CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
Are you interested in doing your internship at 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 in Rovereto and Mattarello: Laboratories
Here you will find a list of currently ongoing internship programs at the Center: Internship projects
We recommend you to contact a CIMeC researcher directly and ask about his or her availability to mentor you during your internship befor applying: Researchers
 
After doing that, we ask you to go online to apply and attach the following documents:
  1. Curriculum vitae (in English)
  2. Statement of purpose (in English)
  3. Course on workplace health and safety (if earned)
While you are applying you will be asked to state your preferred internship project. You can select up to three projects among those available. 
We will reply to your application within 2 weeks. If your request is accepted, you will receive all the information needed to start your internship.
 

Curricular internship

Students enrolled at UniTrento
If you are a student enrolled at UniTrento, contact your Department’s or Center’s Student Office before applying, to find out what you need to start your internship and have the credit transfer approved.
You have to go online to apply at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your internship. 
N.B.: If you are a student enrolled in the Cognitive Science Master Degree, please refer to this page.
 

Students enrolled in Italian Universities

If you are a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in an Italian university, first check with your university’s relevant office if there isan already existing agreement with UniTrento. In case there is not, please ask your University to contact us to make a special agreement. 
You have to go online to apply at least 8 weeks prior to the start of your internship. 
 

Students coming from abroad

If you are a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of a university located abroad, please first check with your university if there are any international mobility agreements between them and the University of Trento (UniTrento) within the frame of international mobility programs (Erasmus+, Bilateral Agreements, etc.). If this is the case, the activities carried out at UniTrento might be fully recognised and  your University might be able to financially support you.
If there is no agreement in place between your university and UniTrento, you might still be able to do a self-funded internship at UniTrento but please allow at least 3 months prior to the desired start of the internship for the necessary administrative procedures.
 

Professional Training (Apprenticeships)

If you have already graduated and are interested in a professional training to be able to register at the Board of Psychologists, we suggest you to inform the university you are coming from about the procedure and the deadline to activate the internship.
If you have graduated at UniTrento, you can refer to the Didactic Support Office at the address: supportostudentirovereto@unitn.it
Later, we ask you to go online to apply at least 2 months prior to the start of the internship.
 

Apprenticeship at CeRiN

CeRiN is the Center of Neurocognitive rehabilitation situated also in Rovereto. At 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).
If you are still attending courses, it is recommended 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 with your supervisor on the number of hours that you have to be present at the Center. Note, however, that it would be preferable to maintain a regular presence. Apprenticeships for UniTrento 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, we strongly recommend you to go online to apply with sufficient time in advance, 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 before 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 UniTrento 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 UniTrento portal: Online learning