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 Teaching Regulations of their degree course, may be carried out in facilities within the University or externally at qualified public and private organizations 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 organization) where the activity is carried out under the guidance of a university tutor, a University professor/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.


Traineeships are subdivided into 'Curricular Internships ', i.e. training periods carried out by students in companies or at University Departments as part of their programme of study, and 'Extracurricular Internships ', i.e. training periods reserved for graduates within twelve months of obtaining their academic degree.

All information on Internships  can be found on the following pages: