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Announcements : TU Rome Accepting Fall 2020 Virtual Internship Applications until 7/1

Announcement: TU Rome Accepting Fall 2020 Virtual Internship Applications until 7/1

Virtual Internships at TU Rome
Temple Rome can now offer a limited number of credit bearing virtual internships to undergraduate and graduate students from Temple University during Fall and Spring and Summer I semesters; these opportunities are specifically for students not based in Rome. Virtual Internships offers learners a unique opportunity for experiential learning which supports their career readiness but who cannot take the semester in Rome.

Virtual internship opportunities involve working for Italian or multinational companies, start-ups, law firms, nonprofit organizations, local high schools, galleries, and artists located in Rome, Italy. The objective is to connect the virtual internship placement with each student’s major, and to assure learners utilize the experience to develop global competence by reflecting upon the cultural differences and similarities and to develop work product for use in portfolio or resume building.

Virtual internships provide learners with an in-depth introduction to the Italian workplace, opportunity to build skills and competencies combined with an academic context. Internship participants process what they learn during the virtual internship, focusing on development and communication of their skills, advancement in professional development, and articulation of their career aspirations. Through internship course elements and learning activities, participants reflect on the concepts of skill-building in cross-cultural situations, effective communication, teamwork, goal setting and negotiation, and conflict mediation.

How do Virtual Internships work?
  • Virtual internships are 3-credit learning courses for full-time students of Temple University
  • To be eligible for virtual internship, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • A faculty supervisor at Temple University Rome oversees the internship experience, sets the evaluation requirements, meets with the student regularly via Zoom, and requires a final report or project related to the virtual internship experience.
  • Interested students must apply for the Virtual Internship (opportunities are limited, and application does not guarantee placement) by contacting the program director, Dr. Barbara Caen after filling out the following Google Form
  • If selected, participants are registered for the appropriate Virtual internship course (3 credits)