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. There are NO non-credit bearing internships offered.
- 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.
- International law firms including SQ Law Firm, Studio Legale Traldi, and an international tax and trust firm, Mece & Partners
- Where Rome magazine
- Panorama Films
- American International Club of Rome
- Loveitaly!, a crowdfunding platform to sustain Italy’s cultural heritage
- Klinamen, an architecture and design firm
- various Anglophone members of the Italian Parliament elected in districts outside of Italy, including Marco Fedi and Francesco Giacobbe
- Open Gate Italia, a consultancy company specializing in public affairs, media relations and strategy and regulation
- Rome Luxury Suites a boutique hotel company with 40 luxury suites in the heart of historic Rome
- Corte, a young, innovative archetectural firm
- Joel Nafuma Refugee Center a day center for refugees in the center of Rome
- Wedding Planner Roma, a full service company, including personal shopping, tours, and event planning. Caters to foreigners wanting to get married in Italy
- MAXXI Museum, a contemporary art museum
- American Academy in Rome
- Spazio Nuovo Gallery
- English Theatre of Rome
- Art On Demand
Companies and non-profit organizations participating in the internship program include: