Faculty of Economics cooperates with the permanent mission of the Czech Republic with the OECD in Paris within the external professional internships. Students are therefore offered a truly remarkable and valuable experience which can help them to get by the competition on the labor market and with their future job searches. Length of the internship is app 3 months and its range corresponds more or less to a part-time job (scholarship is 750/month). Faculty offers 2 spots per each semester. Students have to pass the standard selection procedure at the faculty of Economics. Subsequently, the chosen students are accepted directly by Permanent mission of the Czech republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. It is impossible to determine the exact date of the mission due to the capacity options of the Permanent mission. Students are obliged to ensure their own accommodation, transit, etc. at the place of the mission.
doc. Ing. Miroslav Ševčík, CSc.
Interviews with former participants of the internship
During your studies you can undertake foreign internship, which is officially recognized by registering 55F350 Short term foreign internship course. Foreign internship allows undergraduate and master students to obtain valuable practical experience.
doc. Ing. Helena Chytilová, Ph.D., M.A., Vice-Dean for International Relations and supervisor of the course 55F350
Ing. Adéla Zubíková, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for Study Affairs, (approval of foreign internships)
Courses’ group: Course can be classified as any of the cVM courses for master students and any of the oV courses for bachelor students.
Basic Parameters of Internships
- Internships are carried out in private and public sector institutions abroad, but excluding EU institutions, EU bodies, including specialised agencies (https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/institutions-bodies_cs), and organisations that manage EU programmes, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies.
- Internships can only be undertaken in programme countries outside of the Czech Republic and the student’s country of origin.
- The duration of the internship is usually around 3 months.
- Student can participate in internship during any year of study.
- The content of the internship includes tasks that correspond to the student’s field of study.
- The internship must not be financially remunerated (however, the student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship in an amount depending on the chosen destination country).
- The student will produce a professional term paper of 15-20 standard pages, considering the scope of the internship, (see details below).
- The thesis corresponds to the requirements for a qualification thesis.
- The topic of the thesis must be approved and the student develops it in consultation with an academic staff member.
- Student will receive an additional 12 reserve credits upon completion of the internship.
- Internships are primarily for students of the Faculty of Economics.
Forms of internships
Student’s own initiative –foreign internship is arranged by the student in cooperation with a foreign institution.
- The student goes through a standard selection procedure, but prepares the documents for the individual internship, which must be approved by the external foreign institution and must meet the basic parameters listed above.
- Student contacts Vice-Dean for Study Affairs with detailed proposition about the internship. Vice-Dean will assess for purpose of recognition the compatibility of this internship with contents of the course 55F350, which will be followed by nominating supervisor of the foreign internship.
- Student prepares required documents (such as Training Agreement) and will secure signatures at institutions, where he plans to undertake the foreign internship. This document is signed by Vice-Dean for Study Affairs too.
The Course of the Internship
Student works at particular department of foreign institution and communicates during this internship with his supervisor about the project (professional term paper) and works continously on its raw version.
Enrollment of the Course
– Foreign internship takes place usually in between semesters, (January-February and May-September). However, if student fullfils all study requirements and only works on his bachelor or diploma thesis, it is possible to undertake foreign internship also during the semester.
– After the end of foreign internship and before the beginning of the next semester respectively, student submits confirmation about undertaking internship to Vice-Dean of Study Affairs including its basic description.
– After the end of foreign internship, student will be allowed to register the course 55F350.
Project of Foreign Internship
–a professional term paper of 15-20 standard pages.
– combination of theoretical knowledge with practical skills acquired during the internship.
– the topic must be compatible with the content of the internship and it is approved by supervisor of foreign internship.
– project requirements correspond with requirements for a qualification thesis.
– student works on project in cooperation with academic worker.
Final Evaluation and Defense
Supervisor of foreign internship specifies the date for submission of the project and the date of defense, which will be held with presence of supervisor of the course 55F350 and other academic worker.
Recognition of foreign internship: from Summer Semester 2022/2023 onwards
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Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey