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What is

Internship, or internship, is a period of orientation and training, carried out in a public or private work setting to facilitate your entry into the world of work.

Tirocinio curriculare

The curricular internship

The curricular internship consists of a period of training - of a maximum duration of 12 months, for each course of study cycle - carried out in a company, entity or institution, which allows you to complete and supplement your university course:

  • has an educational purpose, in that it allows you to deepen, verify and extend the learning received during your course of study
  • has an orientation purpose, in that it allows you to enter the world of work, to know internally the business reality and organizational/work dynamics and to assume greater awareness in professional choices
  • does not take the form of an employment relationship
  • must be included in the curriculum


You can find out with which companies, organisations, associations have already signed agreements for curricular traineeships by consulting the list of approved companies on the portal Student Curricular Activities: Internship and Thesis.

If you do not find the right apprenticeship offer for you

How to activate a curricular traineeship

Before you can do the traineeship, you must obtain the certificate for the Online Course on Occupational Safety and Health. The course:

  • takes place entirely in e-learning mode
  • is divided into 4 modules
  • has a total duration of 4 hours

To complete the course, you must have viewed all the video lectures, passed the relevant self-assessment tests and the final examination. At the end of the course, you will receive a digital certificate and be able to download the certificate in pdf format.

To access the online course you must log on to and authenticate with your UniGePASS credentials. The registration key is "student" or "graduate".


To activate the traineeship:

  1. Contact the administrative contact person of the internship office
  2. Get in touch with the contact person within the company (company tutor) and with the university tutor (professor of your course of study)
  3. Invite the company to register on the portal Student Curricular Activities: Internships and Theses  (if not already registered). It then initiates the necessary paperwork for the internship.
    N.B. User Manuals are available on the Portal homepage. For assistance in using the Platform, please write to

Your company tutor will be responsible for introducing you to the work environment and helping you acclimatise, as well as assessing your progress and the achievement of your training objectives at the end of the placement.


UniGe, in its capacity as promoter, provides insurance against accidents at work with INAIL and, for liability, with insurance companies operating in the sector.

CFU recognition

Attention: Curricular placements, activated during the degree course, are now managed by the platform Student Curricular Activities: Internship and Thesis

Currently, however, the platform does not manage the recognition of CFUs in careers.

    End of internship

    At the end of the internship period you will have to submit the following documentation to the Student Desk:

    • statement from the company stating the internship period and an indication of successful completion
    • hour sheet completed and signed by you and the company mentor


    The traineeship on board, to date, is only available to professional figures with a seaman's book, such as engine officers or skippers.

    If you do not have a seaman's book, you may apply for a traineeship on shore with companies operating in the maritime sector. Exeptions may apply.

    The extracurricular (postgraduate) apprenticeship

    Did you graduate? Visit the dedicated page for all the information you need on extracurricular traineeships and their activation.