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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Flat/Apartment
Number of Credits Offered: 6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Type of Program: Internship Language Courses Offered: Czech
Area of Study: Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Tourism, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Education Studies, Environmental Science, International Business Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships in Prague

Internship Placements in Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is an ideal destination for interns looking to experience Europe through an unconventional lens. Located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic has a long history of both Eastern and Western influence. While aesthetically Eastern European, the Czech Republic has mirrored their Western European neighbors in economic development. This fairly new, yet highly developed nation is bustling with opportunities for international interns, while providing a unique culture to experience in their free time.  Whatever your field of interest may be, an internship in the Czech Republic is sure to provide a unique, and affordable, experience in Europe.

Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. 


Program Details

World Endeavors

The Global Education Office has partnered with World Endeavors to provide Mason students an internship experience in Prague, Czech Republic. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Prague internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in international business, engineering, communications, marketing, accounting, education, IT, and tourism. 

Language Training: Czech language proficiency is not required in order to participate in this program. For interns wishing to learn some Czech during their time abroad, 20 hours of Czech lessons are included during the first two weeks of the program in conjunction with the internship placement. Classes are small and are offered at a variety of levels to suit interns’ needs.

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office internship program, students will work closely with a World Endeavors placement officer to identify areas of interest to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

To learn more about the internship industries offered in Prague, please review the Intern Field by Location Matrix.pdf.

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information. 

Housing

Mason students live in single or shared rooms in shared apartments, equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Accommodations are situated on a quiet street, only 15 minutes from the historical city center. 

Program Cost

Summer 2019: $6,355

Contact

Experiential Programs Administrator


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/03/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2019 08/03/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.