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, 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.
How it works
- Interns register for the internship course (three semester hours) in addition to the other courses you are taking at Temple Rome. You must verify that you will receive academic credit from your home institution to be eligible for an internship.
- A faculty supervisor oversees the internship, sets the evaluation requirements, meets with you regularly, and requires a final report or project related to the experience.
- Students accepted to the Temple Rome program receive more information and an application for the internship. To be eligible, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in the Temple Rome program. No student is permitted to only register for an internship in the academic program.
Internship Placements Areas
Companies and non-profit organizations participating in the internship program include:
- Architecture & Design, including opportunities at Architectural Firms, Interior Design and Landscape Design Firms
- Art, Art History and Performing Art, including opportunities with Galleries, Museums, Art Historians and Italian & international artists
- Business & Entrepreneurship, including opportunities in Business Management & Administration, Start-ups & Entrepreneurial Companies, and Trade & Policy Organizations
- Communications, Media & Journalism, including opportunities in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations, Writing, Editing & Content Development, Event Planning, Food & Travel Writing, Editing & Social Media Planning, Specialized Publications, Film, and TV & Production
- Education, including opportunities in Art Education, Music Education, Early Childhood Education and at international schools in Rome
- Historical & Cultural Organizations, including opportunities with Community Arts Organizations, Religious Organizations, Historical Libraries, and International Clubs
- Social Justice, Politics and Legal Organizations, including opportunities at Justice & Human Rights Organizations, International Law Firms, with Memebers of Parliament & Constituencies, and at Refugee Initiatives
- Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, including opportunities in the Hotel Sector, with Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Specialized Tour Companies, Sorts Management, and Recreation
- Psychology – a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with an Italian University Psychology lab and an Italian public school on research and social interactions