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Summer internship opportunities within a spectrum of local, regional, and multinational companies in Brno are available for those students seeking an internship option beyond the beaten path to extend their international experiential acumen.
Varied Internship Sites in the following disciplines/areas including:
Advertising, PR, Strategic Communication, Journalism, Social Justice, Arts, Fashion, Sports Communication, IT, Business, Marketing, International Relations, AG/Food Science, Sustainability, Public Policy, Practical Research (Kinesiology/Exercise/Aging)
For more information: http://www.czechmates.org/program-design/
Instructor: C. Michael Elavsky is an award-winning American instructor and research scholar (formerly tenured at The Pennsylvania State University) with 20 years in-country academic experience including 2 US State Department Fulbright Scholar appointments.
Why this program: Students do not need to choose between a fulfilling internship in their field and a study abroad opportunity. Students will be able to learn and experience Brno, while traveling to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes will depend on the agreement between supervisors and students, however each internship is designed to enhance the students professional experience.
Credits: Students will receive 6 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.
Dates and Fees
Dates: June 14-August 17
Cost: The cost of this program is €3500, with a €500 discount for partner universities.
- Tuition for the summer school
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation on weekend trips
- Academic trips
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno
Students should budget an additional €1500-2000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.) in addition to the cost of accommodation.
This is a sample schedule for the course. Culture activities and specific weekends for the trips are subject to change, but destinations will stay the same.
Students are expected to work 200 hours over 8-12 weeks, plus attend a mentored seminar. Apart from the organized weekend trips (which will be Friday-Sunday) students and their supervisors will choose which days they should be in the office. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.
Students are expected to arrive in Brno on Sunday, June 14. The program ends in Brno on Sunday, August 16. For information on getting to Brno, see our Practical Information.
Students are expected to pay separately for their accommodation. They can either find accommodation for themselves, or we can assist them in reserving space in a student residence hall. Accommodation on arranged trips will be provided, students share a room with two other students on trips.
More information on student residence halls:
Our Residence Halls house both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). Students share a room with one other student.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
The approximate cost is €15/night at a student residence hall.
Meet our Team
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Life in Brno
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!