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: extended to March 1, 2021

IMPORTANT: Scholarship Application Deadline is February 1, 2021. You can apply before finalizing your application. Learn more here.

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NEW Program Dates: June 14 – July 24, 2021*

Program Dates: May 17 – June 26, 2021*

*Two mandatory pre-departure meetings will be held prior to the start date of the program.

June 14Arrival Day
June 15Mandatory On-site Orientation
June 17Classes Start
June 18-20Český Krumlov Excursion
July 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. During the application process, students will indicate their career goals and upload a resume. On their application, students will be asked to list 3 options for their preferred career field placement.
  2. Before submitting the application, applicants will have an individualized advising appointment to gain a better understanding of the study abroad and internship placement process. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their goals more in depth.  
  3. After submitting a complete application, NC State Prague will initiate the placement process. Ultimately, the companies will decide who to accept and may request an interview. This process may take a few days or a few weeks. Please be patient!
  4. Students will receive a placement prior to the start date of the program. 

Examples of potential internship placement locations in Prague:

Internship placements are available in a wide variety of fields.  Although we will be able to guarantee you a placement, it may not be at the company or industry that you expected. We will take an individualized approach to finding you the best fit based on your background and skills and will work to place you in one of your 3 career field preferences. Please keep in mind that, while you may not get a perfect match, we will try to meet your highest priorities and that valuable experience can be gained from reaching beyond your comfort zone.  If you are not happy with your placement, you will have the option to join our regular Classic summer program or withdraw. 

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, that is taught virtually by faculty in the United States. The student will work with the Internship Advisor to finalize internships. In addition to the work described in the contract (32-34 hours/ week for 6 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
    Senior Associate Director for Operations and Academic Programs
  • Robin Dorfman, Office of Global Engagement
    Program Associate for External Relations

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

Program Cost

  • Admin Fee: $350
  • Program Cost: $5,500
  • TOTAL: $5,850