Global Summer Internship-Milan

Milan Global Summer Internship


USC Marshall has partnered with Global Experiences to provide students access to the internship opportunities in Milan, as well as arrange housing and provide support while the student is in the country. Students will intern with a firm personally selected based on their interests, background and experience, as well as the needs and requirements of the company. Our program in Milan offers students interested in  the Fashion Industry. Students will live in Milan and be employed for an 8-week internship with a fashion or fashion-related company (the vast majority of placements will be in showrooms as they prepare for Fashion Week and the summer buyer season). Housing in Milan will be shared dormitory space located in metropolitan Milan.


  • Students Arrive in Milan: May 27, 2018
  • Orientation: TBD
  • Language Class: TBD
  • Internship: May 28-August 3, 2018
  • Last Day in Milan Residence: August 4, 2018


  • This is open to USC undergraduates who will have completed 32 units by January 1, 2018. Of these units, 16 MUST have been taken at USC (for Freshmen and transfer students, you are eligible for the program is you brought in a minimum of 14 AP, IB, or transfer units, and have completed a minimum of 16 units during the Fall 2017 semester.)
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicants must possess a valid passport by January 1, 2018, which is valid until January 30, 2019.
  • Positions in the Fashion Industry in Milan are HIGHLY competitive. As such, strong applicants are recommended to have some course background in the field in which they wish to intern, as well as demonstrated background in fashion or a fashion-related field.


Students will live in shared dormitory space while in Milan.


Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s),  orientation and housing in Milan ) $6700
USC International Insurance $310
Total $7010
Additional Costs (Estimated):  
Living Expenses: food, local transportation, entertainment, etc. (estimated) $800
Airfare (estimated)** $1500

** Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Students must arrive in Milan no later than May 27, 2018. Students must also not depart Milan prior to August 4, 2018.


There will be a limited number of scholarships available to students of the program. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, and require submission of an application and financial documentation. These items will be distributed upon admission into the program.

Milian Shopping Global Summer Internship



The application is all on-line. If you wish to apply for more than 1 location (ie, Sydney and Madrid) you MUST file separate applications. The deadline for receipt of applications is noon on November 21, 2017. You will need to upload a resume as well as a copy of your STARS report as part of the on-line application. Please be aware of all corresponding deadlines.

Please note: All students admitted into the program are guaranteed an internship.

Milan Application

Scholarship Application (only submit once if applying to multiple locations)


Application Due Date November 21, 2017
Interview Notification November 28, 2017
Admission Interviews December 4-8, 2017
Admission Notification December 15, 2017
Scholarship Announcements December 15, 2017
Submission of Resume to Global Experiences Late January
Internship Placement Interviews with Global Experiences Late February
Internship Placement Results Mid-March


As a world and European  fashion capital, Milan attracts designers, producers and retailers of both luxury as well as popular fashion. For students interested in broadening their understanding of global fashion trends there is no better city in which to study or work.

Participants will have access to  internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of business aspects within the fashion industry (there will be NO design internships available) in a wide range of companies in Milan. The majority of the positions will be with labels/brands and in their show-room and sale-floor areas, and these labels/brands prepare for Milan Fashion Week as well as the summer buyer appointments. Knowledge of Italian is VERY helpful but not-necessary.

All internships are unpaid. Internship placements in Milan are full-time and for 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).

If you would like more information on costs, placement process, which companies and what you will be doing in the internship, please download and read our Winslow-Maxwell Program FAQ’s

Please note:

The internship placements are made by Global Experiences, and are based on the position and duties you wish to complete (as expressed in your internship essay and interview) during your internship, as well as your experience and skills, and the needs and requirements of the company you will be placed with. Do NOT expect to be working with only a major brand, as most openings will be with smaller, local or regional designers/companies. In fact, often smaller companies offer opportunities that are more in line with the student interests than larger companies. The goal of the program is to provide students with a quality learning experience, not necessarily for students to work for the biggest company.