Work in Italy

If you are you thinking about working in Europe then Italy will appeal for so many reasons, there is history, culture, tasty food, stunning ancient ruins also lots of things to see and do. You can find jobs in places like Milan, Rome or a tourist resort where there are lots of seasonal summer positions available. 


Internships & Jobs in Italy

A Guide to Working in Italy

Work in Italy

Working in Italy is an amazing opportunity for you to experience the highlights of the country. There are lots of different positions available during summer, winter and year round. During winter you could apply to work at a ski resort or in summer there are lots of positions in tourism, hospitality and customer service, au-pairing, agriculture, farm work, campsites, resorts and other industries.

To gain employment in Italy you will need to learn basic Italian, plan ahead and research research research and get your application in early. Wages in Italy are quite high compared to other destinations you can work in Europe but it will really depends on the job. If you apply with an international company you will usually be paid in the currency from your native country but at local establisments they might pay cash in hand.


Best Places to Work in Italy

These are some of the most popular places to apply to work or intern in Italy:

  • Rome, Latium
  • Milan, Lombardy
  • Naples, Campania
  • Turin, Piedmont
  • Palermo, Sicily
  • Genoa, Liguria
  • Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
  • Florence, Tuscany
  • Catania, Sicily
  • Bari, Apulia


Summer Jobs in Italy 

Summer Jobs Italy

In Italy you will also be able to mix with locals and jobs can include working at a hotel, in a bar / restaurant, in hospitality, HR, marketing and customer service. There are lots of jobs, you just need to decide what is best for you.  In summer there are lots of resorts run by international and UK / Italian based companies, you could work as an aerobics instructor, lifeguard, tennis / windsurf / dinghy / watersk i / wakeboard instructor or in management, maintenance, kitchen role, childcare or health and beauty. Resorts you might want to apply for jobs at include:

  • Sorrento
  • Bardolino
  • Malcesine
  • Cefalu
  • Garda
  • Limone
  • Gardone Riviera
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Ischia
  • Letojanni
  • Lido di Jesolo
  • Mazzaro
  • Sant Agnello
  • Torri del Benaco
  • Taormina
  • Corsica
  • Sardinia


Winter Jobs in Italy 

Have you every dreamed about having abreak and working somewhere totally different? Do you ski or have you ever wanted to learn? Consider applying to work in the Italian Alps! There are so many reasons why you might want to escape your country, possibly the weather is getting you down or you just want a break from the norm, well working a winter season in Italy will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Jobs are open to everyone, so whether you are finishing school, college, university or you a bit older and have some skills to offer - there is a position for you.

In winter not much compares to working at a ski resort in Italy - you'll meet new friends, experience living in a new environment and also get time to hit the slopes. Italy is less popular than applying for ski jobs in France - so this means you will increase your chances of getting employment although this destination is still very popular/competative. You might not realise but Italy has some of the best ski resorts in Europe and you could apply to work in spectacular places like:

  • Val di Sole
  • Courmayeur
  • Livigno
  • Sestriere
  • Val di Fassa, 
  • Val Gardena
  • Bormio, 
  • Madonna di Campiglio

Italian resorts are popular with native local people and also international tourists and as a ski destination, Italy generally has beginners / intermediate slopes and there are also less resorts here compared to in other countries. Gaining employment as a ski instructor can be difficult but there are lots of winter seasonal jobs like working in childcare, at a hotel, bar, restaurant or as a rep. 

One of our top recommendations is Courmayeur which is an extremely popular destination, most people who work here have the time of their lives partly due to the good skiing, but also the lively social life. There are lots of bars and restaurants in the town center, be sure to visit Bar Roma, Cadran Solaire and Privé which is where you might make some new friends. The backdrop scenery in Courmayeur is also spectacular with Mont Blanc looming high over.

A lot of the ski resorts in Italy are located close together, so in your free time you might want to check out some other world class resorts. Italy is also a very good value destination so you should be able to save money when working here compared to other countries.


Internships in Italy 

Internships Italy

If you would like to apply to intern in Italy our guide will provide you with everything you need to know. Summer internships in Italy are very popular and you will need to get your application in early for these. There are lots of different positions available in various different industries like hospitality, IT, media, human resources, engineering, architecture, business, hospitality, fashion, sciences, IT and communications. You will also get lots of free time to explore your new surroundings, internship providers usually offer excursions to staff so you can learn more about the country and history.


Internships for Students in Italy

There are lots of internships programs for students in Italy which run during the summer, winter, or spring and fall semesters - perfect to fit around a studying schedule. You will get to spend time working in a new country and culture, build your CV and gain vital work experience for a future career. Some internships can be taken for credit too.

Some companies offer structured placements where you will need to pay a fee, this include placements, processing of documentation, accommodation, support and advice once in countryand assistance. You will need to apply around 2-3 months before the date that you wish to join. You might also like to search more internships in Europe.


Paid Internships in Italy

It is difficult to find paid internship in Italy, but some employers offer a stipend salary or cover travel costs. Some internships programs like hospitality usually offer free housing and meals onsite. 



  • Placements are available for participants aged 18 yrs +
  • Due to visa restrictions, participants must be citizens of the European Union, United States of America, Switzerland, Japan or Australia. If you are an Indian citizen or student you will need to apply through a company in your home country.
  • Might need to provide proof of your health insurance, personal/public liability insurance and your accident insurance
  • You will need an up to date CV (preferably written in English/Italian), an application letter and a photocopy of your passport.
  • You might need to take a phone interview before joining to assess suitability
  • You need at least beginner level of the local lingo so we recommend taking an Italian language course in Italy



  • Start Dates: Internships can be joined all year round and usually start on a Monday.
  • Duration: Usually for 4 - 12 weeks or longer on request.