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SAI’s non-credit virtual summer internship program invites participants to hone their professional skills through an online experience with a Rome-based company. Interns will develop tangible skills in their chosen field, while gaining a competitive advantage in the global workforce by demonstrating cross-cultural competencies. Italian language proficiency is not required.
Application: now open
Closes: June 1 2020
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits
Complete online application
Supplemental internship app
Professional cover letter (see App Reqs)
Resume (see App Reqs)
Letter of rec (see App Reqs)
Scan of ID (passport, driver’s license)
EU privacy consent form
June 22, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Academic Year: Sophomore or above (at least 2 completed semesters at application).
*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
Italian Language: Italian language is not required, but it is helpful for expanding options.
Below please find more detail on the application requirements for this program:
Professional cover letter: The professional cover letter should include a self-introduction, as well as information about your professional sector of interest, and any reference contacts you wish to provide. The statement should also should outline why you have chosen this particular program. Tell us about the goals you have set for yourself and how this virtual internship will help you to accomplish them.
Resume: The resume should include a comprehensive description of your academic and professional experience to date. Feel free to include information about any special skills you possess.
Letter of recommendation: Please provide one letter of recommendation. It may be from a professor, university staff, or former workplace supervisor. Please do not provide a recommendation from a family member or social acquaintance; this recommendation should be academic or professional in nature.
Interview: Once your application is complete, you SAI Admissions Counselor will schedule a time for an online interview. This interview is an opportunity to discuss your goals for the internship, as well as a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the internship placement process. A language assessment may also be conducted during this interview, if applicable.
The SAI virtual internship program is unpaid and not for academic credit. Participants who wish to petition their home institution for academic credit may do so and SAI is happy to support the effort by providing additional documents. Please contact your SAI Admissions Counselor for more information.
Internships are available in a variety of fields, including online marketing, digital promotion, health care, education and digital communication. The virtual internship program is project-based, so the total number of hours worked per week may vary. This virtual internship program is designed for college students and young professionals who wish to compress significant professional experience into a relatively short period of time, and who are experienced self-starters.
To ensure maximum benefit from the internships, participants will reflect on their experiences throughout the term. Such guided reflection will consist of various assignments and self-evaluation exercises, bi-weekly virtual meetings with the SAI Internship Mentor, and keeping a “work journal” throughout the course of the term. A detailed syllabus is available upon request.
Upon successful completion of the virtual internship program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation from SAI.
|June 1 2020
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
|Upon placement acceptance
||Placement Confirmation Deposit Due
$650 deposit (non-refundable, applied toward program fee) to signal the student’s acceptance of the internship placement offered.
|June 2 2020
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|June 22 2020
|June 23 2020
|July 3 2020
||SAI Internship Mentor Meeting #1|
|July 10 2020
||Midterm SAI Internship Mentor Meeting|
|July 17 2020
||SAI Internship Mentor Meeting #2|
|July 31 2020
||Internship Ends and final SAI Internship Mentor Meeting|
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
|Virtual Program Fee: Internship (non-credit)
Includes internship placement and SAI Signature Virtual Services (see What’s Included). (see What’s Included).
*prices are subject to change
All students who complete a virtual program with SAI are eligible for a Virtual Programs Alumni Discount to be applied to any future on-site programs: $350 for semester/quarter programs, and $150 for summer and short programs.
Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.
This is an SAI Signature Virtual Services program and includes the following services:
Pre-session and alumni services
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.