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 internship 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 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.

Curricular Internships - Programme of study

In the Degree Course in Political Science and International Relations, the 150-hour internship enables students to be awarded 6 university credits (ECTS credits).
These credits do not affect the average mark and are considered free-choice activities.

Students who have obtained at least 90 ECTS credits and are enrolled in at least the second year of the course may carry out the internship.
 ► Please contact Prof. Alessandra Ambanelli during office hours for information on internship activities.

Internship contact person - preliminary meeting

Before activating the online procedure, please contact the internship contact person Prof. Alessandra Ambanelli ( for a preliminary interview.

Online internships: management modes

Curricular internships are managed online on the Esse3 platform.

Under this management system, each individual interlocutor COMPANY, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY will manage their own part of the process exclusively online (relating to the authorising of training projects and the management of the recognition of internship periods carried out by the student).
To access the procedure, the user must go to his or her Esse3 page
For more information, visit the page ⇒ Online Curricular Internships


During the internship, the student must complete an attendance sheet showing his/her presence at the host organisation, indicating the day and the number of hours carried out. The attendance sheet, at the end of the internship, must be signed by the contact person at the host organisation.
At the end of the internship (within 6 months), the student must enter the following in the ‘Allegati’ section of Esse3:
a) the Final Report, in which he/she must illustrate the activity carried out;
b) the Host Organisation's Report, with an evaluation form on the intern's work;
c) the attendance form signed by the Host Organisation tutor.

N.B. The university tutor, after checking the documentation, forwards his/her assessment to the Course Council for the appropriate approval discussions.

Extension of internship terms

In order to postpone the end of the internship, it is necessary to request an extension of the deadline BEFORE the end of the internship.
The procedure indicated by the internships office is as follows:

  • go to the Esse3 page;
  • select the item 'My internships';
  • enter the extension request indicating the new end date.

Information meetings

Prof. Alessandra Ambanelli, the department's contact person for internships, is organizing meetings to explain to students the requirements, activation methods and procedures for curricular internships.

The meetings will be held online at Teams.

Meeting date:

  •     Feb. 1, 2024, 12 noon;
  •     March 7, 2024, 12 noon;
  •     April 11, 2024, 12 noon

Internship opportunities

Below are some of the internship opportunities offered in recent years:

  • Internship with a focus on Legal Affair activities at Maps Group, a Digital Transformation software solutions company
  • Internal internship: Creation of a catalogue raisonné of judgements delivered by Italian judges in the field of aviation law (application deadline 26 February 2021) - Internship Offer


  • Internship at IOM (application deadline 10 March 2020)

IOM is the United Nations organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. Internship Offer

  • Internship with Associazione Muungano


  • Prefettura di Parma - Students interested in a curricular internship at the Prefettura di Parma can send their CVs to Prof. Alessandra Ambanelli ( ) by 10.12.2021

Support for the activation of an internship

For information on the activation and agreement procedures, students and companies can contact the Academic office ( ).

For information on the status of the activation of the internship agreement and assistance with the online procedure, students and companies can contact the University Internship Office directly (
NB Please consult the guides before activating the support service: Procedures for students and Procedures for companies

What to do in the event of an injury

The procedure provided by the University, in the case of injury, requires the student to submit in person to the Department, of reference by course of study, the Injury Report Form, the Privacy Form and the Certificate issued by the First Aid Station.

The Injury Report Form must be properly completed and signed by the student and also signed by the Department Director, the latter following due investigation of the incident.

The injury procedure and all documentation can be found on the Department's website in the Injury Management banner