, student houses, student flats, and larger private accommodation in Italy.

Company Directories

Use these database to generate lists of companies in Italy.

  • best resourceD&B Million Dollar Database — ELECTRONIC
    Million Dollar is a fantastic database that allows you to compile lists of companies based on many different criteria including industry, country, region or city. You can export your results to Excel so you can save your company lists and their contact information.
  • Business & Company Resource Center– ELECTRONIC
    To generate a list of international companies, select ‘Advanced Search.’  Under ‘Content Area’ select ‘Company Profiles/Products.’  To specify location, select ‘State/Country’ from the drop-down menu. To specify industry, select ‘Industry Description,’ ‘SIC code,’ or ‘Keyword’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Uniworld– ELECTRONIC
    Use this electronic company directory to create lists of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countires and Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. It’s easy to use and searchable by country, industry and much more!

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