Internship Experiences

From the months of September to November I interned in the physical anthropology laboratory in the Pigorini Museum. I got to work with Neolithic skeletal remains that were excavated in Northern Italy and sent down to the museum to be cleaned and analyzed.

During the Spring of 2018, I had the chance to intern with the non-profit organization Nove Onlus. From the first interview, I knew that the tasks I was going to carry out were very closely related to my course of study in International Relations.

In April 2018, I began my internship at Romeing, an English-language magazine for expats and tourists in Rome. Romeing updates locals and visitors on a wide range of activities in Rome, from restaurant openings, to concerts, to museum exhibitions.

The Agriturismo Diacceroni is an organic farm in Peccioli, Italy located between Pisa, Siena, and Florence. It consists of a bed and breakfast, three farms, six ‘glamping’ tents, and one villa. Diacceroni is larger than your typical Agriturismo, hosting about 200 guests during its high season.

In the spring of 2018, I was fortunate enough to complete an internship at a company in northeast Rome. App to you is an agency that builds apps for businesses and has recently expanded into doing consultancy work in the Digital Marketing, website creation and traditional marketing fields.

Last summer, I was lucky enough to land an amazing internship at the company BasicNet, which is headquartered in Turin and publicly quoted in Italy.

This summer has been an exciting one for soccer fans - and, with his newly earned B.S. in Business Administration, graduate Michael Zaitz is celebrating his own soccer success working for the Major League Soccer National Sales Center (MLS-NSC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This unique gallery, located in the heart of Rome near the Tiber River, exhibits the work of emerging Italian artists. A boring “white walls” environment? This gallery is filled with the spirit of art! The pieces on exhibit are created by artists using different techniques and media; shows include sculpture, photography, and many styles of painting. Another singularity is that the gallery cooperates with an antique store, “Antiquariato Valligiano” which exhibits rare and antique furniture mixed in with the works of art. This adds an atmosphere of comfort and increases a visitor’s immersion in the world of Art.

The Gallery was established in Rome in 2003 and actively works with 25 artists. Among these artists are the internationally acclaimed, Richard Long, Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, Martin Creed, Cerith Wyn Evans and many more. The gallery is located in the city centre and inside a marvelous Roman palazzo.

I’m an Art History student with a Business of Art concentration, therefore, the gallery internship was a very fruitful and important experience for me. I had previously interned at an art newspaper and a museum, but never at a gallery. I found the environment and dynamics very different.

Since MediaLab is a small social media company, it was a big advantage for me because I got to work directly with my boss on a day-to-day basis. It also allowed me the freedom to voice my opinions, present my ideas, and actually get to develop them. I was given a lot of responsibilities, something that many interns don’t get the chance to have in bigger businesses. This allowed me to discover a lot about myself, about how I work, and how I express myself in the business world.