Postgraduate internships

Post-graduate training and professional guidance internships aim to establish direct contacts between interns and their host organisations or bodies, in order to facilitate the expansion of their knowledge, the acquisition of professional skills and their introduction into the world of work.

They consist in a period of career guidance and training, that does not establish a working relationship.

Internships cannot be activated in favour of professionals certified or qualified for regulated professions in relation to activities typically reserved to the profession and with interns who in the previous two years worked for the hosting entity as employees or based on any other form of contract.

How to find an internship

The first step is to prepare a strong application comprising CV and cover letter. For this you can use the University services and specific workshops.

Graduates can see post-graduate internship offers from companies at the University of Bologna and apply via the internship application.

To then activate the internship, graduates and companies must refer to the Promoters authorized by the Region in which the internship takes place. For Emilia Romagna, the list is available on the Region's website  

The University of Bologna provides a consulting service for graduates and companies. The office contact details are available in the Contacts section.


The minimum duration of postgraduate internships within the same host structure is 2 months; the maximum is 6 months (extensions included). There is no trial period.


All interns have the right to receive from the employer a minimum remuneration for their participation. The amount is determined by the Region in which the internship takes place.


Internship Office Contacts

Contact details for graduates, organisations and bodies.