Business Internships in Prague, Czech Republic
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Upgrade your resume, earn AU credits and join students from universities around the country, interning in Dublin. 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 coursework and cultural activities. All work assignments will be in Prague, Czech Republic. This is a faculty supervised internship; Auburn faculty will be on-site solely for the first week of the program. Participants are required to exhibit a high level of maturity and independence. Students are provided with emergency support from the on-site program provider.
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, learn about the famous Czech pilsner along Wenceslas Square, and watch the skeleton death toll the bell to the procession of the Twelve Apostles on the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. Program size is limited and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so early applications are highly recommended.
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 orientation, cultural activities, and final company interviews.
Recent Internship Placements for Auburn Students in Prague:
DDC Financial, ICON Hotel, Holmes Place, Panalpina, Evocreative, Passion Communication, Charles Bridge Global Macro Fund, Burrito Loco Master Franchise, The Visitor, Traficon, Prague Black Panthers Football Club, Kentic
Academic Program & Requirements (6-12 Credit Hours Typical*):
- ACCT 2110: Principles of Financial Accounting
- ACCT 4410: Income Tax 1
- ACCT 5420: Income Tax 2
- ECON 2020: Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 2030: Principles of Macroeconomics
- FINC 3610: Principles of Finance
- FINC 3700: Financial Markets and Institutions
- MKTG 3310: Principles of Marketing
- MKTG 4400: International Marketing
- MNGT 3100: Principles of Management
- MNGT 4800: Strategic Management
- XXXX 3920/4920: Internship in major (departmental approval required) or
- XXXX 4970: Special Topics in major
Note: Courses subject to change. Students must have the completed prerequisites for course credit.
See program 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.
Download a copy of the Brochure PRAGUE 2018
Once accepted, students are required to pay a deposit of $1000 to secure a spot in the program. Students who withdraw after Dec. 31, 2017 will forfeit their deposit. Students who withdraw after Feb. 2, 2018 will forfeit the deposit plus half of the remaining fees due. Students who withdraw after Apr. 6, 2018 will forfeit all fees due without refund.
Housing in Prague is in professionally managed student apartments located 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 the U.S.
Program Fees are $8,549 and include:
- AU coursework credit hours (6-12 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, walking tour, trip to Kutna Hora)
- Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Trip cancellation insurance
- 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 are $3,619 and include:
- Airfare to Prague and return
- Most meals
- Passport and visa if needed (visa not required for US citizens)
- Optional tours and entrance fees to some sights
- Auburn Abroad fee ($657 - required for all AU students for AU study abroad programs; billed separately on student's eBill)
- HCoB Professional Fee if applicable
Prague, Czech Republic
The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for international study. A cultural center of history, music, art and theater, Prague is a vibrant city well-known for its architecture, opera, vibrant night life, education, the arts, administration, and industry. This capital city is known for its authors, musicians, castles, cathedrals and traditions. Prague attracts people originating from all corners of the globe. Straddling the Vltava River it covers over 110 square miles of elegant medieval streets, squares of picturesque green parks, museums, monuments, and elegant shopping.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 1 year after their internship and meet any additional Czech Republic immigration requirements.
Additional entry permit and visa requirements will be determined for each individual student per Ireland immigration policies (supporting paperwork and documentation provided by Auburn University and EUSA). Any necessary visa application paperwork will be distributed at internship group meetings. (No visa or special requirements for U.S. citizens).
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For FAQs for Global Programs please see FAQs for Global Programs 2018. Contact the Faculty Director with any program specific questions:
Dr. Dan Padgett
Harbert College of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
Tel: (334) 844-2462