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. 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.


  • 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 have the permission of academic advisor.

Previous internship opportunities have included:

Adnkronos Food & Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Proctor & Gamble
Advicorp Investment Bank Fulbright Commission Quantum Solutions
Associated Press Italian Parliament Radio Vaticana
Bioversity Italiannotebook.Com Unilever
Caritas Internationalis Jolly Hotels U.S. Embassy In Rome
Context Travel Marden Entertainment Vatican Museums
Engiweb Security Nato Defense College Winter Olympics Committee
English Yellow Pages National Geographic World Food Programme


AUR Career Services

The Career Services office organizes monthly workshops on topics such as:

  • How to build an effective resume
  • How to excel at an interview
  • Networking
  • and other job related skills

The Career Officers are available every week to discuss, with students, career development and options.