After spending a summer in Rome, you’ll understand why it is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. The first among major centers of the Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of the Baroque style, Rome is the setting for numerous churches, monuments and museums, and some of the most visited places in the world, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon.
CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals.
As a CIEE Global Intern, you’ll work in a non-paying position with a leading organization, diving into a field of interest, exploring a different culture, and expanding your professional portfolio and network.
Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships & Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
The CIEE Difference
The CIEE Difference
Each internship is determined on an individual basis, taking into account your background and experience as well as current employer work cycles and projects. Our team on the ground has a personalized process to work with you in the months leading up to the program to find the best match.
- Individual pre-placement meeting, personalized matching process, and coaching for each student throughout the internship placement
- Materials to guide creation of a CV appropriate for local business culture as well as guidance on application materials relevant to industry area of interest
- Interviewing skills webinar based on local business culture in addition to individual student feedback to help prepare for Skype interviews with potential internship supervisor
- Professional development workshops such as:
- Making the Most of your Internship
- Networking and Informational Interviewing
- Understanding Working Styles
- Leveraging your Internship for a Global Career
- Midpoint review from student and supervisor
- Final written evaluation from student and supervisor
Students in Rome can learn about European Union monetary policy at the Ministry of Economics and Finance. See where more than 3,000 movies have been produced during a visit to Cinecittà. Experience some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world at the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Learn where different popes, kings, and presidents have lived during the centuries at the Palazzo del Quirinal. Additional activities may include cooking lessons, pasta making workshops, theme-focused walking tours, photography workshops, wine tastings, sketching tours, etc. Other activities may include having aperitivos with local students or discovering Rome through movie locations in the city.
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the
button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Summer 2017 (8 wks)
Program Date Notes
In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes internship placement and supporting services, coursework, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advsising.
Participation Confirmation *
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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** Does not include a meal plan
Estimated Additional Costs
Meals not included in program fee
International Airfare *
The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.
* Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure
- Overall GPA 2.5
- Rising Sophomore standing and above at time of participation
- Note: Students should understand that a background in Italian will expand the potential range of available internships in Rome. A limited number of internships for those who speak only English may be available.
- *Certain visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process
Total credit for this program is 6 semester / 9 quarter hours.
Students participate in a hybrid academic seminar in conjunction with a full-time internship placement.
About the City
About The City
With a history of over 2,500 years and a population of 4.3 million, Rome today is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Once the center of Western civilization and capital of a vast empire, Rome later became the seat of the Papacy, and a major center of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. As a result, the city is home to hundreds of churches, monuments and museums, and some of the most visited places in the world, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon.
Vatican City is an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city. For this reason, Rome has often been defined as capital of two states. As the capital city of Italy, Rome is the seat of the Italian government and host to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. Rome attracts immigrants from many countries and is a truly multicultural city. Rome’s historic center is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
Students commute to their internships and most program activities via public transportation. We provide an Introduction to the system during orientation, and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.
Meet The Staff
Meet The Staff
Giulia Bottero, PhD
Giulia Bottero is the Academic Director and an Italian language instructor for the CIEE Global Institute – Rome. She came to CIEE after working in international education for nearly ten years as an Italian language faculty member and program coordinator. Giulia studied at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and then at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, where she earned her Ph.D. in Eastern Languages and an additional M.A. in “Advanced Planning of Teaching Programs for Italian Language and Culture,” with a dissertation on the development of Intercultural Competence through on-site classes. Giulia is a native of Rome and is happy to share her knowledge and love for her city with students experiencing it for the first time.
Rosalyn Carey, BA
Rosalyn hails from Syracuse, New York, and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Richmond, in Virginia. During college, she studied abroad in Rome, during which time she also participated in an internship with a cultural center where she helped organize an international literature festival. After graduation she returned to Rome, where she has worked for five years in the study abroad field, enjoying contributing to students’ experiences in the city she has come to call home. In her free time, Rosie enjoys reading, baking, traveling, singing along to music and spending time with family and friends.
Valentina Follo, PhD
Valentina Follo is the Resident Director, Global Institute – Rome. She graduated summa cum laude in classical archaeology at University La Sapienza in Rome and also studied at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After receiving her M.A. in pedagogy of antiquity from the University of Ferrara, she completed her Ph.D. in Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania. For years, Dr. Follo has been sharing her passion for the Eternal City with American university students in various capacities. In addition to teaching at Loyola University and IES Abroad, she has created and supervised numerous student internship and exhibition opportunities as curator of the Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection at the American Academy in Rome.
Where You'll Study
Where You'll Study
The CIEE Global Institute – Rome is located in the Prati neighborhood, right at the heart of Rome. Just a few minutes away from the historical city center and a fifteen minute walk to Vatican City, Prati is filled with great authentic Roman trattorie and great restaurants and bars where you can listen to live music. Other historical sites within walking distance include the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona or Campo di Fiore. The Global Institute features modern classrooms, as well as a student lounge area. Classrooms are designed to ensure the comfort and quality for a successful academic experience.
Housing & Meals
Housing & Meals
Students share apartments in well-appointed historic buildings in Prati, a safe, residential area, close to markets, shops, restaurants and public transportation. Apartments house 4-7 CIEE students, living in double or triple bedrooms. Some students may also share their apartment with a “Buddy,” a local student enrolled in an Italian university. All apartments are within walking distance of the CIEE Global Institute, or within a short commute and minutes away from the most famous sites in Rome. Apartments offer modern amenities (including washing machines), wireless internet and a common area (living room or eat-in kitchen, with appliances and cookware). Cleaning of the common spaces is offered every two weeks and changing of the linens every 3 weeks.
Your experience abroad starts now! Before you’ve even left home, you will participate in a one-on-one Skype conversation with a program director who lives and works in Rome. Our directors are extremely knowledgeable about their programs and cities, and will share information about your program, provide you with helpful tips, and answer any questions you may have. You will also have an opportunity to take part in an online webinar and connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, learn what others in the group would like to accomplish, review packing recommendations, travel logistics, and talk about the first few days of the program. And if that’s not enough, once you touch down in Rome, you will receive an on-site city orientation with other interns on the program. This may feature a tour of the neighborhood, where to shop for food, tips on affordable living, an introduction to the transit system, a walkthrough of your commute, and even visit to markets and neighborhood eateries to help you that take advantage of the best local fare.
CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals. Don’t worry – you’ll arrive in Rome with the knowledge to succeed.
Housing, classroom, and internship locations all have internet access. Students are encouraged to bring Wi-Fi enabled laptops.
Students on this program should expect to spend approximately 30-32 hours per week (200-240 hours total) engaged in internship project work. In addition, the academic internship seminar will meet for approximately 4 hours per week (30 contact hours total). 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.
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Assignments and activities include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopsis of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analysis of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.
Internship supervisors and students each provide a written evaluation of progress towards goals during their placement. In addition, resident directors seek out individual conversations and group feedback through formal and informal channels throughout the program.
Nature of Courses
Students will participate in classes alongside other CIEE students only.
Language(s) of Instruction
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.
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INSH 3806 ROIT
Academic Internship in Rome
The CIEE Global Internship program combines a full-time internship with a hybrid integrated academic seminar to provide professional exploration and specific skills development, enhance intercultural understanding, and a contextualized real-world work experience in a local or multi-national company or organization. The 8-week program includes between 200 - 240 hours of onsite internship project work alongside a 30-hour hybrid integrated academic seminar focusing on local business culture, intercultural communication, professional development, and linkages between local observations and global trends. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities that include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopsis of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analysis of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.