Czech Republic—Business & Communication
UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 8.00* quarter units in seven weeks.
Students on Summer Abroad Internship programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.
See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements.
Auditing is not an option.
*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).
Students will intern at least 20 hours per week at their host company and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. Depending on the specific internship, the onsite time may include weekend hours.
This 2-unit course is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an international context.
No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.
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 advisor; 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.
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 our internship placement partner, CEA. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation examples.