Via Francigena

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Internship opportunities

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways, born in 2001 in Fidenza (Parma), interacts with European institutions, regions and local communities to promote walking tourism along the Via Francigena route and enhance cooperation, starting from a local sustainable development based on culture, identity and tourism. Since 1994, the Via Francigena is an official Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, who is our key institutional reference ever since.

Our headquarters are located in different locations across Italy and France: Fidenza and Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) and Champlitte (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France).

Would you like to undertake an internship with us?

We offer the opportunity to have an exciting experience in the world of slow traveling and international cooperation, by researching and promoting sustainable practices along one of the longest “green” routes in Europe, with its 3,200 km. You will also have a chance to plan all-inclusive cultural projects with a strong international and European framework.

Why choose an internship at EAVF:

  • Dynamic international environment
  • Professional relationship with key stakeholders and European institutions
  • Independence and trust in your work management capacity
  • Flexibility in the organization of week schedules and co-creation of workload priorities
  • Teamwork, transparency and openminded team
  • Personal and professional development, development of soft skills
  • Support and cooperation with the whole team

During the internship you will work on:

  • Project coordination and management support including the European projects
  • National and international events organization
  • Communication and social media management

To apply, send your CV, motivational letter and professional or academic project proposal to the e-mail address In case you are applying for an academic project within your university studies, kindly specify your field of study.

An important requirement is an excellent level of knowledge of at least one of the three official languages of the Via Francigena (Italian, English, French), the knowledge of the second language is an asset.

We normally accept internships with a duration of at least 3 months, to guarantee an exhaustive learning curve and professional development within our Association. We ask you to always specify the requested dates of beginning and end of your internship in your application

Our offer for internships is generating a lot of interest among students and young graduates who approach the EAVF. For this reason, we invite you to send your application at least 2 months before the requested date of beginning of the internship.

We remind you that the internship does not provide for remuneration.

Martina D’Agostino

This opportunity allowed me to question myself, work on my skills and push my limits, exploring working fields that don’t necessarily match with my field of education.

Sara Louise Costa

My internship at EAVF opened the doors to the exciting and growing world of sustainable tourism! Next to new skills in project management, event organization and governance of the association, I found a young and expert team and introduced myself to a large and important network in the field.

Cecilia Micciantuono

Through my internship at EAVF I had a change to confront myself with the planning of cultural projects for the first time, collaborating in research and communication of European projects. Also, I love walking and here I found a team of passionate hikers!