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Curricular internship
Politecnico organizes Curricular internships for its students in accordance with the rules, procedures and criteria of each degree programme. 

This webpage provides a general overview of curricular internships. You will find the specific rules for your degree programmme in your programme curriculum (Piano degli studi) under the specific course syllabus (tirocinio/internship) starting from the end of October. 

In the meantime please refer to the information and current procedure available on your personal page of the Teaching Portal - tab: Stage/Internship – section: Curricular Progetto Formativo/ Training Project

 The MANDATORY DOCUMENTS required by law for curricular internships are:
 1. Official Convenzione di Tirocinio (Internship Agreement) between Politecnico di Torino and the Host company/Organization  – to learn more about it, read the section below: Convenzione di Tirocinio (Internship Agreement).    
 2.  Progetto Formativo (Training Project) that you need to fill out after the Convenzione di Tirocinio has been signed. To learn more about it, read the section below: Progetto Formativo (Training Project).  

After you start your internship, you are required to update your online timesheet if there are any changes in your work schedule, business trips, temporary suspensions or extensions in the duration of your internship.

The Convenzione di tirocinio (Internship Agreement) is an official agreement made between Politecnico di Torino and your Host Company. 

It must be signed BEFORE you start your internship.   To find out if a company has already entered into an agreement with Politecnico di Torino, you can:  

 1)      type the company name in the “Company name” field when you fill out your Progetto Formativo. If you can find the company in the drop-down list, it means that it has an agreement with Politecnico. In this case, you can continue filling out your Progetto Formativo.   Or else,   
 2)      contact the Office of Career Services using the ticketing service: open a ticket with main topic “Internship and Career Services” -  Curricular internship – Internship agreement   If a company does not have an agreement with Politecnico di Torino, please inform them that they need to follow the procedure below.    
   STEP 1 – Italian companies must register on Politecnico website at http://careerservice.polito.it/aziende/attivare_un_tirocinio Please note that it is the company’s responsibility to register on our website, not yours.   
     STEP 2 - After registration, the company will receive its access credentials to log in to our platform (company private area). From this page, the company can fill out a form to request to enter into an Agreement for Curricular Internships or for Graduate Internships with Politecnico di Torino, depending on the case. 
 STEP 3 - The system will generate the Internship Agreement. The Company must sign, stamp and send the original copy of the Agreement to the Office of Career Services (c.so Castelfidardo 39, 10129 Torino). Two revenue stamps must be attached to the Agreement.    

 In accordance with current law, there are two types of agreements: Agreements for Curricular Internships (Convenzione di Tirocino curricolare) and  Agreements for Graduate Internships (Convenzione di Tirocinio post-lauream/extracurricolare).  Companies must follow the same procedure also if they want to renew an expired agreement. 

To retrieve lost access credentials, the company can click: http://careerservice.polito.it/aziende/attivare_un_tirocinio      

 IMPORTANT: public organizations must digitally sign the Agreement (in compliance with Legislative decree no. 10 of 15/02/2002)
Progetto Formativo (Training Project)
The Progetto Formativo (Training Project) is a document that you must fill out online BEFORE you start your internship. 

It includes the following information:  
 ·         your personal data; 
 ·         information on your Host Company and contact details of your Company Tutor (the person chosen by the Company to assist and guide you during your internship);
·         contact details of your Academic Tutor, a PoliTo faculty  member chosen by you or automatically assigned to you, depending on the rules of your degree programme. Your Academic Tutor is in charge of verifying that the contents and activities carried out during your internship actually match those declared by the Host Company. 
 ·         work schedule and internship dates. We need this information to provide appropriate insurance coverage (for Ispettorato del Lavoro);  
 ·         expected training outcomes and contents of your internship


How to fill out your Progetto Formativo:
 

1 - Log in to your personal page of the Teaching Portal:  https://didattica.polito.it/ using your access credentials (Login)
2- Select the STAGE/INTERNSHIP tab and click “New Progetto Formativo”.
3- Enter the company name in the “Company name” field: if you find the company in the drop-down list, it means that it has an agreement with Politecnico. In this case, you can continue filling in your Progetto Formativo.
4- If the company is not included in the drop-down list, go to  “Convenzione di Tirocinio (agreement)” and follow the procedure. Then go to step 5.
5 - Fill out your Progetto Formativo in detail; if you do not have some information, ask your Company Tutor or your Academic Tutor. 6 - After entering your Company Tutor’s e-mail address, the system will send him/her a message. Your Company Tutor must confirm his/her e-mail address following the procedure illustrated in the message. You need this confirmation before you can continue filling out your Progetto Formativo. 

  7 - Extending the duration of your internship (valid for Master’s degree programmes only): internships have a given duration (hours) and provide a certain number of credits as specified in your Annual Personal Study Plan. You can extend the duration of your internship (number of hours) by selecting one of the options available in the field “Expected no. of hours”. You can only do this operation before the beginning of your internship and not while you are doing it. In any case, you cannot do more than 900 hours. Any request to extend the duration of an internship must be decided together with the Host Company. It MUST also be approved by a Polito faculty member (your Academic Tutor or the Internship Coordinator for your degree programme) who may reject your proposal. In this case, you need to make a new proposal and fill out a new Progetto Formativo. If your Progetto Formativo is approved, it means that the extension of your internship and the extra hours have been accepted too. At the end of an internship with extended duration, you will see that the internship is recorded in your transcript as follows: INTERNSHIP with standard hours/credits in accordance with the rules of  your degree programme (i.e., 6 credits/ 150 hours) plus the annotation “curricular internship extension” with your extra hours/credits. These credits will be recorded in your transcript as credit overload (they do not count towards the 120-credit threshold required for Master’s graduation)         

8 – Click “SAVE AND SUBMIT FOR APPROVAL”. Your Project will be assessed in this order by: ·         your Company Tutor, who receives an e-mail with a link to a page where he can accept / reject your Project. ·         By your Academic Tutor, who can approve/reject your project from his/her personal page, and/or by the Internship Coordinator of your degree programme, who approves and VALIDATES your Project. These approvals are given online. Hard copies of these documents and signatures are not required.  

Fac-simile Progetto Formativo (Training Project)
Internship
- After the validation of your Progetto Formativo, the Host Company can see it from its private area of the portal. You can also download a PDF version of this document and send it to the Company, if needed. 
 - You can now start your internship. You must fill out your Timesheet for each day of work.
 - One week before the end of your internship, you and your Company Tutor will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire.
 - At the end of the internship you will be required to submit your timesheet to your company mentor for n online approval.
- After timesheet approval upload any other documents that may be required by your course of study (i.e. reports, portfolio...) 
Normativa (Law)