The University of Parma promotes curricular internships in order to facilitate professional choices through direct knowledge of the world of work and the realisation of moments of alternation between study and work.
The curricular internship integrates and completes the student's training pathway through the performance of practical activities which, in accordance with the provisions of the Didactic Regulations of their course of study, may be carried out in facilities within the University or externally at qualified public and private organisations with which the University has entered into appropriate agreements.
The internship involves three subjects: the student, the promoter (the University of Parma) and the host (company or organisation) where the activity is carried out under the guidance of a university tutor, a University instructor and a company tutor.
The curricular internship does not constitute a prerequisite for an employment relationship between the trainee and the host structure, nor can it be a substitute for company labour or professional services.

Specific information internships

In the third year of the degree course in 'Construction, Infrastructure and Territory', there is an internship of approximately 1,200 hours to be carried out in organisations, institutions, companies or professional firms, during which the student will come into contact with the realities of the world of construction, infrastructure or land planning, construction, management and protection activities and will be able to apply the skills acquired during the course of studies.
The internship will also contribute to enriching the student's cultural background and experience, which is essential for future employment, and to create opportunities for contact with the world of work, facilitating placement once the training course has been completed.
The thesis work, seen as an opportunity for an individual synthesis on issues characterising the professional profile, completes the training course.
Some examples of companies and institutions in which to carry out the internships:


  • Aipo, Interregional Agency for the river PO
  • Parma Infrastructures Spa
  • Consorzio della Bonifica Parmense
  • Fagioli Spa FER, Ferrovie Emilia Romagna
  • Impresa Pizzarotti & C Spa
  • Arpae, Agenzia Prevenzione Ambiente Energia Emilia-Romagna