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Milan is Italy’s financial center and known for food, fashion and design, plus a leader for the Italian startup scene. Interns will notice that this classic city tends to embrace new trends, innovations, and ideas presenting you an old world meets new world feel. With a convenient public transport system you can explore this city with ease and also take advantage of regional travel to other parts of Italy and Europe from Milano Centrale on your weekends. 

Program Highlights

  • Make the most of your summer by spending 8-weeks in Milan, gaining valuable work experience at a startup across a variety of industries including food, fashion, tech and finance 
  • Live with other Sage Corps interns in apartment-style housing in the city
  • Milan is known for its world-class cuisine, fascinating history, unique architecture, excellent shopping, and music scene.
  • The city continues to diversify, welcoming people from all over the world, which is an integral part of its character.
  • Gain unique global experience that will make you stand out in future job interviews

Program Overview

Internships at startups in Milan include sales/business development, digital marketing, data analytics, software development, UX/UI design, graphic design and finance/business analytics across a variety of industries.

How does this program work?

  • Apply on our Website – it’s free to start your application and apply in under 10 minutes.
  • Interview with Sage Corps – we want to learn more about you and see if you are a good fit for the program.
  • Accept Offer – Selected candidates will receive an offer to join our program. To accept, you will sign our enrollment agreement and make your initial program payment to secure your spot.
  • Enroll in Skills Academy – You will start your hard and soft skill training online in your selected track to help prepare you for your internship.
  • Interview with Startup – Based on your internship role and location preferences, we will match you with a startup for an interview.
  • Pre-Departure Process – We will prepare you to go abroad. This means help with everything from applying for your visa to booking flights. We will book your housing and medical insurance for you.
  • Intern Abroad – Arrive in Milan for your orientation program and then start your 8-week internship. You will attend included cultural activities with your cohort and our staff.
  • Join our Alumni Network – after the program you join our alumni network with networking and career opportunities.
  • 3.0 min GPA to apply*
  • Currently enrolled university student or recent graduate
  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • All internships are conducted in English unless discussed otherwise

*If you fall below the GPA requirement you will be asked to provide an additional GPA statement.

You have the option to receive academic credit for this program through our School of Record, Trinity. Students typically earn between 3-6 credits and there is an additional $350 cost for the transcript. Learn more.

Sage Corps Orientation

Our orientation program is designed to acquaint you with your new home and prepare you to make the most out of your internship. You will meet our local staff and the other Sage Corps interns in your city cohort.

Cohort Events

You will meet with your cohort throughout the program to participate in cultural events. Our staff will plan an event schedule specific to your time in the city. 


Your housing is pre-arranged as part of your program. All housing is shared apartment-style accommodation with other Sage Corps interns in the city and near public transportation. Although placement locations vary, all housing is within easy commuting distance of your host company.

Local Staff

Your Milan City Managers are your go-to local staff during your time abroad. You will meet them upon arrival and they are there to support you as needed during your program.

Sage Corps closely monitors students’ health and safety during our programming. We work with our international medical insurance provider, the U.S. State Department, local government authorities, and our in-country staff to ensure our students’ health and safety.

Learn more about our Health & Safety protocols here.

March 20, 2024 – Late Application Deadline

April 11, 2024 – Extended Deadline for Select Locations

June 9, 2024 – Arrive in Milan

June 9-10, 2024 – Sage Corps Orientation

June 11, 2024 – Start Internship

Aug 2, 2024 – Internship Ends

Aug 3, 2024 – Program Ends

Summer 2024

Program fee and housing: $8,899

Program Inclusions

  • Sage Corps Skills Academy
  • Resume review
  • Interview preparation training
  • Pre-departure advising
  • 8-weeks furnished housing
  • 2-day Orientation
  • Welcome, midpoint, and final cohort dinner
  • Internship with startup
  • 4 included group activities
  • Medical insurance
  • 24/7 local staff support
  • An unforgettable summer abroad!

What’s not Included

  • International flight ($1000-$1,600)
  • Transport to/from the airport ($15 train), ($10 bus), ($100+ taxi)
  • Visa for U.S. Passport holders – N/A
  • Bike Rental (BikeMi) ($10/per week + tariffs)
  • Food ($500-$800/month)
  • Public transportation ($25)
  • eSIM or phone data ($30/month)
  • Laundry ($6 per wash/dry)
  • Gifts/Souvenirs ($200)

There are a variety of ways Sage Corps applicants typically fund their program, from university grants, external scholarships, partial Sage Corps scholarships, and parental support. Many of our internship placements also provide a small monthly stipend to help reimburse students for basic costs while abroad. Learn more.

Ready to go abroad?

Curious to find out more? Get in touch with us today!