Master in Middle Eastern Studies - MIMES

Internship and Project work

The Master’s program is completed with an internship in Italy or abroad within an institution whose mission and activities are consistent with the Master’s program. This gives the student the invaluable opportunity to test and strengthen the competencies acquired during the Mater’s program and it usually lasts three months.

As an alternative, students who do not carry out an internship may choose to attend an Arabic, Persian or Turkish language course. In any case, the course will have to be positively evaluated by the Master’s Direction (additional fee depending on the organizing institution may occur).

Students will receive support and tutoring for their internship research, specifically concerning CVs and cover letter preparation, vacancies research and internship announcements indication. 


Past Internships

Past language courses

  • International Center for Persian Studies/Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute (Persian language) - Iran
  • Qalam wa Lawh Arabic Language Center (Arabic language) - Morocco
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Arabic language) - Italy

Project Work

In order to get the final diploma of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies students are required to write a personal project work consisting of an interdisciplinary and critical analysis of a specific issue related to Middle Eastern affairs. The specific subject, agreed with a MIMES professor (supervisor), must be approved by the Director of the Master. It is suggested to connect the project work to the internship experience. Scientific knowledge acquired through the Master’s courses constitutes the scientific background necessary to develop the research project.

Academic Year
Scienze politiche e sociali
Course Location
ASERI - Via S. Vittore 18
Application deadline
30 October 2017