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ECONOMIA Scuola di Economia e Management

ERASMUS+ for TRAINEESHIP

ERASMUS+ for TRAINEESHIP 2018/19
 
Click here to read the call and download the application form.
Click here to see the list of companies available for the School of Economics and Management, together with the requirements.

How to apply
The students who wish to apply have to:
- fill in the application form (it is possible to choose a maximum of 3 companies from the list or to indicate 1 company autonomously chosen by the student. In this case the student has to provide a specific letter from the firm – click here to download the form);
- fill in the training agreement;
- include 2 photos.
Everything has to be brought or delivered to the International Relations Office by the deadline.
In order to apply a student needs to be enrolled at the University of Florence. However he/she can spend the traineeship period abroad both during the degree or after graduation (but they must finish the internship period within 1 year from their graduation).

The selection process and the acceptance
The examining board of the School of Economics and Management will evaluate the applications and will produce a ranking based on the criteria stated on the call:
 
REGULARITY IN STUDIES (max 35 points)
PROFIT IN STUDIES (max 35 points)
LANGUAGES KNOWLEDGE (max 10 points)

The internships will be allocated in order of ranking (from the highest total score to the lowest) until the places are full. If the first chosen location is not available, the second preference will be allocated, and so on.
Alternative destinations will be offered to students whose 3 chosen companies are not available.
Once the students have accepted the offered companies, the International Relations office will send to each company the CV and the motivational letter of the winners. The companies are free to get in touch with the students in order to know them better, do an interview or verify the compliance with their requirements.
Within a month the companies send to the International Relations office a formal acceptance letter for the students who passed the selection; such letter will also indicate the period of the internship.

The Scholarship agreement
At the same time the Student Mobility office of the University of Florence contacts the students in order to sign the scolarship agreement.

How to turn down or interrupt the Erasmus program
It is possible to turn down the post by sending en email to relint@economia.unifi.it
If you already received the scholarship you will have to give it back.
If you decide interrupt the mobility when abroad, the following applies: if you have spent abroad less then 3 months, you will have to return the full scholarship; if you spent abroad more then 3 months, you will have to return only the remaining days.

The Training Agreement
It contains the list of the activities to be carried out during the internship and it is signed by the students, the international coordinators for the School of Economics and Management and the partner company.
Please bear in mind that these data need to be included:
 
INTERNATIONAL COORDINATORS: MONICA FARAONI – FRANCESCO GUIDI BRUSCOLI
PH: +39 055 275 9763
EMAIL: relint@economia.unifi.it
Erasmus code: IFIRENZE01
SENDING INSTITUTION: Università degli Studi Firenze, Scuola di Economia e Management, Piazza Ugo di Toscana, 5 - 50127 Firenze (Italy)
STUDY CYCLE: 1 for Bachelor and 2 for Master

TABLE A
It is possible to correctly fill in the Training agreement only after the formal acceptance by the company and after the company has provided all the detailed information on the taskes to be performed by the student during the internship.

TABLE B
The student must choose if the traineeship is:
- EMBEDDED if it is included in the study plan and it will be recognized; it is necessary to establish the number of ETCS to be recognized;
- VOLUNTARY if it is not included in the study plan and therefore it will not be recognized;
- RECENT GRADUATE for those doing the internship after graduation with no recognition.

Insurance
Every student of the University of Florence has an insurance for Civil Responsability and Accidents. You can find all the information here  http://www.unifi.it/vp-4165-assicurazioni.html

TABLE C
Generally it is possible to fill in this part when everything about the internship has been defined by the hosting company. It is advisable to have everything filled in before the departure but sometimes the document is filled in by the company during the mobility period.

THE TRAINING PROJECT
The Training Project is a document of the School of Economics and Management to be filled in by students who want have their traineeship period recognised. It is possible to recognize between a minimum of 3 ects and a maximum of 12 etcs, depending on the organization and the duration of the internship itself. The form can be downloaded here.
In order to obtain the credits recognition, before the departure the student must choose a Tutor in the home university. Together they fill in the first table in the Training Agreement, with reference to the duration and the number of etcs to be recognized. This document needs the signatures of: the student, the Tutor and the President of the student’s degree course.
Upon return from the traineeship program, if the student did what was established, the indicated credits will be recognized. Full information about the internship can be found in the Transcript of Work provided by the company.
The student must bring the Training Project (original) + the Transcript of Work (original) + the Training Agreement totally filled in + the certificate of attendance (copy) to the International Relations office in charge of the recognition.
The recognition is discussed and approved by the Commitee of the student’s course of study.
After the approval, the traineeship is registered in the student career.
This process generally takes up to 2 months: therefore students must be aware that it is not possible to graduate in February if the mobility ends in January, or in July if the mobility ends in June.
Requested documents at the end of the Traineeship

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
This document indicates the duration of the internship with the start and end dates.
The days of training will be counted according to the dates indicated in this document (minimum of 60 days). The certificate is delivered to the student upon signing the scolarship agreement.

Pay attention: during the Erasmus traineeship period it is not possible to take exams or to graduate at Florence University. From the day after his/her return, the student can resume taking exams.
Within 15 days from the return (and in any case by September 30), the student must bring his certificate of attendance to the Student Mobility office in Piazza San Marco.

TRANSCRIPT OF WORK
This document, signed by the host company, provides a description of the tasks performed during the internship and the number of hours worked. It is a mandatory document, together with the certificate of attendance, in order to be eligible for the scholarship. The original of this document has to be delivered to the International Relations office within 15 days after the return. Click here to download the form.
After the arrival of these documents, the student will receive by email the form to be filled in with the information about his/her mobility.
 
last update: 21-June-2018
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