The Florentine welcomes applications for internships from enterprising native English speakers with advanced Italian who thrive in a creative environment, love to read and write, and cannot think of a more beautiful city than Florence.
We are a small, highly creative and very hardworking team – we are always open to ideas. We provide guidance and feedback, but we expect our interns to be enterprising individuals who take initiative: the basis of all good journalism. All interns must have an advanced level of Italian in order to benefit from our bilingual work method.
What goes on in a newspaper office
Interns gain a very real sense of what goes on in an editorial team: copy editing and proofreading; interviewing and writing; pitching article ideas; researching news outlets; translating and conveying in English news taken from Italian primary sources; attending press conferences and events; developing photo essays and reportage; social media strategy and commercial strategy; photojournalism and video journalism.
The other stuff
The Florentine is also involved in a whole series of other initiatives given our vocation as a grassroots publication – we are “more than a magazine”. We successfully ran a 33-day Kickstarter campaign, #CrazyforPazzi, raising over 100,000 USD to restore the Pazzi Chapel loggia at Santa Croce church, as well as equally successful crowdfunding campaigns to raise monies to launch TheFLR – The Florentine Literary Review and a book about Michelangelo’s David, From Marble to Flesh. The Florentine Press has published 14 books to date and we regularly organize community-based events, such a pillow fight in piazza Duomo and a pancake party at a local business.
**Please note that internships are unpaid and we are unable to provide assistance in finding accommodation or covering insurance needs.
Please send your CV, writing samples and article ideas, stating when you would like to intern with The Florentine, to our editor Helen Farrell at email@example.com.