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Internship program in Italy

Sant'Anna Institute



We are excited to announce the special opportunity for Sant'Anna Institute's students to candidate for internship positions that will be offered this summer only in Pompeii:

AN EXCAVATION AND SURVEY PROJECT of the "Queen Caroline House," a project directed by Cornell University and the University of Reading.

For more information about the application requirements, please contact our Internship Coordinator, Emily Hammeren, at Admissions to these positions are rolling and will be closed on Friday, March 15th (EXTENDED DEADLINE) so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.    

Summer III period: May 27 - August 2, 2019 

Positions available: (candidates must be approved based on experience)

·         Diggers and trench supervisors, depending on experience
·         Finds registrar
·         Faunal specialist (Biology)
·         Site photographer (Photography)

*Preference will be given to applicants with prior field experience/field school training and prior coursework in Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology, and/or Art History

A special thanks to our Summer 2018 interns, Maia Whelan and Caitlyn Pennell (University of Florida) for this video!

Internship requirements

Internships are available during the Fall, Spring or Summer academic terms. 

Credit options: 3 credits (135 hours) or 6 credits (270 hours).
Academic credit for internships is transferable through Jacksonville University (Florida), accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Complete with 1-4 other academic courses including Italian language (all levels available).

Students wishing to candidate for the international internship course here in Sorrento, Italy:
- must have an overall GPA of 2.5
- must be of junior/senior standing at time of internship
- are only eligible for internships in their major/minor field of study, depending on the relevant coursework and experience completed in the field
- may choose between 3 and 6-credit internship options. (9-credit options may still be considered on a case-by-case basis for direct-credit from the student’s home university)

**Note: Internships have an additional course fee of $400 USD, which covers registration and insurance compulsory by Italian law to participate, valid from summer 2016 term.

Language: Most internships can be conducted in English, without a prior knowledge of the Italian language, however see individual fields and placements for language specifications.


Interning with Sant’Anna allows students to experience a different side of life in Italy. Sant’Anna has long-standing partnerships with community businesses that welcome the input of American students and hope to engage and grow as an organization as much as the students do the same.


One of the academic assignments for our semester interns is realizing an e-portfolio. You can find examples of the e-portfolios realized by our past students on the individual placements' pages in the Fields & Placements section. 


Read summer 2016 student Jordyn Johnson's reflection on her summer internship in Sorrento in her post for the Sant'Anna blog,



“The people are amazing and they make the experience worthwhile. Challenge yourself! You will learn a lot as well as teach the community while you are here. Know that you will touch the lives of many! Many people and places will touch your heart. This is truly an amazing and unforgettable experience.”

— Chelsea Lanier, Summer 2016

Fitness Management

Fitness Management

The most rewarding part of my experience was getting to know the locals, my coworkers, and the kids I worked with and really feel like a part of something as my Italian got better.”

— Emily Mitchem, Summer 2016


Business, Sales & Marketing

“I love being able to have an internship abroad. It is an awesome experience and a great way to learn new things, especially for future career positions. I am the Communications-Marketing intern for photographer Raffaele Celentano at the Cloister of San Francesco: it is a beautiful gallery with a lovely view. My main projects are updating social media pages, creating fliers, and planning community and student events for the gallery. I am excited for what the future holds!”
— Stephanie Spinelli

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

“Being the Civic Engagement intern at Sant’Anna allows me to interact with the community and my peers, while also giving me experience in the international business community. I get the opportunity to plan student events, community service projects, and fundraisers with my fellow interns, and those often become memorable adventures. We planned a hike on the Path of the Gods, and it had some of the most beautiful views of the Almalfi Coast. Being able to have such unique experiences as a part of my internship is something I can only get in Sorrento.”
- Katrina Syrakos

Marine Biology

Marine Biology

“I didn’t realize how unique and hands-on my internship at Punta Campanella would be until my first day [as I was] sitting with my advisor, Mimi, we abruptly received a call from a local Salerno fisherman! Having to stop everything we were doing, we headed on our first adventure to go save a sea turtle! Thereafter, Mimi and I have focused on interpreting the heritage of the peninsula we live on. In the future, we plan to open a safe place to bring the sea turtles that have been hurt from the [fishing] nets. We also plan to go on many excursions in the sea!”
- Katie Hibbard



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