Cemetery photo in Nettuno, Italy of serviceman plot and U.S. and Italian flags.

Internship in Rome

Students studying at the Duquesne in Rome program during the fall and spring semesters can apply for a special internship opportunity with the American Battle Monuments Commission.

The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by Congress in 1923, is an agency of the executive branch of the federal government. ABMC - guardian of America's overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials - honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of U.S. Armed Forces.

The internship will be completed at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy. Nettuno is located about 40 miles south of Rome. To learn more about this important World War II cemetery and memorial, please visit their website

Internship at a Glance

  • U.S. government-sponsored, international internship

  • Credit-bearing

  • Wide range of duties and responsibilities including (but not limited to): historical archive work, community outreach, virtual and in-person event planning, etc.

  • Hybrid, with hours completed remotely from campus, as well as in-person hours on-site in Nettuno

  • Unpaid, but train travel expenses (Rome-Nettuno) are covered by the Duquesne in Rome program

  • Some weekend hours required (Students will not miss any of the regularly scheduled academic excursions.)

  • Appointment contingent upon the successful completion of an NACI background check and approval from the Superintendent

  • Honor those who have died in the service of our country

  • Work along side a diverse, international staff of U.S. military and civilians, as well as local Italians

Applications must be submitted by May 1st for students studying in the Fall semester, and by Oct. 1st for students studying in the Spring semester. For more information please contact Alana Sacriponte, Assistant Director of Duquesne in Rome.