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Internship - EUSA Prague (10 weeks)
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/04/2018 08/11/2018

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
None
Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Art, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Family & Consumer Sciences
Program Type: Internship
AACSB accreditation:
No
Program Description:
International Internships in Prague, Czech Republic
 
Program Description:
EUSA – Academic Internship Programs is a not-for-profit organization that works with Ball State University to provide students with academically-directed internship programs across all colleges. EUSA's internship teams place 2,000 university students each year across all industry sectors. Students apply to and are selected by Ball State and EUSA works to provide internship placements, support, and housing.  All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.

This program offers professional placements in a wide range of career fields and disciplines, including Business, Communications, Education, Hospitality, Computer Science , Arts and Culture. Your internship experience will give you an international edge and valuable work experience within your academic field or area of interest that will open many doors to your future career path.  Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills, also providing you with the opportunity to work alongside Czech, other European, and international workers.
 
Location
The capital city, and largest city of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the largest cities of Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region of Bohemia for centuries. The city is famous for its unique medieval architecture, and the historical center of Prague is inscribed in the World Heritage List. At the heart of Central Europe, Prague offers you an insight into the region’s business, politics, culture, and history. Supporting growing interest in international internships by universities and their students, the Czech Republic provides a wide range of internship opportunities in business, arts, media, and entrepreneurship to name a few. The rich history and culture of Prague experienced through the lens of an English-speaking, academic internship will offer you an extraordinary opportunity to integrate in the Czech life.  It is regarded by many as one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities.

Accommodation
Housing in Prague is in professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe neighborhoods. A typical apartment will have five bedrooms (with all linens included), two shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen. All apartments include wi-fi. You may be sharing your apartment with students from your own university, from other EUSA programs, or from schools in Europe and further afield. In general, the apartments are co-ed, but every effort will be made to provide single sex accommodation if there is sufficient demand. During the summer months, there may be some residents who stay for shorter periods of time who are not associated with a university program.
 
Prerequisites:
  • Full-time student status
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Students must be sophomore status or above by start of internship

Academic Credit:
Students must work with their faculty advisor and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” course to ensure receiving academic credit.  Students must register for at minimum of 1 BSU credit.
 
Placement Process:
You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and ensuring that EUSA makes the right placement. It's important to keep in mind that the time for you to exercise this control is during the earlier part of the process, at your placement meeting with a EUSA placement manager and even before, as you prepare for this meeting. The best way to prepare is to think about the following questions:
  • What previous experience do I have that makes me a suitable candidate?
  • What types of tasks & responsibilities do I expect to have in my internship?
  • What type of company would I like to intern with? 
  • What is my main goal for the internship?
  • What specific skills am I hoping to develop or enhance?
  • What are my future career goals and how does this internship relate to them?
  • What kind of credits do I need for this internship? 
EUSA takes this information very seriously. They will not let you request a type of placement which they do not feel is a realistic possibility. They also expect you not to agree to a type of placement which you are not willing to undertake, but they DO expect you to have at least three distinct areas of interest for your placement. After your meeting, your placement manager will send you an email to follow up on your discussion and confirm that they have understood your preferences, goals, and academic credit requirements. If you do not believe that the placement manager has understood these, it's essential that you notify them immediately, as once a placement has been arranged for you, you cannot change it.

You can expect your placement to be a different experience to one in the US in various ways:
  • The experience is to give you a taste of working life. You will not necessarily have a specific project to work on but will be expected to help out with day-to-day tasks.
  • Supervisors are busy professionals and most will not work out a specific schedule for students.
  • A lot of the learning will be done through your own initiative. You will need to be proactive about making sure you are getting the experience you want. Speak up, ask for work, and make sure your team members know you are available for any and every task!
  • All placements will have an element of clerical tasks to them (the realities of any job). Be sure to handle these with a smile and you'll soon find your responsibilities increased.
  • Only so much can be achieved during a short-term placement. Be realistic about what you can expect - remember this is an international experience no matter what you're doing on any specific day. Look at the bigger picture and know that you're going to be worlds ahead of your classmates who stayed in the States for their semester or summer!
  • Sometimes you are given more responsibilities than you would expect for a work experience student. Treat this as an opportunity to try the real world.
Program Dates:
June 4, 2018 - August 11, 2018 (10 weeks)
 
2018 Program Cost TBA Soon!
2017 Cost Estimate:
INTERNSHIP CZECH REPUBLIC - EUSA Prague Internship (10 Weeks) - Summer 2017.pdf 
(Tuition charges based on number of credits, residency, and Undergrad/Grad status)

Program includes:
  • Internship placement consultation
  • Pre-Departure and onsite orientations
  • Accommodation in Student Residence Hall
  • On-Site 24/7 emergency support
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Third party liability insurance
  • On-site coaching and troubleshooting during the placement
  • Final Evaluation report from your supervisor
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU by the program deadline.

Contact Information: 
Phone: (765) 285-5422
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu