SETTING UP AN INTERNSHIP WITH UNIVERSITÀ BOCCONI
Communications to hosting institutions about internship experiences -
Covid-19 health emergency
- Update 29 June 2020
Bocconi University informs that internship experiences can start/continue under the conditions agreed with the Hosting institution, which is also responsible for interventions related to health and safety at the workplace (Italian Legislative Decree 81/2008), according to the provisions set out by local and national competent authorities in terms of public health and safety. Hosting institutions must ensure that the conditions to achieve the specific training objectives of the internship persist during the whole internship period.
At this particular time, in light of the indications of the latest Italian Prime Minister Decree of 11 June 2020 and the Lombardy Region Ordinance 555 of 29 May 2020 and subsequent dispositions, Bocconi University invites Hosting institutions to encourage remote internships as much as possible (or, if necessary, a mix modality remote/in-presence internship), also with the aim of minimizing trainees transferring, to protect their safety.
For curricular and extracurricular internships in Lombardy, hosting institutions must refer to the mandatory indication issued by Lombardy Region on 11 June 2020, available here.
With respect to the activation of an internship outside Italy, prospective trainees who are already outside Italy can start an internship under the conditions agreed with the Hosting institution, according to the provisions set out by national competent authorities in terms of public health and safety and upon the advice of Bocconi University.
Please note that, for travels to and from Italy, trainees are bound by the travel dispositions of the Prime Minister Decree (DPCM) of 17 May 2020 (Art. 6 – Ulteriori disposizioni in materia di spostamenti da e per l’estero) and subsequent dispositions . These students can either start a remote internship (staying in Italy) or start an onsite internship outside Italy only after the end of the travel restrictions set out by the National authorities. Students must verify normative provisions set out by foreign national authorities on travel restrictions to enter the foreign Country where the internship will take place, and on current travel restrictions in that Country.
With respect to the impacts of the current emergency situation on curricular internships, Bocconi University is working on further measures in order to ensure credits recognition. In this respect, minimum durations have already been reduced.
Some operating instructions can be found here below.
For any further requests, we invite you to refer to your contact person indicated on the University website pages (http://bit.ly/BocconiER).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOSTING INSTITUTIONS
Protocollo aziendale prevenzione Covid-19
For the activation of a new internship, for both curricular and extracurricular internships in Lombardy Region, the hosting institution must declare to Bocconi University to apply the “Protocollo aziendale prevenzione Covid-19” (or the Operative Instructions on Security possibly integrated in the Company’s DVR) also to trainees. The hosting institution must tick the related flag when filling in the Intenship Agreement on JobGate portal.
For the re-activation of a temporarily suspended internship, the hosting institution must communicate the aforementioned information to the Intenship Office at the contacts indicated here (http://bit.ly/BocconiInternship).
Internships can be carried out according to one of the following modality:
- remote internship;
- in-presence internship;
- blended modality internship (remote/in-presence).
For the activation of a new internship, the hosting institution must notify the University one of the aforementioned modality through the box “Access to company premises” while filling in the Internship Agreement on JobGate portal.
For the re-activation of a temporarily suspended internship, if the internship is done at a distance or in a mixed manner, the hosting institution must notify the University of the period to be done accordingly through JobGate, area "My internships", section "Status variation". The hosting institution chooses the option “Internship at distance (Covid-19 emergency)” and specify in the motivation box one of the following:
- remote internship: “Covid-19 Emergency”;
- blended modality internship: “Blended modality (remote/in-presence)”.
The trainee will accept the request made on the portal by the hosting institution and lastly the University will approve it. Once the period to be done remotely/in blended manner has expired, if the hosting institution opts for a further period, it must notify the University again. This virtual agreement, through which is possible to grant the consent, has the status of addendum to the internship agreement.
Change of duration
In the event of an internship change of duration, occurred during the internship, please follow the following instructions.
Suspending an internship
Should the trainee and the hosting institution agree on a temporary interruption period, the University would not apply the limits related to the overall duration of temporary interruptions (as a rule, maximum 1 month). The hosting institution must notify the University the period of suspension through JobGate, area "My internships", section "Status variation", indicating the reasons. The trainee will accept the request on the portal and lastly the University will approve it. This virtual agreement, through which is possible to grant the consent, has the status of addendum to the internship agreement. Any additional period of temporary interruption must be communicated to the University. Temporary interruptions can be made up at the end of the internship through an extension to be requested by the hosting institution via JobGate section “Status variation”.
Postponing an internship
Should the trainee and the hosting institution agree on delayed starting date for an internship already submitted on JobGate, the hosting institution must communicate any new dates to the Internship Office at the contacts indicated here (http://bit.ly/BocconiInternship).
Interrupting an internship
Should the hosting institution not be in the position of considering the continuation of internships in general, the hosting institution must notify the University through JobGate, area "My internships", section "Status variation", indicating the reasons and the last day of the internship. The trainee will accept the request made on the portal by the hosting institution and lastly the University will approve it.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SETTING UP AN INTERNSHIP:
Bocconi University supports and promotes internships: educational opportunities for students and graduates who would like to apply what they have learned during their study programs in a workplace environment. Internships thus represent a time for an educational collaboration: for this reason, internships are not in any way considered a professional employment relationship.
Internship regulation: Internships in Italy are regulated by relevant Italian regional laws, abroad in accordance with applicable local law according to principles of international law.
For all internships, it is essential to read carefully the Internship Regulations published at this page.
An internship can be activated for:
- Students regularly enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Program or a Specialized Master Program
- Graduates up to 12 months after their graduation date
- If the Company/Institution is seeking a candidate, recruitment services may be used.
- If the Company/Institution has already selected the most suitable candidate, the internship can be formalized according to the information indicated here.
If the selected candidate is a post-graduate Specialized Master student/graduate, the hosting company should contact the Master program: Bocconi post-graduate Master programs and SDA Bocconi School of Management Master programs.
STEPS FOR ACTIVATING AN INTERNSHIP:
- Company registration
- Posting an internship offer (if seeking a candidate)
- Signing the Internship agreement
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Curricular and Non-Curricular Internships
- Formalizing an Internship
- Employer FAQs