Art Management Master | SDA Bocconi

or Start-up

Internships are an opportunity to put theory into practice, broadening horizons and enabling change and innovation in arts and cultural institutions. The internship lasts at least three months and it will take place between June and December. Students may also search for an internship on their own should this better fit their personal and career goals. Independent internships must be approved by the MAMA Director after presenting a detailed internship proposal.


Instead of getting and internship, you can become arts entrepreneurs by implementing your own start-up under the supervision of one of our faculty members. All field or start-up projects will have a final presentation the day before graduation in front of MAMA participants and faculty.


MAMA partners and collaborating institutions will propose field projects and select MAMA participants as interns.


Internships in the Last Two Editions

Alfa Romeo Museum

Archaeological Site of Paestum

Archaeological Site of Pompei


Arvato Bertelsmann

Audemars Piguet

Balich Worlwide Shows

Barker Langham

Biennale di Venezia


BOP Consulting

Bq Productions

Cenacolo Vinciano

Centro de las Artes - UNSAM


Comune di Parma

Dali Museum

Ermenegildo Zegna


European Cultural Center


Fineco Bank


Fondazione Prada

French Academy - Villa Medici


Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Institute of Musical Studies “C. Monteverdi"

John S. Latsis Foundation

Juilliard Vocal Arts

LUMA Foundation

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Mare Culturale Urbano

MIA Photo Fair


Museo del Violino

Museo Egizio


Opera National de Paris

Palazzo Ducale

Postclassical Ensemble

Radiotelevisione Svizzera

Reed expo

San Carlo Theatre

Sheva Collection


Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Stoke Travel

Teatro Franco Parenti

The National Trust

Torino FilmLab

Transit Culture Incubator

Vastari Group

Vatican Museums

Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab


Rosanna Baines

MAMA 2016

“My internship in the Exhibitions Office at the Vatican Museums has allowed me to immediately put into practice many of the skills and knowledge I gained in the MAMA program. I moved from discussing museum exhibition case studies at SDA Bocconi, to helping organize the management and practicalities of transporting some of the Vatican’s most world-famous art to Russia for an exhibition later this year. I went from learning about the importance of an international and culturally-diverse perspective on Arts Management, to assisting in the delivery of a fascinating and symbolically significant collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum in Rome - borrowing art from over 50 Italian and international museums and galleries.

Finally, I have had the opportunity to design and execute a separate market research project for the Vatican Museums – putting my marketing knowledge from SDA Bocconi to the test in one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The practical knowledge of cultural tourism, and the project management experience that I have gained from this project, have both shown me my particular areas of interest within the arts sector, and driven me to go out and use this experience for the benefit of other cultural institutions.”

Internship at Vatican Museums - Exhibitions Office
Zoe Ferrari

MAMA 2016


“As a MAMA-1 student, I had the incredible opportunity to intern for three months at the Parco Archeologico di Paestum, and was able to work in the Fundraising Office. These were three intense and satisfying months, where I had the chance to work closely with the Director Gabriel Zuchtriegel, meet and keep contacts with stakeholders, build and materialize new strategies, and have an important exchange with the institution consisting in passing my theoretical know-how and understanding and developing the practical aspect of working in a public cultural institution in Italy. To say that this internship, in this particular place, pricelessly helped shape my future career possibilities is, in my opinion, an understatement.”

Internship experience at the Archaeological Park of Paestum