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Full Time Internship | Rome

Italy | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2024
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A student at the Colosseum in Rome.


Rome, the capital city of Italy, is also the 4th most populous city in the European Union and has a history that spans 28 centuries! It is home to rich culture and insanely beautiful, famous sites such as Vatican City and the Colosseum. Lose yourself in the winding streets of the Trastevere, explore ancient Roman ruins, visit world-renowned museums, and sample cuisines from all over Italy. There is something for everyone in Rome!

Many of the country’s largest corporations are headquartered in Rome, and it also has a thriving start-up business scene. As the business hub of Italy, Rome has a wide range of internship opportunities in Business, Marketing, Communications, Fashion, Art, Design, and Architecture.

Any familiarity with the Italian language is a plus, but most of our internships in Rome are for English speakers. Two weeks of Italian language school is included as part of our internship program!

Make your resumé stand out with an international internship in Rome, Italy this spring, summer, or fall and experience living and working abroad!

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Shared co-ed apartments

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Florence

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement

  • Optional Excursions

    Day trip to Orvieto

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Rome 8 Week Internship


May 17, 2024July 13, 2024



Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Non-Student

Minimum of GPA

Currently enrolled in university or starting the program within 12 months of graduation.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Rome, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

When you arrive in Rome, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Rome, but are not limited to these:

  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Architecture
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Educational Administration
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Museums & Galleries
  • NGO/Non-profit
  • Photography
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Web Design

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect interns’ academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • One-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit, and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.


  • Shared bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Located near main areas or public transportation

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Rome.


It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. The city is also home to the Vatican City which is not a city at all, but it’s own independent country right in the heart of Rome. 


Rome is the capital of Italy and is the fourth most populous city in the European Union. 

Rachel Vermiglio Smith – Program Manager 

Rachel has been interested in international education since she studied abroad in Florence, Italy in 2005. After graduating she worked at EF Education and then did a stint in the more corporate world at Bain and Company. At that point she decided to go back to school for her masters in Art History.

After graduating, Rachel ran an education program at a museum in Florence, Italy eventually finding her way to Global Experiences in 2014.
Since 2014 ,she has worked her way up in the company from part-time coordinator to the full-time Program Director for Italy! She’s an international traveler and splits her time between Florence, Italy and Phoenix, Arizona.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Italy. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Aperitivo happy hour welcome
  • Walking tour of City
  • Bike tour
  • Tours of the Pantheon, Catacombs, and Roman street food
  • Cooking classes 
  • Day trip to Cinecittà World
  • Visiting museums such as the Vatican
  • Pop-up social events planned throughout the program based on local festivals and events happening in Rome
  • Farewell celebration

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Rome and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Italy. Previous excursions have included:

Cinecittà World.

Cinecittà World

Visit to a Roman amusement park centered around television and film, founded on the site of a former movie studio.

  • Rome
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline**
    March 1, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 16, 2024
  • Program Begins
    May 17, 2024
  • Program Ends
    July 13, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 13, 2024
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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