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Elective internship

Through the internship, students can carry out a professional experience gaining credits in the study plan (indeed the internship can be chosen as elective activity).

Important: it is not possible to carry out the internship in a company/organization where the legal representative, one of the partners or the Director/corporate executive has a family or other relationship with the student (up to the second degree of relationship)

 

Length of the internship
What to do to activate the internship
Timetable of the internship activation
What to do during the internship
What to do at the end of internship
Deadlines related to internship

 

Length of the internship:

In their last year, students can choose to put in their study plan a 6 or 12 ECTS credits internship as elective activity.

A 6 ECTS credits internship corresponds to 150 training hours; 12 ECTS one corresponds to 300 hours.

Please note: Internship can be activated only during the ​second year.

 

What to do to activate the internship

1. Online Application

  • Connect to the web site  https://tirocini-studenti.unibo.it  with your institutional username and password then you can check Offers/Companies from the list on the left.

  • OFFERS: you can check if there are specific offers dedicated to your degree programme and send applications (CV+cover/motivation letter) to the companies displayed. It is advisable to apply for a maximum of 5 applications at a time.

    • Specific ‘ad personam’ offers that have been agreed with the company in advance will be displayed in your home page along with the Tax code of the student.
  • COMPANIES:

    • check the internship offers and the companies with an internship agreement with the University of Bologna and send them spontaneous applications along with your CV and cover letter. It is advisable to apply for a maximum of 5 applications at a time. If the Company has not signed an agreement with the University of Bologna, students have to submit a copy of the agreement request (a scanned copy by email is fine).
    • The agreement set up requires time. This is due to company’s response and to the Internship Board regular meeting (which takes place monthly)
    • It is extremely important to fill in your CV properly (some instructions for CV/Europass writing are available here: http://corsi.unibo.it/Laurea/EconomiaCommercio/Documents/Tirocini/istruzioni%20per%20Europass%20CV.pdf)
    • It is under student’s responsibility to monitor the status of their application.

 

2. Upload the Internship programme

  • Once the Internship Board has approved your internship programme online,  students are asked to dowload the internship programme from the platform, make it signed properly and upload the final version online along with a copy of the ID card of the responsible person who signed the document.

 

3. Print the Register

  • Once the Internship Office has validated the uploaded documents and after the Internship Board meeting is over, students may download the register and start their internship.

     

Timetable of the internship activation:

Students can apply every day, but requests ​are considered valid only after they are approved by the internship tutor. It is advisable to contact the tutor in advance before applying so to indicate the exact name of the tutor in the online procedure.

The internship can be activated ONLY after the internship Board, who meets once a month (August excluded), approves the requests.

For info about the exact Board meeting date, please contact the Internship office (see useful contact in the 'See also' section on the right.)

NEXT INTERNSHIP BOARD: October 8th 

What to do during the internship:

  1. Students have to fill in the register every day indicating date, working hours and the tasks carried out. The company supervisor has to sign it.

  2. It is under student’s responsibility to monitor the number of hours remaining to complete the internship (max 40h/week).

  3. At the midpoint of the internship, students have to contact the supervisor teacher to inform him/her about the activities students are completing (for any kind of problem students can contact the supervisor teacher or the internship office any time)

  4. The internship period must be continuous: absence from work for more than 10 continuous days must be communicated to the Internship Office in charge of informing the board. This could lead to a possible suspension of the internship programme.

    The company may ask for an extension for a maximum of 20% of the expected hours by sending an email of request to the Internship Office (putting the students in copy).

  5. If, for any reason related to the internship activities, students have to leave the main building it is necessary that the company tutor informs the Internship Office at least 1 day before by email specifying: date, hour, reason for the transfer and the name of the company tutor in charge of accompany the student (students cannot leave the main building alone)

What to do at the end of internship:

  • Students have to upload the register properly filled in and signed, along with the final report (relazione finale). Follow the instructions indicated in the file attached

  • Fill in the online survey (also the company can fill it in online)

  • IT IS UNDER STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GET TO KNOW THE EXACT INTERNSHIP BOARD MEETING DATE AND PROVIDE ALL COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS IN DUE TIME TO RESPECT THE GRADUATION DEADLINES

  • Deadlines

  • Internship agreement request:  the request for new agreements must be submitted to the internship office  by 30 days before the internship board meeting;

  • Internship application must be submitted by 5 working days before the internship board meets;

  • Internship registration: Students are advised to upload all necessary documents on the platform by a month from the end of the internship.