How to find an internship abroad

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The various ways of finding an internship abroad are described below. Once you have found an internship that you would like to apply for, just follow the procedure described.

The following chart includes the degree programmes which require specific preconditions to carry out a traineeship. Please read it carefully and contact the relvant Campus in case of any doubt. 

How to find an Internship abroad

Check the internships on offer

Go to your Personal Area > Internships abroad > Internship abroad offers to check the postings published by companies.

Apply for any offers that seem interesting by sending your CV to the contact details given in the offer description.

Contact the companies that have agreements with Ca’ Foscari

In your Personal Area > Internships abroad > List of companies with University agreements, you will find a list of all the companies that have agreements with Ca’ Foscari University. You can find a list of companies in the country you are interested in by entering the name of your preferred town. Contact the company after looking for their contact details online and send them your CV. Remember that the companies may not necessarily have internship vacancies at the time.

Find an Internship by yourself

You can get directly in touch with 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 motivation letter. If they express interest, find out whether an agreement is already in place. If not, you will have to ask the company to draw one up.

You will find a list of useful links to look for internship and job offers abroad to enhance your professional career. 

Recognition of equivalent activities

Internships can be replaced by other training activities provided that they offer equivalent training content (to be established by the Teaching Committee concerned).

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 (Italian Ministerial Decree 509/99).

Detailed information and the relevant application form to request recognition of an equivalent activity  can be found online on the degree programme webpages or in your Personal Area in Italian (Area riservata studenti > Stage in Italia > Attività sostituiva di stage).

The above application form must be completed and signed by the company and by the Head of Studies (or his/her representative) and sent to the Campus or the Education Unit (Segreteria Didattica) of the Department concerned (not to the Internship Unit).

Contacts and reservations

Last update: 24/05/2023