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John Felice Rome Center


You will find classrooms everywhere in Rome: on campus, at historical sites, in places of grand culture, on study trips—and, yes, even in office cubicles.

An internship is a great way to take full advantage of your time in Rome, to hone your Italian language skills, and to see the global business world as an insider.

Prior to being placed in internships, students are coached by the JFRC faculty coordinator on how to write resumes, interview, and adapt to office life in another culture. A final paper is required, bringing together the academic world with knowledge acquired in the field.

To date, more than 60 JFRC students have served in more than 20 locations, including the Italian Senate, the US Embassy, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the International Law Development Network, and the Capitoline Museum.

This course offers students at the JFRC an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience working in Italian and International organizations and companies. The students explore possible career interests, learn specific skills related to their curriculum and build a strong resume.  In addition to this students can be ambassadorsof our Jesuit values towards Italian and International agencies.


This course offers students at the JFRC an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience working in Italian and International organizations and companies. The students explore possible career interests, learn specific skills related to their curriculum and build a strong resume.  In addition to this students can be ambassadors of our Jesuit values towards Italian and International agencies.

Internship course description

Host agencies in 2011

Non-governmental organizations

Jesuit Refugee Service- International Office (JRS)
is the NGO of the Jesuit Curia. It is actively involved in giving visibility to refugee issues worldwide. This organization was founded in 1980 by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, shortly after the end of the Vietnamese war. The organization has now spread to more than 50 countries.

Association of American Women in Rome, it is a non-profit organization which promotes friendship among its members and understanding between Italy and the United States through community service, cultural and social activities. It is a wide network of women who are USA citizens or married to a USA citizen. It organizes events, publishes a bulletin and counts thousands of members

Colonial Dames of America/Non Catholic Cemetery, The NSCDA undertakes a variety of projects to further the historic preservation and patriotic service aims of the organization.


Italian and International Private Companies

ZTE Corporation is a manufacturer and solution provider for wireless base stations, terminals and networking products. As one of the first Chinese telecoms equipment provider to pursue business in overseas markets, ZTE now has about 50,000 employees and 8,000 of them are working in about 100 representative offices around the world

Ulisse Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located nearby the Spanish Steps which, since 1970, organizes exhibitions of Italian and international artists as such Attardi, Gjokaj, Lirman, Matta.

Independent English Theatre is a professional, English speaking theatre company based in Rome.IET’s aim is to provide professional English language theatre in Italy, whilst encouraging integration and promotion of culture. They have just received patronage from the British Embassy in Rome.


International organizations

International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an international intergovernmental organization that dedicates itself to the promotion of the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, those stricken by natural disasters, those in economic transition and those emerging from armed conflicts. IDLO was established in 1983 and the Rome office was founded by William Loris, a former John Felice Rome Center student.

Italy USA Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Rome. The US Embassy officially attended the establishment of the Foundation, represented by the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs.The Foundation means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favouring relationships between Italy and the United States of America. The Italy-USA Foundation has promoted the second edition of the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, Hon. Giorgio Napolitano.

EBU European Broadcasting Union is the largest associationof the national broadcasters in the world, estimated to reach a global audience of 650 million people weekly. Its headquarters is in Geneva, and there are offices in Beijing, Madrid, London, Singapore, Moscow  and Washington



Keats-Shelley Museum is a memorial house overlooking the Spanish Steps where Keats lived in early 20th century. The Museum was opened on April 3rd, 1909 by President Theodore Roosvelt and King Edward VII. Over the past century, the library’s collection of books and manuscripts has grown steadily and the Museum is now visited by thousands of scholars.

Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (P.I.A.C.) is a small graduate institution offering its higher education degree of a PHD in Christina Archeology to qualified students. Pope Pius XI founded the Institute in Rome in 1925 as a place to pursue scientific research and graduate education in the field of Christian Archeology. The Institute, which houses an extensive library of 50,000 volumes, is part of the Pontifical Universities affiliated to the Holy See.

SIOI, the Italian Society for International Organization, is a non-profit international organisation that operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and chaired by Ambassador Umberto La Rocca. SIOI organizes a  Master’s Degree Course starting in March 2011 and on ‘Crisis Areas, Security and Intelligence’

Capitoline Library – Comune di Roma is located on the upper floors of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, on the Capitoline hill. It is intimately connected with the Capitoline Museum of which it treasures books of the art collection and Roman history. The purpose of the Library is not only to store the works on Roman archaeology and art history, but also to know the restoration and conservation procedures necessary to preserve the collections of the Library and the Museum. 


Educational Initiatives

ROME START program offers students attending high school outside of the United States a smooth transition to the American university system, allowing them to spend their first year of university at our campus in Rome and then transition to the Chicago campus for the remaining three years of their college career.

PROLAW Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. The School of Law of Loyola University of Chicago (LUC) will launch a new practice-oriented LL.M. degree program on Rule of Law for Development in September 2011.


Law Firms

Di Amato Associati Law Firm is an international firm located in Milan, Rome and Naples.  The firm specifically looks at business law although it is not limited to these subjects. Some of the topics dealt with are product litigation, corporate and commercial law, agency, distribution, franchising and business crimes and investigations.

Portolano , Colello e Cavallo  Law Firm a leading firm in the TMT sector in Italy. A law firm who's an internationally recognized leader in Media, Entertainment and Technology, and with experience with some of the most relevant brands.

Baker and McKenzie International Law Firm, Baker & McKenzie first opened its doors in Italy in Milan in 1962, providing clients with in-depth local knowledge and a pioneering global perspective.


Diplomatic Offices

U.S.A. Embassy, Political Department responsible for political relations between the United States and the Italian Republic. The Political Section is responsible for political relations between the United States and the Italian Republic. It analyzes Italian domestic and foreign affairs and advocates U.S. Government policies in official contacts with Italian officials, parliamentarians, politicians, as well as with foreign diplomats.

U.S.A. Embassy, Commercial Service Italy (CS Italy) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission of CS Italy is to promote U.S. exports of products and services and support U.S. business interests in Italy.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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