- Each student usually interns 10-12 hours a week for 12 weeks during the semester (for a minimum of 100/120 total hours of work experience at the internship site).
- Basic Italian (and/or knowledge of any other languages) is a plus. Knowledge of Italian will increase the possibilities to be placed in a certain institution. No previous Italian experience is required but all students must take Italian language classes while they are in Rome if they have had no prior knowledge.
- Interns take part in a special 3 credit internship class for which the internship coordinator serves as the professor.
- Among the benefits of the internship experience most typically noted by students at the end-of-term group meeting and in the evaluation form included:
- the ability to hone their Italian-language skills
- developing work etiquette
- gaining valuable professional experience and strengthen their resume
- “testing the waters” of a specific professional area of interest
- Most importantly, applying their classroom knowledge to a unique international professional environment.
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