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.

ON-LINE procedure for the activation 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.


Professor in charge of the internships

The professor in charge of internship is Luca Dellafiora.

You can address to prof. Dellafiora questions regarding every aspect of activation and the carrying out of internships.

Projects for internship activities

In order to carry out an internship, students are invited to consult the active internship opportunities
Please note that:
- it is possible to start the internship once at least 60 ECTS credits have been attained and the 2nd year programme of study has been completed;

- the programme of study must specify the type of internship (to be chosen between internal internship - external internship

- international mobility internship);

- admission to the internship may be requested at any time after the 60 ECTS credits have been achieved and, once assigned, may start on any date after the completion of the 2nd year programme of study;

- to apply, it is necessary to fill in and send the form "Application for admission to the internship": applications sent by other means will not be taken into consideration;

- it is allowed to send the application for entry into the internship to only one Professor/Instructor at a time and to wait for feedback before sending a second application to another Professor/Instructor; failure to comply with this rule may lead to the candidate's exclusion from the selection process by the referring Professor/Instructor;

- please also send the application for entry into the internship for information to prof. Luca Dellafiora (Professor in charge of internship)

See the internship FAQ here For information, please contact the Professors/Instructors in charge of internship: 
 Prof. Luca Dellafiora -