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Summer Internships at the Umbra Institute

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For those looking for that extra experience abroad, the Umbra Institute also offers one-month, non-credit bearing summer internships. Internships allow you to apply knowledge learned in the classroom, continue practicing Italian, explore working overseas, gain valuable work experience, obtain references for future job opportunities, learn more about Italy and Italian lifestyles, and so much more. Not to mention it’s a great resume piece as well. Umbra offers its participants the following internship opportunities.

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.

Ideal for majors in: Business, Sustainability, Marketing, Food Studies, Environmental Studies
Positions Available: 1-2
Location: Todi (28 miles from Perugia)
Internship Dates: Monday, May 23, 2016 – Friday, June 24, 2016
Internship Cost: $1,495 – This 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: Monday, March 7, 2016
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: You 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.


ViniGoretti
Summer Marketing and Hospitality Internship
As an Umbra summer intern at the family-owned Goretti Winery, you will assist in marketing, hospitality, wine exportation, and the management of their operations. This one-month, non-credit bearing 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. You will also prepare a marketing plan for the launch of their new luxury natural skin care products, Winetherapy. The Goretti environment also offers the opportunity to observe how Umbrian culture and family tradition merge to form a unique and successful business venture.

Number of Openings: 1 position
Location: Pila (14 miles from Perugia)
Internship Dates: Monday, May 23, 2016 – Friday, June 24, 2016
Internship Cost: $1,495 – This fee covers the intern housing and utility bills in Perugia, transportation to and from the winery, insurance, and the cost of the internship tutor from Umbra.
Total Internship Hours: 120 hours
Application Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
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: You  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, Hospitality
Requirement: To be eligible for this internship, you must have taken BSMK 351: Integrated Marketing Communication or IBST 380: Integrated Business Strategy during the fall or spring semester.

How to Apply

If you are or will be studying during the spring semester and are interested in a summer internship, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator, Julie Falk or send and email to jfalk@umbra.org. Placement is highly selective.