Applying for an internship

Laimburg Research Centre is the leading research institution in South Tyrol for agriculture and food quality and first and foremost conducts applied research with the aim of increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of South Tyrolean agriculture and ensuring the quality of agricultural produce.

Interns have the opportunity to gain an interesting insight into their chosen field and to broaden and consolidate their theoretical foundations and practical knowledge.

Laimburg Research Centre offers internships in the following areas:

  • Fruit growing
  • Viticulture
  • Oenology
  • Plant protection
  • Horticulture
  • Molecular and microbiology
  • Food chemistry
  • Agrochemistry
  • Mountain agriculture
  • Food technology

Admission requirements

Anyone holding Italian citizenship or another citizenship conferring the same rights in this regard, provided that they are pursuing/have pursued studies in one of the following areas:

  1. All upper secondary level schools including vocational colleges: Completion of the fourth grade of school is the minimum requirement for admission.
  2. Subject areas for university students and young academics: law, politics, social and economic studies; scientific studies; engineering subjects (including agricultural and forestry sciences); humanistic studies. Students pursuing apprenticeships at the same level as a university degree are considered to be on a par with university students.

Furthermore, anyone who has completed their schooling or university no longer than 12 months previously may be admitted to an internship. It is not possible to undertake a training or orientation internship if the intern has already completed internships totalling 10 months’ duration in the past.


Generally, the minimum duration of an internship is two months (except for compulsory practical training), with the maximum duration, on the other hand, generally being:

  • 3 months for school pupils in upper secondary schools, vocational colleges or state specialist colleges and people who have completed an apprenticeship after their “Matura” (final secondary school examinations), with the internship beginning within 12 months of completion of their education. The internship may, upon justified request of the company, be extended to a total of 4 months.
  • 6 months for university students and individuals who have completed university diploma studies, research doctorates or postgraduate advanced studies, with the internship beginning within 12 months of the completion of the course of studies. Extensions are possible.

Application form

Application: If interested, please complete our form here. It is possible to submit an application and commence an internship all year round.

A signed curriculum vitae (not older than six months) and a valid personal identity card must always be submitted as part of the application, otherwise it cannot be considered.

Please note: please ensure that the documents sent via the web form do not contain any data covered by the special categories of Article 9 of the General Data Protection Act No. 679/2016 (e.g. health details, information from which it is possible to ascertain the applicant’s religious beliefs).

In the event of technical problems, the application may also be submitted by the applicant in an alternative form, by using the blank forms provided.

The internships are not employment relationships.

The number of internships is determined on the basis of internal need and availability. Applications are assessed individually upon submission and candidates may be accepted subject to need and availability. No ranking lists are drawn up, and the submission of an application does not constitute a right to admission. During the internship, the interns will be supported by a tutor nominated by the Centre. The internship will be remunerated according to internal regulations.

Further necessary conditions:

  • No exclusion from the active right to vote or from the enjoyment of political rights

  • Full compliance with and possession of the legal conditions and approvals permitting an internship relationship in Italy

  • No criminal convictions which – in the estimation of Laimburg Research Centre – are incompatible with admission or which would make such an admission appear inappropriate

For more information, please visit our website or contact us by telephone: Carmen Quartana: +39 0471 969 655 or by email

Equality of opportunity: In accordance with Law No. 903, 9/12/1977, Art. 1, the advertised post is open to applicants of both sexes. The policies and practices of Laimburg Research Centre are implemented with the intention of offering all employees, be they male or female, the same opportunities within the context of their employment at the Research Centre.

Data processing: Laimburg Research Centre is responsible for processing the data, which will be processed by computer and paper systems for the purposes of recruitment and the hiring of staff. The data protection officer of Laimburg Research Centre may be contacted by email or by telephone on +39 0471 969519. The personal details will, in the initial phase of the process, only be handled by personnel authorised by Laimburg Research Centre to do so. Full information about this can be found on the website of Laimburg Research Centre, in the Transparent Administration / Personnel section: (

Admission requirements