Definition and objectives
Internships are educational experiences aimed at allowing students to enhance the knowledge acquired during their university years by practical application. They consist of a period spent working in an institution, association, court, company or law firm, in order to acquire specific professional skills and become more competitive in the labour market.
Please note the following:
- Working activities will not be recognized as internship or in CFU credits
- For the opportunity of internship activities via the Erasmus Placement Programme, please refer to the calls for application on the following website
Admission requirements - Five-year degree course in Law
Internships are open to the students of the five-year degree course in Law who have acquired at least 180 ECTS credits. This notwithstanding, a student may lodge his or her application before meeting the above requirements.
Admission requirements - CEILS programme
Internships are open to all students enrolled in the CEILS programme who have acquired the ECTS credits equivalent to the first year of study (54 ECTS credits). This notwithstanding, a student may lodge his or her application before meeting the above requirements.
Italian laws prohibit the recognition of an internship, for working students, in relation to a period spent at the institution or company which regularly employs him or her. However, in order not to be penalised, such students may agree with their supervisor upon alternative options, which may consist of an analysis of one or more issues relating to their work activity and which are of particular relevance for his or her study programme.
Choosing the internship
Before starting the internship, request procedures, students must identify a potential hosting institution. There are two viable options:
- selecting, among the institutions which have sent their internship proposal to the University’s Job Guidance Service, the one which fits the student’s profile and interests best. This is done by checking the University’s internship database or, in the case of internships directly managed by the University, by keeping a watch on existing calls;
- if the research proves to be unfruitful, a student may independently identify a potential host institution. If he or she finds one, he or she will have to verify the existence of an internship agreement between the University and such institution and, if none exists, to activate the procedure to stipulate one.
Activating and closing the internship
In order to activate/close the chosen internship, students must refer to the Job Guidance Office and to the estabilished procedures listed here (activation) or here (ending).
Duration and ECTS Credits to be awarded - Five-year degree course in Law
A 2 Credits 4 weeks Part time
B 3 Credits 6 weeks Part time
C 4 Credits 4 weeks Full time
8 weeks Part time
D 5 Credits 5 weeks Full time
10 weeks Part time
E 6 Credits 6 weeks Full-time
12 weeks Part-time
F 7 Credits 7 weeks Full time
14 weeks Part time
G 8 credits 8 weeks Full time
H 9 credits 12 weeks Full time*
*at least 6 h/day, for 5 days/week
1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours/week of internship, except for option H
Duration and ECTS Credits to be awarded - CEILS programme
A 3 Credits per 3 weeks full-time
6 weeks part-time
B 6 Credits per 6 weeks full-time
12 weeks part-time
C 9 Credits per 9 weeks full-time
18 weeks part-time
Part-time: half day (3 hours) for 5 working days/week.
Full-time: entire day (6 hours) for 5 working days/week.
NB1: for working students the above mentioned total number of monthly hours is not mandatory
NB2: internships carried out abroad may be granted waivers, in accordance with the student's univeristy tutor.
For further information, please get in touch with the Job Guidance Office.