Italicum internships

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Many roads lead to Italy! In addition to an ERASMUS study program, the internship can also be a good opportunity to get to know the country and culture better. Below are announcements and suggestions for speculative applications. There is something for everyone.

Every year, the Deutsche Historische Institut in Rome awards several six-week internships to students of history or music history, mainly in higher semesters, whose studies focus on the field of German-Italian relations or Italian history.

The following application deadlines apply:
October 15 of the previous year    for an internship in the period January to July
April 15  of the same year   for an internship in the period September to December

More information can be found on the homepage of Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rome.

Max Planck Institute for Art History and the Art History Institute in Florence
Max Planck Institute for Art History and the Art History Institute in Florence also offer internships. However, these are not advertised. Therefore, an application should be made proactively to the respective department: Public Relations, both Directorates, Library, Photothek.

More information about these cultural institutions can be found on the website of the Art History Institute in Florence and on the website of the Max Planck Institute for Art History.


German Study Center in Venice
Here, too, there are no regular announcements. Nevertheless, a speculative application may be worthwhile.

More information can be found on the website of the German Study Center in Venice.


Internship with ERASMUS
Generally, internships in museums and archives in Italy are rarely advertised. Nevertheless, with ERASMUS you can get an internship in many institutions.

For more information on internships abroad with ERASMUS, please visit the website of the International Office.



Funding opportunities

If you decide to do an internship abroad as part of ITALICUM, below are ways to receive financial assistance.

Since every internship project is individual, it is worthwhile to seek advice from the International Office of the University of Kassel.
Here you can get advice on the following funding programs, among others:

  • Erasmus+
  • Funding of internships by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Further information and the contact details of Mr. Banzhaf, who is responsible for internships abroad at the International Office, can be found on the International Office website.

The International Office also regularly offers information events on internships abroad. The dates are published on the website of the International Office.

You can get a good overview of which funding opportunities might also be available in your case on the website of the scholarship database of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Former ITALICUM students have found cheap accommodation during their internship at and have been able to deduct the costs of their internship abroad from their taxes.