Information for companies

1. A student from the UOC wants to perform an internship at our company. How should we go about requesting the cooperative education agreement?

In order to request an internship agreement so that a student from the UOC can perform an internship at your company, you must publish an offer in the UOC's internship management tool. Follow these steps:

  1. Access the tool.
  2. Register the company as an internship centre (you will only need to do this the first time you access the tool).
  3. Publish an internship offer in one of the calls. You must write the name and National Identity Card number of the student who will be given the place.
  4. Once the University has validated the offer, we will send you the cooperative education agreement that will regulate the student's internship.

2. We are looking for a student from the UOC to perform an internship at our company. How should we go about doing this?

In order to look for a student from the UOC to perform an internship at your company, you must publish an offer in the UOC's internship management tool. Follow these steps:

  1. Access the tool.
  2. Register the company as an internship centre (you will only need to do this the first time you access the internship tool).
  3. Publish an internship offer in one of the calls.
  4. Once the University has validated the offer, it will be made public for all students to see and you can start to receive the CVs.
  5. Once you have selected one of the students, we will send you the cooperative education agreement that will regulate the student's internship.

3. When can the internship be done?

Curricular internships (these are done within the framework of an official programme course):
Curricular internships must always be performed during the teaching period of the course that the student will take.
 

Type of studies Teaching period
Bachelor’s degrees September-January February-June
University master’s degrees October-January March-June

Non-curricular internships (the student performs them voluntarily):
Non-curricular internships may be carried out any time during the academic year (September-September). However, they must start and end during the same academic year. 

4. How long can the internship last?

Curricular internships
The duration of curricular internships depends on the number of ECTS credits of the corresponding course, with one course credit being equivalent to 25 hours

Non-curricular internships
The maximum duration depends on the number of credits of the course that the student is taking. The duration of the various internships and extensions cannot exceed this maximum number of hours: 
 

Type of studies Maximum number of internship hours during the course Maximum number of internship hours per academic year
Bachelor’s degrees with 240 credits 3,000 750
Bachelor’s degrees with 180 credits 2,250 750
Master’s degrees up to 90 credits 1,125 750
Master’s degrees up to 60 credits 750 -
Postgraduate courses 375 -
Specializations 187.5 -

 

5. What starting date can we put for the internship in the offer?

The UOC must have received all three copies of the agreement, signed by the student and the company, before the internship starts. This process usually takes between 10 and 15 days from when the company enters the offer in the internship management tool.

Because of this, we recommend putting a starting date that is at least 10 days after the date on which you enter the offer in the internships tool.

6. What working hours can be assigned to the internship?

The internship's working hours must be compatible with the e-learning course's academic activity, with a maximum duration of 8 hours a day (the University recommends that it not exceed 6 hours a day). 

7. Must a salary be paid for the internship? What sort of remuneration is usually offered to internship students?

The UOC does not make any requirement as regards the remuneration that the student may receive during the internship, although we recommend that something be paid to the student as a grant or study support.

This grant or study support usually amounts to 5 or 6 euros per internship hour worked by the student.

8. Is the student covered by any insurance during performance of the internship?

During performance of the internship, the student is covered by an accident policy in the event of accident or personal injury, and by a general civil liability policy, both taken out by the UOC.

When the student's internship activity is related with hospital or health care, the student will also be covered by a medical civil liability policy taken out by the UOC.

9. If the student performs an internship activity outside of the usual internship centre (the one stated in the agreement) or outside of the usual hours (those stated in the agreement), is the student still covered by the civil liability and accident insurance taken out by the UOC?

Yes, the insurance taken out by the UOC covers both situations, provided that the activity being performed when the loss occurs corresponds to the tutored internship. It does not matter if the activity is being performed outside of usual hours or at another workplace.

 

10. Contact us

Contact for companies

  • Processing of changes to agreements or new agreements for non-curricular internships that are to start in September must be requested by Friday 27 July at the latest.
    Processing of curricular internships must also be requested by Friday 27 July.
    Normal service will resume on Monday 3 September.
     
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