Internships for Viterbo, Italy
USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development particularly in your study abroad setting. USAC internships are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. They can be time-consuming, but are very worthwhile. Depending on the level of Italian language at the beginning of the internship, the student will be working in an English or Italian speaking environment, with high exposure to Italian culture and language. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses.
Internship opportunities include
- Teaching Practicum: placement in local schools teaching English as a Second Language. No need for proficiency nor knowledge of Italian. The activity in class is supervised and monitored by the Italian teacher and the meetings for conversation outside of class are supervised and monitored by one coordinator of the project (Italian student intern and/or one of the USAC staff). The conversation is done in English.
- Journalism Internship: work for a local regional magazine under the mentorship of an experienced editor; learn more about the processes of magazine production and editorial practices. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Italian and basic journalism courses; co-enrollment in an on-site journalism class.
- International activities internship: coordinate intercultural activities through the organization of International events for both Italian and international students at the host institution. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Italian and basic knowledge of computer graphic design software.
- Translation: translate materials and write articles for a local tourist website.
Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.
Eligibility—enrollment in the Viterbo program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and junior standing at the time of the internship. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.