Stage and Internship

REL Internship

The Master's Programme in International Relations requires students to carry out an internship for a total amount of at least 9 CFUs (225 working hours).

The internship signifies the crucial moment in which the theoretical knowledge acquired in class is transposed into practice.


Professor Christian Ponti will assist you with identifying and setting up an internship (in cooperation with the COSP), and follow you through to the internship completion and final assessment.

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).