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Internships and thesis in a company/institution
The following information is meant for non-Italian companies or institutions.

Internship has always been considered to be an instrument to reduce the distance between the theoretic knowledge acquired during the academic career, and the integrated and systemic knowledge which characterizes the outside world.
The internship has become an integrating part of the curriculum of engineers and architects allowing them to get closer to the business world and obtain an evaluation of the activity in university credits.

Two kinds of internships are promoted by Politecnico di Torino:
  • The curricular internship is carried out by our students and evaluated in University Credits, useful for the completion of the study plan and the achievement of the final degree. The curricular internships are organized through the tight collaboration between the didactic structures and the hosting bodies and have a duration fixed by the Schools and assignment procedures and evaluation which are decided every time by the academic body and the companies.
  • The post-graduate internship is carried out by our graduates within 12 months from the achievement of the degree as a first step into the labour market. In this case the internship does not have to respect any didactic rules, and has a total duration of maximum 6 months.
It is also possible to host students for their thesis: for this it is only required to register the company/institution at this link and obtain username and password to our website, the rest of the procedure is up to the student.

In order to activate an internship in a foreign country (i.e. different from Italy), you must follow the simple steps listed below; if the internship is activated in Italy, please follow the instructions presented in this web page.
1. Selection of trainees
Did you already select a student / graduate for an internship?
Go to step 2
In order to contact students and graduates to offer an internship, you can activate one of the placement services available. Once you have found a trainee, you can proceed to step 2.
2. Internship Agreement
In order to host interns the non-Italian hosting institution/company has to complete 3 steps:

a. register at this link

b. Receive a confirmation email with a validation link to click. You will then receive the credentials to access the Politecnico website

c. Once you log in to our site you will be requested to complete some details about the institution/company and in the section "Internship Agreement" you will have to upload the ID document of a reference peson from the institution/company.

At the end of this procedure the student will be able to fill in the INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT on his personal web page, selecting the name of the company and following the instructions available at this link https://careerservice.polito.it/students/curricular_internship

After filling in the online form, the agreement will have to be printed and signed by the company and academic tutors and delivered to Career Service Office at least 7 days before the starting date of the internship (in case the student is already abroad it will be possible to send the signed document by ticket). The Office will send a copy of the document to the company after the signature of the Head of Orientation Department. The student will receive an email with the link to print the internship booklet.