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Program Overview

Program Overview

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.

As a CIEE Global Intern, you’ll spend the summer working in a non-paying position with a leading organization, diving into a field of interest, exploring a different culture, and expanding your professional portfolio and network.

In Prague, you’ll find access to a wide range of opportunities to gain hands-on work experience. Possibilities include working in the field of media, content development, PR, international relations, within a start-up company, non-profit organizations, think-tanks as well as in a corporate setting.

Prague, home to 1.2 million and some of Europe’s most dazzling architecture offers a rich cultural life, featuring festivals, concerts, and cultural programs, many of which are accessible on a student budget.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

PLACEMENT PROCESS

Each internship is determined on an individual basis, taking into account your background and experience as well as current employer work cycles and projects. Our team on the ground has a personalized process to work with you in the months leading up to the program to find the best match.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Individual pre-placement meeting, personalized matching process, and coaching for each student throughout the internship placement
  • Materials to guide creation of a resume appropriate for local business culture as well as guidance on application materials relevant to industry area of interest
  • Interviewing skills webinar based on local business culture in addition to individual student feedback to help prepare for Skype interviews with potential internship supervisor
  • Professional development workshops such as:
    • Making the Most of your Internship
    • Networking and Informational Interviewing
    • Understanding Working Styles
    • Leveraging your Internship for a Global Career
    • Midpoint review from student and supervisor
    • Final written evaluation from student and supervisor

Excursions

Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Prague complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. You may go on excursions throughout the Czech Republic and see sites of historical and cultural importance, like Prague Castle, Old Town, and the historical halls of Charles University. There are theaters to visit, as well as the opera and more cultural experiences to look forward to.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer 2017 (8 wks)
03/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$6,250

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes internship placement and supporting services, coursework, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advsising.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs
$3,582
Housing **
$2,250
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** Does not include a meal plan

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$600
International Airfare *
$1,350
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$50
Personal expenses
$200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • Rising Sophomore standing and above at time of participation
  • *Certain visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit for this program is 6 semester / 9 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participate in a weekly integrated academic seminar alongside the full-time internship placement.

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About the City

About The City

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. Prague, with a population of 1.2 million, boasts not only some of Europe’s most dazzling architectures, but also offers an unusually rich cultural life – festivals, operas, concerts, and cultural programs, many of which are accessible on a student budget.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Martina Brenová

Communications and Internship Program Director, Prague

Martina Břeňová started to work for the CIEE study abroad office in Prague in December 2013. She is the Head of the Communications, New Media and Journalism program in Prague and is responsible for the onsite coordination and logistics including program leadership and development. In addition to CNMJ program, Martina facilitates around 60 part-time internships during an academic year through CES and CNMJ study abroad programs and full-time internships through the Summer Global Internship program. She oversees placements at media, public relations agencies, film companies and non-profit and corporate settings. Also, Martina teaches the internship seminar.

Martina got her Master´s degree in International Development from Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, received additional teaching trainings and successfully completed several courses on intercultural communication and professional development. Martina brings more than 8 years of experience in working with non-profit and private sectors including customer service, human resources, operations and logistics. She has international internship experience from Spain where she worked in local non-profit organization in Department of International Cooperation and Education. Martina is passionate about creative writing, human development and training.

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Jana Cemusová

Center Director, Prague

Jana Čemusová heads the CIEE Study Center in Prague, leading study abroad programs, customized partnerships with Charles University, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), and other educational institutions. She served as a Student Services Director from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining CIEE in a full-time position, Jana gained extensive experience with CIEE students through her many years of teaching and leading Czech language instruction through the CIEE Study Center at Charles University. She is teaching Intercultural Communication and Leadership course now.

Jana was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Kansas and has expertise in training language teachers and leading projects in immigrant communities. She served as a chair of Association of Czech Teachers Teaching Czech as a Foreign Language in 2003–2009.

Jana is a double graduate at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Philosophy, where she studied theory of culture (anthropology) and Czech language and creative studies at the Faculty of Education.

