Internship abroad

MAECI - CRUI Curricular Internships 2023

Call for applications: May - June 2023

In line with information from MAECI and in agreement with MIUR, the Maeci-Miur-Crui 2023 curricular internships will take place both in flexible mode / remotely from Italy and in person.

The CRUI-MAE Curricular Internship Programme is a collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through the Diplomatic Institute) and Italian universities, operating with the support of the Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities (CRUI) as organisational manager.

The new call for applications for MAECI-MUR-CRUI curricular internships is open online from 22 May to 16 June, for a total of 309 curricular internships, of which 20 are to be undertaken in distance mode.

Read all information. Please note that the page is in Italian. If you need further information, please contact Cattolica International.

Applications close: 17.00 on 16 June 2023 
Curricular internship dates: from 18 September to 15 December 2023 

NB Announcements in the internship offer section will indicate whether each specific internship will take place in person or as a distance programme. Should there be a change in the health situation MAECI reserves the right to change in-person internships to distance internships at any time.

Verify here tre requsites to apply.

Please note that to participate in the programme applicants must have reported a final  arithmetic grade average of 27/30 or above and they must have acquired at least 60 ECTS in the case of specialist or master’s degrees and at least 230 ECTS in the case of single cycle master’s degrees.

MIUR requires a B2 level of English. 

Università Cattolica considers students described below as being eligible.

  1. Students holding a certificate of one of the following certifications at B2 level or above. A copy must be uploaded to the application portal for validation by Cattolica International. 
    • TOEFL iBT – a score of 65 or above
    • IELTS – a level of 6.0 or above
    • CAMBRIDGE FIRST, a score of 160-179 or above
    • Certification of B2 level or above issued by one of the certification bodies recognised by MIUR
  2. Students who have passed the Università Cattolica BUSINESS ENGLISH or ADVANCED ENGLISH exam.
    Go to the applications portal and click on ‘other certification’, then upload self-certification of your study plan (download this from your personal iCatt page), as long as the exam is on your record
  3. Students who have taken an International Office internal language test since May 2021, which a minimum result of B2.1.
    Go to the applications portal and register the date you took your test and the result.
  4. Students properly enrolled on a Master’s Degree Programme delivered entirely in English.
    Go to the application portal and upload a copy of your enrolment self-certification. 

If you are unsure about the language requirements, you can email

Note that:

  • applicants are required to choose a Group 1 destination and a Group 2 destination: if you choose two destinations from the same group your application will not be valid;
  • if you only select one destination in your application instead of two, your application will not be valid;
  • applicants of degrees admitted exclusively for Italian Cultural Institutes who list as their required destinations an Italian Cultural Institute and another diplomatic destination may be admitted as eligible for selection, but will be only be evaluated on the Italian Cultural Institute;
  • a B2 level of English must be supported by certification, considered valid even if expired, issued by a body recognised by the MUR, or by a university exam or university qualifying exam which includes among its objectives demonstration of a B2 level or above. 
  • information about prerequisites (master’s degree course attended, credits, grade average, language certification and level of English, age) must be entered in the specific fields of the application or the software will not recognise the information for evaluation, thus invalidating your application. For example, language knowledge must only be entered in the “Knowledge of languages” section and not within any other open field in the application. 
  • ID documents and self-certification must also be checked during pre-selection. If you do not upload these documents directly to the platform CRUI will not consider your application invalid since, if your university allows, you may send them to the relevant university office via email at a later date. 
  • you may not graduate before the conclusion of the internship;
  • the ‘faculty’ field and the ‘nationality’ field are not taken into account for pre-selection purposes (these fields will soon be removed from the database).

To apply for the programme: 

  1. Register on the CRUI Foundation portal.
  2. Register on the application portal, complete all sections and pay the €35 application fee. 
  3. Upload certification you have to the application portal and wait for validation by Cattolica International.

These steps must be completed by 16 June 2023.

If you need firther information before aplying, please contact Cattolica International (contact details at the bottom of the page).

Study grants are available in the amount of €300 per month. Further information will be provided to the students who are selected. These funds are only available for internships undertaken in person. 

Students who take part in an international programme promoted by Cattolica International must sign up to the "Student Safety Package" which includes insurance cover and an emergency app. The package costs €50. 

In addition, all students departing on Cattolica International mobility programmes are required to:

  • register on the Farnesina website
  • keep updated on the international situation through official Ministry of Foreign Affairs channels, in particular the Safe Travel site, where you can also locate information on any COVID provisions for entry into the foreign country where you will be carrying out the programme.

When applications close, Università Cattolica will provide a list of eligible students to MAECI-CRUI, who will carry out the final selection.  The pre-selection phase, made by Cattolica International, will be completed by 22nd June.

Selection usually takes three to four weeks from the application deadline.

Information about activating your internship and the procedure for requesting recognition of your internship as curricular will be provided by Cattolica International via e-mail after the selection phase.


Cattolica International - MILANO
Tel: 02 7234 5252

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Tel: 030 2406 250

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