The internship in the company is not a real work relationship, but a training path with which the host company offers a trainee the opportunity to actively get to know a profession and enter the world of work.
The internship contract is a document formulated in two parts:
Agreement: stipulated by the host company with a promoter body, contains the legal data relating to the two subjects and the regulatory aspects that govern the stage contract.
Individual internship project or Learning agreement: contains details of the trainee's training path, or the names of the three subjects involved (trainee, company, promoter body), the names of the designated tutors, start date, duration, expected reimbursement, activity, location and timetable, objectives, etc.).
The purpose of the Learning Agreement is to provide a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange to make sure the student receives recognition for the activities successfully completed abroad.
The Learning Agreement sets out the programme of the traineeship to be followed abroad and must be approved by the student, the host institution, organisation or enterprise before the start of the Internsip.
The Learning Agreement should include all the learning outcomes the student is expected to acquire during the exchange.
The Learning Agreement could be the same if the internship is real with the mobility of the student or if it’s a virtual internship.
All three parties signing the Learning Agreement commit to comply with all the agreed arrangements, thereby insuring that the student will receive the recognition for traineeship carried out abroad without any further requirements.
For example in the European Programme Erasmus + for mobility of students, the Learning agreement is a very useful document, so we can find:
Learning Agreement for Traineeships
Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Traineeships
As a good practice for virtual and international internship.