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Internship and traineeship

To activate your internship, please contact the Internship Office of your faculty

Are you a company? For more information on the activation of traineeship click here

What is an internship?

The internship is a period of orientation and training aimed both at students during their studies (curricular internship) and at recent graduates within 12 months of obtaining their degree (extracurricular traineeship) in companies, public institutions and professionals. 

The relationship established between host and intern does not constitute an employment relationship.

The documents required for the internship activation are:

  • agreement: between the university and the host (organisation or company
  • training project: a document drawn up for each intern that defines the goals and methods of the internship. 


Curricular traineeships may be carried out by students regularly enrolled in a course of study at any level (bachelor, master, PhD, specialisation, postgraduate) active at the University of Genoa. 

Some course regulations include compulsory internships for students (with CFU/ECTS recognition). Other courses offer the opportunity to do an elective internship (with or without CFU/ECTS recognition).

Before activating the internship, you must contact the internship contact person of your faculty.

The Internships and Theses Platform manage the internships activated during the degree course. At the moment, the Platform does not manage the recognition of CFU/ECTS in your career. Consequently, once you have completed your internship, you must contact the Internship Office of your faculty to learn what documents are required to obtain recognition of the CFU/ECTS.

Internships have a maximum duration of 12 months per course of study.

Some companies, organisations and associations have already signed an agreement for internships. You can consult the list of the companies.

You can consult this page: Internship , to get more information on the internship activation procedure.

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Internship opportunities

Here are some opportunities:

Reference regulations


Training and orientation traineeships aim at facilitating the professional choices and employability of young people in the transition between university and work. Traineeship give the opportunity to get in contact with the world of work.

Graduates can serve a traineeship within 12 months from graduation. Some regional regulations (including Regione Liguria) extend this possibility even after a master's or PhD degree has been obtained.

For more information see the page about traineeships

Internship or traineeship abroad

The University of Genoa promotes study and internship experiences abroad to foster the development of cultural exchanges and international collaborations. 

You can serve both internship and traineeship abroad. 
Your experience will be enriched by the encounter with the culture, language and traditions of another country and can be very useful for expanding your network of contacts.

For more information see this page Intership abroad


The University, as promoter, insures the trainee against accidents at work with INAIL and, for civil liability, with insurance companies operating in the sector. 

In the case of internships, the intern's travel to and from the internship site, by whatever means, is excluded from coverage.

Safety training course

Every student/graduate, before starting the placement period, must attend the course  General Occupational Safety and Health Training and succeed final test. 


Internship Office

Internship contact person

Last update 17/07/2023