The internship (also called traineeship, stage, tirocinio) is a form of short-term on-the-job training, in Italy or outside it, at any type of public or private body (companies, firms, institutions, universities, organizations, associations, research centres).

It can be curricular compulsory(for university credits – CFU) or curricular non compulsory(no CFU recognized).

About the curricular compulsory internship for your course, before reading further check the rules established by the SAT office through the link below!


HOW TO ACTIVATE AN INTERNSHIP

  1. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT / CONVENZIONE DI TIROCINIO

The Internship Agreement / Convenzione di tirocinio is the very first document required by law to activate an internship with a student or a graduate of Politecnico di Milano. It is a contract between the Company/Host organization and the Universitywhich defines rights and duties for both parties. It might be tacitly renewed: in this case the Company/Host organization won’t have to sign a new one for every internship to be activated.

The Internship Agreement, once signed and sent, is activated in 5 days.

In order to request the Internship Agreement the Company/Host organization has to follow the instructions on the dedicated page: Italian Companies/Host organizations; Foreign Companies/Host organizations

  1. INTERNSHIP ACTIVATION REQUEST FOR A SPECIFIC CANDIDATE

When the Internship Agreement is active, the company is able to fill in the internship activation request at least 5 days before the internship starts follow the instructions on the dedicated page: Italian Companies/Host organizations; Foreign Companies/Host organizations

To insert the request they need your student ID number.

Once completed the request, it is necessary for you to contact your SAT (Internship Academic Structure)to define if your internship is compulsory or not. After this, you and the Company/Host organization will receive the PDF of the Internship Document ready to be printed, signed and delivered, according to the specific instructions given.


HOW TO FIND AN INTERNSHIP

To find an internship in Italy and abroad you can apply for the online offers and partecipate to on campus eventswith Companies.

When checking online offers make sure you are applying to offers that are actually in line with your profile by using the appropriate filters:

  • YOUR SUBJECT AREA
  • COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP/ FOR THESIS orNON COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP (depending on the type of internship you are looking for)
  • ITALY or ABROAD
  • PAID

Want help to be more successful and get more feedback? Follow our online course to pepare your personal CV, which you can upload on the website (your online profile). If you are an architect or a designer we remind you to add a short portfolio to your CV, uploading it as a single pdf on the website (max 5 MB).  If you want a consultancy on how to write/review your CV visit our Assessment Center in Bovisa or Leonardo Campus.

If you are looking for an internship to develop your thesis project please consider that, even if not written in the title or in the description, all internship offers can be valid for this purpose and you may have the opportunity to discuss it with the Company/Host organization in case of an interview. In any case, before agreeing with the Company/Host organization that you’ll be developing your thesis during the internship you need to have found a professor available to be your thesis supervisor.

Moreover, you can check the list of Employers on the website to discover which ones are already registered to our website, divided by business sector/subject area and send them unsolicited applications through the Company/Host organization websites.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND SERVICE POLICY


LAWS/RULES

Main reference texts for internships in Italy:

Tools