Summer Abroad Business and Communication Internships

Announcements

Status: Planned for 2018

Czech Republic—Business & Communication

Arrive Date: June 18, 2018    End Date: August 4, 2018

Program Overview

The capital of the Czech Republic and headquarters for many international companies, Prague is home to over 1.25 million people. Located on the scenic Vltava River, Prague has long been a political, cultural, and economic center for Europe. With CEA’s extensive network of Prague-based companies and organizations, you will gain practical skills in a career field while having life-changing experiences in one of central Europe’s most beautiful cities. Students can expect to spend 15-20 hours over the course of 4-5 days per week at their internship, and to dedicate another 8 hours per week to the online course facilitated by a UC Davis instructor. Other program components may include weekly discussion groups, small group activities, and a range of cultural and social events to help students integrate into the city, their cohort, and their internship.

Instructor:  Ken Andersen

Taught in:  English (course taught remotely)

Total Max Enrollment:  15

Program Coordinator:  Aspen Felt

Courses

Education Abroad Program (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units)

University Writing Program (UWP) 198. Writing for Internships (2 units, P/NP)

Internship Placement Process

After you have completed the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment, you will be asked to submit the following documents to our program partner, CEA:

  • Current resume/CV
  • One letter of recommendation (from a professor or academic advior; a supplemental letter from previous employers is encouraged but not required)
  • Cover Letter addressed to the CEA Prague Study Center reflecting your interests in the career field, what skills you hope to develop, and what skills and characteristic you intend to bring to the internship host organization
  • Official Transcript – by submitting your official transcript you consent for CEA to share your transcript with prospective employers

The internship placement process consists of three interviews: an initial interview with a CEA internship specialist, a formal interview with the internship placement coordinator in Prague, and a final interview with the prospective host organization. Students should be prepared to discuss their career field focus, relevant experience, interests, as well as the professional, personal and cross-cultural skills they hope to gain over the course of the internship during their interview with the Prague-based placement coordinator. The interview with the host organization should be treated like a formal job interview and students are encouraged to research the company in advance in order to put their best foot forward. 

Sample Internships
Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that all students meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center to have their resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents to CEA. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation examples.

Eligibility

Interested students are strongly encouraged to have completed 3 – 4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or six weeks full time work in the field. It is recommended that students have completed one year of college by the time of application. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 will be required to submit an additional statement that outlines why they have a lower GPA and what they are doing to raise their GPA.