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How to activate an internship

The traineeships are carried out on the basis of special agreements governing the relationship between the promoting body (the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) and the host body (the company or organisation where the traineeship takes place). The agreements are drawn up in accordance with a scheme provided for by the regulations in force for traineeships and may be stipulated for the individual traineeship or course of study, or for the entire University (framework agreement) aimed at all types of courses of study activated by the School.
The School as the promoting body insures the trainee against accidents at work with INAIL, as well as for third party liability.
For each traineeship, a training project is drawn up in which all the specific information related to the individual traineeship is indicated (student's data, duration, training project in the company with an indication of the total hours envisaged and the hours of stay, arrangements for any transfers, suspensions or extensions, the allowance where envisaged or required by law). The training project also requires the name of the university tutor and the company tutor, i.e. the person from the institution/company to whom the trainee refers during the traineeship experience.


There are different ways of activating an internship depending on the course of study attended:

  • Honour courses and PhD courses: interested students are invited to consult the list of active agreements in the intranet section and to contact the career service for details on the start of the procedure.
  • Master's Degrees: internships are activated by the university that is the administrative headquarters (University of Pisa or University of Trento). Students are invited to contact the secretariat of the degree course.
  • University Master's degree courses: curricular traineeships are normally activated by means of agreements within the individual course. Students are invited to contact the secretariat of the Master's degree course for all relevant information.

N.B.: no traineeship may begin before the agreement has been signed by both parties!