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Study Guide

Internships at Social Work and Social Education

General Information

Covid 19 - Internships

Internships will be started in teleworking, in mixed form (teleworking and on-site) and on site. The internship may be carried out on site, provided that:

a) local, national and foreign legal regulations allow it and

b) strict safety precautions are observed (Rector’s Decree of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano n. 404/2021, 18.03.2021art. 8 internships).

Pay Attention!
Given the persistence of the health emergency from Covid-19 and the alert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, it is recommended to avoid travel abroad unless for strictly necessary reasons. We recommend to all those planning an internship abroad to check if this can be activated in smart working mode. If this is not possible, any quarantine periods and security measures in force in the country of stay and - upon return to Italy - of possible interruptions / cancellations of means of transport must be taken into account. In any case, the condition for any trip is the signing of a specific release document. The relevant form will be provided to you by the Career Service.


The two compulsory internships in the 2nd and 3rd academic year have to last a minimum amount of hours and will give you ECTS credits.

  • Social Work = 350 h per internship
  • Social Education = 200 h per internship

In addition, a 100 hours internship of orientation is mandatory at the first year for our students in Social Work.

Optional internships will not give you any ECTS credits.


All internship projects must be placed in Career Hub by December 2021 (compulsory internships 2022 for the Bachelors in Social Work and in Social Education).

Internship Calendar 2022

Internship Calendar 2022

Compulsory internships for students of the programs in Social Work and Social Education 

1st study year Social Work  (100 hours in total)
Orientation internship from 2 May to 10 June 2022 (flexible). The period is free of lectures (except for language courses). During this period, we will also offer a joint excursion and other opportunities to get to know services and fields of activity. 

2nd study year (300 hours in total for Social Work – 200 hours for Social Education)
Start of internship flexible from 19 February 2022
Internship "part-time" until 22 April 2022
Internship "full-time" from 26 April 2022 (from then on there are no lectures, with the exception of events accompanying the internship and language courses)

3rd study year (250 hours in total for Social Work – 200 hours for Social Education)
Start of internship flexible from 19 February 2022
Part-time internship until 22 April 2022
Internship "full-time" from 26 April 2022 (from then on there are no lectures, with the exception of events accompanying the internship and language courses)

Duration and Tutors


You can take a compulsory or optional internship for a maximum  of 12 months. The minimum length of an internship is two weeks.

Academic Tutor and Company Tutor

During your internship you will be supervised by a company tutor appointed by the hosting institution and by an academic tutor/supervisor who is nominated by the Internship Committee. For more information please see the internship regulation.



During your internship in Italy and abroad, our insurance covers you against work-related accidents and third-party liability. For internships carried out abroad, the insurance coverage is valid all over the world.

Steps and Forms

Step by step - activate an internship

(N.B. The internship project must be created by the company in the Career Hub at least two weeks before the start date of the internship). 


  1. Find a company/an institution, in which you want to accomplish your internship. 
  2. Discuss all internship details with your referee in the company/organization. In particular, clarify all duties, procedures, competencies, instruments, the working period, the location and working hours.
  3. Please register on the Career Hub (if not already registered). 
  4. The company/organization will have to register or access (if already registered) the Career Hub and proceed with the creation of the internship project. To do so, the company needs your tax number and matriculation number.
  5. After approval of the internship, the internship project can be downloaded from the Career Hub and then signed by you and the company tutor.
    To activate the internship, a copy (scan) of the signed internship project must be uploaded to the Career Hub (together with a copy of the ID card of both signatories, student, and company tutor). In addition to the mentioned documentation, please also provide (via mail to one of these following forms: internship in smart working modality or internship on site_in loco. All mentioned documentation has to be provided at least one week before the internship starts.
    The original version of the internship project must be kept by the student.

Status of internships in the Career Hub:
To be approved: The internship project is awaiting approval (by the academic tutor and the Career Service).
Approved not active: The internship project was approved but still needs to be activated in order to begin (all necessary requests must be fulfilled).
Active: All necessary procedures have been completed correctly and all documents are correct. The internship can begin on the scheduled date.

At the end of the internship

a) On conclusion of the internship, a) the company tutor, academic tutor/supervisor and intern automatically receive an invitation in order to provide the necessary evaluations (online). Please hand out the guideline (below) to your company tutor for his evaluation. 

b) Make your final report available to the academic tutor by uploading it to the Career Hub.

c) You must register your internship during an exam session (for as far as credit points are concerned), as soon as tasks a) and b) are completed. The internship will also be registered in your diploma supplement.

d) The company can prologue or interrupt any internships online in the Career Hub


Guidelines for evaluation of company tutor - Bachelor Social Work (German/Italian)

Guidelines for evaluation of company tutor - Bachelor Social Education (German/Italian)

Types of internships (German/Italian)

Vademecum (German/Italian )

Guidelines for the final report (German/Italian)

First page final report (German/Italian)

Find an internship

To find an internship, you may use these following resources:

You may also check these following links to useful portals and websites where you might find internships in Italy or abroad. In spite of our thorough evaluation of these sites, we cannot guarantee their quality

Internships in Italy

In South Tyrol:

In other Italian regions:

Internships in Europe

Internships in Germany

Internships in Austria

Internships in Finland

Internships in France

Internships in the United Kingdom

Internships in non-EU countries

Internships within specific fields

Social Work

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