Intern in Prague

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Live like a local in one of the most desirable (and affordable) cities in Europe

Gain hands on internship experience in one of Europe’s best and most affordable cities. You’ll take 3 weeks of Czech language while also interning for 8 or 12 weeks in one of many fields. Our Site Director will lead you on an interactive cultural orientation, taking you all over the city and helping you feel like a local in no time. Prague boasts more than 10 major museums, along with countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Amazingly, much of the city survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city’s countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Live in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities
  • Czech Language classes included as a part of the program
  • Great variety of placement fields, including international business
  • Easy access to other European countries, especially Hungary, Germany, Austria, and Poland
  • Amazing on-site staff support and group activities
  • Weekend excursions with a meal included

Internship Placements

Business & Economics internships available in Czech Republic

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Business & Economics internships
<h4>Finance Intern at a Local Hotel</h4>

Finance Intern at a Local Hotel

Work in the finance department of a mid-sized hotel, which works with many international clients and partners. Gain experience in processing invoices, processing payments in their internal system, and working with their accounting system. Experience includes financial analysis, financial statements, and learning finance software tools.

<h4>Business Sales Intern at a Luxury Glass Company</h4>

Business Sales Intern at a Luxury Glass Company

Interns in this team-based role will play a part in sales, communication, inventory, and presentation of handmade glass products at a luxury company. Intern training will involve learning about the goods from production to sales, providing a great understanding of the value and selling points that interns will then use in business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales.

<h4>Business Administration Intern at a Local Company</h4>

Business Administration Intern at a Local Company

This varied, small business setting is great for interns interested in learning the overall ins-and-outs of running a business, with tasks ranging from reception and administrative support to marketing and sales. The role includes a blend of both internal duties as well as customer-facing roles. Accounting/accounts-payable duties may also be involved for interns with experience and/or interest in those tasks. This placement will not only expose you to various aspects of small business administration, but will also immerse you culturally as you engage with local Czechs.

Fashion internships available in Czech Republic

Below are a few sample Fashion placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Fashion internships
<h4>Fashion Design Intern at a Local Boutique</h4>

Fashion Design Intern at a Local Boutique

Work with a team of young Czech fashion designers on their collections. Eligible interns must have design experience and a practical knowledge of high tailoring; a portfolio will also be required. Successful interns may also be involved in the showing and marketing of the collection.

<h4>Dressmaking Intern at a Costuming Workshop</h4>

Dressmaking Intern at a Costuming Workshop

Gain experience in classic dressmaking by assisting two different firms with the sewing of opera costumes for a popular local theatre and the sewing of costumes for ballerinas, gymnasts, and acrobats.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Czech Republic

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships
<h4>Hospitality Intern at a 4-Star Hotel</h4>

Hospitality Intern at a 4-Star Hotel

An intern in this role can expect to work in direct contact with hotel clients, gaining customer service skills by assisting with reception duties. This role also includes a focus on marketing strategies and statistics by helping the hotel reach a wider audience. Interns in this role can expect to learn about the overall operations of a 4-star hotel including front of house, food & beverage, housekeeping, and more.

<h4>Gastronomy Intern at a Local Restaurant or Pastry Shop</h4>

Gastronomy Intern at a Local Restaurant or Pastry Shop

Gain valuable training experience in the food industry by working with a team of chefs in a local restaurant. Options are also available to gastronomy interns in pastry production. Previous training and experience in this field is required.

IT and Computer Systems internships available in Czech Republic

Below are a few sample IT and Computer Systems placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with IT and Computer Systems internships
<h4>Programming & Network Intern in a Start-Up</h4>

Programming & Network Intern in a Start-Up

Take part in the growth of this innovative start-up and gain experience for your IT future. This company focuses on developing software for administration of IP network infrastructure. It offers an open-minded environment and a possibility to take part in challenging projects, enhancing your programming skills and gaining experience in the field of computer networks.

