Students Complete Internships at U.S. Embassy and U.S. Mission to UN

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A total of ten John Cabot University students from Italy have recently completed internships at the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Mission to the UN in Rome.

The many competitive internship programs made available by JCU’s Career Services Center help students develop valuable contacts, work and life experience. Some students may also earn academic credit for their internship work, by performing research to contextualize their practical work and reflecting on it in a written essay. Focusing in such areas as diplomatic protocol, public affairs and finance, students hone specialized skills, while gaining a general sense of how government works.

Being selected as an intern at the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Rome is a very competitive process. The students who are finally selected demonstrate academic talent, and they are serious about their futures. Engaging in the administrative work that is involved in running a major diplomatic mission provides students with opportunities to interact in a multicultural setting, develop communication and analytical skills, and contribute to the operations of this important institution. It is this type of dedication on the part of the students and the support of JCU that provides young people opportunities to develop their skills and prepare for future careers or graduate programs.

Giulia Campagna, who recently graduated with a Major in Business Administration, began a 6-month internship at the United States Embassy in February 2012. She says: “This experience has enriched me a lot, as I have now become more patient, confident, and enterprising. Working at the U.S. Embassy certainly provided me with the right tools to start my paid internship at Ernst and Young Switzerland in September, which I obtained through participation in the JCU Career Fair.”

JCU’s Career Services Center is dedicated to helping students such as Giulia prepare for and successfully enter the workforce. Each semester, it offers 150 internships and work experience programs in leading companies and organizations, allowing students to combine classroom learning with hands-on experience before graduation. To find out more, please visit the Career Services section of the website.