Internship is a master course ended by a pass granted by the programme supervisor or local coordinators. The EPS Programme offers organized internships by its Associated Partners (Vaclav Havel Library, Institute for European Policy, Prague Security Institute etc.). Students can also find internship on their own at any institution or company which activity is at least generally, however clearly, related to the field of study of the EPS Programme or at a national organization with a clear academic profile or in some related institution being part of the public administration. Find more information about internships here.
There are numerous internship opportunities available in Prague. The following list covers only the most renowned examples. Students are expected to arrange their internship with the chosen institution individually.
The Europaeum was conceived in the early 1990s by Lord (George) Weidenfeld and Sir Ronald Grierson, to give future young scholars and leaders the chance to meet, discuss and develop together a real ‘sense of Europe’. The Europaeum exists to foster collaborative research and teaching, to provide opportunities for scholars, leaders, academics and graduates, through international conferences, summer schools and colloquia, and to enable leading figures from the worlds of business, politics and culture to take part in a transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue with the world of scholarship. Our core aim is to develop jointly-offered teaching programmes; to promote academic mobility; create linking scholarship and visiting professorships; and develop the capacity for new ideas and policies. The Europaeum aims to add to the sum knowledge about, and for, Europe, to help prepare future citizens and leaders of, and for, Europe and to ensure that all partner universities are fully engaged in explaining and making Europe’s future.
All EPS Consortium members are also members of this prestigious association. Europaeum as a platform has been a very valuable base for their long-term cooperation in research and teaching. As an Associated Partner, Europaeum will offer EPS students the possibility to participate in the Oxford Spring School (Europaeum Spring Workshop), an outstanding academic event where students will be exposed to high-level methods of academic debate and will also attend lectures by top experts.
Everis is a multinational consulting firm. It is focused on a variety of activities covering all aspects of the value chain, from business strategy through to systems implementation. It is active in the sectors of Banking, Healthcare, Industry, Insurance, Media, the Public Sector, Telecoms and Utilities. Currently, Everis has over 11,000 employees in 25 offices in 14 countries and its annual turnover is 600 million euros. Since 2014, Everis has been part of the NTT Data group, which enables Everis to offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources, establishing the 5th worldwide ICT Company integrated with more than 70,000 employees and with the presence in 41 countries. EVERIS main areas of expertise encompass tax and customs, public finance and budgeting, health, justice, education, innovation and entrepreneurship, public procurement and human resources. EVERIS pays close attention to international policies, world agencies and the European Commission’s orientation towards modernizing public administrations in different countries. Currently, there is a close relationship between the University of Pompeu Fabra and Everis since both undergraduate and master students often undertake professional internships in the consultancy firm. Furthermore, there has also been a cooperation pattern between some research projects performed by researchers at UPF and consultants working at Everis.
The Forum 2000 Foundation pursues the legacy of Václav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights, assisting the development of civil society, and encouraging religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance. The Forum 2000 provides a platform for global leaders, as well as thinkers and courageous individuals from every field of endeavour, to openly debate and share these critical issues. The Forum 2000 conferences represent the main annual activity of the Forum 2000 Foundation. They have been held every October since 1997. Besides conferences, the Forum 2000 Foundation also prepares several educational and multidisciplinary projects such as Democratic Solidarity or NGO Market. As an Associated Partner, Forum 2000 will give students the possibility to attend its events and the annual conference. They will offer them internships connected to organizing the conference, writing policy briefs and getting in touch with professionals in the various field of politics, policy-making and the academic world.
International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Krakow has the status of a national institution of culture active in the fields of research, education, publishing and exhibitions. It pursues its mission of public diplomacy by facilitating international cultural dialogue, taking Central Europe as the point of departure for its action and thought on heritage. Additionally, the ICC hosts a rich and varied line up of panel discussions and conferences on international themes that are important to the social, cultural and political landscape of Europe from a CEE perspective.
The ICC is a valuable AP for the EPS Programme, with its capacity to host students for internships and its ability to engage in conferences, panel discussions and workshops that focus on international public diplomacy and intercultural dialogue. A range of experts from the ICC works closely with the Institute of European Studies at the JU, amongst them tenured professors who are keen on engaging with international students.
New Eastern Europe is the exclusive bimonthly news magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs. Our editorial team is based in Krakow, Poland. The project is a joint collaboration between the City of Gdansk, the European Solidarity Center and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe.
Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Their network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. Samsung will cooperate closely with the EPS Consortium through guest lectures, constructive input from the professional field on the curriculum, and internships and exchange. These activities will serve greatly to enhance the students’ opportunities in the job market.
The National Commission is part of a large worldwide network of nearly 200 National Commissions, all fulfilling similar roles. Every two years the Commission provides a working programme based on the programmes and policy cycle of UNESCO and the added value that UNESCO can provide to the Netherlands in certain areas and vice versa, and the relevance of themes to policy, society and professional organisations in the Netherlands. The Commission thus seeks to collaborate with relevant partners at both national and international level such as the EPS Programme, which ties in with one of its projects that aims to engage in capacity building for curriculum development.
The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is the first trans-European research network. The network was established in 1974 as an international non-profit association under Belgian law. It consists of leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe, with an office in Brussels. TEPSA’s aim is to provide high-quality research on European integration based on a triple „A“ approach: Analysis, Assessment and Advice in order to stimulate discussion on policies and political options for Europe. TEPSA and EPS Consortium members have engaged in a two-fold approach providing expertise on EU policies and politics combined with vast experience in organizing and conducting EU-wide research, training and networks. In particular, TEPSA will be responsible for the co-organization of the Brussels field trip.
The Václav Havel Library collects, researches, disseminates, promotes and advocates the spiritual, literary and political legacy of a great figure of modern Czech history – the author, playwright, thinker, human rights defender and Czechoslovak and Czech president. It also focuses on people, events and phenomena related to the legacy of Václav Havel and strives to place them in the context of the times and of the present. The main aims of the Václav Havel Library include organizing archival, documentary, museum and library activities focused on the work of Vaclav Havel; Serving, in a suitable manner, such as through exhibitions, the purpose of education and popularization functions, thus presenting to the public the historical significance of the fight for human rights and freedoms in the totalitarian period and the formation of civil society during the establishment of democracy and organizing scientific research and publication activities in its areas of interest. The Václav Havel Library will offer EPS students the possibility of internships, guest lecturers and expert consultations and also will support the PR efforts of the programme.
Last updated 16. 2. 2020.