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Internships for Prague, Czech Republic

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of the Czech Republic.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

Grant-Writing and Crowd Funding

International Relations

Journalism and Communications

NGO and Social Services

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

Business

A start-up non-profit developing language learning mobile applications with a web-based platform for operational management, financial management, content development, marketing, and education.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the CEO and leadership team
  • Develop and present a personal brand campaign with social media content
  • Collaborate with other interns and company contributors to develop social media content
  • Research on cultural and interpersonal communication
  • Develop app content
  • Liaise with external collaborators and NGOs

Requirements

  • Czech, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Portuguese language proficiency welcome, but not required

  • Students with foreign language proficiency will have the opportunity to work in that language

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Business

A music and dance school founded in 1945 as part of the Czech Academy of Performing Arts located in the Lichtenstein Palace and Hartig Palace the heart of Prague’s historic center. The school provides top-level education in music and dance programs, has its own sound and recording studio, library, practice rooms, and detached training facilities and hosts student performances, concerts and festivals, conferences, and stage and jazz performances.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing concert events
  • Project management of classical music and alternative student festivals
  • Develop marketing and communications materials related to the opera studio
  • Develop English-language concert materials

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester

Business

An international publishing and media development non-profit organization working to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a public-service media entity we are committed to using local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conducting targeted research for the business plan and collection of relevant data
  • Assisting in the creation of revamped business and financial plans, as well as Presentation material
  • Assisting in the creation of marketing plans for the organization’s products
  • Assisting in the creation of income tracking systems
  • Researching and identifying potential partnerships.

Requirements

  • Background in business or financial studies
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proficiency with Excel

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

An international publishing and media development non-profit organization working to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a public-service media entity we are committed to using local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in designing and implementing a new social media strategy to promote publishing and training activities
  • Assisting with sales and marketing of training courses, an online magazine, e-books, and special reports
  • Assisting in the further development of marketing and social media strategies
  • Creating and editing promotional texts for email marketing campaigns and social media accounts
  • Help manage all social media accounts and launch new ones (Instagram, etc.)
  • Developing marketing materials and other media content for marketing needs
  • Analyzing marketing campaigns
  • Liaising with both potential and existing customers.

Requirements

  • English fluency required

  • Extensive experience with social media platforms

  • Proficiency with graphic arts software (Adobe Photoshop, Indesign) preferred

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Grant-Writing and Crowd Funding

An international publishing and media development non-profit organization working to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a public-service media entity we are committed to using local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Support the organization's innovative crowdfunding platform, pressstart.org
  • Support work in obtaining and managing grants and fundraising
  • Writing new grant applications, i.e. budgeting and background research
  • Assist in the design and execution of marketing campaigns (both via personal contacts and creating/distributing promotional material) including through social media
  • Assisting in the creation of profiles for featured journalists
  • Writing for the Press Start blog.

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

International Relations

The U.S. Embassy in Prague reinforces and strengthens the shared values between the Czech and American people as well as promotes the understanding and appreciation of American culture and policies. The American Center of the US Embassy in Prague is the venue for various seminars, conferences, lectures on American history, politics, science as well as art exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with the administrative staff at local universities
  • Distribute promotional and event-specific fliers to universities
  • Help to organize the Research Center library, which holds a collection of books on U.S. history, politics, society, foreign policy, law, with a selection of U.S. newspapers, scholarly periodicals, and popular magazines as well as specialized information databases, information materials from the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government institutions
  • Develop additional cybersecurity quizzes and content for AC Instagram
  • Assist with events – particularly evening events (a film club, Coffee with American, etc.)
  • Deliver programs for Speakers' Bureau

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Journalism and Communications

An international publishing and media development non-profit organization working to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a public-service media entity we are committed to using local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the editorial team
  • Conducting general and targeted research
  • Writing feature articles for publication
  • Monitoring media partners and news agencies
  • Helping develop new media and multimedia content
  • Locating photos for use in published content

Requirements

  • Journalism experience (writing and/or editing) required, including any kind of media-related work such articles published in a school newspaper.
  • Students should have a strong grasp of the basic principles of journalism
  • Experience with new media (i.e. blogging/social networks)
  • Regional knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and/or the former Soviet Union
  • Knowledge of languages of our coverage region, especially Russian, would be very welcome
  • Student will be asked to submit a writing sample and take a timed test

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

NGO and Social Services

An international publishing and media development non-profit organization working to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As a public-service media entity we are committed to using local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of non-profit management and development
  • Editing narrative reports by non-native project managers from our coverage region
  • Drafting grant interim and final financial reports according to donor requirements
  • Researching potential new donor

Requirements

  • Experience drafting reports and administrative work

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A public research institution within the Czech Academy of Sciences, focusing on Central and Eastern European history from the WWII onward, taking part in a number of international research and public history projects.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Participate in an interdisciplinary research project with online research, analysisng digital materials, excerpting literature, and English copy-editing and proof-reading.
  • Assist lead researchers in Prague in coordinating a large international network of European research institutions and experts in digital humanities and digital ethnography
  • Help track, edit, and communicate information on new research in the popular appropriation and manipulation of historical audio-visual material

Requirements

  • Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, or Hungarian language proficiency welcome, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A public research institution within the Czech Academy of Sciences, focusing on Central and Eastern European history from the WWII onward, taking part in a number of international research and public history projects.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Participate in an interdisciplinary research project with online research, website administration, social network communication, excerpting literature, and English copy-editing and proof-reading.
  • Assist lead researchers in Prague in coordinating a large international network of European research institutions and experts in parliamentary history
  • Help track, edit, and communicate information on new research in parliamentary cultures, using the network’s website, Facebook and twitter accounts, as well as a newsletter
  • Assist in the organization of a series of workshops and a new book series

Requirements

  • Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, or Hungarian language proficiency welcome, but not required
  • Not available until Spring 2022

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A digital research library providing access to data, including medieval manuscripts, early printed books, incunabula, and historical maps, from more than 100 institutions across Europe.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist staff in developing the international digital library of written cultural heritage
  • Conduct online research and an analysis of digital libraries
  • Simple usage of XML editor for creating XML descriptions of medieval manuscripts using M-Tool XML Tab Editor, creating structural hyperlinks to images in web repositories, tagging catalogue records by TEI XML Language
  • Work with geo-databases

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A research and teaching institute focusing on political science and international relations, public policy, security studies, geopolitical studies and international economic and political studies. Research projects focus on political parties and party systems, political and constitutional systems, municipal and local politics, national interests and conflicts in the contemporary world, European integration, international organizations, conflict transformation and resolution, strategic studies, the security of small states, and critical security studies with a focus on the relationship between security and technology.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct a comparative analysis and independent research
  • Follow and report on EU-UK negotiations and to explore various European countries´elections and other political events (e.g. EU´s 2021-7 MFF negotiation). Both EU-wide and country specific political contexts, main players, party programmes/platforms, election outcomes, and other relevant aspects of politics will be studied
  • Special attention will be paid to the phenomenon of "cultural wars" and persistent social-issue polarization (over abortions, LGBT+ rights etc.), particularly in the countries of the CEE region (e.g. Poland)
  • Topics and tasks will be adjusted to student interns' needs, interests, and area of specialization

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A collaborative oral history project that gathers, records, transcribes, digitizes, and maintains an online database containing an extensive collection of witnesses' memories of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, both Nazi and Communist.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Gather, record, transcribe, and digitize documents
  • Edit and proofread translations made by non-native English speakers to correct grammatical errors and syntax.
  • Submit finished work for review and publication

Requirements

  • Native proficiency in English

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring/Spring Accelerated: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 85 students

Summer: 55 students per session

Instruction

English | Czech

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