Sant'Anna Institute Internships

Motivated SAI semester and summer study abroad students at Sant’Anna Institute are able to apply for unpaid internships for academic credit. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor and provide unique applied experience in local organizations. Internship students complete related coursework during the term, participate in weekly on-site activities, and submit a final reflective paper about the internship experience.

Summer Part-Time Internships: Summer I and Summer II students may apply for a 3 credit part-time internships. Summer III students may apply for a 3 or 6 credit internship.

Semester Part-Time Internships: Fall and Spring Semester students may apply for a 3 credit or 6 credit internship as part of an elective semester program.

Sample Internship Placements

Arts & Humanities

  • Archaeology: excavation project
  • Architecture, interior design: urban renewal & public art projects
  • Art History: local foundation for arts & culture
  • Education, ESL: private language institute, youth summer camp
  • Italian studies: private language institute, youth summer camp
  • Journalism, English: local online & printed publications
  • Studio arts: contemporary art gallery, urban renewal & public art projects

Natural Sciences

  • Environmental science, marine biology: local protected marine area organization
  • Geology / volcanology: volcano observatory, private geological studio
  • Nutrition and community health: Mediterranean culinary school; farm-to-table restaurant
  • Pharmaceutical science: pharmacy
  • Veterinary science: veterinary studio

Business & Administration Studies

  • Emergency management: volcano observatory
  • Event management: wedding/events department within a hotel, concert & events agency, florist
  • Fashion merchandising: locally owned boutiques
  • Hospitality & tourism: b&b, travel agency, fine dining restaurant, boutique hotel
  • Human services management: center for diversely abled adults
  • International business: event agency, 5 star hotel, charter boat company
  • International relations, communications: Sorrento town hall international office
  • Leadership, student wellness: Sant’Anna Institute
  • Marketing: travel agency, fine dining restaurant, prestigious museums of Naples
  • Sports business, fitness management: wellness center

Social Sciences:

  • Social work: center for diversely-abled adults
  • Sustainability: organization to fight hunger & food waste
  • Women’s studies, international politics, human rights: NGO office for the social inclusion of refugees in Naples

How to Apply

Students wishing to participate in an internship during their program select the Internship program add-on at application, and submit the following additional application items:

  • SA internship application; emailed once the SAI application is received
  • Resume and cover letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)

Upon receipt of the internship materials, applicants complete a Skype interview with the SA internship coordinator. Please note that there is an additional internship fee.

Please note: Internships at Sant’Anna Institute require a certain amount of completed major coursework prior to applying. Underclassmen may not be eligible but are welcome to apply.

About SAI

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.