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Internships in Prague, Czech Republic

Internships in Prague, Czech Republic
Location: 
Prague, Czech Republic
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
Art
Business
Communication Studies
Strategic Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Environmental Engineering
Film & Media Studies
Journalism
Political Science
Law
Pre-Law
Program Type: 
Internship
Highlights: 
  • Gain hands-on work experience in your field of study through an 8-week internship
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, historic cities, in the heart of Europe
  • Prague’s modern economy and significant English speaking business and cultural community make it an ideal location to gain work experience
  • Explore Prague and/or travel during 3-day weekends
Program Summary: 

Participation in an international internship allows students to experience the benefits of studying abroad while also gaining real-world professional work experience. Only a small percentage of students study abroad – and even fewer intern abroad - so participation in an internship overseas can give you the professional advantage you need to succeed by giving you in demand global skills. The University of Kansas (KU) has partnered with EUSA, an international internship program provider, to offer high-quality placements in Prague, Czech Republic. The internships, for which you earn academic credit from KU, are unpaid. They are available in a wide-range of fields including the arts, business, communication, computer science, economics, environmental engineering, film, journalism, politics, law and social policy. Other fields are available on a more limited basis so if your field is not listed, please inquire with the Office of Study Abroad (OSA).

EUSA strives to place students in internships that directly relate to their course of study, thus ensuring the quality and academic relevance. Placements are based on student skills, interests, and professional goals as well as the project needs and work cycles of internship sponsors. The companies and organizations selected as internship sites are carefully monitored by site visits and student assessment.

For a more detailed list of the types of industries internships are available in Prague, please click here.  

Location: 

This 8-week program begins with a week-long orientation to the city of Prague, including a welcome reception, city tour, and the student’s confirmation interview. Students will intern 28-32 hours per week Monday-Thursday for a total of 196-224 contact hours. They will have Fridays off providing them with three-day weekends to explore Prague or travel on their own. The program also includes a cultural activities exploration program. 

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, offers students the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful, historical cities in the heart of Europe.  While you will certainly pick up some Czech language skills as you go about daily life in Prague, the large international community means that you will be able to function with only English.  Prague is not just the political and business capital of the Czech Republic, it is a significant European center of culture and business.  Internships are available in a wide variety of fields ranging from the arts, business, journalism and mass communications, politics, NGOs, and the sciences.  Prague’s pristine architecture and colorful history make it a favorite destination among many.  

Academic Information: 

Students will earn academic credit for their internship through the University Career Center (UCC) or their academic department. Your course instructor will be a KU faculty member in the UCC or the academic department from which you receive internship credit. He or she will define the requirements for academic credit (work samples, papers, assignments, etc.). Your internship supervisor will complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the program that will be shared with your course instructor. Upon completion of your internship and submission of all required projects/ papers and the supervisor evaluation, your course instructor will assign a grade for your internship.

Internship course offerings typically have variable credit hours (i.e. 1-5 credits), which means that you can decide how many credits you would like to earn. Please note, however, that a minimum of 3 credits is required in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.
 

Click here to view a list of Internship Credit Options

Housing: 

Students will live in co-ed furnished apartments located in central, safe neighborhoods.  A typical apartment will have five single bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen.  

Eligibility: 

Participants must have completed their freshmen year prior to the start of the program and be in good academic standing. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required (exceptions considered with the submission of a GPA petition).


Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Tuesday mornings from 11am-12pm and Friday afternoons from 2pm-3pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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