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Lenka Osicková

Housing Coordinator, Prague

Lenka has worked at the CIEE Study Center in Prague since June 2014. She is mainly responsible for housing management (dorms, apartments, residences and homestays), housing assignments, housing-related issues, and the Flat Buddy and Resident Assistant Programs.

Lenka graduated from University of Hradec Králové with a bachelor in management of tourism. During her studies, she was an exchange student at Chang Jung Christian University located in southern Taiwan for a semester. She also studied at Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal.

Her previous working experience was abroad in Canada working in administrative field and in Portugal where Lenka gained experience in customer service working for IBM. During her studies Lenka volunteered as a buddy for the Erasmus study abroad program.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Classroom activities will take place at the CIEE Study Center in Prague, Czech Republic, similar to the CIEE Central European Studies and Communications, New Media and Journalism programs. Located in the historic Vyšehrad neighborhood of Prague, The CIEE Study Center is housed in a former seat of the Catholic Church’s provost in Prague.

Transportation
Students commute to their internships and most program activities via local public transportation. Introduction to the system is provided during orientation and program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

While in Prague, students reside in apartments in popular neighborhoods with fellow CIEE participants and a CIEE Flat Buddy or Resident Assistant — a Charles University student who helps CIEE students adjust to student life in Prague. Students share double rooms and kitchen and bathroom facilities. Meals are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Students can purchase food supplies and prepare meals in the apartment kitchens

Apartments are located throughout Prague and commuting times and distances vary. It’s important for students to be aware that commuting is part of daily life in Prague, and the location of most apartments requires daily use of public transportation.

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Orientations

Orientations

Your experience abroad starts now! Before you’ve even left home, you will participate in a one-one-one Skype conversation with a program director who lives and works in Prague. Our directors are extremely knowledgeable about their programs and cities, and will share information about the program, provide you with helpful tips, and answer any questions you may have. You will also have an opportunity to take part in an online webinar and connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. And if that’s not enough, once you touch down in Prague, you will receive an on-site city orientation with other interns on the program. This may feature a tour of the neighborhood, where to shop for food, tips on affordable living, an introduction to the transit system, language crash courses, and even cooking classes that take advantage of the best local fare.

CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple, to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals. Don’t worry - you’ll arrive in Prague with the knowledge to succeed.

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Internet

Internet

Housing, classroom, and internship locations all have internet access. Students are encouraged to bring Wi-Fi enabled laptops.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

Students on this program should expect to spend approximately 30-32 hours per week (200-240 hours total) doing internship project work. In addition, the academic internship seminar will meet for approximately 4 hours per week (30 contact hours total). 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.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

While the Global Internship program is conducted in English in all locations students will have the opportunity to develop communicative language skills through interactions with peers and host organization colleagues throughout their internship experience. CIEE will offer non-credit communicative language activities throughout the internship program to help students learn basic vocabulary and phrases, and the integrated internship seminar will include important business vocabulary and phrases used in the workplace.

Grading System

Assessment
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Assignments and activities include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopses of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analyses of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.

Internship supervisors and students each provide a written evaluation of progress towards goals during their placement. In addition, resident directors seek out individual conversations and group feedback through formal and informal channels throughout the program.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Nature of Courses

Students will participate in classes alongside other CIEE students only.

Faculty

All courses are taught by local adjunct faculty who typically have a terminal degree in their field, relevant professional background, and experience teaching an international cohort of students. Most faculty are also associated with and/or have taught at a local university.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

INSH 3806 PRAG
Academic Internship in Prague

The CIEE Global Internship Program combines a full-time internship with an integrated academic seminar to provide professional exploration and specific skills development, enhance intercultural understanding, and a contextualized real world work experience in a local or multi-national company or organization. The 8-week program includes between 220 and 240 hours of onsite internship project work alongside a 30-hour integrated academic seminar focusing on local business culture, intercultural communication, professional development, and linkages between local observations and global trends. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities that include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopses of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analyses of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.

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