Traineeships for Animal Care students

This section contains the documents related to internships for Animal Care students.

All communications regarding absence, schedules changes, etc, must be emailed by the host companies to the following address: No Fax

Documents and detailed information for students are available here.

Vademecum internship 2021-22

  General security training course for interns/trainees at the University of Padova

In compliance with the Legislative Decree 81/2008 and following modifications and integrations, every student/graduate, BEFORE the start of the internship or stage, HAS TO complete the general security training course and pass the final exam. Please follow the instructions on how to take General Security Training test available at

Only after you pass the final test and answer the questionnaire, it will be possible to download the final certificate (in PDF).

A copy of this certificate has to be brought to the Stage and Career Service office, together with the documentation needed to start the internship.  It is recommended to retain a copy of the certificate!

The certificate is without a deadline and the successful completion of the test has the validity for all the internships undertaken during the University career, including those undertaken after the graduation.

  Training project

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Select “Informazioni per studenti e laureati” then “Stage e tirocini in Italia”, “Iniziare lo stage: informazioni per gli studenti iscritti tirocinio curriculare” and “area riservata per studenti”.

Proceed entering the same username and password that you use for Uniweb, select “Training project” then click “New project” which is placed at the top of then window, on the right side. Make sure that your personal data are correct, if not you can change them going to the section “My curriculum” placed at the top of the window, on the left side. In order to apply for the internship, please select your degree of study, then click “select”.

You can now look for the organization entering “codice offerta” or “partita Iva”, then click the name of the organization and choose between “free internship/stage with or without CFU” on the window called “Module name”.

After doing that, click “Proceed” and fulfill all the missing required fields, then click “Save” and go on with “Download the module” (at this point of the procedure you can save and modify your project whenever you want, before collecting the required signatures and delivering it).


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Select “Information for the organizations”, then “Start a stage/internship”, “Start a stage with students”. After reading the introduction, follow “Procedures for activating a convention”, then click “express form”, “Are you an organization and want to create an account? Click here”, enter the required data and wait for the registry validation email at the email address you indicated (main referent email). Enter then your “reserved area” and click “Organization”, Convention”.

In case you are a PUBLIC ORGANISATION: the conventions for training internships stipulated between public organizations and administrations are supposed to be signed only by using a digital signature, with an advanced form of electronic signature, which is supposed to be qualified so that the validity of the whole document can be recognized. The convention will be sent in PDF/A to the email address using a certified email address.

In case you are a PRIVATE ORGANISATION: please open the file in PDF and print 2 copies of it, have them stamped and signed in original by the company legal representative and bring them at our office Servizio Stage e Career Service not later than 15 days before the beginning of the internship.

ATTENTION: If your organization doesn’t have a stamp, you will declare that by reporting it in a sheet to be brought to our office with the convention.

  List of host organization

There are more than 40 host organizations which have already confirmed their availability in accepting Animal Care's students for their traineeship. Among them there are natural parks, natural reserves, sanctuaries, rescue centres, zoos, research centres and other organizations dealing with animals. Nearly half of them are located abroad, including USA (e.g. Florida), Canada, Central and South America (e.g. Brazil), Bahamas, Africa (e.g. South Africa) and Europe. The detailed list is available for Animal Care's students in Moodle at