Postgraduate internships

Postgraduate internships can be carried out by recent graduates within 12 months from graduation.

Notice

Internships for graduates of the University of Bologna are suspended between 1 and 31 July. During this time, entities wishing to start training internships with graduates from the University of Bologna must refer to one of the promoters authorised by the Region.

The suspension is necessary due to the fact that the new regional legislation (No. 1/2019), which regulates the activation of non-curricular internships in the Emilia Romagna Region, will become applicable from 1st July 2019. The new regulation introduces some changes that require the trainee, the hosting structure and the promoting entity to all have access to the regional platform “Lavoro per te”. To simplify procedures and reduce the number of operations on the regional platform, the internships of the University of Bologna need to be adapted to the new system.

Postgraduate internships

Postgraduate internships are aimed at establishing a direct contact between interns and host organizations or companies. Graduates can develop personal and professional skills and enhance their employability by gaining knowledge through a practical experience in their chosen field.

Postgraduate internships consist of a period of training that does not constitute a working relationship.

The University of Bologna manages only postgraduate internships carried out in Emilia Romagna.

Postgraduate internships located in other regions are promoted in compliance with the regional laws and through Authorised Entities (e.g. Job Centres, Recruitment Agencies, Training Institutions).

Post-Lauream experiences abroad are regulated by national laws (generally without the involvement of the graduate’s University of origin) or by specific international programmes.

Eligibility

Graduates are eligible if they have obtained a qualification (first cycle degree, second cycle degree, specialization school, PhD programme degree, professional Master’s programme – first or second level) within the past 12 months.

Applications

The following information concerns only internships carried out in Emilia-Romagna.

Postgraduate internships must begin within 12 months from the graduation. Internship offers and the list of organizations and public bodies that accept speculative applications are available on the Online Internship Service for students.

The content and the objectives of the internship are to be agreed by the intern, the Contact Person from the host organization and a University Professor indicated as “Teaching/Academic Coordinator”. 

In order to begin an internship, it is mandatory to create an agreement between the University and the host organization and to write an individual training programme stating all the activities and the tasks that the intern will carry out.

The training project must contain:

  • the details of the intern;
  • the details of the tutors;
  • the details of the host organization;
  • the objectives of the internship and the procedures for carrying it out according to the Regional Qualifications System (SRQ);
  • the details of the INAIL accident insurance and the third party liability insurance;
  • the Certification Authority for the internship.

The document must be signed by all the parties involved.

Duration

The postgraduate internship can last 6 months maximum in the same host organization (extensions included). No probationary periods are permitted.

Remuneration

The monthly remuneration for internships carried out in Emilia Romagna cannot be less than 450€.

Certification of skills and competences

Each internship must finish with a certification of skills and competences acquired by the intern.

The certification institutions of the region Emilia-Romagna provide this certificate.