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Temple Rome Internships

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The internship program provides an excellent opportunity to gain a direct and deeper understanding of cultural business practices, build your résumé, and experience another side of Italian life, while continuing regular coursework. 

During the fall and spring semesters and the six-week undergraduate summer session, Temple Rome offers a number of unpaid, credit-bearing internships with Italian and multinational companies (publishing companies, film and media agencies, tourism companies), law firms, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, galleries, museums, artists’ studios, schools, and a variety of other institutions in different fields.

Here's how it works:

  • If placed in an internship, you will register for the internship course (3 credits) as one of the courses you are taking at Temple Rome. Positions may vary each term. You will register for the course that is most appropriate to your field of study and internship placement.
  • A faculty supervisor oversees the internship and sets the evaluation requirements. The academic component of the course is comprised of weekly themed journal entries, regular meetings with the faculty supervisor and a final project, presentation or paper.

To be eligible to apply for an internship at Temple Rome...

  • you must have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in the Temple Rome program. No student is permitted to only register for an internship.
  • you must verify that you will receive academic credit from your home institution to be eligible for an internship.

You do not need to speak Italian to apply for an internship. Many of our opportunities are in companies or institutions where our sponsors speak English.

Students accepted to the Temple Rome program receive more information and an application for the internship.

Internship placements

Below is a list of available internship placement fields. Please note, internship placement opportunities vary depending on term, and fewer internship placements are available during the six-week summer session. More details are provided to program applicants.

  • Art, Art History & Theater 
  • Architecture
  • Business & Marketing
  • Education
  • Environment & Community Service
  • Entrepreneurship & Start Ups
  • Humanities
  • Immigration & Social Inclusion
  • International Development
  • International Relations & Politics 
  • Law
  • Media & Journalism 
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Social Action
  • Sports Management & Training
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Visual Arts

Internship course numbers

View available internship course numbers. Please note, this link will take you to the fall/spring semester internship course listings. Available summer course numbers are listed in the summer course list.

Student experiences


Click on the photos below to learn more about student experiences.
clip from student video on internship at JNRC

Mackenzie Bonner
(International Business, Temple University)
Katie Pfeil
(Business, Temple University)
Interns at Joel Nafuma Refugee Center

“Through my experiences teaching and hearing the stories of refugees, I’ve been amazed at the eagerness to learn and the resilience of many individuals in spite of some unimaginable circumstances.”

Cara Epstein
(Glass Major, Temple University)
Art History Teaching Intern,  Liceo Manara

“I always like to think that in order to make my future all that much more successful, I need to better myself in the present as well as give back to my community, and I believe that this internship is doing that for me.”

Sarah Horn
(Art History and Economics, Brandeis University)
Gallery Intern, Gallery Spazio Nuovo

"It is very important in the art world to make contacts and gain work experience through internships, and working in Rome this semester allowed me to add an international component to my resume."

Gina Ranieri with Deputy Marco Fedi

Gina Ranieri
(International Business, St. Joseph’s University)
Intern at the Italian Parliament

"I was able to gain experience and understanding of how the business and government sectors intertwine."

Alexander Voisine
(Global Studies and Spanish Major, Temple University)
Legal Intern, SQ Law

"I came into SQ Law not really knowing much about law or the Italian culture. I left SQ Law with a passion for international law and an even stronger passion for the Italian culture."

Kevin Yu
(International Business Major, Temple University)
Marketing Intern, Klinamen

"This entire experience has been unbelievable. I have grown more in these three months as a person than I have ever grown in my life. The internship gave me an opportunity to see the daily operations of a foreign company and I don't regret it for a second."