Rome, Italy

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 15 – Jul 8, 2023 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Are you looking for an insider’s perspective on Europe’s economy? Rome, the capital and cultural hub of Italy, offers startup firms, non-profits, and multinational companies where you can glean valuable insights within Italian and international work environments while expanding your business portfolio. A summer internship in Rome offers a unique professional opportunity in The City of Seven Hills.

As a global intern, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world work experience in Rome’s startups and other businesses and industries. You can expect to gain soft skills like communication, networking, time management, conflict resolution, creative thinking, and teamwork throughout your internship. Similarly, you’ll immerse yourself in the local business culture, getting an inside look at how the organization you’re working for operates. In addition to gaining work experience in Rome’s thriving economy, you’ll discover firsthand why Rome is known for its rich history, food, and culture. You will also have every opportunity to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural destinations, like the Colosseum, the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps.


    through an internship in a city that has evolved into one of the top emerging hubs in the world.

  • Explore

    one of the oldest cities in the world

  • Learn

    how to prepare your own pizza





Location & Culture

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Rome is simply a one-of-a-kind destination. Once the center of Western civilization, and with a history spanning almost 3,000 years, Rome houses some of the world’s most-visited attractions. It also includes Vatican City, an independent country within Rome’s boundaries and the seat of the Pope, not to mention the home to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to its unparalleled beauty, Rome repeatedly hosts international movie productions – more recently for “The House of Gucci,” the upcoming “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning,” and Angelina Jolie’s “Without Blood.”  

CIEE Rome occupies the main floor of the prestigious Palazzo Capizucchi and it is a short walk from some of the main landmarks of the city, such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Rome.


  • Wander the famous Renaissance villas of Tivoli, a picturesque town outside of Rome. 
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and discover the secrets of this magnificent town 


  • Admire significant Rome landmarks, such as the Pantheon, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling. 
  • Learn how gelato is made in one of Rome’s most famous "gelaterie" and taste their exciting flavors! 
  • Take a cooking class in the world’s gastronomical capital. 
  • Climb the 500+ steps leading to the top of Saint Peter's majestic dome and take in the stunning views of The Eternal City below. 
  • Relax at the beach while visiting the seaside towns near Rome. 


  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture 
  • Explore the professional working world of Rome through organizational site visits, and guest lectures 
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship 

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    All housing is within a 45-minute commute to CIEE. 

    Apartments: Most students live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including a kitchen and bathroom. 

    Residence Halls /Hotels: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, students live in double, or triple rooms.  

    Housing is tight in Rome, so housing decisions are at the sole discretion of CIEE. If we cannot accommodate your first housing preference, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included. 

What People are Saying

  • "It is a good and easy way to go visit and study/work in another country. The head people of CIEE are accessible if ever needed and are willing to help you with whatever you need. And they provide a lot for the group sessions and setting up trips for your group."

    Corinne L., Texas Christian University
  • "CIEE Study Abroad has always offered me a wonderful experience professionally, academically, personally, and culturally."

    Shine K.,


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As a global intern in Rome, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Rome complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.  



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above is required at the time of participation. 

*Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants. 


Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits 

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce. 

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city during the work week. 


Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflection papers, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


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Fees & Housing

Summer 2023 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 15, 2023 Jul 8, 2023
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $3,953

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance

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