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Curricular Internship

Curricular internships are learning activities that allow students to obtain credits contemplated in the course structure diagram of their degree programme, which also allow to acquire practical skills and make initial contact with the world of work.

Internships are carried out on the basis of an agreement between the University of Bologna and the Host Structure (company, public body, professional firm etc.) and an internship programme signed by the parties concerned.

Who is eligible

Students are eligible for internships, which must be carried out as part of their degree programme. (Parte specifica del corso) - For this Course Internship is a mandatory/optional learning activity.

Duration

Unless otherwise established by national or European regulations, internships normally have a duration of 25 hours for every University educational credit assigned to them in the course structure diagram for the degree programme. Internships must be completed within 12 months of their start date.

[Per i corsi in cui è facoltativo] - If the internship is an optional activity, once you have included it in your study plan, you can carry it out starting from the year in which it is contemplated.

How to choose the Host Structure

Internships may be carried out in University structures or externally, either in Italy or abroad.
To choose where to carry out the internship, you can consult the list of structures that hold agreements with the University and/or internship offers already published on Internships online.
If none of the offers meet your interest, you can present a spontaneous application and, if approved, ask the Structure to publish an offer addressed to you (known as “ad personam” offer), via the University's internship application.  If the Host Structure does not already have an agreement with the University, an agreement may be stipulated and, once it has been stipulated, the internship can start.

How to activate an internship

Students can request an internship solely via the On-line internships application.
Once you have identified the structure in which you wish to carry out the internship, you need to agree with your University Tutor and with the Host Contact Person, your learning objectives and activities, the time lines to achieve them and all the other details required to complete the internship programme.
Once all internship details have been defined, you will be able to submit your internship application online…(parte specifica per ogni corso)

Approval of the internship

Applications will be submitted to the competent Internship Committee, which must authorise their activation. Students must download their attendance register before commencing their Internship.
The Internship can be carried out in the period in between the start and end dates shown on the attendance register.

During the internship

During the internship, you must keep in contact with your University Tutor, to whom you can refer to for any support or advice you may need on how to carry out your activities, and you must record your daily activities in the attendance register.
The Internship hours must be recorded during the period between the start and end dates shown on the attendance register. 
Before leaving the Host Structure, make sure that the attendance register is countersigned by the Host Contact Person.

Withdrawal, interruption, suspension of the internship

If you intend to withdraw from or interrupt your internship for reasons that do not allow further continuation, you must notify the office below, stating your reasons: Ufficio Tirocini….XXX
(Parte specifica per ogni corso)

What to do at the end of the internship

(Parte specifica di ogni corso)

Request for recognition of work carried out during the internship

If the degree programme teaching regulations allow it, you may request the recognition of a work activity (or an activity comparable to it) that you carried out during the internship

  • after including the internship in the study plan;
  • after completing the activity in question (in Italy or abroad);
  • regardless of whether or not an internship agreement already exists between the Host Structure and the University of Bologna.

To obtain recognition, students must complete and present a specific form (form attached). After checking the admissibility of the request and the completeness of the documentation, the Internship Committee will express a favourable or adverse opinion.

Insurance cover

The University of Bologna guarantees insurance cover for students against accidents at work and third-party liability claims. These policies are written by insurance companies that specialise in the sector.
In the event of travel to locations or structures not indicated in the approved curricula internship programme, you can request an extension of the insurance cover - even during the internship - on condition that the travel concerned is consistent with the objectives of the internship.