Program Overview

Intern in Rome with CIS Abroad to experience the best of personal and professional development while enhancing your Italian language skills and immersing in the culture of the “Eternal City!” Work alongside local professionals in a wide range of fields, from communications to culinary arts, business, fashion, non-profits, and more! Explore the ancient city of Rome while boosting your resume with international work experience.

GPA Requirement
Application Deadlines
Summer: February 15
EXTENDED! New Date: March 1

Fall: May 15
Spring: October 1
Avg Course Load
Language(s) of Instruction
Italian and English
  • Diverse internship placement working alongside Italians
  • Weekend excursions—two-day trips included
  • Complete coursework guiding your way through your internship with our partner university PSU (academic credit for this coursework may be added for an additional fee)
  • Weekly cultural activities
  • Career Launch Toolkit
  • 24/7 on-site support
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample art and design internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!

Photography Assistant Intern at Photography Collaborative
Work with a start up photography/tourism collaborative. You'll work on many tasks, including taking photos for different marketing and ad campaigns for clients, assisting with major shoots, and editing photos. In addition, you'll spend time working directly with customers, going on their tours, and photographing the favorite times of people in and around Rome. With Rome as your backdrop, and happy travelers all around, this is a fun, dynamic internship.
Floral Design and Wedding Planning Intern
You'll work with a company that offers tailor-made Italian weddings to foreigners. One of your primary roles will be arranging flowers and centerpieces for the tables. You may assist before and during the weddings, update the website content, and research new channels to promote the business. Your experience may also involve travel outside of Rome to venues like hot springs, castles, and churches.
Art Gallery Assistant
Work inside a Roman art gallery with a constant flow of changing artwork. This local exhibit hosts a variety of traveling artists' work throughout the year. Responsibilities range from public relations, promoting, marketing, taking photos and videos, social media management, and office hours.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

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Eataly Food Tour

If you’ve never been to Italy before . . . this is a must when in Rome. Eataly’s goal is to demonstrate how high-quality products can be easily available at affordable prices. You’ll taste the famous durum wheat pasta from Gragnano, Piedmontese egg pasta, the water of the Maritime Alps, and Piedmont and Veneto wine, as well as Italian meats and cheeses.

Castel Gandolfo Day Trip

Castel Gandolfo is a beautiful, small town located in the green Alban hills, overlooking a breathtaking volcanic crater lake. The area is now famously known as the Pope’s summer residence. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at Sorcapanna restaurant, located a few steps away from Palazzo Pontificio​. After lunch, you’ll have some free time to explore the town and treat yourself to gelato before returning to Rome. ​

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Gianicolo Walking Tour

The Gianicolo is the second tallest hill in Rome, which provides the most breathtaking view of the city. The tour includes exploring famous monuments, churches, and the beautiful Fontana dell’Acqua Paola. The walk is quite the hike, but the wonderful view will be worth every step. You’ll also discover the reason behind the traditional firing of the cannon at noon that sets off the church bell towers of Rome.

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Emma Thomas
Program Enrollment Coordinator

Travel Tip: I always seek out local live music when I travel. Music is a great way to get to know the country you’re in, and it’s a great place to meet new people.

Learn more about Emma

Molly Bond
International Operations Manager - Europe (South)

Travel Tip: The first chance I have in a new place, I like to either rent a bicycle or go running to get a better feel for my surroundings. Not only does this feel refreshing after time spent on the road or in the air, but it also gives you a great orientation to your destination.

Learn more about Molly

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2020
    Application Deadline
    February 15 EXTENDED! New Date: March 1
    June 3
    July 30
  • Fall 2020
    Application Deadline
    May 15
    September 7
    November 27
  • Spring 2021
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    January 5 (Estimated)
    March 27 (Estimated)
    $6,990 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2020
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    January 7
    March 28

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.


Optional add-on:
Intensive Italian language training (non-credit bearing). Please ask your advisor for details.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Pre-departure support
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Plymouth State University internship coursework & grade report (please note this is not a transcript; a transcript is available for an additional fee)
  • Housing (shared or single bedroom in apartment or student residence)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Cultural activities and field trips
  • Full-time on-site support staff
  • On-site orientation
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • La Vida Local cultural program