Summer Internship

A six-week long, 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.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

*Early applicants will be given internship placement priority.

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IMPORTANT: Scholarship Application Deadline, November 15, 2022. You can submit a scholarship application before finalizing your program application. Learn more here.

Program Dates: May 8 – June 24, 2023

*Two mandatory pre-departure meetings will be held before the program’s start date.

May 8Arrival Day
May 9Mandatory On-site Orientation
May 15First Day of Internship
May 19-21Český Krumlov Excursion
June 24Departure Day

Summer Internship Highlights

Gain Global Workforce Experience

Students will be placed in English-speaking companies based on their individual career goals. Interning in a different country will provide a unique insight into the global workforce and valuable experience to add to a resume.

Earn NC State Credits

Participants will earn 6 credit hours in SLC 450, designed to complement the internship experience. Expert NC State faculty will advise students throughout the program and serve as a resource to inform the cross-cultural experience.

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, major, personal preferences, and experience. Internship placements are unpaid, will be conducted in English, and are organized by NC State Prague. During the six-week program in Prague, students will spend 32-34 hours working at their placement per week. Cultural excursions and experiences are also built into the program for students to gain a well-rounded understanding of the global business environment.

Placement Process

  1. Students will indicate their career goals during the application phase and upload a resume.
  2. Applicants will have an individualized advising appointment to better understand the study abroad and internship placement process. Students will have the opportunity then to discuss their goals more in-depth. This advising appointment will only take place after all other application materials have been submitted.  
  3. After the advising session is completed and the application is fully submitted, 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 complete the placement fully. This takes due time and effort in order 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.

Internship placements are available in a wide variety of fields. While we will be able to guarantee you a placement, it may not necessarily be at the company or industry that you expected. We will take an individualized approach to find the best fit based on your background and skills. Please remember that while you may not get a perfect match, we will try to meet your highest priorities. 

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

 

Academics

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 Debbie Reno Acker, Shelton Leadership Center
    Director of the Shelton Leadership Center

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

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $5,500
  • TOTAL: $5,950