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The curricular internship is a training experience, included in the study plan of the degree programme, aimed at completing academic education through practical experiences.

What is an internship

A curricular internship is an experience intended to complete your University education by carrying out practical work in structures within or outside the University consistent with your course of study, in Italy or abroad, and to obtain the credits expected for your course of study.

Types of internships included in your Degree Programme

At EPOS, you can include one internship to your study plan (among your electives) to acquire 10 credits (CFU) for 250 hours.

Please note that, if you add the internship to your study plan but later find yourself unable to pursue it, it is possible to replace it with another elective activity, as long as you modify your study plan within the period indicated.

What is an internship about

The internship is an option for students and not a requirement. At EPOS, you can select one 250-hours internship among your electives by placing it in your study plan, which will count for 10 Cfu. 

In case you intend to carry it out, it's mandatory to put it in your online study plan. Please, read the information on how to fill in and edit the study plan .

The internship can take place from around May of your second year and/or during the third year. The internship is an option that you may or may not do. The Internship Office is available to provide information, guidance on choosing and contacting companies as well as career guidance and CV reviewing.

What types of working activities will grant your credits?

Internship experiences considered not in line with subjects and goals of EPOS will not earn you credits. The following are possible options for your internship:

- National and European regulatory authorities;
- International organizations;
- EU administrations (Parliament, Political and financial institutions);
- Private businesses
- National, regional or local public administrations;

- Private companies and public institutions within or outside the University of Bologna, in Italy or abroad.

As a general criterion, please focus on firms or organizations that may later be interested in hiring staff with skills that would come from an EPOS degree. Choosing a suitable firm or organization is not enough, you should also make sure that the tasks you will be performing are in line with the goals of EPOS.  

Exceptions are also possible, for instance for the Project BLESS, an internship opportunity at the Department of Economics (download document on the right).

If you are interested in carrying out your curricular  internship, please put together, as soon as possible, your internship proposal where you precisely identify the organization, the expected period of the internship, the  activities you will be likely doing and the expected skills that you will acquire and send via mail your internship project to professor Raggi.

When can you apply

You can apply when you submit your study plan. The internship should begin after you have placed it into your study plan. You can set up your internship from the end of the second semester of the second year (during the Summer) and/or during the third year.

Your internship is an option that you may or may not do, it is an opportunity for you to learn, grow, and contribute in a professional setting.

For information on technical and administrative matters: Internship Office ( 

Internship Tutor: Prof. ssa Meri Raggi

Please, contact the professor after you have clarified all administrative issues with the Internship Office, and with your internship proposal drafted as indicated above.  

What to do at the end of the internship

In the following order:

  1. Before leaving the internship position, make sure that your attendance sheet is duly filled in and signed;
  2. Upload the whole attendance sheet on SOL-Internships and the final report (see Template);
  3. Fill in the evaluation form that you'll then be directed to (you will find the link after you will have uploaded the attendance sheet)
  4. Once completed the points before, the Internship Office will validate the activity and your Internship Academic Tutor will validate the report and register the internship. (It is not necessary to book a "registration session" on AlmaEsami).