Internships

Procedure for Professional Master’s students only

The organization of a Professional Master’s curricular internship requires a three-year agreement to be drawn up between Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the hosting body as well as the compilation of a training project to be agreed upon with the company tutor and the university tutor.

These documents must be drawn up – either at the same time or at different times by the student together with a coordinator in the host body and sent by post/courier to the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School prior to the internship start date
Should it be necessary to confirm the launch of the internship prior to its start, documents should be sent by email to  master.challengeschool@unive.it.

  • The Professional Master’s training path allows students to participate in one or more internships provided they are activated prior to the conclusion of the Professional Master’s programme (they may of course continue after the programme has ended) and that the internships last at least 1 month but not longer than 12 months (total duration of all internships eventually activated).
  • Such internships do not give rise to an employment relationship and interns in companies do not have employment contracts. Interns will work a maximum 40-hour week and are entitled to a lunch break on full-time days. Companies and interns will make their own arrangements with regard to time off.
  • Benefits (reimbursement of expenses, lunch vouchers or other benefits that the host company may offer to the intern during the course of their internship): Italian legislation does not oblige host companies to guarantee such benefits. The management of the expense reimbursement process is the responsibility of the host company, which will check that benefit disbursement procedures are in place. The most frequent benefits are reimbursement of season tickets for public transport and reimbursement of lunch expenses.
  • The Challenge School will be responsible for all bureaucratic aspects of the organization of internships as well as informing the Direzione Territoriale del Lavoro (Local Employment Office).

Agreement

Before applying for an internship you need to find out whether there is an agreement in place between Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the host body by checking the list in your Personal Area: selection is by area so you should enter the name of the municipality where the registered office of the body concerned is based.

If there is no agreement in place with the company in question you will need to compile and sign the online form containing a Request for New Agreement (in either Italian or English).

Important information:

  1. If the agreement was drawn up over three years ago you can request renewal by sending an email to  stage@unive.it CC:  master.challengeschool@unive.it. Remember to write "Renewal of curricular internship agreement" in the subject line and to make an explicit request for renewal in the body of the mail including necessary information about the company concerned including corporate name, registered office and legal representative.
  2. If the agreement was drawn up prior to 31 December 2009 it will be necessary to renew it by following the guidelines below.

The Agreement, which is generated online, must be printed in three stamped copies bearing the original signature of the Legal Representative of the Body concerned (or their representative) and sent with a single 16-euro revenue stamp to the following address (remember to specify the title of the Professional Master’s Diploma on the envelope):

Challenge School
VEGA - Parco Scientifico Tecnologico di Venezia
Porta dell'Innovazione
Via della Libertà 12
30175 Venezia

One of the 3 copies, signed by the relevant Ca’ Foscari Head, will be sent to the Company while the other copies will be sent to the competent offices by the Challenge School.

No revenue stamp will be required for public or non-profit companies, social cooperative (“tipo b”) or based abroad.

Important information: in the case of agreements between public bodies in Italy both parties must sign by means of an electronic signature only: in this case after being digitally signed by the public host company the file must be sent to  master.challengeschool@unive.it, specifying the name and surname of the intern student, the name of the Professional Master’s programme concerned and the academic year.


Training project

Five copies of the training project will be drawn up and signed by the company tutor, by the university tutor (usually the Head of the Professional Master’s programme concerned) and by the intern and sent to the following address (remember to specify the name of the Professional Master’s programme concerned on the envelope):

Challenge School
VEGA - Parco Scientifico Tecnologico di Venezia
Porta dell'Innovazione
Via della Libertà 12
30175 Venezia

Three of the copies of the Training Agreement will be sent by the Challenge School to the competent offices while the remaining two are for the intern and the host company.

Online application

Important information: if the internship involves transfers to offices other than the one specified in the agreement, please specify this under “Internship aims and procedures”. If no transfers were specified in the original training project and a transfer becomes necessary, you will need to fill in a special form (attached below). After filling in and signing the form, you must scan it and send it to  master.challengeschool@unive.it well in advance of the planned transfer date.
The same form can be used in case of interruptions, extensions or variations to the conditions agreed upon at the time of signing the original training project.


Attendance register

This document records attendance at work.
It must be filled in as accurately as possible both for reasons linked to safety and insurance as well as for recognition of credits. For this reason interns must update it daily during their internship, specifying attendance times and getting times counter-signed by the company tutor.
At the end of their internship they must send a scan of the attendance register to  master.challengeschool@unive.it.