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How to find and start a traineeship in Italy or abroad; how to find job through job offer online windows, company presentations, sending CVs to companies; guidance to the job market.

  Notices and updates (updated 30-04-2021)

Operational instructions during the health emergency period

Official information on the covid-19 situation can be found at:

The front desk at the main office in Palazzo Storione will reopen from 10/05/2021 by appointment only, to be booked at:

Please note that it is essential to read the information available on the office website and on the website of your degree course. It is not necessary to book an appointment for the delivery/collection of documents, except for the delivery of the institution/student agreement for Erasmus+ mobility for internships.

All documents relating to the start and end of internships must be sent exclusively by e-mail, correctly completed and signed, in pdf format (each document consisting of several pages must be saved in a single file).

The online help desk remains open, so you can contact us by email at or by phone during opening hours. For internships in presence at facilities outside the University of Padua, a declaration of compliance with safety protocols is required. The communication, to be drawn up following the facsimile on the letterhead of the host institution, must be sent duly signed by email to

For in-person placements at the University of Padua, the trainee must attend the Covid-19 phase 2 emergency safety training course available at this link:

At the end of the course there will be an on-line assessment test; once passed, it will be possible to download the certificate and send it by e-mail to

It is always possible to proceed with the remote working modality if requested by the host organisation.

The training and orientation internship is a period of training aimed at students (curricular internship), recent graduates within 12 months of graduation (extracurricular internship) and graduates in unemployment status (work placement / reintegration internship), in companies, public bodies and professionals. It can be compulsorily foreseen by the regulation of the degree course, or it can be done optionally.

The internship can have a maximum duration of 12 months for students and 6 months for recent graduates / graduates.

An internship involves three subjects: the trainee, the promoter (the University of Padua) and the host company or entity. The university tutor (a university professor), and the company tutor (not necessarily coinciding with the legal representative), who guide and follow the intern in carrying out the intended task, are also part the training path.

Information for students and graduates

  School of Medicine and Surgery

Information for trainees on Master's degrees and advanced training courses in the health sector:
Trainees on master's degrees and advanced training courses in the health sector who are to carry out their training at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Padova (Padua University Hospital) must read the safety protocols

The School of Medicine and Surgery has activated a dedicated desk for all practices relating to professional training and TPVES for the Single Cycle Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery, including the bachelor’s and master's courses in Health Professions, and the Master of Medicine and Surgery.

Notice for students:
All information regarding internships must be sent from the Internship HelpDesk platform by logging in with your institutional email

For any information / communication concerning their internship, all students can contact:

School of Medicine and Surgery

Internship Office
Ground Floor School of Medicine in Via Giustiniani, 2 - 35128 Padova
Email: (for communications of professors and health professionals in relation to internships)
School of Medicine website
Opening hours: requests for appointments (in person or via Zoom) will be possible via the the following link

Reception times will be available at

tel. 049 821 7836 – Internships for the course ME2491 Medicine and Surgery in English
tel. 049 821 3950 – 1st and 3rd year Internships for the course Medicine and Surgery in Italian, Padua and Treviso sites
tel. 049 827 5400 – 2nd year Internships for the course Medicine and Surgery in Italian for Padua sites
tel.049 821 8657 – 4th, - 5th Internships for the course Medicine and Surgery in Italian for Padua and Treviso sites
tel. 049 821 8661 – 6th Internships for the course Medicine and Surgery in Italian for Padua and Treviso sites
tel. 049 821 7837 - Training Projects for all courses


Information for companies

Career Service

via Martiri della Libertà, 2
35137 Padova
tel. 049.8273075

Public opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10.00 - 14.00, Tuesdays and Thursdays also 15.00 - 17.00

Phone calls taken as follows:
Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00, Tuesdays and Thursdays also 15.00-16.30

The counter to the public receives only by appointment