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Types of Internships

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, 18.03.2021, art. 8 internships).

Students and graduates at unibz can choose between different types of internships:

  • Curricular internships with ECTS credits: they require a minimum amount of internship hours
  • Curricular internships with no ECTS credits
  • Extracurricular internships with no ECTS credits (post laurea)

N.B. Extracurricular internships outside of the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano are subject to special regulations. Please contact the Career Service for advice.

With few exceptions, internships for graduates outside of Italy are activated within the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme. Please inform yourself early enough about the respective deadlines.

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.


As required by your study programme, you can undertake an internship that can last up to a maximum of 12 months. The minimum length is two weeks. Extracurricular internships can be carried out within 12 months after graduation for a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum one of 6.

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 from your Faculty. Any lecturer, researcher or PhD student at unibz can be your academic tutor.

See Regulation (in German or Italian)

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.

Past Internship Experiences

Past Internship Experiences

Every year the Career Service is conducting a survey about the internship experiences of unibz students. Have a look at the results of 2020.


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