The internship in a vineyard or a winery is intended to allow the student to have a direct experience of grapevine cultivation, grape production, harvest, wine making, wine stabilisation. The student participates in the different operations working manually but also being part of the decision processes, verifying the criteria of decision in relation to the type of wine to be produced.
According to VENIT regulations the internship will have to last at least 450 hours of activity at a single location. This amount of time will correspond to 18 ECTS. The final degree cannot be released if the internship has not been completed and duly signed by the hosting institution’s tutor.
Agreements with individual hosts will vary, but meals and/or accommodation may be arranged as a means of compensation. No commitment for paying a salary is foreseen although this is left to the host and it has to be considered as a private issue between the host and the student. It is possible that the student can have his/her internship made outside of Italy. In such cases, collaboration by UCSC is limited to assist. Issues dealing with VISA, salary, meals, accommodation is left to student’s initiative and responsibility
Possible hosts can be seen on our partner companies page. The host choice is usually the result of an agreement between the Master’s student and respective specific interest, the Master’s Director and the host itself.
All companies listed, beside their prestige, have been screened for their willingness not only to receive students but also to involve the student in different processes for their professional and personal growth.