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!
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.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Shared co-ed apartments
Day trip to Florence
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
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
Day trip to Orvieto
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
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:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Visit to a Roman amusement park centered around television and film, founded on the site of a former movie studio.
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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.)
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.Learn more