Science and Technology Internships
Each Academic Board provides, for its degree programmes:
- the number of CFU credits to be earned for internship activities
- the CFU earning system and the duration of the internship
- the programme year when you can first do your internship
- the teachers in charge
- the forms to be submitted for recognition of internship activities.
The Faculty of Science and Technology is organized in 10 Academic Boards.
If you wish to carry out a nature camp or an external internship, please follow the instructions below, which are also included in the Student Information Booklet:
- Identify in advance an internal teacher / tutor, who is knowledgeable about the topic of the proposed activity and guarantees the quality of the work to be performed and of the final report;
- Submit the proposal signed by a project manager, with a brief documentation, to the Degree Thesis, Internship and Nature Camp Commission of the Interdepartmental Academic Board at least one month before starting your camp or internship.
The Commission will decide whether the activity is admitted and, in the case of activities carried out within the Bachelor's degree programme, the number of credits to be awarded (2 or 4). As a rule, 1 nature camp / internship CFU is equivalent to 25 hours' work (total hours include the preparation of the final report).
At the end of the project you will submit a detailed report of the activity carried out (also through your tutor), based on which you will be awarded credits.
Bachelor's degree programmes
Bachelor's degree students can undertake their internship during the third year of the programme. To start the internship, you must have earned at least 126 CFU credits and participated in the seminar on safety in chemical laboratories.
You can do the internship at:
- one of the Department laboratories (internal internship), under the supervision of the professor in charge of the laboratory,
- a company (external internship). In this case too, you will be supervised by a teacher of the Chemistry Department (internal tutor, or supervisor), who will be supported by a company tutor.
Terminated Bachelor's degree programmes
To start the internship, you must have earned at least 132 CFU credits in Chemistry-Industrial Chemistry, 120 in Applied and Environmental Chemistry, and participated in the seminar on safety in chemical laboratories. You shall identify a supervisor, who will provide the project title and propose two evaluators, to be indicated in the appropriate form fields. You shall apply by the 1st day of any month to start the internship on the 20th of the same month – subject to the Academic Board's approval – with the exception of August. Fill out the form on your PC, save it as "surname_tirocinio.pdf" and email it to the address indicated therein, copying in your supervisor. For external internships, please attach a brief project by the company.
The internship consists of a period of training in the actual world of work.
In the Bachelor's degree programme in Geological Sciences, the internship awards 6 CFU credits and can be carried out in companies, professional firms or other organizations outside the University as well as within the University. In any case, the student will develop technical and practical professional skills.
In the Master's degree programme in Earth Sciences, the internship awards 6 CFU credits and can be carried out as part of the Degree Thesis work or as a separate activity, both outside and at the University.
To complete their training, students will do an internship at an external organization or an internal research laboratory.
Internships are regulated by the Internship Regulations drawn up by the Computer Science Academic Board.
Both the Bachelor's and the Master's degree programmes include two practical / experimental activities:
- The work placement, awarding 8 CFU credits for the Bachelor's and 12 CFU credits for the Master's degree. It can be carried out in a University laboratory or in an external facility.
- The internship, awarding 10 CFU credits for the Bachelor's and 33 CFU credits for the Master's degree. It should preferably be an experimental activity, to be carried out in a University laboratory or in an external facility.