During the fall and spring semesters and the undergraduate summer session I, Temple Rome offers a unique opportunity in experiential education. Our internship program provides students with an immersive, in-depth introduction to the Italian workplace, coupled with an academic context for their internship experience. The focus is especially on connecting the internship placement to each student’s course of study, what they learn from the internship, and how cultural issues in the workplace influence their experience. Internship opportunities include working with Italian and multinational companies, law firms, nonprofit organizations, cultural associations, galleries, museums, and local artists.

Throughout the experience, students reflect on the concept of skill-building in cross-cultural competencies including effective communication, teamwork, goal-setting and negotiation, and conflict mediation. Students are pushed to process what they experience at their internship, focusing on their skills, professional development and career aspirations.