Prague, Czech Republic - Summer Internship
Upgrade your resume, earn AU credits and join students from universities around the country, interning in Prague. Placements guaranteed in a professional practice internship.
The program is a total of 7 weeks long, including one week of orientation and on-site interviews, six weeks of internship experience, and overlapping coursework and cultural activities. Work assignments will be in Prague, Czech Republic.
Cultural activities for the program will include guided tours of the city and Prague Castle, a day trip to Kutna Hora, and group visits to museums or the theatre, and a Hop on Hop off bus pass so you can experience Prague—tour the largest medieval castle in Europe--Prague Castle founded in 880, visit the tombs of past royalty in the crypt, stroll across the famous Charles Bridge, have a locally brewed pint of famous Czech pilsner along Wenceslas Square, and watch the skeleton of death toll the bell to the procession of the Twelve Apostles on the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square.
Objectives of the Program:
This program provides hands-on internship experience in a major business area, for 32 hours per week—Monday through Thursday each week for 6 weeks plus one week for orientation, cultural activities, and final company interviews.
Internship Areas for Auburn Students in Prague:
Business- accounting, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, human resources, management, marketing, and supply chain.
Other areas- Arts & Culture (galleries, music schools, museums, theaters), Politics, Law and NGOs (advocacy groups, criminal and civil law, non-profit organizations, public policy), Communications (journalism, social media, public relations) and Sciences (computer science, environmental, engineering).
Academic Program & Requirements (3-9 Credit Hours Typical*):
Typical courses are 3 credit hours. Expected courses offered include: Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2210), Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3100), International Marketing (MKTG 4400), Strategic Management (MNGT 4800), and 3920 or 4920 Internship in major. Note: Courses subject to change. Students must have completed prerequisites for course credit. See Director for course dates and format.
Program open to all business majors/minors or related fields. Students must have a 2.25 or higher GPA, and must complete all requirements for credit.
- November 30, 2015 - Application period begins, but space is limited to 20 students so apply now.
- February 12, 2016 (tentative) - First ½ payment of program fees due to Bursar
- March 18, 2016 (tentative) - Second ½ payment of program fees due to Bursar
- March - EUSA Internship Interviews begin matching students with companies
- March - Completed application packets due to EUSA and Auburn Office of International Education
- April 1, 2016 (tentative) - Auburn Study Abroad Fee due to Bursar ($619)
- May 16-20, 2016 & May 23-27, 2016 - AU Boot Camp Courses. See Director for courses available and dates.
- May 29, 2016 - Leave USA, arrive May 30
- May 30- June 4 - Orientation Week with faculty Director
- June 6-July 14 - Internship -- EUSA
- July 16, 2016 - Leave Prague / arrive USA
- August 2016 - HCoB Professional Fee due ($150)
Program Fees: $8,249
Program fees include AU coursework credit hours (3-9 typical), internship placement, housing in Prague for the duration of the program, Prague bus pass for duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, touring—Hop on Hop off bus tour pass for Prague, a walking tour, a trip to Kutna Hora, welcome and farewell receptions, trip cancellation insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical). Specific tour/event details provided before departure from U.S. and subject to change.
Estimated Additional Costs: $3,719 (not included in program fees)
Estimated additional costs not included in program fees include: airfare to Prague and return, most meals, passport and visa if needed, optional tours and entrance fees to some sights, Auburn Abroad fee and HCoB Professional fee.
Passport and Visa Requirements:
Students will be required to have a valid Passport, good for 1 year after they return to the US after their internship and meet any additional Czech Republic immigration requirements as necessary (no visa or special requirements for US citizens).
Living Arrangements/ Housing/ Meals/ Transportation:
Housing in Prague is in professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe neighborhoods. A typical apartment will have five single bedrooms (with all linens included), two shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, and Internet. Meals not included in program fee. Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from U.S.
May 29, 2016 (leave USA to arrive Prague May 30) – July 16, 2016 (return to USA).
Program is limited so APPLY NOW.
**Program details subject to change.
Dr. Dan Padgett
College of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing.
Tel: (334) 844-2462