NIAF & The Catholic University of America Internship

The National Italian American Foundation and The Catholic University of America have partnered to offer internship opportunities for students majoring or minoring in Italian Studies at The Catholic University of America as well as enrolled in the ITAL 495A course during the Fall 2016 semester. This internship aims to give Italian Studies students the ability to connect their academic work in the target language to possible future employment as well as an opportunity to use and develop their Italian language skills in a professional atmosphere. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours at the NIAF headquarters in Dupont Circle. Interns will report to NIAF headquarters on a schedule created with their internship supervisor.


To be considered for the NIAF & Catholic University of America Internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate student at The Catholic University of America
  • Be an Italian Studies major or minor
  • Have an intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Italian.
  • Be enrolled in ITAL 495A during the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. Not a member? CLICK HERE to join today!

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must contact Gabriella Mileti, NIAF Director of Programs in order to gain access to the application
  • In addition to the completed application, applicants must submit a resume, letter of intent and a letter of recommendation
  • All components must be submitted via e-mail to by Monday, August 22, 2016 (11:59 PM EST)

Important Dates

  • Duration of internship: Monday, August 29th 2016- Monday, December 12th 2016
  • Deadline to apply: Application is now closed.
  • Students notified: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Start date: Monday, August 29th, 2016

About NIAF

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  NIAF aims to promote and protect the Italian American heritage and celebrate the many contributions that Italian Americans have provided to the United States.  NIAF works closely with Italian and Italian American companies and educational institutions to strengthen ties between the United States and Italy.