A summer learning through experience

Placements include: St.Stephen’s School of Rome, Trajan’s Market Museum, Wanted in Rome, an English language publication; Roma Tre University; Lazio International; International Non-Governmental Organizations.

This is your chance for that exciting Summer in Rome – learn about all things Italian: the people, the places, the culture and the way of life AND strengthen your resume with real experience of the Italian workplace. You will certainly stand out with graduate school recruiters and/or employers with this unique experience under your belt.

Get to know the daily life of Romans and the Italian workplace, while also learning about the history, culture and breathtaking scenery of Italy.

  • In addition to your three-credit internship course, you’ll take one additional course at the Arcadia Rome Center.
  • You’ll enjoy excursions, guest lectures and events organized by the Arcadia Rome Center to help you get to know other students and the many attractions of this magical city.

Our diverse range of possible internship placements range from an international school to socially responsible organizations to media and businesses and NGOs. Here are some samples:

  • St. Stephen's School of Rome – International Secondary School St. Stephen's is an international high school for boarding and day students located at the foot of the Aventine. Their students come from all over the world to pursue their high school education in an atmosphere of scholarly endeavour, creative exploration and multicultural exchange. The experiential dimension of its curriculum, which includes an extensive trip program, confers a ‘hands on’ feel to its academics and its location. Interns are fully involved in many departments including: Communications, Marketing & Alumni Relations; Classroom Assistant in the Modern Languages Department; Technical Assistant in the Music Department.
  • Wanted in Rome – Magazine for expats and tourists Wanted in Rome is the magazine in English for expats and tourists living, or just visiting, the Eternal City. Founded in 1985, Wanted in Rome is today the most important point of reference for all foreign communities in Rome. The magazine has an estimated readership of 20,000 people from ambassadors to Erasmus students. Wanted in Rome is also appreciated by Italians who know the magazine as an international landmark in Rome.
  • Joel Nafuma Refugee Center - The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is a day center in Rome that provides services for refugees. The wide range of services provided includes basic assistance, settlement services, legal support, therapy and interfaith services. The goal of the Center is to address the immediate and urgent needs of this vulnerable population.
  • Trajan’s Market Museum – Trajan's Market is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The Museum of the Imperial, located inside Trajan's Markets, is the first museum dedicated to ancient architecture which made up the Antiquarium Forense (Forum District) and displays reconstructed sections of the Imperial Roman Age.
  • Roma Tre University - R&D and EU Program Office – Roma Tre University has an office in charge of promoting and coordinating the transfer of new technology to the industrial sector. The R&D and EU Program Office coordinates the relationship between the University's research laboratories and the industrial sector. Its main objective is to improve the results of research and promote technological innovation, helping single out regional, national, and international fundraisers and investors interested in developing research projects. The R&D and EU Program Office has a team dedicated to help researchers and professors find, apply for and manage European Commission research funding.
  • Roma Tre University – College Radio for International Students Roma Tre Radio is the new web radio of the Roma Tre University, with an English session completely dedicated to international students. Roma Tre Radio communicates experiences and walks through information and entertainment, talking to the Rome city overcoming the boundaries of the university world. News, in-depth analysis, music, ideas and culture are the ingredients of this young reality, animated by college students and professionals.
  • Lazio International, Governmental agency for the promotion of international enterprises – Lazio International is a private company founded in 1999 that helps the Lazio regional authority to develop and realize policies for regional infrastructures, business and employment, participating to general social and economic progress of the region. The intern could be placed in the international office, that is in charge of analyzing the political and economic characteristics of target countries and of identifying opportunities for Lazio enterprises.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2017 5/25/2017 7/27/2017 6 $6,860 3/31/2017 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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