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Internships for Viterbo, Italy

Internships in Viterbo are offered during the summer, semester, and yearlong terms. Those interested in doing a summer internship must attend both summer sessions. Summer internships are limited and only one credit.

Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your academic credit load, in addition to the minimum credit requirement. Interns earn credit but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills. You will be working in an authentic local environment, with exposure to the Italian language. While Italian language ability is not necessary to complete an internship, it is helpful.

Past internship placements in Viterbo have included:

  • 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 and 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.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.


    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Junior standing (at time of internship)
    • Foreign language proficiency (some placements)

    Beginning in Summer 2021, a non-refundable internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions. The fee amount has not been finalized but will be announced in the near future.

    Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

    Quick Details

    2021-22 App. Cycle

    Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

    Summer Session II (5 weeks): Open

    Summer Session I&II (10 weeks): Open

    Fall/Yearlong: Open

    Spring: Open


    Minimum GPA: 2.5

    Program Type



    US Credit

    Program Capacity

    60 students


    English | Italian


    AACUPI--Association of American Colleges and Universities in Italy

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