Rome, Italy

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance


Apartment, Residence Hall


3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

An IES Internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. 

You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week.  

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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.

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?

Rome, with 2,500 years of history, is virtually an outdoor museum and history lesson with streets filled with ancient buildings, statues, and monuments: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican. The capital city of Italy is home to both multi-national organizations and many smaller, family-owned companies.

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
  • Residence Hall


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.