Career Services & Internships
The American University of Rome supports student endeavors to gain ‘real-world,’ practical work experience by offering internship opportunities every semester. Academic internships for course credit provide students with a practical way of relating their studies to their career interests.
The benefits of an internship include an enhanced ability to make informed career decisions, a greater appreciation for college coursework, increased marketability and the opportunity to obtain academic credit while gaining field experience.
The career office organizes monthly workshops on topics such as:
- How to build an effective resume.
- How to excel at an interview.
The career officers are available every week to discuss, with students, career development and options.
The exclusive on-line resource, World of Work Blog, posts all the career, internship, job and graduate school opportunities, as well as links to a wealth of job-hunting resources.
What is an Internship?
An internship is an experience where a student works for an employer and is given an opportunity to observe, participate, gain confidence, and learn in a professional work setting. An internship gives a student an opportunity to put theory into practice, learn outside the classroom and earn 3 credits.
- Work a minimum of 135 hours (travel time not included).
- Attend 4 internship seminars.
- Receive a favorable, written evaluation from employer at completion of the internship.
- Agree on any additional details with your academic advisor.
- Document your work experience in a journal and assemble artifacts in a portfolio created during the internship.
- Give a formal presentation of your internship experience to the class and faculty.
- Must be enrolled as full-time AUR resident student, or a two-semester study abroad student.
- Must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 or above).
- Must be junior or senior standing, and havepermission of academic advisor.
Previous Internship Opportunities Have Included:
- ADVICORP INVESTMENT BANK
- ASSOCIATED PRESS
- CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS
- CONTEXT TRAVEL
- ENGIWEB SECURITY
- ENGLISH YELLOW PAGES
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
- FULBRIGHT COMMISSION
- ITALIAN PARLIAMENT
- JOLLY HOTELS
- MARDEN ENTERTAINMENT
- NATO DEFENSE COLLEGE
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
- PROCTOR & GAMBLE
- QUANTUM SOLUTIONS
- RADIO VATICANA
- US EMBASSY IN ROME
- VATICAN MUSEUMS
- WINTER OLYMPICS COMMITTEE
- WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
AUR Career Services
Our Career Services website is an exclusive online careers resource for students and alumni of The American University of Rome.
To learn more, visit the Career Services website.