A Guide to Interning in Milan

Milian is one of the most popular cities to itern in Italy and it is easy to see why, expect an amazing city where you can mix with locals, improve your career prospects and enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy in your spare time. 

Milan is the main economic and financial city of Italy, most people know Milan for both business and fashion but there are a wide range of internships available here. By joining an internship program in Milan you learn new skills, develop professionally, boost your CV / résumé and enjoy the cultural highlights of this world famous destination in your spare time.


Milan Internship Fields

  • There are a range of industries you can work in, including:
  • Accounting
  • Arts (Art gallery, Music studio production, Theater)
  • Business & Finance
  • Communications, Advertising & Marketing
  • Design
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Logistics
  • Luxury companies
  • Not-for-Profit organizations
  • Publishing


Top Tips for Interning in Milan on a Budget

If you’re in Milan for two days and spending a significant proportion of that time on the metro – unlikely, but anyway – then you might need a quick-fire guide. One of our featured writers Adham Fisher has provided some useful information and tips on transport, accommodation and where to visit and things you could do when interning in Milan without breaking the bank...



On the metro, €1.50 will buy a single ticket within the Milan urban zone; a little more if you want to venture beyond the dotted red line on the map. An urban travelcard is €4.90, giving unlimited travel on all transport for 24 hours. Be warned that the ATM Points (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi counters) in selected stations always have extremely long queues. Should you have a question about the city’s transport, use these as a last resort and line up at 7am.



Accommodation is fairly easy to come by and there’s good range and choice. Some internship providers can arrange housing for you but there is also the option to sort this out independently. Hostels tend not to be in the centre; more on the fringe, but within reasonable distance of transport. Expect to pay extra per night for bed linen.


General Sightseeing

Your first photo could be of the dark room with the brightly lit floor strip and cascading vapour in Malpensa Airport. Just beyond is the rail station from which trains depart every 20 minutes to Milan’s centre - either €11 single to Cadorna or €10 to Centrale. Nothing in it apart from €1 and five metro stops, but Centrale is the more impressive gateway to the city, walking along the platforms seeming hundreds of yards in length and descending past shops to the stunning concourse which leads out to Piazza Duca D’Aosta.

Stop at the Piazza del Duomo and marvel at the cathedral from the outside at least, as well as stroll and shop through the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II. Nearby, on the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II, you’ll find the Libreria Mondadori, the bookshop to go to for Milan maps and guides. Italy’s largest Ferrari store is also in this area, on Piazza del Liberty.

It’s also worth heading out to the greater Milan area by train, to Monza and beyond. We went from Porta Garibaldi to Macherio-Canonica (€2.75 single), a delightful little station on the Lecco line on the doorstep of a house – the front gate seems only accessible from the platform. Some quick refreshment from the station café across the street and one is ready to explore. Venture down to the villages and up the hills. An impressive garden centre, Floricoltura Palmieri, lies on the Cascina San Giuseppe off Via Lambro and lemon trees retail for €450. After some hours wandering aimlessly about, have dinner at the welcoming Venus Ristorante & Pizzeria on Via Lambro. Apparently someone named Berlusconi lives nearby. Didn’t see him pop in though…

Musicians of Milan have the following recommendations:

Sights: Duomo, Navigli, Centrale, Porta Venezia, Colonne di San Lorenzo, Cadorna, Giardini della Guastalla, Piazza Vetra, Porta Ticinese, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio.


Food / Drink

Eating: Trattoria da Mauro Bolognese, Trattoria Albero Fiorito, Spontini, Mens@Sana, any Chinese takeaway on Via Paolo Sarpi.  Personally, anywhere with ice cream merits a brief stop.

Nightlife:  Bars / clubs / music: Legend 54, Magnolia, Leoncavallo, Arci Scighera, Arci Bellezza, La Cueva, Scimmie, The Rocket.


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