Published October 15, 2021 | Version v1
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Experiences of Virtual Internship in Europe

  • 1. UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union
  • 2. Università degli Studi di Macerata
  • 3. Universidad of La Laguna
  • 4. JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • 5. Montpellier Business School
  • 6. University of Rijeka
  • 7. IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism


This report presents the results of the mapping activity of online internship experiences provided by EU universities during COVID-19 pandemic. The distributed case-studies targeted University teachers supervising virtual internship, students having completed online internship, internship office or career centre administrators of the same universities and company tutors or supervisors in charge of hosting the trainees. This report shows the great potential of virtual internships and at the same time includes a set of recommendations aimed at improving them. This document is essential reading for all the actors involved in the online internship experience: students, university administrative staff, university tutors, company tutors, and anyone interested in advancing in the design and implementation of meaningful online internships in higher education.

This report has been produced within the Erasmus+ project ON-IT (



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