Italian Australian Foundation Peggy Guggenheim Internship

This award supports graduate coursework or research students of Italian descent to travel to Venice, Italy, to participate in the internship program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Applications open

13 Feb 2023

Applications closed

10 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $8,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Tessa Occhino
    "The new skills I have developed, and the experiences I have had at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection helped build my confidence in practicing museology. The wide range of roles I undertook at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection included interacting with the public, giving talks and tours, working with other museum professionals and teaching what I had learnt to new interns. The experience has helped make me a more well-rounded individual ready to work in a museum environment."
    - Tessa Occhino
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be of Italian descent;
    • be enrolled as a graduate coursework or research student in the Faculty of Arts; and,
    • be conversationally competent in Italian.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on their:

    • the quality and feasibility of their participation in the internship program;
    • the relevance of the internship program to their intended research;
    • fluency of the Italian language;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete the online application form including:

    • a 300-500 word statement outlining your intentions  for participating in the internship program, how it would positively impact your academic work and outlining how overseas travel is relevant to your studies;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • current statement of results/academic transcript;
    • proof of Italian descent;
    • proof of Italian language knowledge and experience if this isn't evident in your academic transcript; and,
    • any other information to support your application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks of the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Italian Australian Foundation

    The Italian  Australian Foundation endeavours to improve the life opportunities for persons of Italian origin and descent through the delivery of services to the frail and elderly and by providing opportunities for students and practitioners to undertake professional development. In keeping with a key objective of the Italian Australian Foundation to “provide services for disadvantaged persons of Italian descent resident in Australia who would not otherwise have access to those services,” the Italian Australian Foundation has commenced a broad program of fellowships and bursaries designed to provide opportunities to students and practitioners to undertake further studies, skills specialisation and vocational training.

What are the benefits?

    Up to $8,000 to support an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

    Additional information

    The 2023 internship will be in September-October.


    Successful recipients must:

    • accept the award within 21 days;
    • submit the relevant travel documents;
    • complete the internship in the nominated year available; and,
    • submit a final report.


For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.