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, on the basis of the provisions of the 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 student tutor, a university tutor and a company supervisor.
Curricular internships 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.

Elly page dedicated to internships and career guidance

Elly page dedicated to internships and career guidance

you will find all the information and documents relating to Curricular Internships and Career guidance for the Degree Course in Gastronomic Science.

The internship takes place from the third year of the course, when you will have acquired an adequate background of skills from classes. There is no minimum limit of ECTS credits to enter an internship, but use common sense!

Activation and conduct of the internship

Online management of internships has been active since 2015. The procedure envisages that each individual interlocutor (COMPANY, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY) manages exclusively online the part for which it is responsible, which consists of the signing of training projects and the recognition of internship periods carried out by the student.
Below is a link to the page explaining the procedures in charge of each interlocutor involved in the process of activation and completion of the curricular internship: 
To access the procedure, the user must enter his/her page by following the link  At the end of the job placement activity, in order to complete the procedure for the recognition of job placement credits, it is essential to complete the evaluation questionnaire
The evaluation questionnaires, drawn up by the University Quality Assurance Committee and identical for all study courses can be used by the course of study to verify the effectiveness of the training course.
the completion of the questionnaires by the student and the host organisation is enabled from the day after the end of the job placement and is a prerequisite for the successful completion of the job placement to be recorded in the student's career.
Completion is compulsory for external internship. In the case of in-house placements, completion of the questionnaire by the host structure is optional.