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Summer, seasonal and short term jobs in Milan

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Now is the time to prepare for your summer job experience abroad.

In order to help you to find a job for an experience abroad, we have selected a few organisations for each of the themes below.

You will find information on voluntary jobs or internship abroad in our other articles on the left column of this page.

Job Hunting in Italy

Teaching abroad

There are many language schools around Italy in city areas such as Milan, Rome, and Naples ...etc.

You can try to go in person to the schools to apply for temparary jobs, or look at the TEFL website (Teaching English as a Foreign Language: that provides jobs teaching abroad as Summer school managers, EFL teatchers,... TEFL will give you details of qualifying before travelling.

Au Pair

Au pairs work for about 25 hours a week and can expect to earn at least £120 per month.
You can find more information in our Au Pair article.

Campsites and Adventure Holidays

Camping agencies in Italy offer jobs during the peak tourist times in the summer.

Eurocamp ( is the market-leader in self catering holidays to Europe on holiday parcs accross Europe. They often need for couriers on Italian campsites. Employees must be over 18, and can anticipate earning approximately £95 per week.

Canvas Holidays ( operate on campsites throughout Europe, including Italy.

Holiday Resorts

Summer or winter, holiday resorts and well-know tourist areas have always job opportunities for travellers. Knock on doors, be persistent and success will soon cross your path

A few doors to knock at and ask for any vacancies:

  • Pubs, sandwich shops, bar staff
  • holiday reps
  • DJs, ticket sellers...

The Club Mediterranée website ( gives details of jobs in their holiday village in Milan. You can either be a GO (gentil organisateur) who take part in village life or GE (gentil employé) who do catering work and housekeeping.
As with work for campsite operators, specific jobs may require you to have knowledge of a foreign language..

Beside the busy summer season, you find also busy winter months with ski resorts in the Alps, Dolomites, and Apennines.
Mark Warner ( is a recruitment agency that can locate you with seasonal jobs in some of Europe's top ski resorts and in locations around the Mediterranean and Aegean.

The French National Employment Service (ANPE) and the Center of Information for Youths (CIDJ) have set up a website in 5 languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish) : EuroSummerJob [] that provides more than 1000 summer jobs offers throughout Europe.

You will find a lot of information with BUNAC (British Universities North America Club:, a non profit member club which has been offering work abroad programmes suitable for gap years and summer vacations for over 40 years. Programmes include in country support and last up to 18 months. They offer money to cover all expenses and a samll salary for the work.
It covers the following countries: UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.

You will find also a list of organisation that offer voluntary programmes and gap year in the Gapyeardirectory website or to work as a J1 holder in the US.

Working holiday visa

Visa requirements are crucial to your trip planning.
This section is intended for reference only. We strongly recommend that you contact the embassy directly for the most up to date info.

In Italy

All EU nationals have the right to live and find employment in Italy but if you intend to stay for longer than this you must apply for a residence card (permesso di soggiorno) from the police and sometimes an employment book (libretto di lavoro) from the local town hall (municipio). Before this time, you must apply to the police for a ricevuta de segnalazione di soggiorno, which permits your three-month stay whilst looking for work.

For non EU citizens, a visa will be required for a stay of more than 3 months.

The Italian Embassy should be contacted for all visa related and immigration enquiries. You will find the address in our Consulate section.

Discount Cards

A youth card or student card can offer you a lot of advantages abroad and is a recognition of your status. Two international cards will give you discounts and are essential for those taking a gap year or going backpacking:

What the Cards offer:

  • Valuable discounts on air, travel, bus and ferry, transport and accomodation (gap year backpacking discounts).
  • Access to over 33,000 discounts in over 100 countries.
  • Reduced admission to museums, galleries and historic states.
  • Access to student travel organisations in over 90 countries.
  • 24 hour emergency, legal and medical help line services.
  • Basic sickness and accident travel insurance.

You can apply directly online to get the cards ( or buy asking your University or youth centers.

You will find information on voluntary jobs or internship abroad in our other articles on the left column of this page.

Update 19/05/2005


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