UPCES students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of internships related to their field of study or personal interests. Internship placements offer valuable and practical experience outside of the classroom.

We currently have internships available in the following businesses, schools, institutions, and organizations in Prague: 



People in Need


People in Need is a Prague-based Non-Governmental Organization which delivers reliefe aid and development assistance while rising public's interest in global affairs. PIN supports democratization processes and human rights protection in eastern Europe and Cuba. The social integration programs address poverty and social exclusion problems in Czech Republic and Slovakia. PIN runs the annual human rights documentary film festival, One World, and is an active member of relevant national and international networks and implementing partner of international agencies.

Internship responsibilities include:

  • English website administration
  • Proofreading, text editing, writing of articles
  • Social network administration
  • Google adwords
  • Research
  • Media monitoring
  • PR, partnership


Transitions Online (TOL) 


This internship provides an introduction to online journalism and international reporting. All of the following would be helpful in the performance of this internship, but are not required:  journalism experience (writing and/or editing), experience with new media and multimedia, and regional knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe. 
Internship responsibilities include:
  • Helping to produce multimedia packages
  • Editing a blog on new media/IT developments
  • Conducting general and targeted research to enhance TOL's content
  • Fielding queries from our network of correspondents and finding new contributors
  • Writing background and feature articles for TOL's website
  • Monitoring the media in our region and publishing stories using our content management system


CEELI Institute


CEELI is an independent, not-for-profit, international provider of legal education headquartered in Prague.  Its mission is to develop an international, professional community of reformers committed to the rule of law. Through innovative training programs and other activities, the Institute works with judges and legal reformers in countries in transition to support the continuing development of market economies and democratic institutions in addition to building a respect for human rights.
Duties include:
  • Writing and posting updates on program activities and related substantive issues to the Institute’s website, Facebook page and Twitter and YouTube accounts;
  • Researching background information to support drafting of new program proposals and/or preparing program activities;
  • Designing and producing the Institute’s newly launched Newsletter;
  • Developing an online CEELI Institute Alumni Database;
  • Supporting program activities and recording the events including taking photos, interviewing participants and/or experts, and compiling summaries for web postings.
  • Updating graphics and design for Institute website and publications


TBM Evolution


The position is open for any students who want to fulfill their internship program and gain deeper research and marketing knowledge in the B2B market.
  • Managing lead generation process
  • Bulding/editing database
  • Quantitative analysis - based on numbers from large samples of files
  • Qualitative analysis - gathering data from the product and matching with business executive profiles
Successful candidates will have an opportunity to learn and be trained during their internship program. During the program the basic salary will not be provided. However, there is an opportunity for achieving commission package that will be based on targets.


Transitions Online (TOL) 


This internship provides an introduction to business and marketing practices at an international publisher and training institution, as well as insights into social business and social entrepreneurship. Interns will play a significant role in:    
  • Assisting on sales and marketing of training courses and Transitions Online magazine, as well as other products such as e-books and special reports
  • Designing sales campaigns for magazine and training courses
  • Searching for new business
  • Executing sales and marketing campaigns (both via personal contact and creating/distributing promotional material) including through social media
  • Analyzing campaigns
  • Processing sales orders
  • Liaising with both potential and existing customers
  • Researching for new clients (creating and updating lists)


Transitions Online (TOL)


Transitions Online (TOL) is an international publishing and media development organization. Their mission is to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the 29 post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. This internship provides an introduction to non-profit management, development (obtaining and managing grants), and fundraising.
Internship responsibilities include:
  • Helping to write new grant applications
  • Editing grant reports by non-native project managers from our coverage region
  • Helping to implement an online donation system
  • Researching potential new donors
  • Editing TOL's monthly project newsletter

Schola Empirica


Shcola Empirica was established in 2003 in order to support independent policy research in the Czech Republic. The aim is to contribute to the international discussion of economic, social and security issues. Schola Empirica addresses policy formulation not only on the national level but also on regional and local levels; it also implements various training projects for social service providers in Prague and the Czech Republic on topics related to crime prevention and social inclusion of youth. 
Internship responsibilities include:
  • Helping with research regarding public policy
  • Editing/updating website and social media platfoms
  • Organizing special projects and programs
  • Helping with administrative tasks


English teaching at a Czech elementary school

Within the Czech class, the students visit a Czech elementary school to share intercultural experience with Czech students. For anyone who would like to get more engaged in Czech culture and get to know the students and teachers at the school better and also gain some English teaching experience we offer internship at the elementary school. Your Czech teacher will tell you more if you are interested.


Tandem Language Course

Another option for students to make contact with Czechs of the same age as them within the university, is the  “tandem language course” run by the Faculty of Humanities, where a Czech university student and a foreign student meet regularly to help each other with the target language and get to know the target culture. This is an autonomous learning experience, since the students decide themselves what they want to work on, where and when. It should be mutually beneficial for both students working together. It is a unique chance to meet someone your age and share language and culture. There is more commitment and more language work to be done and presented to the teacher at the end of the term. Extra credit in the Czech class is given to the UPCES student. Your Czech teacher will tell you more.


Teaching assistant of a preschool at Academy of Science

The preschool is located in the center o Prague. We are looking for students interested in volunteering their time to come in and teach a lesson in English once a week. The only requirement is dedication and love for children. Any previous teaching experience is welcome.
The intern will work closely with small group of children from the ages 3-5years old on improving their knowledge in english language by playing and doing fun activities.



Teaching assistant at preschool

We are looking for enthusiastic people willing to work with children and help our teachers with English rhymes and songs and creating nice atmosphere in the center of Prague.
No previous experience needed.
Once or twice a week in the morning from 9am to 10am.


Please note: College credit is not granted for internships; they are strictly extra-curricular and are in addition to your regular course load. All internships are unpaid positions. Internships may vary from semester to semester. Placements are generally made on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, or if you are an accepted UPCES student wishing to apply for one of the above internships, please contact the UPCES Staff.