Basic Info and Process

Current internship offers in the student intranet.

The Faculty of International Relations considers students’ practical experience of working in an international environment to be an essential part of education and a great competitive advantage of its graduates. If the conditions set by the faculty are met, these internships can be recognized as part of the study.

ID of the internships, conditions and financial support

  • master’s follow-up (21 ECTS)
  • internship is based on a tripartite contract between the faculty, the company and the student
  • full-time internship in a company for at least four months in the Czech Republic or abroad
  • included in group hV
  • other course than the diploma seminar cannot be studied during the given semester, if a student is doing an internship with an ID code 22F401 or 22F412; possible exceptions are decided by the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs on the basis of a written recommendation from the guarantor of the course the student wants to enroll
  • financial support is only possible for internships abroad
  • master’s follow-up (6 ECTS)
  • full-time internships in the non-profit sector and public administration bodies for at least 6 to 8 weeks abroad
  • included in the hV and sV group in selected faculty’s minor specializations
  • course 22F411 can be registered in InSIS only if the time of the internship does not collide with the teaching period in the semester; possible exceptions are decided by the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs on the basis of a written recommendation from the guarantors of the subjects that the student is studying in the given semester
  • financial support is possible from the faculty’s scholarship fund, as well as from Erasmus+ funds, depending on the institution and place where the internship is carried out
  • master’s follow-up (15 ECTS)
  • full-time internships in the non-profit sector and state administration bodies for at least three months abroad
  • included in the hV and sV group in selected faculty’s minor specializations
  • other course than the diploma seminar cannot be studied during the given semester, if a student is doing an internship with an ID code 22F401 or 22F412; possible exceptions are decided by the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs on the basis of a written recommendation from the guarantor of the course the student wants to enroll
  • financial support is possible from the faculty’s scholarship fund, as well as from Erasmus+ funds, depending on the institution and place where the internship is carried out
  • master’s follow-up (6 ECTS)
    half-time internships in the non-profit sector and state administration bodies for a period of at least three months in the Czech Republic; the range of working hours can be reasonably shortened if the internship lasts longer than three months or has significantly above-average demands for the processing of a written project
  • included in group hV
  • financial support for this internship is not possible
  • bachelor’s degree (6 ECTS)
  • for all faculty’s bachelor’s study programs
  • the internship is organized together with the student organization AIESEC
  • financial support for the internship is not possible

Internships can recognized into the study only if all of the following requirements are simultaneously met:

  1. the range of working hours and the length of the internship or internship correspond to the description above
  2. the content of the internship has a professional character that corresponds to the knowledge and requirements placed on students in their master’s degree studies
  3. the internship is based on a tripartite agreement between the student, the internship provider and the faculty approved by the faculty; in exceptional cases, the tripartite agreement may be replaced by another document
  4. as part of the internship, a written project is prepared and subsequently defended at the faculty according to the requirements in the syllabi
  5. the student has enough credit vouchers in the group of subjects where the internship can be registered according to the study plan; credit vouchers can be added to the student in justified cases
  6. the student has not taken that part of the state final exam, for which proof of completion of the entire study plan must be provided, nor will they attempt it before the nternship is sucessfuly closed in InSIS.

The Faculty of International Relations spends a significant part of the scholarship fund to support the internationalization of the studies of its students. Each student of the faculty departing for foreign studies and internship overseas or in Russia can obtain a financial contribution from the faculty to cover the increased costs of such a study of CZK 15,000 or CZK 10,000 (monthly), depending on study results. The monthly scholarship of CZK 10,000 (CZK 15,000) can also be obtained by a student going abroad for up to three months for an internship if the internship is accredited and recognized into the study by the faculty. In total, CZK 2.9 million is allocated to support internationalization in the academic year.

