Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

How to Apply

There are a limited number of places available every semester, so we encourage students to show interest early.

Term Abroad  Deadline for ApplicationsNotification of Confirmed Placement 
Fall Semester


 July 1st

Spring Semester

November 15th

 December 15th

  • Step 1: Collect the following documents:
    • Updated Resume (review the resume writing guide)
    • Statement of interest and goals: No longer then one page double spaced (300 words), this statement should explain your goals and objectives for the internship placement. Include information about the type of organization you would like to work for, and the skills you would like to gain. Our internship coordinator will use this as a starting point for your placement.
    • Professional letter of reference: Submit a letter of reference from a previous employer or supervisor. If you are unable to submit a letter from a previous employer, please submit a letter of recommendation from a professor.

  • Step 2: Once you have everything collected you can submit your request for permission to enroll in ROST 370 here. The internship coordinator will be in touch with you regarding next steps.
  • Step 3: Interview with the internship coordinator over skype. The interview determines if you will be approved to enroll in ROST 370 and pursue an internship opportunity. After the meeting with the coordinator, you may be required to write a cover letter to be sent to perspective placements with your resume.
  • Step 4: Interview with your potential placement company via Skype or phone.
  • Step 5: The internship coordinator consults with you and the company after the interview. When both you and the company are satisfied, an agreement is sent to the company to secure your internship placement (you will sign the agreement, as well, when in Rome). 

When a student has been approved for an internship the Assistant Dean for Academics at the JFRC will register you on LOCUS, so you don't have to do it yourself. Be sure to check the schedule for the mandatory class meetings head throughout the semester so your other classes don’t conflict.

Visiting Students: Please note that it is your responsibility to complete your home institutions approval process to ensure you are receiving credit for the experience.