Stage and Internship

Pharmaceutical biotechnology internships

Students can undertake the thesis internship at the University or other public or private institutions or companies. During the second year, students will be required to attend an interdisciplinary laboratory covering theoretical and practical biotechnology skills.

Students wishing to undertake the thesis internship at an external research institution or company, must first identify an academic tutor belonging to the faculty of Pharmacy, who will ensure that students achieve the required learning objectives. Then students should submit the application, along with the thesis project, to the Academic Board for approval. This also applies to thesis internships at other universities.

Internships at external research institutions and companies are governed by agreements with COSP. Students must follow a procedure through a dedicated platform. 

Students can apply for thesis internship starting from the second semester of the 1st year of the programme, provided they have earned at least 30 academic credits (CFU).

To start thesis internship, students must have earned 56 CFU.

Upcoming graduates are required to fill out the internship completion form and submit it to their supervisor, who will validate it and send it to the Student Registrar.


Request for thesis internship

the forms must be submitted to the President of the Academic Board of the Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Professor Maurizio Crestani (


End of internship

the form must be submitted to the supervisor (by e-mail)

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).