These are cultural internships that are perfect for history or arts students, or anyone interested in a career in museums or art galleries. Interns benefit from a broad scope of creative placements, helping to plan and organise exhibits, events and cultural activities in artistic associations, galleries and museums.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Rome is a hugely popular city for tourists interested in art, history and culture. As a Cultural & Artistic Heritage intern, as well as contributing to this world-leading industry in Rome, you’ll also gain rare experience to set up your career in this exclusive sector. You’ll learn how cultural centers are run, contribute to planning and marketing campaigns, and get behind the scenes experience contributing to the success of popular cultural organizations in Rome.
With placements available in a broad range of museums, galleries and cultural organizations, there are a wide range of internships available. Each internship is customized to suit your own skills and interests, so you’ll be gaining real life experience in a role that’s highly relevant to your future career.
Because the scope of this internship is so broad, the nature of each internship will vary. Examples of internship activities may include (but aren’t limited to):
- Planning, organizing and fundraising for cultural events
- Planning exhibitions for galleries or museums
- Assisting during exhibitions
- Assisting on cultural or artistic trips
- Contacting artists and curators of other galleries
- Social media editing, research, data analyzing and reporting
- Collecting data for exhibition fairs
- Website maintenance
- Graphic design and marketing
It is important to note that internships in Rome include mandatory Italian language lessons, which are included within the minimum duration requirement of the internship. While your internship can be conducted in some English, a language barrier can still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Most interns are able to have a successful internship experience and it is essential to come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier, as opposed to being intimidated by it.
For beginners to the Italian language (levels A1 and A2), you’re required to complete a four-week Italian language course at an accredited language school in Rome before you start at your internship placement.
Interns with intermediate Italian will complete two weeks of language lessons, prior to commencing the placement. If you have intermediate language skills, please note that you will be required to provide verification (such as a B1 or B2 level certificate) and/or demonstrate your listening comprehension and spoken proficiency. These two abilities (listening and speaking) are the most important skills that will be assessed, to determine if you’re able to complete your internship as an “intermediate” speaker of Italian.
Additional language lessons can be arranged in-country, for those who wish to continue classes.
There is a lot to do in your spare time while completing your internship in Italy! Rome is an absolutely fantastic city to explore. Having been inhabited for the last three millennia, it’s brimming with ancient history, including almost 300 fountains and nearly a thousand churches. Not to mention the amazing eateries that will constantly tempt you! Walking tours of the city are highly recommended, as a fun and an interesting way to discover your bearings, along with everything else that the city has to offer. Our team in Rome is incredibly warm and welcoming, so you’ll have excellent support and advice when you’re looking to plan excursions and social activities. Considering that the pizza, pasta and gelato are so good, you’ll appreciate the fact that walking through the city is such enjoyable exercise!
Cultural & Artistic Heritage interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Planning and assisting at events and exhibitions
- Assisting with fundraising
- Collecting data for trips, exhibits or events
- Contributing to social media campaigns
- Creating website and social media content, such as articles, photos and blogs
- Graphic design
Professional development opportunities:
- Understand how galleries, museums and cultural centers are run in Rome
- Collaborate with experienced cultural and historical experts
- Gain event management experience
- Develop your marketing skills within the arts and culture industry
- Build your arts and culture knowledge
- Build Italian language skills in a professional environment
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Contribute to the success of galleries, museums and cultural centers in Rome
- Gain rare insight into the exclusive cultural industry in a world-leading historical city
- Explore all the attractions of Rome and wider Italy, while enjoying amazing Italian food
Types of host organizations:
- Cultural centers
Keen to get started?
Taking the first step is easy! It is free to apply and takes just 5 minutes.Submit an application
It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Beginner Italian Language Speakers
|Internship Duration||Program Fee (USD)|
|10 weeks||10 weeks||$6,582|
|11 weeks||11 weeks||$6,974|
|12 weeks||12 weeks||$7,371|
Intermediate Italian Language Speakers
|Internship Duration||Program Fee (USD)|
|8 weeks||8 weeks||$5,499|
|9 weeks||9 weeks||$5,959|
|10 weeks||10 weeks||$6,357|
|11 weeks||11 weeks||$6,748|
|12 weeks||12 weeks||$7,145|
It is important to note that internships in Rome include mandatory Italian language lessons, which are taken in conjunction with the internship program. Beginners to the Italian language must commit to a minimum duration of at least 10 weeks, which includes Italian language lessons for the first 4 weeks. Intermediate Italian speakers (B1 or B2 or higher) must commit to a minimum duration of 8 weeks, which includes at least 2 weeks of Italian language lessons, prior to commencing the placement. If you have intermediate Italian language skills, you will be required to provide verification (such as a B1 or B2 level certificate) and/or demonstrate your listening comprehension and spoken proficiency. These two abilities (listening and speaking) are the most important skills that will be assessed, to determine if you're able to complete your internship as an "intermediate" speaker of Italian.