The students from the Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry can also perform extracurricular external internships, which are those performed voluntarily during the training period, not being part of the study plan. However, they are reflected in the academic record and, if so, in the Diploma Supplement.
In the University of Vigo, students enrolled in subjects linked with the basic, generic and specific competences to be acquired in the degree can perform extracurricular external internships. For Bachelor’s Degree students, it is necessary to have passed 50% of the credits of the degree.
The external internships can be carried out in collaborating entities, like companies or institutions, both public and private, in the national or international level. They can also be performed in premises and services of the University of Vigo which are not being used for the teaching activity. According with the regulation of the University of Vigo, up to 240 hours of internships can be performed, unpaid, and therefore, free for the company.
For external internships to be performed there must be an educative cooperation agreement between the collaborating entities and the University of Vigo. In the case of the University services, the agreement can be substituted by an internal document.
The Foundation University of Vigo (FUVI) is in charge of the tramitation and management of the extracurricular internships of University of Vigo students.
Foundation University of Vigo
There are two management procedures for extracurricular internships:
- The Foundation University of Vigo and/or the university open public calls with the internships offered by the collaborating entities which students can request: the FUVI makes the first preselection among the candidates to ensure that they meet the established requirements of regulations and calls, and, afterwards, is the collaborating entity who does the final selection of elected candidates.
- Students can contact a company or institution on their own to request performing an extracurricular internship: in this case, they must contact the Foundation University of Vigo and provide the entity’s information and the internship proposal and the FUVI will contact the company to sign an agreement which enables its incorporation.
Information of interest
The faculty encourages students in the Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry to lead the way by getting in contact with the companies in which they want to perform internships and to aim as candidates. When choosing companies following their preferences, students will be more motivated during the internship performance.
The procedure for students to propose their own internships is the following:
The student must chose a company to perform their internships following their preferences, for example, taking into account the sector of the chemical industry to which the company belongs or its location.
In the following link you can find an guiding list of companies in the different areas which can facilitate the search of companies where perform the internships:
The following link takes to a search engine of the current agreements between the University of Vigo and companies and/or institutions to perform the internships:
f any student is interested in a company or location which is not in this list, a detailed catalogue of companies in the field of Chemistry in Galicia classified by activity and location is available in the Dean Office of the Faculty.
Students must prepare their CV and write a cover letter specially targeted to the chosen company. To prepare this documentation, students can consult the Employment and Entrepreneurship Area of the University of Vigo, which is the job orientation service of the University, where they can find the necessary support on these tasks and counselling on any doubt.
On the following links you can find indicative templates of CV and of cover letters as well as some general recommendations to write them given by EURES, the European portal for professional mobility:
Students must contact the human resources service of the chosen company to communicate their interest in perform an internship and to submit the CV and the cover letter. Here is also convenient to request an interview with the human resources responsible. If necessary, they can request help from the Dean Office of the Faculty to contact the company.
If necessary, once the student has been admitted in a company for which there was no agreement with the University, he or she should contact the Dean Office of the Faculty to perform the necessary procedures to do the internships in the chosen company.
Extracurricular internships processing
Information of interest for students and mentors
In this document there is practical information for students and mentors in the Faculty of Chemistry to process the extracurricular internships documentation.
Extracurricular internships processing to recognise them as curricular internships
In this document you can find important information for students interested in recognise the extracurricular internships as curricular internships.