"I learned about the country, but more than that I learned many things about myself. It is a great experience of personal growth."
In 2001 the University of Washington established a Rome Center Student Internship position. In 2009 it was named the Trina Deines Rome Center Internship, in honor of Rome Center's Director Emerita.
The internship position is designed to provide University of Washington students with practical experience working in an office environment, affording them the unique opportunity for prolonged contact with a cultural environment other than their own. This single Internship position is especially suited to a student working on Italian language studies or on another independent study topic which would be enriched by study in Italy. The Rome Center Student Internship position is outlined below.
- Dates: One year, starting in June/July
- 20-hour work week
- Flexible hours; some hours required outside normal office hours.
- Interns must be enrolled as students for the duration of the internship. (This means that students who have already graduated are not be eligible.)
- Interns may arrange to do independent study while in Rome and a UW faculty member needs to oversee this independent study. Interns have registered via "Concurrent Enrollment" through the Office of International Programs and Exchanges (IPE). This requires a UW faculty member to oversee independent study, but for more info please visit the IPE office, Room 459 Schmitz.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (206) 221-4404.
- Preference is given to applicants who have participated on a UW study abroad program based at the Rome Center.
WAGES & HOUSING:
- Studio apartment at Rome Center provided (includes all utilities except phone)
- $450 monthly stipend
- Study visa (long-stay, multiple-entry type) for 1 year
- Basic understanding of spoken/written Italian
- Good understanding of computer hardware & software
- Submit application form
- Assist with program arrivals/departures (compiling student data, preparing check-in materials, handling keys and deposits)
- Assist staff and faculty (setting up A/V equipment, preparing classrooms, problem-solving, etc)
- Help students integrate into life in Rome
- Library & computer lab assistance (shelving & cataloging library materials, assisting work study students)
- General office assistance (errands, filing, distributing mail, photocopying, etc.)
- Other tasks as assigned by office staff
Previous student interns have thoroughly enjoyed becoming "Romans" for a year, and we have loved their enthusiastic and capable assistance. If you are interested in this position, please feel free to write and ask for more information and an application.
Sheryl Brandalik, Program Administrator
University of Washington Rome Center
Piazza del Biscione 95, 00186 Rome
Tel. (011-39-06) 686.8807
Fax (011-39-06) 6880.2849
Office of the Provost/Rome Center,