Internships abroad

Ca’ Foscari promotes and organizes internships all over the world. Over the years the University has consolidated important relationships with embassies and diplomatic corps as well as with cultural centres, NGOs, Chambers of Commerce and with a large number of companies, in order to offer you the opportunity to participate in an internship in line with your aspirations.

Internships abroad can be set up for students (during their studies, minimum duration of 1 month, maximum duration of 12 months) and for recent first- and second-level graduates and PhD graduates (within 12 months of their graduation, minimum duration 2 months and maximum duration 6 months, including extensions).

Useful information about internships abroad:

  • all internships abroad in presence are suspended until 31 January 2021, in compliance with the relevant Ministerial Decree and the recent security measures adopted by the University governing bodies
  • it is however possible to apply to our new projects International Project Work and Mentoring for International Experience, in order to undergo a traineeship from remote and gain professional experience in an international context, even if from remote. For further details, please check the relevan section here below
  • you can contact the Internships Abroad Unit by email: (only for Erasmus Plus beneficiaries: to ask for information and clarify your doubts about administrative procedures, credit recognition, etc.

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List of funded internships

All relevant information about the application requirements and submission, as well as details about the financial support and the programme schedule will be given in the calls available on the italian webpage.

Ca' Foscari per il mondo

The project is suspended for the whole 2020/2021 A.Y.

  • Activity: international cooperation
  • Where: all around the world
  • Recipients: students

Ca Foscari for the world is a prestigious project involving students from all areas of study in order to promote internship opportunities in the field of development cooperation.

Through an practical experience to be received in NGOs, non-profit organizations, foundations and associations operating around the world, affiliated with the University, it’s possible for students to gain specific professional skills for the better understanding of activities of the development cooperation sector and at the same time, to make a real contribution to creating a better world, more equitable.

Ca’ Foscari Desk in the World

Due to the spreading of Covid-19, the programme is suspended until further notice.

  • Activity: promotion of Ca' Foscari
  • Where: all around the world
  • Recipients: students and recent graduates

Ca’ Foscari Desk in the World is one of the university’s key projects in favouring international placements for students and graduates.
Jointly set up together with prestigious Italian organizations and institutions abroad, it involves the creation of special “Desks” run by Ca’ Foscari students to provide information and promote the University.

The Ca’ Foscari students staffing the desk are responsible for promoting Ca’ Foscari University and the degree programmes on offer, and helping to increase the number of agreements with international companies in order to offer Ca’ Foscari students and graduates opportunities for internships and jobs abroad, as well as offering on-the- spot support to both local companies and young Italians.

The following companies are currently hosting Ca’ Foscari Desks:

Worldwide Internships

Due to the spreading of Covid-19, the programme is suspended until further notice.

  • Activity: cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary internships abroad to develop professional and soft skills to tackle the labour market productively
  • Where: all around the world, except the European Union
  • Recipients: students

This brand-new project will give you the opportunity to do a traineeship in private and public companies to gain professional experience and develop essential soft skills to enter the workforce successfully.

There is a call open throughout the year, so it is possible to apply all year round, provided you have the requirements and the economic condition (ISEE) described at the webpage Worldwide internships [ITA].

The beneficiary will receive a grant which partially covers travel and living expenses.

Erasmus+ for traineeship

  • Activity: internship in institutions and companies
  • Where: Europe
  • Recipients: students

Participate in a traineeship or work placement in Europe

The Erasmus+ traineeship programme gives to the students the opportunity to undertake a funded traineeship in various types of organization that have agreements with Ca’ Foscari and are located in various EU countries.
Three months (whole and continuous) of internships are financed with different monthly amounts depending on the host country, as indicated in the call.

Who is the Programme intended for

The program is conceived for students enrolled in 1st and 2nd cycle degree courses or doctoral students. It will also be possible to get the scholarship with the status of recent graduate, applying during the last year of enrollment and being selected as winner prior to graduation.

How to participate

To participate, please read the call for applications [ITA] 

Universities for EU projects culture

  • Activity: europlanning
  • Where: Europe
  • Recipients: students 

Discover European Project Planning

In the context of the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, together withSEND (an Italian Agency specialized in international mobility projects) and a number of Italian universities, promotes the Universities for EU Project: mobility grants for internships in European project management in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus Plus programme.

You will be analysing funding needs and opportunities for the host country as well as working on developing project proposals.

In addition to gaining hands-on experience and technical competencies, you will acquire contacts, language skills, familiarity with an international working environment and motivation: all key skills for the profession of European planner.

Who is the Project intended for

The project is intended for students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degree programmes.
Preference will be given to students who have a background in European project management.

How to participate

To participate, please read the call for applications on the SEND website, when available.


Due to the spreading of Covid-19, the programme is suspended until further notice.

  • Activity: internship to to Italian
  • Where: USA
  • Recipients: students

Thanks to a bilateral cooperation agreement with Ca' Foscari, Colgate University (USA) offers every year one internship to a student from Ca' Foscari as a teaching assistant at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
The selected student will receive a monthly stipend which covers travel and living expenses. Housing, a meal card, health insurance and visa fees will be provided by Colgate University. 

The main activities will include assistance to instructors and professors of Italian language and culture in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures, organization of extra-curricular activities with students (i.e. creating social events for students of Italian outside the class, helping instructors with activities outside the classroom, etc.), taking part in the Table of Babel, collaborating with the Keck Center, and actively participating in the Italian Club on campus.

The Internships Abroad Unit also manages two additional programmes, but it is essential to hold the Italian citizenship to apply:

Last update: 26/11/2020