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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. 1031/2020 from 31/08/2020,  art. 4 Internships).

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 Carrer Hub by 18 December 2020 (compulsory internships 2021 for the Bachlors in Social Work and in Social Education).

Internship Calendar 2021

Internship Calendar 2020

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

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

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.

Steps and Forms



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, competences, 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
  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 by 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 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