Rome, Italy

Full-Time Semester Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance




3 per Semester

Primary Spoken Language(s):

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Commute to your internship in Rome via the Metropolitana (railway), bus, tram, or by foot for a picturesque stroll. For lunch, stop into a tavola calda to enjoy a fresh, hot meal and coffee, followed by a scoop of gelato on your walk back to work.  

Our program guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, semester-length internship placement of at least 25 hours per week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, gain real world work experience, and learn to communicate across cultures. 

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Individual Internship Advising

We help you to fine-tune your résumé and perfect your cover letter.

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Personalized Placements

We help you find a match aligning with your goals.

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Italian Language Course

Enroll in an optional 3-credit language class.

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Travel Throughout Italy

Join IES Abroad field trips to locations around Italy.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 27 - May 08

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Internship Program Advisor

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Erin Duffy

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300  ✉️

About the Destination

Why Rome?

Live and intern in Rome—the capital and largest city in Italy. Built on 2,500+ years of history, Rome is home to almost 3 million residents. In addition to the world-famous art, architecture, food, and fashion, you’ll find a bustling finance, start-up, and technology scene.

Learn More About Rome

Get to Know Your New City

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Discover the Ins and Outs of World-Famous Landmarks

Our programs take you inside the cultural significance of Roman landmarks.

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Watch a Roma Game

Soak in the passion and pride at an A.S. Roma game.

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Take in a Panoramic View of the City

Take your pick of Rome's hills, and climb to the top for the best views.

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Take a Cooking Class

Learn the techniques and traditions of Roman cooking first-hand.

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment


Share an apartment with other IES Abroad students and have the option of living with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian student who provides opportunities to engage in cultural activities. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally accommodate four to seven students, with two to three IES Abroad students sharing a bedroom. Internet access is available in every apartment. Meals are not included, but apartments offer equipped kitchens.