June 2, 2021, New York, NY – The Italian Language Foundation continues its mission of supporting and sustaining the study of Italian language by offering its student members a robust offering of opportunities and workshops. ILF is partnering with several Italian entrepreneurs and companies, including law firms, restaurants and businesses, including Italian charcuterie business, Fratelli Beretta and global confectionery company, Ferrero to offer internships to member students.

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., President of ILF, emphasized the positive impact of having college-aged students working with Italian companies and brands early in their careers: “It is vital for the Italian Language Foundation to support our student members – intelligent and capable individuals who love the Italian language and can transfer their language skills into a real asset for global companies. By offering these young professionals the chance to see the inner workings of U.S.-based Italian companies, we are starting them on a career path that will lead to great success.”

Colin Grant, a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington who started his internship in Ferrero’s Washington, D.C. office in May said, “This is such a great opportunity that ILF helped me secure. I am excited to intern with company that has a rich Italian heritage with brands like Nutella and Ferrero Rocher that are loved in the U.S. and around the world and hone my professional and language skills.”

Louis Tallarini, Chairman of the ILF, sees the ILF’s increased attention to internships as a significant step in supplementing the current support the Foundation offers to college age students of Italian language. “These recently secured internships are the perfect accompaniment to ILF’s Commitment 2 Excellence (C2E) program. C2E was created to help 11th & 12th grade high school students and college students of Italian, especially Latino students, become ready for a career in the global workforce. Only with mentors and internship can our ILF student members truly take flight.”

For companies in search of qualified interns with Italian language skills, the ILF is standing by to provide candidates of the highest skill and acumen. U.S. based Italian companies and entrepreneurs should contact ILF to take part in their internship program via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/italianlanguagefoundation.