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

Advisory Board for the Arts
Alfa Romeo Museum
Archaeological Site of Paestum
Archaeological Site of Pompei
Art Consulting
Arvato Bertelsmann
Audemars Piguet
Balich Worlwide Shows
Barker & Langham
Batumi Music Festival
Biennale di Venezia
BOP Consulting
Bq Productions
Cenacolo Vinciano
Centre Pompidou
Centro de las Artes - UNSAM
Christie's HK
Christie's Paris
Comune di Milano
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
Le Dimore del Quartetto
LUMA Foundation
Lunigiana Music Festival
MADRE Museum
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Mare Culturale Urbano
MIA Photo Fair
Museo del Bargello
Museo del Duomo
Museo del Violino
Museo Egizio
Opera National de Paris
Palazzo Ducale
Pandolfini Auction House
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Pinacoteca di Brera
Postclassical Ensemble
Radiotelevisione Svizzera
Ravenna Festival
Reed expo
San Carlo Theatre
Sheva Collection
Si-Yo Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Stoke Travel
Teatro Franco Parenti
The National Trust
Torino FilmLab
Transit Culture Incubator
Uffizi Gallery
Urban Vision
Vastari Group
Vatican Museums
Vera Art Consulting
Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab

Rosanna Baines

“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 the Vatican Museums - Exhibitions Office
Zoe Ferrari

“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 at the Archaeological Park of Paestum