Practicalities for the USI community

Internship abroad

The Career Service helps students and recent graduates who wish to undertake an internship abroad.
In particular, it provides scholarships for internships abroad for all students who are regularly enrolled in a USI programme and meet the requirements.


Internship agreement:
If the law of the host country requires it, USI can enter into an agreement with the professional organisation and the stagiaire. Model agreements are available in Italian and English.
The Università della Svizzera Italiana does not assume the insurance burden of the respective insurance policies required by the agreements.


Internship permits:
Please note that in some countries it is necessary to obtain a work permit to carry out an internship. You can apply directly to the company or the consulate of the host country.


For more information on the main destinations, you can consult the dossiers compiled by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) at the following links:


In particular, for an internship in the United States, we suggest you to check the following links:

For Swiss citizens


For other nationalities




Updated on: 13 December 2023