In note no. 530 of 21 March 2022, the National Labour Inspectorate (“INL“) has provided some clarifications on extra-curricular internships, particularly the new provisions introduced by Law no. 234/2021 ( “Budget Law 2022“).
Following the provisions of paragraph 720 of Art. 1 of the Budget Law, the INL states that the internship is “an educational path that alternates between study and work, for guidance and vocational training, to improve the match between labour supply and demand. If it is functional to achieving a formally recognised qualification, the internship is defined as curricular.”
Guidelines that Government and the Regions must follow within 180 days from the entry into force of the Budget Law 2022, for drafting and disseminating a new shared agreement on extra-curricular internships, are listed below:
In addition to future provisions, the Budget Law has includes several principles that have been in force since its entry into force: