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Editorial internship (tirocinio curricolare)

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome (Italy), is looking for an Intern to support the editorial team of The International Spectator. Her/his tasks will include:


  • The internship is open to Bachelor’s and Master's degree students, especially in the fields of international relations, political science and media studies, who must complete a tirocinio curricolare (unpaid internship) as part of their curriculum
  • Candidates must be based at a university that has a “convenzione” (Internship agreement) with the Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Candidates must have excellent (C2 CEFR level) English writing and communication skills; Fluency or proficiency in Italian is a plus
  • An interest in international and current affairs is required
  • Familiarity with social media and online communication is a plus


  • Helping develop a communication strategy for the journal
  • Helping manage the blog for the journal
  • Drafting tweets and other content to be disseminated via the journal’s social media
  • Proofreading articles, newsletters and other journal-related content
  • Supporting the journal’s editors in managing The International Spectator


The internship consists of 150 hours of work, to be completed between May and July 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the intern will work remotely, liaising with the journal’s editorial team via Zoom or other videoconferencing applications as appropriate.

Deadline and application material

Please email cover letter and resume to: tis(at) (Re: TIS-Internship-2021).
Applications are due by March 28th, 2021, h.23:59 (CET).
No phone calls, please.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a proofreading test and a Skype interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.