Internship for Thesis
During the Master Programme, Students are required to attend lessons and to carry out a scientific investigation (internship for experimental thesis, internato di tesi sperimentale) under the supervision of a faculty member. The experimental work must result into a Dissertation that will represent an essential component of the Course programme. The internship for experimental thesis lasts for the entire duration of the Master Degree Programme (four semesters).
Important: students are expected to carry out an “internato di tesi sperimentale” not a “tirocinio curricolare”.
Students must contact directly the laboratory they are interested in. A student that is about to start the internship for thesis MUST send to email@example.com the name of the head of the laboratory.
At the following websites you will find a list of laboratories where you can look for a position for your internship:
⊗ Department of Biology and Biotechnology, research topics (please note that each topic may include more than one laboratory):
⊗ Institute of Molecular Genetics IGM-CNR (section of PAVIA) (link), to contact professors visit the “Pavia section”. Please note that each research topic may include more than one laboratory-
⊗ Other Departments or Institutes (such as the Department of Molecular Medicine link, Policlinico San Matteo, Fondazione Mondino or Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri or other institutions): students must ask for the approval of the Coordinator of the Master Programme. The Laboratory head must contact the Coordinator of the MBG course and describe the subject of the research that will be carried out by the MBG student. The Coordinator of the MBG course will make sure that the laboratory head is aware of the requirements and regulation of the MBG course regarding the internship, thesis preparation and defence.
⇒ Co-supervisor / supervisor: if the head of the Laboratory in which the student will carry out his/her thesis is not in the Teaching Board of Biology or Biotechnology study programmes, the student must identify a Professor from the above-mentioned study programmes that will be the formal reference for the thesis. Thus, to attend some of the laboratories in the IGM-CNR, Department of Molecular Medicine, or external institutions, students must find a formal reference Professor. What to indicate in the application for graduation? Cases: 1- if the head of the Laboratory in which the student will carry out his/her thesis is a Professor of the University of Pavia but he/she is not responsible for teaching courses for the Dept of Biology, then the head of the Laboratory will be the Supervisor and the Professor from the Department will be the Co-supervisor; 2- if the head of the Laboratory in which the student will carry out his/her thesis is not a Professor of the University of Pavia, then the head of the Laboratory will be the Co-supervisor and the Professor from the Department will be the Supervisor. The detailed organization of the laboratory work will be planned by each Laboratory head.
Authorization to begin the internship for thesis in a laboratory external to the University of Pavia
Those students who are going to start the internship for thesis in a laboratory that is not part of the University of Pavia, like those in the Policlinico San Matteo, in Fondazione Mondino or Maugeri, must follow the steps reported below. The completion of these steps is compulsory to obtain the authorization to begin the internship and to start the health insurance.
- download the form found at this link Click to download;
- find a supervisor inside the Teaching Board of Biology or Biotechnology,
- the supervisor must sign the document from point “1”,
- send the form to the Student Secretariat (Students’ career office, Carriere Studenti) using the Direct Line (filo diretto; https://web.unipv.it/contatti/). The Student Secretariat will complete the steps necessary to start your health insurance.
How to register laboratory credits
Brief description of cases and procedures required to start the internship for thesis (click on the picture to download it)