Internships

The University of Parma promotes curricular internships in order to facilitate professional choices through direct knowledge of the world of work and study-work alternation experiences.
The curricular placement integrates and completes the student's curriculum through the performance of practical activities which, on the basis of the provisions of their respective degree course regulations, may be carried out in structures within the University or externally at qualified public and private bodies with which the University has entered into appropriate agreements.
The internship involves three parties: 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 professor/instructor and a company supervisor.
Curricular internshipsinternship are not a prerequisite for an employment relationship between the intern and the host structure, nor can they be a substitute for company labour or professional services.

Internship Locations

In addition to attending the outpatient clinics of the Ophthalmology Operating Unit at Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, students carry out internships at other affiliated institutions.
The tutors of the affiliated institutions (Centro Cardinal Ferrari di Fontanellato – PR, Unione Italiana Ciechi ed Ipovedenti di Parma, Azienda USL di Parma and Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena) are in contact with the Director of Professionalising Teaching Activities of the Course, to whom they periodically report on the level of training achieved by the students.
At the end of each internship, the evaluation of the contracted organisation is collected and the outcome of this is stored in each student's file.
The training experiences carried out at these institutions during the course foster the employability of graduates by enriching their professionalism in the field of rehabilitation of patients with neurological impairments, visual impairments and amblyopia who are of pre-school age.