Center for American Studies

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About the Center for American Studies:

The Centro Studi Americani or Center for American Studies (CAS) is a think tank headquarted in Rome. CAS supports and promotes dialogue and mutual understanding between the United States and Italy by encouraging the study and exploration of matters of common interest for the two countries, including cooperation with international institutions, organizations and public and private organizations with similar objectives. The Center’s primary focus is on cultural programs in a global perspective, consolidating its pivotal role in the exchange between the United States and Italy. As a hub for transatlantic relations, CAS staff analyzes themes related to historical culture, current topics, geopolitics and economics, while often hosting members of the American administration as well as representatives of the Italian Government.


The FSI Global Policy Intern will work for nine or ten weeks during Summer 2018. The intern will develop a project with CAS’ staff focusing on the organization and realization of cultural programs pertaining to transatlantic relations, international security, and global economic development. The intern will also collaborate with center staff to edit the center’s newsletter and press releases.

Eligibility and Skills Required:

The internship is open to continuing undergraduate in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Freshmen candidates are preferred. Applicants from any department may apply. Strong applicants will have an interest in transatlantic relations between Italy and America.
Additional Requirements:
  • Superior research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Italian language skills preferred but not required  

Language Requirement:

Italian is preferred but not required.


The internship is located in Rome, Italy.

Visa Requirements:

The student must be eligible to travel to Italy and must have a passport valid until March 2019. A visa is generally not required for U.S. citizens for a stay of less than 90 days in the Schengen area during a 180-day period. The intern is responsible for determining whether or not they need a visa. Italian visa requirements are available here:


FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Fellows are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application.  If you have financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact Academic Program Manager Gina Gonzales directly.


The application deadline is February 7, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget
Please note: You may only apply to one FSI Global Policy Internship.