Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Service Learning and Internships Abroad


JFRC internships abroad are transformative experiences for students personally, professionally and academically. By turning the city of Rome into their classroom, eligible students gain practical, real-world work experiences supported through an academic course offering. This experience is especially valuable for students wishing one day to make their living abroad or to diversify their professional profile. Internships are offered only during the fall and spring semesters (no internships are available during the summer) and have a course fee attached to cover the mandatory insurance costs required by Italian law.

Service Learning

Social justice is a core tenet within the Jesuit philosophy of faith and service, with a particular call to defend the weak, the oppressed, and the marginalized. The John Felice Rome Center takes up that charge through service opportunities that bring students into direct contact with key social justice concerns of the day.

Volunteer opportunities are available to students throughout their time at the John Felice Rome Center. Whether it’s spending a few hours distributing paninis at the Vatican, committing to regular service at an organization you feel passionate about or anything in between. Service learning opportunities are also available through coursework so you can focus on the big picture in the classroom while working to understand the human experience working with those who are directly impacted.