Located in the North of Italy, Milan is a highly popular program destination. Less than an hour away from Venice and Cannes by plane, Milan acts as a gateway to southern Europe, whilst also offering its own great nightlife/social scene.

One of Europe’s ‘big 4‘ global fashion week calendar events, over 50 of Italy's best designers and brands show at Milan Fashion Week. 

FWI internship programs run monthly to Milan, with demand being consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events, demand is exceptionally high, and applications for these programs should be made as far in advance of the show dates as possible.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences

Milan is Italy's second largest city.

With a population of over 1-million inhabitants, Milan is a busy, buzzing metropolis. Blessed with history and culture, and serving as Italy's financial hub, Milan is a city of contrasts, faithful to the past, but endlessly driving forward.

Home to many of the world's best known luxury brands, Milan retains it's position as one of the leading cities in the fashion industry.

Chic and artsy, from the Duomo, to La Scala, and the expensive and exclusive boutiques on the Via Monte Napoleone, Milan has it all.

Industry Stats
Industry size:
£62 billion per annum
Employed in the industry:
273,000 people
MFW visitors:
Hot summers and cool winters
Best known brands/designers:
Armani, Versace, Pucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diesel, Fendi, Brioni, Gucci, Max Mara, Valentino
Main airports:
Malpensa, Linate, II Caravaggio International

Accommodation in Milan is inexpensive, but prices rise markedly during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and a variety of different classes of hotels, demand is high and places fill fast.

Our team have relationships with a number of local providers and can advise on the most suitable options for your chosen program schedule, obtaining quotes and placing bookings on your behalf.

Typical costs per week in EUR
Flatshare - Private room:
€ 150.00 - € 240.001
Air b'n'b – Private room :
€ 160.00 - € 400.002
Budget to Luxury hotel:
€ 200.00 - € 4,600.0033
City centre hostel:
€ 180.00 - € 280.004
1. Not available for internships of less than 8 weeks.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A deposit is typically required.
Language Courses

Italian is a popular language among interns and demand for courses during the Summer period is high. Italy has numerous high quality language schools that offer intensive, refresher, and longer-term Italian courses, that can be scheduled to run alongside your program.

Our team has relationships with a number of the best language schools across the country, and can provide advice, quotes and book courses on your behalf.

Typical course costs per week in GBP
1-week intensive course: £120.00 - £280.00
2-week intensive course: £180.00 - £450.00
4 week evening course: £120.00 - £340.00
6 week evening course: £260.00 - £440.00
Weekend study (4 weeks): £120.00 - £250.00
Weekend study (8 weeks): £210.00 - £400.00
Airport Transfers

Having an airport transfer arranged and waiting for you upon your arrival provides peace of mind, and convenience.

From limos and taxis, to rail and coach transfers we have relationships with reputable local providers who will meet you as you arrive and deliver you to your accommodation safely and quickly.

Our team is happy to assist with providing quotes and making bookings on your behalf as required.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not compulsory for interns, however it is highly recommended that some level of cover is taken out to protect against unforeseen accidents, and/or loss of property.

For interns not covered by their own policy, we can introduce you to a number of reputable providers, provide advice about the various levels of cover available, and secure cover before your program begins.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
2018 / 19 Program Start Dates
  • October 1st 2018
  • November 5th 2018
  • December 3rd 2018
  • January 7th 2019
  • February 4th 2019
  • March 4th 2019
  • April 8th 2019
  • May 6th 2019
  • June 3rd or 24th 2019
  • July 1st or 29th 2019
What's Included
A professional internship
The program includes a guaranteed internship within a dynamic brand/business that operates within the fashion industry for the period requested.
Pre-departure Q&A session
The program includes a pre-departure Q&A session with your Program Manager, who will answer any questions that you have about your internship, host brand/business or destination, and ensure that you have prepared everything necessary to get the most out of your trip.
Post-arrival orientation session with local coordinator
The program includes a post-arrival orientation session with your local coordinator who will answer any questions that you have about your chosen program, host brand/business or destination, and provide you with local insight, advice and information to ensure you get the most out of your trip, including information on events, and after-parties.
Welcome pack including local map and essential information
The program includes a 'fashionista welcome pack' which includes a local destination map, guides to public transport, local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The pack also includes a list of important contact numbers, a short insider’s city guide written by our team, and information about your host company.
Flight and travel insurance advice
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who will answer any questions you might have about securing the most suitable flights to your destination, and sourcing the most appropriate insurance product.
Accommodation option advice and booking facility
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who can advise you on the best local accommodation options available, local prices, and importantly legal matters including tenancy agreements and deposit security (for private rentals). The team can also negotiate and make accommodation bookings on your behalf if necessary.
Program Fees in GBP and USD
1-4 weeks £650.00 $950.00
6-8 weeks £750.00 $1,080.00
12 weeks £850.00 $1,200.00
16 weeks £900.00 $1,280.00
20 weeks £1,050.00 $1,450.00
24 weeks £1,250.00 $1,700.00
48 weeks £1,600.00           $2,150.00
i. Programs of 4-weeks or less are only available during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.
ii. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the program price.
iii. USD/Dollar prices quoted are subject to change.
Why Fashion Week Internships?
  • We are the only specialist fashion industry internship provider
  • Our data -driven approach is unique
  • 99% of our 2017 students recommend us
  • We have access to the best industry businesses
  • Our service is professional and transparent