Business and Communication Internships in the Czech Republic
Each UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements; arranges accommodations and excursions; leads onsite orientations and optional social events; and provides 24/7 emergency support. As part of the placement process for Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular Summer Internship program.
Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Summer Abroad Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad, and course credit is issued by UC Davis.
Internship Placement Process
After you have completed the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment, EUSA will ask you to register with them via their online Student Gateway. In the Student Gateway you will upload your:
- Current resume/CV
- Personal information and internship preferences
- Additional information including health history, emergency contacts, housing preferences, etc.
You should expect to have a Skype meeting with EUSA Prague staff and be prepared to discuss your career field focus, relevant experience, interests, as well as the professional, personal, and cross-cultural skills you hope to gain over the course of the internship. EUSA will ask you to identify three areas of interest and will attempt to place you in your primary field of interest, though you should be flexible and be willing to accept a placement in one of your other fields of interest if necessary.
Sample Internship Placements
Students are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow, both professionally and personally. Final internship placement is typically determined just prior to departure although in some cases placements will not be confirmed until students have had an in-person interview during the first week of the program.
Resume and Cover Letter Resources
We strongly recommend that all students meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center or the Career Center on their home campus to have their resume and other supplemental documents (if applicable) reviewed prior to submitting these documents to EUSA. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.
Information about UC Davis’ partner for the program
For the Czech Republic—Business & Communication Summer Internship program, UC Davis Study abroad partners with EUSA, an international education organization and expert in the internship field with over 35 years of experience working with students, universities, and companies. EUSA has successfully placed over 25,000 students in academically-directed internships. The organization offers customized internship placements to provide students with hands-on, professional experience within their chosen field. The Czech Republic—Business & Communication Summer Internship program is a customized program designed by EUSA uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. Onsite, a team of EUSA staff will welcome students at the airport, lead the onsite orientation, coordinate and lead the group excursion and optional activities, and be on-call 24/7 for emergency support.
Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.
Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.