Traineeships and internships

Students enrolled in the Department of Asian and North African Studies  for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes can undertake an internship provided in their personal curriculum in Italy or Abroad. For students that choose to undertake an internship abroad, the University attributes two points (or bonus) towards the final Bachelor’s degree grade and one point towards the final Master’s Degree grade; it is also possible to begin an internship from your own contact or show recognition of substitute activities. The post-graduates or post-PhD students can undertake an internship within 12 months of achieving their title.


Coordinator for Internships and Erasmus Plus:
dr. Bianca Basciano

For more information Educational Secretary:
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Internship in Italy

Students interested in finding an internship in Italy can consult the offers and apply following the instructions indicated in the relevant section of the Career Service. After having received an offer or a useful contact for undertaking the internship, candidates must request acceptance for the formative project from the internship representative in the relevant field, if the name of the preferred university tutor is not explicitly indicated:

To start the internship procedure visit the following page.

Internship abroad

Ca’ Foscari maintains relations with prestigious organizations, companies and international culture centers that offer post-graduate students the possibility to undertake an internship. For information on how to apply, please contact the Internship Abroad Service.

If it is not otherwise indicated in the internship proposal, the university Tutor coincides with the internship supervisor in the relevant field:

Finding an internship by yourself

Students, post-graduates and post-PhD students can propose an internship through contacts established by themselves with a certain Italian or foreign organization.
Before following the procedure for applying for the internship, candidates must contact University tutor Dr Bianca Basciano, who will verify the coherence of the proposed internship with the chosen degree programme.

Activities that can substitute an internship

Various activities can be recognized as traineeships, and for each of the activities listed below there are specific procedures for recognition and ECTS credits attribution. To confirm your tutor you must request the Declaration of contact person Internship [ITA] in your Personal Area (> Stage in Italia > Attività sostitutiva di stage > Attività sostitutiva di tirocinio - Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea).

HSK (for Chinese) level 3 for Bachelor’s Degree, level 4 for Master’s Degree, valid for two years from the date of the examination incurred (except Interpreting and Translation for Publishing and for Special Purposes); Topik (for Korean) at any level for students enrolled in the first year of the degree programme, Level 2 or higher for those enrolled in the following years, with a validity of two years from the date of issue; NNS (Japanese) level N3 for Bachelor’s Degree, levels N2 and N1 for Master’s degree, valid for two academic years. The student must submit a copy of the language certification to the front office at the De. You can take the exams for language certificates in Venice, thanks to the conventions of the Department. Find all the information in the International page.

This is regarding work contracts stipulated between the University and the student, in which an announcement is agreed upon: all the information is available in the following page. On finishing this collaboration, students must present the manager’s report from the body where the internship was carried out to the University tutor (Dr Marcella Maria Mariotti) since the recognition IS NOT automatically done by the Student Administration Office. The University tutor verifies the coherence of the collaboration activity with the study plan. Students in the Editorial Interpreting and Translation sector should present their report to the Coordinator of the Teaching Committee (professor Federica Passi).

Collaboration activities in the Department, i.e. participation in conferences and workshops organized by the Department or the University, can count towards a traineeship: students must ask the University Tutor in the area before the start of the activity for possible recognition of credits; the University tutor of the area will submit the request to the Teaching Committee of the revelant degree programme.

Certified Work activity can cover the credits reserved for the internship only if it is undertaken during the period of study: working students should present the form for the request of recognition of the substitutive activity for the internship to the University tutor of the relevant area.

Community Service Volunteering [ITA] can replace the internship only if it is undertaken during the period of study. Upon finishing the activity, students can establish credit recognition for the activity substitutive for the internship by going directly to the Student Administration Office, if the recognition on part of the degree programme is provided by the project. If the recognition on part of the degree programme is not provided by the project, students must take a copy of their end-of-service certificate to the university tutor of the area, who will verify the coherence of the activity carried out with the degree programme in which the student is enrolled.

Participation in formative activities of the Short Film Festival can only be recognised if the requested hours for the internship are carried out (75 for Bachelor’s Degree, 150 for Master’s Degree). In the case that students do not reach the expected credits, they can integrate them with specific activities organized by the Department. For more information and for recognition, make an appointment with the internship tutor Dr. Marcella Mariotti.

These can be recognized as internship activities: attendance of a course for bibliographical research (for students enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree) or participation in a project of constructing a “free encyclopedia” for Master’s degree students. All the information is available here: Linguistics Library [ITA].

The relevant credits for the internship can also be obtained by participating in an activity organized by the University like the Active Learning Lab, for work orientation, or Urban Innovation BootCamp, a workshop for entrepreneurs.

Students can also obtain the relative credits from the internship by attending language courses abroad [ITA] in Universities and schools agreed upon with the Department, the University or as an outgoing visiting student. The Student Administration Office automatically loads the activity carried out on the internship and the exam grade/s obtained abroad; it will not load automatically the grade/s for internships abroad (se the bonus table Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s Degrees).

Other certified activities for internships, working, volunteering internationally (graded) or for study (not graded e.g. Summer Schools) in other institutions can only be recognized by previous approval, obtained before the beginning of the activity, of the Teaching Committee and can only be carried out in standard period for obtaining the degree or within 24 months from obtainment of the Bachelor’s Degree – provided that it lasts for a minimum of 75 hours for Bachelor Degree students (100 hours for LICSAO students) and 150 hours for Master’s Degree students, with final evaluation. The request for approval must be given to your relevant University tutor.

Last update: 26/11/2021