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Internship Program

While in Rome, all students have the opportunity to complete an unpaid internship with a variety of organizations, businesses, agencies, and institutions. These collaborations often prove to be pivotal experiences, not only for professional development, but also for students' broader formation as global citizens.

Students interested in carrying out an internship during their fall or spring semester abroad will receive information regarding the opportunities available to them via email and/or at their pre-departure meetings. Most internships do not require Italian language skills.

Students interested in carrying out an internship during the summer months should apply through the Global Professional Experience Program. Italian language majors may apply through the Center for the Study of Language and Cultures.

Examples of internship placement fields:

Business and Marketing
Archival documentation
Public Relations

We will endorse and assist with students' specific requests, but please be aware that hosting institutions make the final decision regarding candidate suitability. Internship placement and availability can vary depending on the term or the needs and requirements of hosting institutions.

Students interested in pursuing a foreign affairs internship in official diplomatic contexts (U.S. embassies, consulates) must reference the U.S. State Department website. 

When sending requests to the student program senior specialist, please rank three areas you would like to pursue.