How to set up an Internship

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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 list of companies with agreements at http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1425). 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 draw up the training project together with your company tutor and your university tutor.

Some of the programmes promoted by the Internship Abroad Service have specific forms for the setting up of internships. If you are enrolled in one of these programmes, check the forms on the relative webpages or follow the instructions given to you by the Internship Abroad staff.

Contacts and Reservations

If you are enrolled in the Foreign Trade, Economics and 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

Agreement

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, Servizio Tirocinio all’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.

Training Project and enclosed Documentation

After consulting your company tutor and receiving the ok from your university tutor, you will have to prepare training project using the online application (Practical trainings and agreements request) 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.

Start of the Internship

On the first day of your internship you need to send a scan of the training project by email to  stage.estero@unive.it 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 hours and days worked in the register. Your company tutor is responsible for countersigning the single days worked. The register must be kept carefully both for insurance purposes and for credit recognition.

Intermediate Assessment

Halfway through your internship, you must send the completed intermediate assessment by email to  stage.estero@unive.it.

Extensions, Interruptions and Transfers

You must inform the Internship Abroad Service in advance of any changes to the Training Project – Training Agreement concerning interruptions, extensions, or transfers by fax to +39 041 234 7954 or by email to  stage.estero@unive.it. Use the “Interruptions, extensions or transfers form intended for compulsory communications required under current Italian laws. 

End of your Internship

After completing your internship, you must return the original documentation to the Internship Abroad Service, especially the following:

  • original signed copy of training project;
  • attendance register (including the page with the company tutor’s assessment and eventual credit recognition);
  • receipts of the final questionnaires: one for the host partner and one for the intern (both are available in Italian only).

If you require credit recognition, you must ask your university tutor to fill in and sign the last lines of the last page of the attendance register.

You must deliver or send all the original documentation by surface mail to university at the following address: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Servizio Stage Estero  , Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice.

NB: End of internship documentation may not be sent by email.