How to set up an internship

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International experiences remotely

Please note that due to the spreading of Covid-19, all the internship programmes abroad are suspended until further notice.

It is however possible to apply to our brand new projects Mentoring for International Experience and International Project Work, in order to live an international formative experience from remote.

To set up an internship, the host company must draw up an agreement with the University.
First check whether an agreement is already in place (see the list of companies with agreements). If the host company already has an agreement, the next step involves drawing up the training project together with your company tutor and your university tutor. If there is no agreement in place, you need to ask the host company to sign a new agreement then you will be able to draw up the training project together with your company tutor and your university tutor.

Non-EU citizens are required to check well in advance the validity and the renewal conditions of their permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno) before starting their traineeship abroad. For further details, please contact the Welcome Unit.

Some of the programmes promoted by Internships Abroad Unit have specific rules and documents for the setting up of internships. If you are a beneficiary of one of these programmes, please check the forms on the relative webpages and follow the instructions given to you by the Internships Abroad staff.

Contacts and reservations

If you are enrolled in the International Trade and Tourism, Business Administration, Digital Management or Comparative International Relations degree programmes, check their regulations to make sure that you meet the requirements necessary for the internship to begin and to be awarded the relative credits.

Before starting your Internship


In order to request an agreement between Ca’ Foscari and a company, you must ask the company to draw up the document by submitting an online request for a new agreement (Form for new agreement), according to the procedure below:

  • Fill in all required information in the form;
  • Send the information to our office and to the printer by pressing the “Save” button;
  • Print 2 copies of the agreement;
  • The company’s legal representative or proxy must initial and stamp every page of the agreement;
  • Lastly, the company must send both hard copies to the Internship Service at this address: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Ufficio Career Service, Settore Tirocini Estero, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice.

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 copy to the address given in the agreement.

Ask for new agreement

Training Project and enclosed Documentation

After consulting your company tutor and receiving the confirmation from your university tutor, you will have to prepare training project using the online application (click on the red button below – Fill in the Training Project) and following the procedure below.

  • Fill in all the fields in the training project form;
  • Send the information to our office and to the printer by pressing the “Save” button;
  • You can print all the documentation by using the print window that opens automatically.

You will obtain the following:

  • a reminder;
  • three copies of the training project;
  • an attendance register (including the credit recognition page);
  • a statement of responsibility to be signed by the intern.

You must sign all three copies of the training project and get them signed by both your university tutor and your company tutor.
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.

Fill in the Training Project

Start of the Internship

On the first day of your internship you need to send a scan of the training project by email to so that we can check that it has all the necessary signatures and that you are in the company.

During the Internship

Attendance Register

From the first day you should record both working hours and days worked in the register. Your company tutor is responsible for countersigning each single working day. The register must be kept carefully both for insurance purposes and for credit recognition.

Intermediate Assessment

Halfway through your internship, you are invited to fill in the intermediate assessment to evaluate the progress of your placement. Click on the red button below to start!

Mid-Term Internship Questionnaire

Extensions, Interruptions and Transfers

Should any changes to the Training Project apply, you must inform the Internships Abroad Unit well in advance by email.

Please use the form here below in case of interruption, extension, business trips and send it to

End of your Internship

After completing your internship, you must return the final documents to the Internships Abroad Unit, and namely:

  • one copy of the training project, duly signed by the three Parties;
  • the attendance register including the page with the company tutor’s assessment (and the final box dully filled in by your academic tutor only if you are a student requiring credit recognition for the internship);
  • receipts of the final questionnaires: one for the host partner and one for the intern (both are available in Italian only);

You must send all the documentation to university at the following address: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Ufficio Career Service, Settore Tirocini Estero, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice, Italy or hand it in to the unit staff by booking an appointment online.

As an exception, due to the covid-19 emergency, it is possible to send the final documents (as a single pdf file!) by email to 

Last update: 21/10/2020