Rome - Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

Program Description

Rome - Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

rome

Overview

Live and intern in Rome—the capital and largest city in Italy. Built on nearly 3,000 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. 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. An IES Internship abroad 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. Our 14-week program in Rome guarantees an unpaid, for-credit internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week. Before you leave to start your internship in Rome, we 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. 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. When you arrive, the staff at our Rome Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city, housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Rome Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar, conducted in English, with other IES Internships students, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find a semester internship in Rome that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out! PLACEMENT FIELDS: Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Archaeology
  • Arts, Art History & Humanities
  • Business
  • Education
  • Environment & Community Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Immigration & Social Inclusion
  • International Development
  • International Relations & Politics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • 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!

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Rome
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Program Credits: 3 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English, Italian
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Fall 2017

  • Arrival: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Departure: Friday, December 15, 2017

Spring 2018

  • Arrival: Monday January 29, 2018
  • Departure: Thursday May 10, 2018

Academics

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. Academic Seminar 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

Personalized Placements 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:

  • Archaeology
  • Arts, Art History & Humanities
  • Business
  • Environment & Community Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Immigration & Social Inclusion
  • International Development
  • International Relations & Politics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Media & Journalism
  • Social Action
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Visual Arts

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. Courses This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account. Internship Seminar IN 395 - Internship Seminar (Fall, Spring) Service Learning SL/SO 395 - Social Action Seminar (Fall, Spring) Sociology SL/SO 395 - Social Action Seminar (Fall, Spring)

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Rome, it will feel like home. Apartments 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. Apartments may also have an Italian Student Companion, or ISC, a local Italian student who provides opportunities to engage in cultural activities.

Student Life

Orientation The staff at our Rome Center will welcome you for orientation. This 2-day orientation includes an introduction to the city and program, including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Rome Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events Spend your free time exploring Rome, one of the most photogenic cities in the world, with its beautiful piazzas; breathtaking statues, parks, cathedrals, and fountains; and winding historic streets.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • At least sophomore standing prior to application; rising junior status at time of program departure. (Students who have completed one year of undergraduate study may apply and will be considered on a case-by-base basis.)
  • Non-U.S. citizens must refer to their local consulate to learn about visa requirements and determine eligibility; IES Internships cannot advise on visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Non-U.S. citizens attending school outside the U.S.: Native English fluency or IELTS score of 6.0 or above, taken within the last two years. Visit the IELTS website to find a test location near you. IES Abroad reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to accept students who it believes do not have the necessary English language competency to succeed in an Internship Program, irrespective of the applicant's score on a language proficiency exam.
  • Students may be enrolled in a full-time degree program, or a graduate intending to begin their internship no more than 5 years after their graduation date (solid academic credentials related to studies or experience in desired field of placement required); graduate students enrolled in a full-time degree program may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. A student visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter Italy. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information.

Cost

Fall 2017

  • Tuition: $5,470
  • Housing: $3,750
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $9,450

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian
IES Abroad

Last updated February 8, 2018
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