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).

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List of funded internships

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

Global Trade

  • Activity: internship in the field of Economics and Management
  • Where: all around the world
  • Recipients: students

Internships in the field of economics and business - related topics

Global Trade is a brand-new project which gives you the opportunity to do an internship in private and public companies to gain professional experience and multi-purpose grounding.

Internships have to be related to the following fields: economics, management, marketing, finance, accounting.

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

I PICTURE – Internships to Promote Italian Culture To Usefully Raise EmployabilityActivity:

  • Activity: internship to promote the “made in Italy” abroad
  • Where: all around the world, except the European Union
  • Recipients: students

I PICTURE is a brand-new project which gives you the opportunity to do an internship in private and public companies to gain professional experience and multi-purpose grounding.

Internships have to be related to the promotion of Italian culture, the “made in Italy”, in different working areas: teaching Italian as a foreign language, business relations with Italian companies, organization of cross-cultural events, tourist services, etc.

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



Ca Foscari for the world

  • 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

  • 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:

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 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.

Internships in the Venice of the East

  • Activity: internship opportunities for MA students in Chinese enterprises and at the Dunhuang Research Academy to foster employability and vocational training in specific working fields.
  • Where: Suzhou (P.R.C.)
  • Recipients: MA students

Internships in the Venice of the East is a brand-new project which offers paid traineeship opportunities as follows:

  • traineeships for Ca’ Foscari University and Suzhou University students in Chinese enterprises. The beneficiaries from Ca’ Foscari will attend a one-month language course for free and then they will undergo a 5-month placement together with a Chinese peer. In this way, they will gain sound experience of the Chinese labour market and strengthen their professional and personal development, exchanging good practices in an international environment.
  • traineeships for Ca’ Foscari University students at the Dunhuang Research Academy, in order to gain field experience in cultural heritage and productions, as well as deep knowledge of Chinese history of art and archaeology.

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.


  • 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 Internship Abroad Unit also manages three additional programmes, but it is essential to hold the Italian citizenship to apply:

  • COASIT to teach Italian in Australia
  • MAECI-CRUI, to gain experience in diplomacy and international relations.

Last update: 31/05/2019