sunny day roman ruins
Rome, Italy

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Tentative Dates

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6 weeks

Credit

6 semester hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Overview

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.

Unique Experiences

Get To Know Some of the Rome’s Young Entrepreneurs

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

551

Steps To Climb St. Peter’s Dome

1423

Gelaterie in Rome, Global Ice-Cream Capital

488

Number of Museums in Rome

Experience
  • rome group in front of mural
  • trevi fountain rome clear day sunny
  • rome colosseum group looking up

Your Destination

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.

The Culture

HSSA Rome museum

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Admire significant Rome landmarks, such as the Pantheon, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
  • Visit picturesque towns just outside of Rome and explore their many villas, ruins, and historical monuments.
  • 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.
  • Explore the stunning Villas of Rome – breathtaking green areas in the middle of the urban environment of the Eternal City.
  • Socialize with your peers on various activities that the Roman youth does in the summer, such as open-air cinemas, gelato appointments, bowling, etc.
HSSA Rome students working in notebook on steps

Professional Development

  • 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 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Best Coffee Shops and Restaurants in Rome

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Liz Huber HEY EVERYONE!! If you’re someone who is studying abroad in Rome, Italy in the near future, this blog post is for you. Especially if you’re someone who... keep reading

From CIEE

Four Places to Visit While Studying Abroad in Rome

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By Trynity Scott I absolutely adored studying abroad in Rome. It has so much history and things to see and do. You can learn something from every piece of ruins... keep reading

From CIEE

Places to visit while studying abroad in Rome

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Carolyn Schwartz Studying abroad in Rome provides a fantastic opportunity to explore a city with a rich history, stunning architecture, amazing cuisine and vibrant culture. Here are some must-visit... keep reading

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.

Housing
Academics

Academics

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.  

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

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

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

*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.

Requirements

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

Program Credit

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. 

Grading

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.

Language of Instruction

English

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.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at global organizations, multinational companies, NGOs, and more in Rome. Search here for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Marketing, Communications, and Advertising  
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.

Human Rights and Diplomatics  
Health tech, digital health, and research.

Entrepreneurship  
Accelerators and tech startups, research, business development, and community management.

Business  
Financial services, operations, accounting, sales, and general business.

Film and Media 
Film production, operations, and budgeting.

Biology and Healthcare 
Lab work, research, and working with local communities.

Media, Journalism, and Photography 
Design, publishing, and content creation.

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.

Scholarships

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
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2025 6 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,450

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $952

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $80

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $200

Total Costs = $2,512

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

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.

See Scholarships

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $278 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Francesca Cuccovillo

Center Director

Francesca has over a decade of expertise in the field of international higher education, having held various roles encompassing admissions, recruitment, student affairs, and academic advising. Notably, she dedicated seven...

Dr. Giulia Bottero

Academic Director

Giulia Bottero is the Academic Director and an Italian language instructor for CIEE Rome.

Palmina Trombetta

Student Life Manager

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Pam moved to Rome in 2006. She graduated in Commerce, majoring in Organizational Behavior and then took the Cambridge University CELTA certificate to teach English to...

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