This summer academic internship program is a collaboration involving the UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP), Global Studies, and the International Studies Office (ISO). Building upon 10 years of success with IPP Global – Dublin and partnership with EUSA, a provider of high quality global internships, IPP Global – Prague provides highly customized internships in Prague, Czech Republic for program participants. Internship placement is determined by students’ interests, studies, experience, and professional and academic plans. This program will provide a valuable and unique opportunity for its participants to develop enhanced cross-cultural awareness, up-close knowledge of the present-day Czech Republic and the EU, and understanding of one’s self as a life-long learner and budding professional.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, internship placement options will be limited in Summer 2021. Client-facing positions, including those in many non-profits and healthcare settings, will not be available. Students interested in internship placements within the following areas are encouraged to apply: NGOs, Marketing, Business, and Finance.
IPP Global Prague Previous Placements
During the application period, students meet with UVA Career Center staff and the EUSA internship team to discuss the internship process and requirements, as well as goals and expectations for an internship.
An interview is required as part of the application process. Students are advised to apply early so that they can complete the interview before the application deadline. See the instructions below for more information on the application process:
Note: Interviews assist IPP in gaining additional information for internship placement.
- Step 1) Click "Apply Now" (above) and complete the Personal Statement, Resume, and Internship Interest items
- Step 2) After completing Step 1, schedule an interview with IPP in Handshake
- Step 3) After completing the interview, finish and submit the application
The program takes place in enchanting Prague, the capital and entrepreneurial center of the Czech Republic.
GSGS 3540 Working with/across cultures in international internships (3 credits)
This online seminar engages students in identifying global flows and phenomena by considering key economic, social, and cultural developments in the Czech Republic’s present and recent past. Through experientially-based assignments, readings from multiple disciplines, and regular reflections, students will also develop increased appreciation of the fundamental role of culture in daily life, workplaces, and professions. The seminar builds upon the relationships and everyday experiences participants will have in their internship settings.
Associate Director, UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP)
UVA Career Center
Director, UVA Global Internships, International Studies Office
Accommodation and Meals
You will live in apartment-style living accommodations owned and operated by a partnering university. Each intern will have a double or triple room with study area, a shared kitchen space, living area, and common bathroom. There is 24-hour security and an on-call staff member. Launderettes are available in residence. Public transportation is within walking distance, as are a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, and medical clinics.
Cost and Financial Aid
The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.
Participants in the UVA in Prague: IPP Global program are specially eligible to apply for the UVA Global Internships Summer Travel Grant for UVA Internship Programs.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult the Czech Republic consulate for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.