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Summer Internship Program

About the Program

A seven-week, full-time (32-34 hours/ week) summer internship in Prague where students earn six NC State credit hours while gaining practical, real-world experience in a global setting.

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Deadlines

Application OpeningAPPLICATION CLOSED
Application Deadline*November 29, 2023 
Scholarship Application Deadline**November 15, 2023
**Early applicants will be given internship placement priority. **Scholarship Application DeadlineNovember 15. You can submit a scholarship application before finalizing your program application.

For more details on How to Apply?

Overview

Program Dates: May 6 – June 22, 2024

May 6Arrival Day
May 7Mandatory On-site Orientation
May 13First Day of Internship
May 17-19Český Krumlov Excursion
June 22Departure Day

Program Description

Students from any academic discipline can gain practical skills by participating in this internship program in the heart of Europe. Students are placed in individualized internships based on their career goals, majors, personal preferences, and experience. Internship placements are unpaid, will be conducted in English, and are organized by the NC State European Center in Prague. During the six-week program in Prague, students will spend 32-34 hours per week working in their assigned internship. In addition, students will take SLC 450 “Applied Leadership Skill-Building within an Internship Experience” taught virtually by faculty in the United States. This six-credit course is a required part of the internship experience in Prague. Cultural excursions and experiences are also built into the program for students to gain a well-rounded understanding of the global business environment.

  1. Students will indicate their career goals during the application phase and upload a resume.
  2. Applicants will have an individualized advising interview with our Prague-based internship program coordinator. An objective of this is to help students better understand the study abroad and internship placement process, as well as for us to get to know you better as applicants. Students will have the opportunity then to discuss their goals more in-depth. This advising interview will occur only after submitting all other application materials.  
  3. Following the application deadline, NC State Prague will review each application and send out decisions. Then we will begin the placement process for those who have been accepted. Ultimately it could take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months to finalize the placement, as it requires time and effort to ensure that a proper match between the student and the company has been made.     
  4. We ask that you please be patient during this process. If, for some reason, you end up not being satisfied with your placement, then you may be eligible to join our Summer Classic program instead or can withdraw completely.

SLC 450 Applied Leadership Skill-Building within an Internship Experience (6 credit hours)

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical leadership skills and global knowledge that will be transferrable to the student’s academic and career goals. This six-credit course is a required part of the internship experience in Prague and is taught virtually by faculty in the United States. In addition to the work described in the internship contract (32-34 hours/ week for six weeks), the student will participate in weekly one-hour seminars, attend cultural excursions, and complete a series of reflective assignments related to the experience.

Instructors:
  • Dr Tiffany Noel, Shelton Leadership Center, Assistant Director for Outreach and Scholars Programs

Students are encouraged to enroll in the Leadership: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives minor.

  • GPA requirements: minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (for summer programs only)
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct
  • Meet the minimum eligibility policy set forth by the NC State Study Abroad Office

If you have an inquiry about the placement process, please contact Jakub Klimeš, the Internship Program Coordinator in Prague.

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $6,030
  • TOTAL: $6,480
  • Tuition and fees
  • Registration
  • International health insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation activities and materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing
  • Transportation pass
  • Cultural activities
  • Field trips
  • 3-day in-country excursion
  • Student support services
  • On-site Staff and administrative costs.
  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • Supplies and personal expenses
  • Textbooks and studio materials
  • Passport fee

For more details on the Program Costs and Funding.

Prague is a bustling metropolis that serves as home to various multinational corporations.

Housing

The NC State European Center in Prague provides housing for all program participants.
In addition, several student housing assistants also reside in the buildings, providing on-site support and local connections. The program includes a standard double room; however students have the option to request single rooms for an additional cost. Accepted students will also have the opportunity to indicate housing preferences such as roommates, single versus double room, and dormitory location.