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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.

Who is eligible

Curricular internship is an elective course unit, it can be performed starting from the academic year in which it is contemplated in the study plan.

Students interested in carrying it out have to:

1. autonomously search a Host Structure where to perform it in reasonable advance

2. put it in their study plan, as explained in the section Preparing the study plan

Offshore Engineering students can decide to select a curricular internship among free-choice activities (60749 Internship in the Course Structure Diagram) and/or an Internship for preparation for the final examination abroad or in Italy (84551 Internship abroad for preparation of the final examination -  86296  Internship for preparation for the final examination in the Course Structure Diagram).

When to perform an internship

Students can only submit their requests through the internship app at any time of the academic year, according to procedures illustrated in the Handbook for Interns, available in the attachments box.

Where to perform an internship

For advice about possible and suitable host institutions where to perform their internship, students may refer to the Offshore Engineering Internship Board (see members below).

How to choose the Host Structure and submit an internship request

Internships may be carried out inside and/or outside the University of Bologna, in Italy or abroad.

Host Structures have to be already partnered with the University of Bologna for internships before practical activities start.

Students can go to the internship app or contact the Internship Office in order to know if a Host Structure is already partnered with University for internships.

Internship request at a partnered Host Structure

When students have already an agreement with a partnered Host Structure, they can submit:

- Candidacy A (in reply to an internship offer already published and targeted to him/her).

When students are searching for a Host Structure already partnered with University willing to host them, they can submit:

- Candidacy B (in reply to an internship offer already published and targeted to all students enrolled on one or more degree programmes)

- Self-candidacy (addressed to one or more Host Structures already registered on the internship app);

and wait for a reply.

Internship request at a non-partnered Host Structure

When students have already an agreement with a structure not yet partnered with University for internships, the Host Structure has to register in the internship app to request an internship agreement.

Once the internship agreement has been finalized, students can apply for internships following the procedure Internship request at a partnered Host Structure.

 

Internship request at the University of Bologna

When students wish to carry out an internship at the University of Bologna, they first have to contact the Responsible of the Structure (or His/Her Delegate) in order to verify if it possible to perform it.

In the affirmative, after having settled the internship programme in accordance with the Academic Tutor and the Host Structure contact person, students have to submit a request according to the procedure Application for an internship at the University of Bologna.

The duration of the internship is calculated according to the number of credits related to the teaching activity, as laid down in the course structure diagram
For internships corresponding to 6 CFU = min. 150 hours / max. 180 hours.
For internships corresponding to 15 CFU = min. 375 hours / max. 450 hours.

Procedures for students are illustrated on the Handbook for Interns, available in the attachments box.

How to activate an internship

1. Students have to submit an internship request, according to one of the procedures outlined in the Handbook for Interns, available in the attachments box.  

2. The Internship Office checks all data inserted and, in case of positive evaluation,  declares it verified.

3. The Academic Tutor verifies the contents of the internship request and, in case of positive evaluation, validates the intenrship programme. 

4. Internship Boards only evaluate internship programmes validated by Academic Tutors. 

5. Students receive a confirmation message with further instructions after:

- the Internship Board has approved the internship request;

- the Internship Office has verified the successfull completion of the procedure.

6. Students can start practical activities only after they have downloaded the attendance register.

 

Insurance coverages for interns

Students are insured by the University of Bologna for injuries and against any damage they may cause and against any accident that might involve a third-party that may occur during the internship but only for the period authorized by the Internship Board.

In the event of travel to locations or structures not indicated in the internship programme, it is possible to request an extension of the insurance cover - even during the internship - on condition that the travel concerned is consistent with the objectives and purposes of the internship.

Contact the Internship Office for procedures and more detailed information.

What to do at the end of the internship

At the end of the internship the student has to enter the internship app to:

declare the end of the internship;

upload the attendance register, duly completed and signed;

upload the final report (only for 60749 Internship);

fill out the mandatory questionnaire regarding the internship experience.

The Internship Office only validates the documentation arranged and uploaded by the student in compliance with internship rules and regulations.

How to register the credits of the internship

At the end of the internship, the registration of the credits is done through enrolment to the relevant call (exam session) published on AlmaEsami by prof. Michele Palermo.

Regular calls are published one week before the deadline for the satisfaction of graduation requisites, as specified for every Final examination session (It is indeed possible to enrol in any available call on AlmaEsami as soon as the Internship has been completed).

Please check the relevant webpage for detailed information.

Offshore Engineering Internship Board

For advice about possible and suitable host institutions where to perform their internship, students may refer to the Internship Board:

- Prof. Valerio Cozzani: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/valerio.cozzani/

- Prof. Michele Palermo: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/michele.palermo7/