Extracurricular internships

Covid-19 - Internship and internship updates

The following page contains the updated provisions for resuming or starting internships.

Extracurricular internships are periods of training undertaken by Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle Master's graduates, as well as those who completed a Vocational Master's or Doctoral programme, within 12 months from graduation.

This type of internship:

  • cannot last less than 2 months or more than 12 months
  • requires the host institution to pay an internship allowance (reimbursement of expenses) pursuant to the applicable regional regulation. 

The host institution is also required to notify the start / extension / interruption of the internship through the COB system for mandatory notices.

Internship office

For information contact us by 
phone: +39 02.503.12032

  • Tuesday 10.00-12.00
  • Thursday 10.00-12.00


Internship description
University tutor

The university tutor is chosen by the university in the approval stage and has the statutory task of:

  • ensuring the success of the internship experience
  • supervising the trainee during the internship
  • preparing the individual file and certificate at the end of the internship.
Internship allowance

For extracurricular internships carried out in Lombardy, the allowance / reimbursement of expenses is as follows:

  • € 500 per month, gross of any withholding taxes. This amount can be reduced to € 400 per month if meal vouchers or canteen services are provided
  • € 350 per month if the daily activity does not exceed 4 hours
  • € 300 per month for the Public Administration.

The internship allowance is paid in full if the trainee attends at least 80% of activities on a monthly basis.

Activation and performance of extracurricular internships

The trainee can identify the institution / company in which to carry out the internship through:

  • the ad service managed by the Cosp with Almalaurea
  • external and personal channels. 

For internships carried out in Lombardy, all institutions, companies and trainees shall follow the same procedure regardless of how the internship was identified.

The activation of extracurricular internships outside Lombardy is suspended.

How to
1 - Declaration of Immediate Availability (Dichiarazione di Immediata Disponibilità, DID)

The trainee:

requests a Declaration of Immediate Availability (Dichiarazione di Immediata Disponibilità, DID).

This is the procedure provided for by the law to obtain the unemployed status. It is mandatory for activating an extracurricular internship.

If the trainee already has a work contract, they must contact the University internship office before applying for the DID.

2 - Preliminary one-off activities

The institution / company:

  1. registers to placement services 
  2. accesses the internship agreement

The trainee:

  1. accesses Unimia - Jobs and Traineeships 
  2. selects Manage your CV and accesses Almago
  3. completes and publishes their CV. On first access, the system will ask them to confirm their career and personal data, then they will be able to fill out other fields.
3 - Presentation of the training project

The institution / company:

at least 15 days before the beginning of the internship

  1. authenticates to Company login
  2. chooses Traineeship Management - Training Projects - Enter new training project
  3. enters the training project: the form can also be completed in several stages, and saved as draft, if necessary.
  4. saves the project: at the end of the procedure, the training project is submitted for approval.


approves the training project after checking the trainee status, the internship objectives and duration. The institution / company and the trainee are notified of the approval.

4 - Signature of the training project and document delivery

The institution / company:

  1. downloads the approved training project
  2. signs and stamps the document
  3. delivers the stamped and signed document to the student, in 3 copies
  4. enters the COB details on the portal. If no COB details are provided, the internship cannot be activated.

The trainee:

delivers the COSP, during the Internship Desk opening hours at least three days before the beginning of the activities:

  1. the three copies of the project
  2. a copy of the DID (no need to make an appointment).
5 - Activation of the internship

The institution / company:

enters the COB details on the portal. Failing the COB notice, the activation cannot be completed.


  1. activates the internship
  2. returns two copies of the training project to the trainee
  3. delivers the internship attendance log.

The trainee:

delivers a copy of the project to the host institution.


6 - After activation

Internship management and closure

Specific events: absence, trip, interruption (cancellation, suspension), extension, accident

Internship closure: early closure, end-of-activity assessment, internship certificate

In order to allow the host institution to monitor activities, check compliance with the training project and issue any documents required by law, attendance shall be registered as specified in the Guide.

Contacts and services
Information and assistance

COSP information desk and extra-curricular internship desk

Via Santa Sofia 9/1 – Milan.

Tuesday and Friday: 9.30am to 12.30pm

  • Thursday: 2 to 4pm

Telephone reception (02.503.12032)

  • Tuesday: 2 to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 10am to 12.30pm