Summer Internship in Rome

June 10-July 20, 2018


Summer Humanities Internship

The Paideia Institute’s Summer Humanities Internship is designed to give students with an interest in the classical humanities a real world work experience that allows them to develop marketable skills while making an impact on subjects they care about. Teams of interns work together in a modern, air-conditioned office in Rome to drive forward the Institute’s educational and outreach initiatives. Teams are lead by graduate students and professionals with real-world expertise in team project areas.

The internship includes a weekly seminar with readings on topics that explore the role of the humanities in our lives beyond the academy, including the interaction between the humanities and the business world, the public sector and civic engagement, and personal fulfillment. The internship also arranges weekend trips to museums and cultural sites in and around the city of Rome.

Paideia seeks interns who are passionate about the humanities and thrive in a dynamic and independent working environment. Paideia program alumni are especially encouraged to apply.

The Paideia Institute has a few funded positions available, but applicants are also encouraged to seek external funding.  The estimated cost of the internship including housing is $3500; this excludes airfare and board.  

Development and Outreach Team

The Development & Outreach Interns collaborate closely with the Institute’s Director of Development and President to work on research projects and outreach initiatives that engage the Institute’s growing network of alumni and friends of the classical humanities and expand access to Latin and ancient Greek. Interns explore intersections between the classical humanities, inequality, and social justice work, while gaining experience designing K-12 curriculum and and communicating academic work to public audiences of all ages. Interns also gain experience working with Microsoft Office and data management systems. 

Media Team

The Media Interns work with a media professional to photo and video document all aspects of Paideia's summer programs, including classes, lectures, and trips to important sites in and around Rome. Interns divide their time between on-site photography and videography work and the office, where they edit their photographs and footage, promote Paideia’s programs on social media, and develop marketing materials in various formats for other Paideia initiatives. Interns gain skills in industry-standard media software and editing techniques. 

Team Manager 

The Institute also seeks applications from graduate students in Classics and related fields for funded management positions in the internship.  Applicants should be currently enrolled in a graduate program in the humanities and demonstrate a strong interest in media, digital humanities, outreach, or development, as well as strong teaching and management skills.  We are especially interested in graduate students who are interested in applying their skills beyond the academy. To apply for a team manager position, visit our Work for Paideia page.