Paid internship for Middle and High School Summer Program Assistant in Italy (IACE in Narni)

The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and the Italian Program at Montclair State University are very pleased to announce a new paid internship to be launched in Summer 2019. Focused on Italian teaching and cultural programming abroad, the internship is offered in partnership with IACE (The Italian American Committee on Education), a New-York-based non-profit organization that promotes the study of the Italian language and culture within the Tri-state area, under the supervision of the Consulate General of Italy.

The internship is specifically linked to the IACE Summer Program in Narni (Umbria, Italy), now in its 8th edition. Offered to middle and high school students, the program combines Italian language and culture classes with on-site visits as well as participation in the Narnia Music Dance Theater Festival and International Summer Training Program, which offer a rich program of events, workshops, and shows featuring internationally renowned performers.

The winner for Summer 2019 is Francesca Oliveri, a major in Italian

The internship is supported by a $2,500 scholarship provided via the Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Scholarship (Montclair State University Foundation) as well as IACE as for room, board and airport transfer in Italy (see details below). After the completion of the internship and the submission of a report*, the intern will receive the stipend as credit for tuition and fees, i.e. the money will be transferred directly to the student’s Montclair State University account.

The intern will distribute the 160 hours during the summer to include the time span of the program in Italy (July 16-29) and a few weeks before and after it in order to be part of the logistical and administrative organization at the IACE office (686 Park Ave New York NY 10065).

Description: The intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting in class activities and tours in Italy
  • Assisting with office work at IACE before and after the summer program

Eligibility: Juniors and seniors currently enrolled in the Italian Program and through the AY 2019-20. Preference will be given to:

  1. A current major in Italian with an interest in teaching at any level in the future
  2. A student with work experience in offices/stores that has involved data organization and budget management
  3. A student willing to start working in May, including for the May 28th Narni Summer Program Ceremony at 5pm at the Consulate in NY

Required skills:

  • Use of several office automation tools (such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.) and familiarity with main social media.
  • Knowledge of Italian (intermediate level minimum)
  • Problem-solving skills, autonomy, ability to adapt to new environments

Deadline to apply: Wed. May 8, 2019 at midnight  – Application form available HERE

The selection committee is composed of: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and Associate Professor of Italian) and Ilaria Costa (IACE).

For more information write to Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair at

After the selection of the intern is completed, the description of the specific tasks and of the distribution of hours will be included in a letter between IACE and the student to be shared with Dr. Fiore. S/he will also sign a legal agreement letter as part of the Montclair State requirement for all student internships.

For the Summer 2019 edition, the intern is responsible for the airfare and U.S. airport transfer in connection to the trip to Narni, as well as local transportation for the NYC-based portion, and incidentals for both parts of the internship. The hosting institution (IACE) is generously offering accommodation, meals, cultural-activity-related costs, and airport transfer in Italy. More details will be included in the official agreement. Given the international nature of the program, the intern is required to register at this website to follow federal regulations for student travel. For more information, please contact the Office of International Engagement on campus.