International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


If you are a graduate in archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation/restoration, engineering, library science, museology, public administration or urban planning, you may be interested in undertaking an internship at ICCROM. The programme is open to candidates from ICCROM Member States.

Internships are undertaken in association with one of the priority areas underway at ICCROM at the time of holding the internship. Applicants must specify the priority area with which they wish to work if accepted. Internships may also be undertaken with ICCROM’s archive, library and office of communications.

The applicant’s academic background, interests and career plans are taken into consideration as well as the statement justifying the request. ICCROM staff members supervise interns. At the end of the internship, the intern will be asked to make a presentation to all staff on the work undertaken.

Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of one of the two official languages of ICCROM (English and French).

ICCROM will host a maximum number of four interns per calendar year, each of the internships lasting normally for a period of two to six months. After acceptance, ICCROM will help interns to obtain the necessary documents to enter and temporarily reside in Italy and to find reasonable accommodation. Interns, however, will be responsible for their own medical insurance which is compulsory.

Method of application

  1. Letter of intent
    Intending candidates for an internship must first send a letter and Curriculum Vitae (no more than one page each) to ICCROM by email, expressing their interest in one of the priority areas of ICCROM, and their qualifications for being considered for an internship within the chosen priority area. Kindly add a subject line before the text clearly indicating your preferred priority area. In the event that you are unable to send your letter and CV by e-mail, if time allows send the hard copy by mail or alternatively send a fax to ensure that you meet the deadline.

    As the programme is only open to candidates from ICCROM Member States, your nationality should be clearly stated. Your email should be marked ‘2021 Internships’ and addressed to:

    M. Anna Stewart
    ICCROM – Internship and Fellows Programme
    Via di San Michele, 13
    00153 Rome, Italy
    Email: internships (at) iccrom . org
    Fax: + 39 06 58 55 33 49

    2021 Internships – Deadline for receipt of letters of intent: 30 April 2020 (for internships to be held in 2021). Letters of intent received after this deadline will be processed at the next call for internships.

  2. Selection
    A Selection Committee will assess each application. All candidates will be informed of the Committee’s decision in writing as soon as results are available; this depends primarily on the number of request received, however, one should consider a minimum of three months from the deadline.

For additional information about internships see our frequently asked questions.