Information for companies

Internships

Companies or institutions can offer two types of internship:

Curricular internships

They are academic activities that form part of each degree's programme of studies and have the duration in ECTS credits assigned to them, with one course credit being equivalent to approximately 25 hours. They correspond to a compulsory or optional subject in a bachelor's degree or university master's degree programme. 
They are performed preferably during the course's teaching period, and always in the enrolment semester (from September/October to mid-February or from February/March to mid-September/October).
 

Non-curricular internships

Activities that can be performed voluntarily, preferably during the period of study.

  Curricular internships Non-curricular internships
Commencement of internship

Can only be started once the semester in which the enrolled student can carry out the internship has started.

Students can start the non-curricular internship as soon as they are enrolled, even if the semester has not yet started.

Duration of the internship The duration of the curricular internship is determined by the course's study load within the programme of studies. Have a maximum duration of 750 hours per academic year, except for the internships related with the postgraduate courses, which have a maximum duration of 375 hous, and the internships for the specialization courses, which have a maximum duration of 187.5 hours. UOC-certified master's degree internships have a total maximum duration of 750 hours.
Agreement A single agreement is signed for all the hours that the student must work. If necessary, the curricular internship hours can be increased by means of a non-curricular internship agreement, with a starting date after termination of the curricular internship agreement. A maximum of two agreements can be carried out at the same company or institution, with a maximum duration of 750 hours each (see the specifications in the previous point). If a second agreement is signed, there must be a one-month gap between the two agreements. In the second agreement, the tasks to be performed by the student should be updated.
Requirements
  • Regardless of whether the internship you would like to offer is curricular or non-curricular, the student must meet the following requirements.
  • Any agreement is cancelled automatically as soon as the student ceases to be enrolled. Furthermore, the student must be enrolled during the entire internship period.
Terms of the internship
  • The 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).
  • 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. If the student receives some type of remuneration, the internship centre must register the student with Social Security. 

 

Fields of study

The internships that the UOC's students may take at your institution fall within the following fields of study.
 

  • · Arts and Humanities
  • · Health Sciences
  • · Information and Communication Sciences
  • · Law and Political Science
  • · Economics and Business
  • · Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications
  • · Psychology and Education Sciences

See the full range of courses offered by the UOC.

Benefits for companies and institutions

The internship tutors are eligible for discounts on courses at the UOC:

  • · 7% discount on UOC-certified master's degrees, postgraduate courses, specialization courses and language courses, with the possibility of getting up to 27% off for early enrolment.

In order to be eligible for these enrolment benefits, once you have concluded your role as internship tutor, you will have to enrol on the UOC's website, using the promotional code sent to you by Internship and Mobility Services.

Other services that are included:

· Report for the Fundacin Estatal para la Formacin en el Empleo
· Invoice made out to the company
· Group enrolment
· Certification of tutoring

 

More information

Offering internships at the UOC

Frequently asked questions

Regulatory framework

Contact for companies

 

Requests for internships to start in January or for modifications to agreements already in place must be made by Wednesday 18 December.

From 21 December to 6 January it may take longer than usual to respond to enquiries. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 7 January.

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