Before you go, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization that fits your professional interests.
While interning in Rome, you’ll also enroll in a required English-taught 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding workplace culture
- Improving communication
- Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
- Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Rome and when you return home
Your internship coordinator will work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice, where you will work for 25 hours per week. We’ve placed past interns at companies and organizations in the following fields:
- Arts, Art History & Humanities
- Environment & Community Service
- Immigration & Social Inclusion
- International Development
- International Relations & Politics
- Media & Journalism
- Social Action
- Travel & Tourism
- Visual Arts
Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships in Rome are always being added!
Survival Italian Language Course
In your first few weeks in Rome, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a Survival Italian Language course in order to learn some basic Italian that will help you navigate the city and your workplace. This 10-hour Survival Italian Language course will be optional and does not carry any credit.