Internships abroad in Italy - Contract and payments

 

Internships legislation in Italy is quite complicated since each region has its own rules. The last change of internship legislation was on the 24th of January 2013.

Interns are not regular employees and they need constant supervision of the tutor from the company and university coordinator. One company tutor can monitor a maximum number of 3 interns.

In Italy there are a few different types of internships, but here we will only write about curricular (tirocini curriculari) and extracurricular (toricini formativi). Curricular internships are as a part of your studies and for them, the university provides insurance so interns are covered during their stay abroad. To start the curricular internship activator (ita. il ente promotore) is the university and conditions are applied as it is agreed in the Training agreement. Training agreement needs to be signed by the university, the company and the intern. A curricular internship can last from two to twelve months.

Extracurricular internship are the ones which are not a part of studies and students will not get credits for it, as well extracurricular internships are summer internships and internships for foreign candidates (there is a number limit to activate that kind of internship). That kind of internships needs to be activated by Ministry of labour ( ita. Ente promotore).

The number of interns depends on the number of full-time employees. Below is a table which shows the differences between the regions.

Lombardia  

From 1-5 employees can be 1 intern

From 6-20 employees can be 2 interns

More than 20 employees: number of interns can be 10% of employees

Lazio

From 1-5 employees can be 1 intern

From 6-20 employees can be 2 interns

More than 20 employees: number of interns can be 10% of employees

Toscana

From 1-6 employees can be 1 intern

From 7-19 employees can be 2 interns

More than 19 number of interns can be 10% of employees

 

The above information is informative! For more information about internships check here: http://www.lavoro.gov.it/temi-e-priorita/orientamento-e-formazione/focus-on/Tirocinio/Pagine/default.aspx