CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

Are you interested in doing your internship at the CIMeC?

Here you will find a list of the Center’s primary research areas: Research areas

Here you will find a list of the Center’s laboratories located at the Rovereto and Mattarello sites: Laboratories

We recommend you reach out to a CIMeC researcher directly and ask his or her willingness to mentor you during your internship: Researchers

As an alternative, you may communicate the research areas in which you are interested, attaching your CV, to cimec@unitn.it, and we will help you find a mentor.

UNITN Student

If you are a student enrolled in a UNITN degree or master’s degree program, contact your Department’s or Center’s Academic Policy and Student Management Office to find out what you need to do to enroll in an internship program and have transfer credits approved.

Before starting your internship, send an e-mail to cimec@unitn.it with your name, surname, student number, laboratory where you will be doing your internship, your mentor at the CIMeC and start/end dates of your internship.

Student/Graduate from another Italian University

If you are a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of an Italian university, first check with your university’s relevant office to learn if the university has a special agreement in place with UNITN.

Please get in touch with us a few months prior to the start of the internship at the address cimec@unitn.it, providing your name, surname, status (student or graduate), the name of your university, laboratory where you are interested in doing your internship, your mentor at the CIMeC, and time of the year you will be doing your internship.

If there is a special agreement in place with your university, please send us the forms for your training project. The relevant office at your university can provide these forms.

Student/Graduate from a Foreign University

If you are a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of a university located abroad, we recommend that you first check with your university to learn if there is an agreement with the University of Trento (UNITN) within the context of international mobility programs (Erasmus+, Bilateral Agreements, etc.). If so, the activities you perform at UNITN would be fully recognized and you would be guaranteed access to UNITN student services (accommodation, meals at campus cafeterias, etc.) as well as a scholarship to pay for your stay.

For more information, visit the UNITN portal at the following link: International Mobility Opportunity at the University of Trento

or refer to the Rovereto Internationalization Staff at the address: mobility-cs@unitn.it

If there is no agreement in place between your university and UNITN, then refer to cimec@unitn.it, providing your name, surname, status (student or graduate), the name of your university, laboratory where you are interested in doing your internship, your mentor at the CIMeC, and time of the year you will be doing your internship. We will help you with the procedure for enrolling in the internship program (this must be done a few months prior to the start of the internship).

Professional Training (Apprenticeships)

If you have graduated and are interested in professional training to register with the Board of Psychologists, follow the instructions above depending on the university you are coming from.

Apprenticeship at the CeRiN

At the CeRiN, you have the possibility of doing the internship required by your program (pre-grad) or an apprenticeship for admission to the National exam – section A of the Board of Psychologists (post-grad).

I you are still attending classes, it is best to do the internship over a 6-month period (the number of hours varies depending on the university). If instead, you have already earned your master’s degree after completing the Psychology program, the apprenticeship may run for 6 months (500 hours) or 1 year (1,000 hours).

You can agree on your access hours to the Center. Note, however, that it would be preferable to maintain a regular presence. Apprenticeships for UNITN graduates start and end at fixed dates (as opposed to other universities), while no particular restrictions apply for pre-grad internships.

Due to a high number of requests and the limited number of positions available, the CeRiN conducts interviews for selection of candidates approximately 3 months prior to the internship or apprenticeship. For this reason, you should email your request well in advance, specifying whether you are applying for an internship or apprenticeship and when you intend to do your training. Send the e-mail to cerin@cimec.unitn.it and attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Statement of examination results showing the marks of the exams that you have taken so far for the master’s degree and, if it applies, the result of the final examination.
  3. A brief letter explaining why you would like to become an intern or apprentice at the CeRiN and your specific area of interest.

You will be contacted in advance of the start of the internship or apprenticeship for a meeting and a fact-finding and motivational interview with the clinical manager and neuropsychologists.
During the meeting, the various possible activities to be performed at the Center will be presented, followed by the individual interview.

Other Information

Students performing experimental activities at CIMeC laboratories are required to take a course on workplace health and safety.

If you have already completed the course at UNITN or your university, please send us a copy of the certificate. Otherwise, prior to your internship or apprenticeship, you must complete the course available online at the UNITN portal: Online learning

If you are a non-EU student, you should account for the time it will take to obtain a visa. For more information, please refer to our Welcome Office at the address: welcome@unitn.it

Below you will find other useful information regarding your internship or apprenticeship at the CIMeC.

Accommodations

If you are interested in an accommodation at one of Opera Universitaria’s residences, apply online at the following link: Accommodation

For more information about Opera Universitaria residences or on how to find private accommodations in the Trento/Rovereto area, please see the following link: Housing

Cafeterias

CIMeC interns and apprentices may eat at the university cafeterias at student prices. 

For more information, please see the following link: Cafeterias