Prague cathedral square
Prague, Czech Republic

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

-

8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Extended Deadline

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Overview

Ranked the third-wealthiest region in the European Union and one of the top 10 cities for students to live in globally, Prague is a go-to destination for interns looking for a well-rounded professional experience and unforgettable summer abroad. 

As a global intern, you will gain real-world work experience in a booming start-up environment, multinational companies, the arts scene, and non-profits. Designed for students of all majors, our on-site staff will help you find the right match with the companies that fit your unique needs and professional goals. Throughout your internship, you can expect to gain hard skills relevant to your career path and soft skills like intercultural communication, networking, time management, conflict resolution, creative thinking, and teamwork.

In addition to gaining valuable work experience, you will discover Prague’s stunning architectural beauty, unparalleled by any other European capital. Dubbed the “The City of a Hundred Spires,” it is a hub of a vibrant cultural scene, home to more than 3,500 restaurants, and with its central location, it is an ideal starting point for an adventure around Europe. 

CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

Take an interviewing skills webinar

based on local business culture to prepare for interviews with potential internship supervisors.

Be humbled and inspired

by the spectacle of a 14th-century stone bridge, a hilltop castle and a lovely, lazy river – the Vltava.

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Visit the National Gallery

in Prague with large collections of Czech and international paintings and works by Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh.

7 M

international visitors annually

880

the year Prague Castle was founded

3500+

bars and restaurants

Experience
  • Prague students cooking at Candy
  • prague outside cathedral

Your Destination

The Czech Republic is a modern-day success story, having established itself as the most politically stable and economically prosperous of the post-Communist countries of Europe. CIEE Prague, located in the historic Vyšehrad neighborhood of Prague, is housed in a former seat of the Catholic Church’s provost and is close to many of the city’s historical sites and cultural activities.

CIEE Prague is located in a beautiful park-like setting atop one of Prague’s highest hills about 15 minutes from the Old Town area.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Prague.

The Culture

Prague

Excursions & Activities

  • Take excursions to see sites of historical and cultural importance, like Prague Castle or Old Town Square.
  • Take a trip outside of Prague and discover the gems of the Czech countryside. The town of Kutná Hora boasts a 14th century Gothic cathedral, medieval silver mines, narrowed cobbled streets, and a rather spooky church adorned with bones. You don’t want to miss it!
  • Build transferable skills through a series of workshops and learn about the interconnected world during site visits to local startups, accelerators, and art venues.
  • Make your summer internship truly geared to your interests and skills through individual pre-placement meetings, a personalized matching process, and coaching for each student.
  • Participate in weekly CIEE-facilitated activities. Get to know other US college students and interact with the local community while taking paddle boats on the Vltava River, creating your own souvenir, or cooking Czech meals.
prague three interns

Professional Development

  • Explore the professional working world of Prague through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures. 
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship. 
  • Take advantage of one-on-one sessions aimed at helping you update your resume and improve your interview skills based on the local business culture. 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Ten Great Reasons to Study Abroad in Prague

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

There’s been no shortage of adjectives used to describe the Central European city of Prague. Czech Republic’s capital has been pronounced: golden; beautiful; graceful; charming; playful; witty ; (and one... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "Good structure and plenty of opportunity for personal and professional growth."

    Jeffrey K., Carnegie Mellon University

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Prague, you’ll work in a non-paying position in one of a diverse set of innovative industries. Possibilities include working in the field of sales and business development, content creation, software development, media, international relations, etc. Organizations include start-ups, medium-sized companies, non-profit organizations, and think-tanks. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Prague complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course.  

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits 

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce. 

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session. 

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from the internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at innovative startups, global organizations, multinationals, NGOs, and more in Prague. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Technology  
Software systems, IT, hardware, and AI.

Marketing, Communications, and Advertising  
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.

Arts, Theater, and Production  
Artistic event production, art design, and video production.

Entrepreneurship  
Accelerators and tech startups, research, business development, and community management.

Business  
Financial services, operations, accounting, sales, and general business.

NGOs  
Environmental advocacy, human rights promotion, and more. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $238

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Personal expenses = $175

Total Costs = $1,458

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $400^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Peter Mistrík

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Peter is the Program Coordinator at CIEE Prague. He is responsible for the development and leadership of the part-time semester internship programs, full-time summer internship program and a growing number...

Will Barnard

DIRECTOR

Will Barnard heads CIEE Prague. Originally from the U.S., Will has lived and worked in the Czech Republic for over twenty years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University...

Petra Key

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Petra Key is in charge of CIEE Prague course portfolio. She manages the CIEE Prague faculty and courses, and is responsible for the cooperation with academic partner institutions. Petra Key...

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