SP09 Rome Internships rss Rome, Spring 2009

In an effort to encourage future IES Students to have a strong involvement while studying abroad, Caitlin Ferro, Heather Karschner and Audree Riddle, with contributions from Student Interns in Rome, have created the Rome Internship Blog. The management team was given the task of collecting contributions from other students and gathering pictures in order to provide a full picture of what internships are like while studying in Rome with IES Abroad.

SP09 Rome's Posts

  • Internships in Business, Marketing and Communications

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  • Internships in Arts and Humanities

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  • Internships in International Relations and Political Science

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  • Internships in International Cooperation and Development

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  • Internships in Education

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  • Internships in Media and Journalism

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  • Welcome to Working in Italy

    Author: Nina Bova Placement: Roma Tre Master’s of Peacekeeping _____ Welcome to Roma3, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche. Welcome to Italian youths in leather jackets, scarves and turtlenecks in the month of May. Welcome to a million cigarette butts scattered throughout the one-block campus, indicating the cloud of smoke that hovers just above your head but [...]

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  • Finding Your Roman Internship

    Author: Heather Karschner Placement: Istituto Affari Internazionali (Institute of International Affairs) _____ Before I came to Rome to study abroad with IES this semester, I thought a Roman internship sounded great. But I was worried – swamped with fall semester work and all sorts of study abroad paperwork, would I have time to find a [...]

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  • What I’ve Learned

    Author: Sophia Finfer Placement: Galleria André (André Gallery) _____ This semester I interned at Galleria André, a contemporary art gallery on Via Giulia. The location is great – Via Giulia is a 500-year-old street with lots of interesting things. I feel like I notice something new every time I walk down it. While the gallery [...]

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  • The Time Difference

    Author: Matthew Pezzicara Placement: A museum in Rome _____ The first thing I noticed upon arriving at my internship (which unfortunately seems over a year ago) was that time, either how long people work or when they arrive and leave work, is not as strict or regulated in Italy as it is in America. I [...]

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  • My Walk to Work

    Author: Galen Bernard Placement: Istituto Affari Internazionali (Institute of International Affairs) _____ The most difficult part of my internship, but perhaps also the part from which I got the most experience of Italian culture, both what I did and did not like of it, was my daily sojourn all the way up Via del Corso [...]

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  • Stumbling upon an Internship

    Author: Mike Disabito Placement: Italian Academy Foundation _____ My internship was somehow carefully placed upon my lap. I went into Silvia’s office (the internship coordinator) with a preformed idea that I would be teaching a random Italian high school or middle school class. However, after meeting the owner of a school who emanated pure strangeness, [...]

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  • Cultural Differences

    Author: Michael Boswell Placement: Casa delle Letterature (House of Literature) _____ Having studied Italian for seven years and grown up as a second generation Italian-American, I believed that there would be minimal change necessary for me to align myself with the Italian culture. I was mistaken. The Italian culture is very different from the American [...]

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  • Finding Your Own Direction

    Author: Jeff Peters Placement: Ki-Shirts _____ My IES Rome internship was at Ki-Shirts, which is an organic cotton, yoga-infused clothing business. The business is owned by one woman who devotes herself to all the aspects of the business. I quickly learned how hard it is to operate a sole-proprietorship. Each day at my internship was [...]

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  • Not Your Typical Boss

    Author: Courtney Schickling Placement: Santa Susanna Parish _____ This past semester I interned at the Santa Susanna Parish, also known as The American Church of Rome. I co-interned with a fellow classmate of mine through the IES program, Gregg Bittner. At Santa Susanna, I held the role of assistant treasurer. My duties and tasks consisted [...]

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  • Returning to Rome

    Author: Elizabeth Peckham Placement: Casa della Memoria e della Storia (Memory and History House) _____ In spring 2007, I came to IES as a study abroad student. I interned with IAI, a prestigious think-tank in Rome, an experience which helped me make the decision to pursue an academic career. When I came back to Rome [...]

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  • Challenging Yourself

    Author: Stephanie Cuomo Placement: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute _____ When I was first offered my internship at the UNICRI branch of the United Nations, I was hesitant to take it. Not only was I extremely intimidated about working for such a large and important organization, I was also terrified to have [...]

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  • My Work Plan

    Author: Andrea Borgen Placement: Delicious Italy _____ At the beginning of the semester, I decided to work at Delicious Italy, a business which publishes an online travel guide to Italy, specifically made for English speakers. Originally, I had been looking to work at a larger company, the kind where I would have several co-workers and [...]

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  • The Italian Lunch Break

    Author: Caitlin Gillies Placement: Progetto Sud _____ This past summer, I worked at an arts institute based in Manhattan. I joined the staff in the midst of preparation for a major opera production, and so the environment was one fraught with Upper East Side tension. As an intern, I had a considerable amount of menial [...]

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  • A Very Roman Internship with Two Americans

    Author: Natalie Rogers Placement: As the Romans Do _____ My internship was with an American couple who own a private cultural, historical and culinary tour business here in Rome. My boss, Diane, is also a professional photographer who specializes in a very unique style, in which she creates impressionistic images of sites throughout Rome. Although [...]

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