Students who complete the internship abroad according to this measure may be granted financial support:

  1. from the faculty’s scholarship fund according to the rules announced for a given academic year by Scholarship Decree
  2. Erasmus+ funding. Before each preparation and signing of the so-called Erasmus+ Participation Agreement, the student needs to bring a certificate of insurance throughout the whole internship: confirmation of health insurance, confirmation of arranging liability insurance (coverage caused by the student in the workplace and the way it is secured), confirmation of the accident insurance related to the internship tasks carried out by a student, including at least damage caused to the student at the workplace and the way it is secured. Erasmus+ funding might be available only for paid internships for the first three months.
  3. in the form of an extraordinary scholarship from the faculty’s scholarship fund.

A student is not entitled to financial support during an internship abroad. Financial resources according to paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be combined.

Financial resources pursuant to paragraph (a) can only be supported if the internship is unpaid, for internships in the non-profit sector and state administration bodies. In addition, the condition of granting support pursuant to paragraph (b) is to meet all program conditions and submit all prescribed documents properly. Financial support is provided in the form of a flat amount for a month abroad to contribute to the increased costs of this stay. The amounts vary according to the target country according to the National Agency for European Educational Programs (NAEP) decision.

The Dean decides on the granting of the support pursuant to paragraph (c) after the scholarship committee’s meeting, at the student’s request submitted in the form of an e-query through InSIS. The reason may only be the extraordinary costs associated with the implementation of internships that were not supported by sources pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) or which significantly exceed the support provided from sources (a) and b). Attachment to the application must include a detailed calculation of all costs and income during the internship accompanied by an honorary statement on the truth of the data.

Steps

  1. The first step is the selection procedure. The faculty regularly announces calls for a number of internships around the world – just follow the faculty’s intranet. If the student has found an internship by themselves, the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs needs to assess and approve such an internship. The student then must provide an official detailed job description (with hours per week and the length of the internship), confirmed by the company/organization. – email to Eva Grebe.

  2. For the approved internship, finding a suitable guarantor from the faculty’s academic staff is necessary. The guarantor cooperates with the student during the internship, and the student also defends their internship written paper in front of the guarantor. The guarantor is assigned to a student by the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs, but the student’s suggestion is always welcomed. So choose one according to their professional focus and willingness to guarantee your internship.

  3. Subsequently, a relevant three-sided agreement must be prepared and signed. These differ in different types of internships and institutions. Except for internships in CzechTrade and CzechInvest, the faculty signs the agreement as the last. Once the agreement is signed by the student and the company or institution, bring it to Eva Grebe. She will ensure the signature of the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs. For internships at the embassies, a three-sided contract is usually replaced by official confirmation of the embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs approval of the internship.

  4. After submitting all agreements and upon the fulfilment of the formalities, your internship is recorded by the faculty in its electronic system and also in InSIS if the internship is abroad. Based on this record, the internship ID course will be registered in InSIS at the beginning of the semester and for financial support. Therefore, no additional query is needed at this stage.

  5. When the classes start in the respective semester, your internship will be registered with its course ID in InSIS for you. The internship cannot be registered in InSIS by a student. At the same time, based on the ID of the internship, all other registered courses will be removed.

  6. At the beginning of the month following the start of the internship, you will be paid financial support. Its amount is based on the scholarship decree; like any scholarship, there is no claimed right to receive one. The amount of the scholarship is also affected by your study fulfilments. There is no need to apply for the scholarship payment, but do not forget to register the account number in InSIS in time.

  7. During the internship, the student prepares a written project whose defence is a condition of meeting the course’s requirement. The specific requirements for the length of the project are listed in the syllabus of the course. The topic is good to consult with a guarantor of your internship in advance and fine-tune it during the first weeks of the internship. The submission deadline is upon the agreement with the guarantor; the project will be submitted via InSIS.

  8. Before the end of the internship, the company or institution must complete the “Evaluation form of the intern’s performance and confirmation of a completed internship“, which should be e-mailed (scan) from the official e-mail address of the company/organization directly to Eva Grebe. The evaluation, which has a significant impact on the academic completion of your internship, will be provided to the guarantor before you defend the written project.

  9. After returning from the internship, you will defend the written project in front of the guarantor and another academician, per requirements in InSIS. Subsequently, a grade for the internship will be awarded based on the defence of the written project and a received evaluation from the company/organization.