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Internships

What is an internship

The internship activity is an experience intended to complete your academic education with practical work at companies, public offices or structures within the University of Bologna.

Types of internships included in your Degree Programme

Internship for the preparation of the final examination (elective).It allows students to complete a scientific project at a research laboratory or at a Company/Organisation and to gain 24 University educational credits (CFU).

When can you apply

You can present the internship application if:

  • You are enrolled at least as a second year student;

  • You have obtained 55 CFU;

  • You have selected the correspondent activity in the study plan devi aver inserito l’attività nel piano di studi (please read the information on how to modify the study plan) and agreed with your thesis supervisor on the contents.

Your internship opportunities

The internship cannot be carried out in host organisations whose legal representative, director or business associate has family ties with the student applicant.

How to find the internship opportunity for you

Companies and Institutions that concluded an agreement with the University publish their offers on SOL-Internships. You have the possibility to:

- apply to an existing offer;

or

- consult the database of partnered Companies/Institutions in order to send a self-application.

If you need any help to prepare an effective CV, you can contact the Job Placement Service.

In both cases:

  1. you will receive an e-mail with the instructions on how to accept the internship proposal and complete your application;
  2. after the approval of the Internship Board, you will receive another e-mail explaining how to activate your internship;
  3. lastly, download from SOL-Internships the attendance record book, where you will find the authorised period of the internship, which may differ from the original internship offer. 

You got in touch with a Company/Institution which is disposed to welcome you as an intern 

Please follow the passages below to activate an internship:

  1. verify that the Company/Institution has an agreement with the University of Bologna; if not, the instructions on how to finalize the agreement can be found here
  2. ask the Tutor of the Host Organisation, who will tutor you during the whole duration of the internship, to insert an offer targeted to you in the Internships and Agreements Service;
  3. you will receive an e-mail with the instructions on how to accept and complete the internship proposal;
  4. after the approval from the Internship Board you will receive another e-mail how to activate your internship;
  5. download from SOL-Internships the attendance record book, where you will find the authorized period of the internship, which may differ from the original internship offer. 

You want to carry out your internship at the University of Bologna

In accordance with your Academic Tutor, you must contact the Tutor of the chosen University structure/lab, then send a self-application through SOL-Internships:

  1. please be sure to have completed the compulsory modules on Health and Safety (module 1 and 2);
  2. select “Alma Mater Studiorum” in the field of the name of the institution;
  3. fill in the request fields;
  4. wait for the confirmation e-mail on the validation of your request;
  5. after the approval from the Internship Board you will receive another e-mail on how to activate your position;
  6. download from SOL-Internships the attendance record book, where you will find the authorised period of the internship, which may differ from the original internship offer. 

You want to do the internship abroad

You can carry out your internship abroad following one of the two paths listed below:

What to do during the internship

You must fill in your attendance record book with the hours of attendance, according to the authorized  period. You must communicate any variations (ex. suspension, cancellation, etc.) from the approved programme by sending an e-mail to the Internship Office with the Academic Tutor and Tutor at the Host Institution in copy c/c.

Should you need to travel to locations not included in the approved programme, you can ask for the extension of the insurance by contacting the Academic Tutor by mail (with the Internship Office and Tutor at the Host Organisation in copy c/c) and wait for the authorization.

During the whole internship period, you are insured against on-work injuries and third-party liability. For further information please consult the Insurance Policy webpage.

What to do at the end of internship

After completing the working hours of the internship, please upload to SOL-Tirocini:

  • Attendance record book, duly signed and filled with necessary data;
  • Internship final report. Please refer to the models downloadable from the “Attachments” box.

Fill out the mandatory questionnaire.

Afterwards, you must wait for the Internship Board to register the internship activity to Almaesami. This procedure does not require the presence of the student and is conducted as any other teaching activity and observing the deadline for the graduation application.

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