Applications Now Available for NIAF I-Italy Internship in Communications and Language Proficiency


Contact: Elissa Ruffino, 202-939-3106,


*Deadline To Apply Online: June 30, 2016*

(Washington, D.C.—June 7, 2016) The National Italian American Foundation and i-Italy, one of the largest editorial networks dedicated to Italian and Italian American affairs in the United States, have partnered to offer two part-time internships for Italian American college graduates, who are interested in building a career in the field of communications and further increasing their proficiency in the Italian language. The internships are based in New York City and include a $1,000-a-month stipend.

“The NIAF i-Italy internships afford recent graduates an excellent opportunity to build a promising career in communications while honing one’s Italian language skills, “NIAF President John M. Viola said. “We are working to prepare future generations of Italian Americans to successfully enter today’s competitive workforce.”

The 10-month internships will begin on September 6, 2016. The schedules require five hours per day, five days a week, with occasional weekend and holiday shifts.  Interns will report to i-Italy and work toward developing their skills in journalism, editing and translations for print and online media outlets.  The internship will also include skill building in filmmaking, videography for television and the web, as well as marketing and sales online.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: Have graduated within the last year from an accredited college or university having completed a qualifying bachelors, masters, professional or doctoral degree; possess intermediate to advanced language skills in Italian; have an ancestor who has emigrated from Italy; and be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member. Students also must submit a CV, motivational letter, and sample of previous work to Julia Streisfeld, NIAF assistant director of programs, at:

Applications available at : Students will be notified on July 11, 2016.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans.   Visit

i-Italy comprises a web portal ( as well as a bi-monthly print magazine and a weekly TV show broadcasting every weekend on NYC Life (Channel 25) in the New York City metropolitan area. Targeting Italophiles, Italian Americans and Italians living in the United States, i-Italy is bilingual with a majority of its content being published in English in order to reach a wider audience.