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Study Guide

Internships at Social Work and Social Education

General Information

Covid 19 - Internships

Internships are generally continued or started in teleworking. If the activities of the internship are not or only partially compatible with teleworking, the internship can be carried out on site, provided that a) local, national and foreign legal regulations allow it and b) strict safety precautions are observed.

If you want to start an internship please contact the Career Service  (careerservice@unibz.it).

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 Service = 350 h per internship
  • Social Educator = 200 h per internship

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

Optional internships will not give you with any ECTS credits.

Deadline

All internship projects must be placed in Carrer Hub by 18 December 2020 (compulsory internships for Educators and in Social Service" > internships 2021).

Internship Calendar 2021

Internship Calendar 2020

Compulsory Internships for students of the programs in Social Work and Social Educators

1st phase
  • Start: Monday, 22 February 2021
  • 5 weeks internship and optional courses (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: internship; Thursday and Friday: optional courses)
  • End: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
2nd phase
  • Start: Monday, 29 March 2021
  • 9 weeks, full-time internship
  • End: Friday, 28 May 2021

Orientation internship in Social Service (first year)
  • Start: Monday, 3 May 2021
  • 3 weeks, full-time internship
  • End: Friday, 21 May 2021

Duration and Tutors

Duration

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.

Steps and Forms

Insurance

Insurance

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
  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, 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, matriculation number and the name of your academic tutor.
  5. After approval of the internship project by the academic tutor and the Career Service, 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 via company profile in the Career Hub, together with the copies of the ID card of both signatories (student and company tutor). The upload has to be done at least one week before the internship starts.
    The original version of the internship project must be kept by the student.
At the end of the internship
  1. On conclusion of the internship, 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. 
  2. Make your final report available to the academic tutor be uploading it to the Career Hub.
  3. You must register your internship during an exam session (for as far as credit points are concerned), as soon as tasks 2 and 3 are completed. The internship will also be registered in your diploma supplement.
  4. 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 Educators (German/Italian)

Internship types (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