The Italian Internship Service deals with the promotion and setting-up of internships throughout Italy.
An internship is a period of on-the-job training that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to acquire professional skills and know-how transferable to the world of work and to gain experience of a real work environment.
The relationship between intern and organization shall not be considered an employer-employee relationship.
If you are enrolled on a Professional Master’s Programme you must fill in the relative form published on the Internships page in the website of the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, which will be directly responsible for carrying out the procedures to set up your internship.
There are three ways of finding an internship:
Go to your Personal Area to check the postings published by companies. Apply for any offers that seem interesting by sending your CV to the contact references given in the offer description.
In your Personal Area you will find a list of all the companies that have agreements with Ca’ Foscari University. You can find a list of companies in a given area by entering the name of the local municipality. Send your CV to the company that you are interested in (you can find their contact details online). Remember that the companies may not necessarily have internship vacancies at the time.
You can get directly in touch with the companies or organizations that you are interested in and ask whether they have any internship vacancies. Take a careful look at their website to find out the procedure for sending a CV and cover letter.
The University will provide you with any support you need to draw up the documents necessary to set up an internship. Just write to us at email@example.com.
To set up an internship you will need to follow the steps described below, and prepare all the documents necessary, asking the company/organization hosting the placement to carry out any steps necessary:
In order to request an agreement between Ca’ Foscari and a company, you must ask the company to draw up the document by submitting a request for a new agreement according to the procedure below:
After receiving the agreement and checking that everything has been done properly, we will put it online so that you can begin organizing the training project.
We will take care of sending the company its copy once it has been countersigned by our manager.
After consulting your company tutor and receiving approval from your university tutor, you will have to prepare your training project using the training project application form and following the procedure below:
One of these copies is yours, one must be given to the company tutor and the third copy must be submitted to us when your placement ends along with the rest of the documentation.
On the first day of your internship remember to send us a scan of the training project ( firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can check that it has all the necessary signatures and that you are in the company.
From the first day you should carefully record your hours in the register – signing it daily and getting your company tutor to sign it every day.
The register is an extremely important document both for insurance purposes and for credit recognition.
On the last day of your internship you should ask your company tutor to write an assessment on the last page of the register along with the total hours of your internship.
Together with your company tutor you should fill in and print the End of Internship assessment, which will help us monitor the progress of internships and find out what aspects could be improved.
You will need to print the receipts so that we know that you have completed them. The information in the questionnaire can be printed once only, immediately after entering “ok” in response to the request to print.
You are now ready to provide us with the complete end-of-internship documentation consisting of the following:
You can submit the documentation in any of the following ways:
If necessary, you can change the details of your internship given in the training project but you must inform us promptly by sending an email to email@example.com.
To request an extension of the duration of your internship (to a maximum of 12 months including extensions) send us an email a few days before the end of your internship, including the following information:
To request the interruption of your internship, send us an email a few days before the end of your internship, including the following information:
In case of transfers, send us an email a few days beforehand, including the following information:
Internships can be replaced by other training activities allowing you to meet your degree programme internship requirements provided that they offer equivalent training content.
In some cases the Teaching Committees for each degree programme may recognize professional skills and know-how (certified in compliance with current Italian laws) as university credits (ECTS). The recognized ECTS can be considered as being equivalent to Internship Credits (DM 509/99).
More detailed information and the application form to request recognition of an equivalent activity can be found online on the degree programme webpages or in your Personal Area (Online forms > Student Administration).
The above application form must be completed and signed by the company and by the Head of Studies/representative of the Head of Studies and sent to the Student Administration Unit, snot to the Internship Unit).