<h4>Programming Intern at an International Company</h4>

Programming Intern at an International Company

Develop your professional skills in a company dedicated to industrial automation at a large multi-national company with employees spread across 80+ countries. Participate in projects developing the company cloud platform, such as programming, testing or UX design areas.

<h4>Graphic Design Intern at a 3D Printing Company</h4>

Graphic Design Intern at a 3D Printing Company

Gain valuable professional experience working with innovative technology! An intern in this role can expect to help with organizing 3D modeling and robotics courses, as well as guiding customers through how to work with 3D printing technology.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Czech Republic

Below are a few sample Marketing Advertising & PR placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Marketing Advertising & PR internships
<h4>Marketing Intern at a Sporting Events Company</h4>

Marketing Intern at a Sporting Events Company

Work with a team on marketing both local and large-scale sporting events in Prague, around Czech Republic, and further afield. Interns can expect to gain international business experience as this organization works frequently in cooperation with many overseas companies.

<h4>Business & Marketing Intern at an International Business</h4>

Business & Marketing Intern at an International Business

This company specializes in completely customized solutions for business development, always searching for new solutions. Gain experience processing special customer orders as well as working on various marketing projects, many of which are focused on online commerce.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Why Life in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the seat of the Czech parliament and government. Prague is among the oldest capitals of Europe and enjoys being a cultural and economic leader for the surrounding area. Its medium size of just over one million residents means there’s plenty to explore, but not too much to overwhelm.

Home to historic sites such as Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, Prague boasts a number of famous cultural attractions. There are more than ten major museums, along with countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Amazingly, much of the city survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Amble among Gothic buildings, stroll along the Vltava River, and pop into the city’s countless restaurants that offer a cozy atmosphere. You will notice several architectural styles that grace the city. Art Noveau, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Roman and 20th-century styles all intermingle to give the city its unique character. With all these great attractions, Prague has become a leading tourist destination as of recently due to growing interest and affordable travel options.

Immerse yourself in the rich artistic history of Prague. Don’t forget that Prague has been home to many musicians, writers, and artists over its long history. Some of the most prominent names are Dvořák, Kafka, Kundera, Mozart, and Smetana.

It may be true that Melbourne, Australia, has the longest tram length in the world. However, Prague’s tram network is the biggest by other measures. It runs more trams (900 against 500 in Melbourne), has more routes (33 against 28) and carries more passengers (356 million against 178 million). You’ll never have trouble with transportation and will always have something to do in Prague. More than that, the whole European continent is just a train ride away!

Live La Vida Local

  • Farmers Markets

    Visit any one of the numerous farmers markets that take place around the city most weekends in the warmer months. Or venture out to Naplavka, the recently renovated riverbank close to the city center where you’ll find crowds of locals, expats and tourists alike out for a walk, bike ride or shopping. Even if you’re just relaxing with a drink and taking in an open air concert, Naplavka is always great fun.

  • Sports events

    Take in a hockey or football game by Prague's local team, “Sparta Praha.”

  • Escape Room

    A popular pastime all over the world, this new trendy game involves working as a team to solve puzzles and decoding hints to escape/exit the room before the hour is up.

  • Cooking classes

    Learn to cook a traditional three-course Czech meal and then feast on it with your fellow cooks!

  • Beer Garden

    There is no shortage of these popular “watering holes” both inside and outside Prague. However, arguably, the best beer garden in Prague with views overlooking the city is Letna Beer Gardens. The beer garden offers plentiful seating, picnic tables under the trees and under canopies beside Letenske Zamecek. They have both beer and cider on tap as well as hot food and snacks.

Housing in Prague

Location

You’ll live in university-run residence halls located about twelve minutes by tram from the University of Economics campus, and fifteen minutes away from Prague’s city center. You’ll live in a shared bedroom with another student of the same sex in a two-room unit and have access to internet and the University’s computer network from your flat.

