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IES Internships Rome Summer – Internship

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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.

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. The optional language class increases your Italian language proficiency and fluency. While Italian is not required, some fields may require a basic understanding of the local language. Speak with an IES Internships Advisor to learn more.

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. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Rome.

Before you go, your internship coordinator will 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.

With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out.


Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive.We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Tourism company that specializes in unique and creative ways to see Italy
  • Startup accelerator that provides young startups with funding and networks
  • Neuroscience research and health care company developing new research and technologies
  • Archaeological-research organization investigating historical sites around Rome
  • Creative agency serving companies through both traditional communication and the production of multimedia tools such as web sites, apps, and motion graphics
  • Center promoting social inclusion for homeless people in a process of welcome, integration, and conviviality
  • Locally-renowned chef-operated cooking school
  • Well-known Italian wedding planning business
  • Association founded immediately after the bombing of Iraq in 1991, which promotes solidarity initiatives for Iraqis who suffered during the war
  • Organization dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Italy’s unique cultural heritage

Don’t see what you're looking for here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Arts
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Community Service
  • International Development
  • Media Relations
  • Communications
  • Internship Programs
  • Italian Language Literature and Studies
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Culinary Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Archaeology

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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