Stage and Internship

EPS internships

Students can attend an internship of 3 ECTS, which requires more or less 1 month or 100 hours to be accomplished.

Students can either select one of the available internship positions (option 1) or find an internship by themselves/apply for one of the internships advertised here (options 2a and 2b).

Contacts

EPS Academic Tutor (Internship Representative)

Prof. Lorenzo Mercuri
lorenzo.mercuri@unimi.it

Via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milan
​​​​​​​Office 33 (@DEMM, 3rd floor)

Options

UNIMI Study and Career Guidance Centre (COSP) regularly provides internship offers. Interested students must follow the steps below:

  1. Check the available possibilities of stage at UNIMI – Placement website selecting the following choices from the drop down menus and apply:
    • Announce type –> Internship
    • Internship type –> Curriculare
    • Degree Subject –> Economics, statistics
  2. In case of acceptance, the company has to prepare a stage project (progetto formativo) which is a document stating the activities to be carried out during the internship period with the indication of the dates (starting/end date). The form is available online and can be accessed by registered companies. The stage project, duly stamped by the company and signed by the company tutor has to be uploaded through the Placement website.
    An e-mail will be sent to the Academic Tutor (programme stage representative) who will decide whether to activate the internship or not. The Academic Tutor will verify that the content and activities carried out during the internship are coherent and valuable. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the student.
  3. At the end of the internship, the company tutor and the student are both required to prepare and send by email to the Academic Tutor the end of stage report (it is composed by two forms to be filled in online then downloaded from COSP website).
  4. Send the Internship Credits Recognition Form to the Academic Tutor. As soon as the internship is verified, the 3 ECTS will be displayed in the student’s online career.

For self-procured internships, students must go through the following steps after having found hosting institutions that can accept them as interns/trainees:

2a – In Italy
  1. Ask the company’s contact person to register on Placement website and activate an internship.
  2. The company has to prepare a stage project (progetto formativo) which is a document stating the activities to be carried out during the internship period with the indication of the dates (starting/end date). The form is available online and can be accessed by registered companies. The stage projectduly stamped by the company and signed by the company tutor has to be uploaded through the COSP website. An e-mail will be sent to the Academic Tutor (programme stage representative) who will decide whether to activate the internship or not. The Academic Tutor will verify that the content and activities carried out during the internship are coherent and valuable. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the student.
  3. At the end of the internship, the company tutor and the student are both required to prepare and send by e-mail to the Academic Tutor the end of stage report (it is composed by two forms to be filled in online then downloaded from COSP website).
  4. Send the Internship Credits Recognition Form to the Academic Tutor. As soon as the internship is verified, the 3 ECTS will be displayed in the student’s online career.
2b – Abroad

Students having found an internship opportunity abroad, have to go through the following steps at least 30 days before the expected starting date:

  1. Download the internship agreement form – Student Version available at "Activating an internship abroad page" on Unimi portal.
  2. Duly fill-in the internship agreement form with intern/trainee’s information and details of the hosting institutions and Company Tutor. The document has to be signed by both the intern and the Company tutor.
  3. Download and fill-in the accompanying letter (lettera tutor) available at at "Activating an internship abroad page" on Unimi portal, then send it to the Academic Tutor for approval and signature.
  4. Send the pdf versions of the internship agreement form, the accompanying letter and a valid student ID to convenzioni.stage@unimi.it.
  5. COSP – UNIMI will verify all the documents and approve the internship. A signed copy of the agreement will be sent to the student.
  6. At the end of the internship, the company tutor and the student are both required to prepare and send by e-mail to the Academic Tutor the internship assessment forms. (See download section on this page) 
    Internship assessment form – Company Tutor (to be filled in and signed by the company tutor)
    Internship self-assessment form – Student (to be filled in and signed by the student).
  7. Send the Internship Credits Recognition Form to the Academic Tutor. As soon as the internship is verified, the 3 ECTS will be displayed in the student’s online career.(See download section on this page) 
General information (COSP)

An internship (or traineeship) is a training experience encompassing different options:

  • Students can participate in curricular internship/work placement
  • Those who have completed their study programme not more than 12 months ago can do extracurricular internships/traineeships.

The Cosp manages setup procedures for internships in public and private companies and institutions aimed at enrolled students, graduands and postgraduates.

How to find a stage opportunity

Students can either select one of the available internship positions on the University noticeboard or find an internship by themselves.
In any case they must follow procedures established by the Study and Career Guidance Centre (COSP).