Meals

Each flat has a shared kitchen with a cupboard (including pots, pans, utensils, and dishes), an electric hot plate, a microwave oven, and a fridge so you can put your on-site cooking class to good use! If you’re not excited about cooking, you can purchase student meals at the college and around Prague for reasonable prices.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • BathroomShared
  • Bed linens
  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Desk
  • Double Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Microwave
  • Single RoomOptional

Upgrade to a Single Room

For an additional cost, enjoy the privacy of a single room in one of the shared flats described above.

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in U.S. dollars and include the following:

  • Internship Placement and related fees
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Excursions and Cultural Activities
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • On-site orientation and 24/7 emergency support
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival in Prague, you’ll take part in a comprehensive on-site orientation. We’ll tour the city, giving you a helpful overview and showing you how to use the public transportation. We have a feeling that once you get a taste of Prague you’ll want to see it all! We’ll also cover all that you need to know to get settled in the city and your accommodations. We’ll cover everything from the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Prague, how to stay safe, top eateries, and where to shop for a variety of items that you will want and need during your stay. After an insightful tour of the city, we’ll  settle down to enjoy a welcome dinner together.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

After your time living the “Bohemian” life, returning home and re-entering your home culture can be shocking to the system. Many of you will have embraced the Czech way of life and as a result, you will have reexamined your values, priorities and what you think of yourself and the United States. This is good! While it might feel daunting, we are here to help you understand the signs of reverse culture shock and provide some tips and guidance for coping with re-entry.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Pilsen and the Pilsner Brewery

Pilsen and the Pilsner Brewery

The Pilsen Historic District is forever associated with a centuries-old tradition of beer brewing, a beverage the Czechs call their “liquid bread.” This day trip to the birthplace of Czech Republic’s most famous export will also include a short detour to the Ruckl Crystal Factory, where you’ll see artisans at work and have a chance to buy crystal directly from the factory at a discounted price.

Vltava River Cruise

Vltava River Cruise

Take a scenic, three-hour dinner or lunch cruise on the Vltava River, where you can view Prague’s most famous landmarks from the comfort of this popular tourist activity and local mode of transportation.

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a town bistected by the Vltava River known for its Renaissance architecture, preserved castle, maze-like alleyways, and floral gardens. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Whether ordering from an open air stall or a restaurant, always remember to say good day (dobrý den) and thank you (děkuji). Czechs will welcome your effort and will be more helpful and perhaps even give you a smile.

Travel Tip:

Whether ordering from an open air stall or a restaurant, always remember to say good day (dobrý den) and thank you (děkuji). Czechs will welcome your effort and will be more helpful and perhaps even give you a smile.

About:

Leah Takata was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Arts Management with a major in Art History. She worked for seven years at the University of Toronto as Cultural Affairs Coordinator organizing arts and cultural events for the students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. During her time at the university she produced and organized four international theatre exchanges with Ypsilonka Theatre and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) in Prague. This unique project brought together theatre students from Canada, Czech Republic and professional actors from First Nations theatre group “De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group” (Manitoulin Island). Leah is excited to once again work with university students and impart the beauty and spirit of, “The city of a hundred spires.” Leah has lived in Prague since 2007 and spends her free time with her two children, partner, as well as her growing photography and graphic design business.

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team
Travel Tip:

We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us—be it through a text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Linda Hallbäck
Travel Tip:

Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: Mar 1
  • Arrival: June 3
  • Departure: August 1
  • Price: $4,990
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1
  • Arrival: September 2
  • Departure: October 31 | November 28
  • Price: $4,990 - $5,690
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  • Price: $4,990 - $5,690 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Nov 2 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: March 13 (Estimated)
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  • Application Deadline: Mar 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 3 (Estimated)
  • Departure: August 1 (Estimated)
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Additional Information:

8 week internship: $4,990, 12 week internship: $5,690

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.