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Befriending Pulitzer prize winning authors.... working as a research assistant for the former Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs.... teaching English to the Minister of Transportation....writing investigative articles published in Prague magazines.... assisting with graphics on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty web site... running an "Olympics" for refugee children... these are all experiences of NYU Prague students who have participated in the excellent and varied internship and community service programs. Every semester, approximately 15 organizations take students under their wings. The work - which is usually 6-10 hours per week- gives students another perspective on the Czech Republic and the region, and is an excellent way to meet leaders in the fields of arts, politics, NGOs, economics, and media. All internships are unpaid, and credit must be arranged in advance by the students through their department of study. We are looking for motivated people who will take this experience seriously.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to Jitka at jk1007@nyu.edu.


Journalism

The New Presence is a magazine published in English and Czech that focuses on the political, economic, social and cultural issues shaping the region's development.  Interns will get a 'behind the scenes' look at what goes into the production of a magazine, and play an active part in its production.   They will write an in-depth investigative article that ideally will be published in the magazine.

Prague Wandering is a webzine dedicated to showcasing the writing of students attending New York University in Prague. It aims to go beyond the study abroad bubble and share Prague as the students become part of the community in the city. Formerly run under the name The Prague Wanderer, the webzine re-launched as of Spring 2013 with an issue published March 13.

The articles featured on our site were written for one of several journalism classes at NYU in Prague or solicited from the student body by the Prague Wandering Team. We write Team because that is how we work, as a voluntary team of interns and a journalism instructor juggling classes, travel and taking in the
wonders of the Czech capital. The writing in Prague Wandering is meant to reflect the students’ best attempts to chronicle their time abroad and to reflect on aspects of Czech and European life that have peaked their interest. A respect for difference and an understanding that foreign guests have an obligation to challenge their prejudices by seeing the world through the eyes of others is a core criterion when evaluating submissions.

Project Syndicate is a not-for-profit international newspaper association affiliated with the Open Society Institute. With 225 members in 105 countries around the world, Project Syndicate is at the forefront of the changes affecting media around the world. The association provides commentary by statesmen, economists, scientists and academics shaping opinion on international relations, health, science, and development.

Project Syndicate is continuing its efforts to expand around the world and interns will likely be asked to do research into media markets as well as assist with the gathering of publication data. Students interested in international relations, communications, journalism, marketing and other fields are encouraged to apply; language skills a plus.

Transitions Online (TOL) is an internet magazine covering the former Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. We are seeking an intern to work with our editorial staff in Prague. The editorial assistant's duties would include the following:
Posting edited articles on the web (training provided);

  • Monitoring our media partners and news agencies for items of interest;
  • General research to enhance TOL's content;
  • Fielding queries from our network of correspondents;
  • Locating photos for use with TOL content.

The Editorial Assistant Intern would work closely with TOL's Managing Editor and the editorial team, gaining valuable experience in an fast-growing multimedia company.

Fashion can be fun but it's also a business. As interns, you will work directly with the Fashion Department at In Style. Your tasks will include research, "market" work, organizing clothing and accessories for fashion shoots and assisting on those shoots. The academic portion of this internship requires that you research upcoming fashion subjects and compile your findings for the Fashion Department.

 

You will attend monthly meetings to discuss trends in fashion, fashion business and the sociological effects of fashion. The semester will culminate in a final project to be decided upon by the intern and advisor. Past interns have gone on to intern in the NYC offices of Vogue and to work in fashion PR firms. One former intern went on to a position at Marie Claire (CZ).

 


Teaching/ Working with Kids

Salomon preschool is a bi-lingual private pre-school for children ages 3 to 6. We are located in Frantiskanska Zahrada in Prague 1, less than 10 minutes' walking distance from NYU.

We are looking for interns who could work 4 to 6 hours a week with alongside our teachers, allowing the children to hear native English speakers. We'd love interns who could create short educational
programs for the kids and perhaps even work with them on a simple play or performance which they could put on for parents at the end of the school year.

Class Acts is a nonprofit organization offering cultural programs in English for children; the majority of kids in the programs are bilingual (Czech-English). We have literacy classes, storytelling, reading clubs, music and art classes for toddlers, drama class, a drama summer camp, puppet shows, etc.

Leah and RA Jay lead the drama programs for Class Acts. This year we have a class for kids aged 4-6 year olds (Friday mornings) and a children's theatre class for for kids 8-12 (both meet in Vinohrady neighborhood). We also perform puppet shows in preschools, libraries and community centers.

We could use students in any of the following capacities:

1. Working with our drama classes either on a one-off or regular basis (last last semester, a student led several dance workshops for kids which ended with a performance)
2. Performing with us at puppet shows and storytelling programs at pre-schools and the library.
3. Assisting in English classes for 1st and 2nd graders who are learning English
4. Assisting at a treasure hunt at a festival celebrating the launch the school year on September 1 (afternoon)
5. Scavenger hunt for kids? Sports day? If a group of NYU students wanted to organize a one-off event, all ideas are welcome!

For more info or if you’d like to work on some of our other projects, please email Leah Gaffen at leahgaffen@gmail.com.

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Politics & NGOs

The Forum 2000 Foundation was established in 1996 by the Czech President Vaclav Havel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellie Wiesel, and Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa. Their aim was to gather leading world figures – Nobel laureates, politician who have helped to achieve peaceful resolutions to conflict and wars, leading academics, ecologists, religious leaders, as well as writers and thinkers – to assess and deal with the threats and challenges facing humanity on the threshold of the new millennium.

Since 1997, Forum 200 has organized 9 annual conference, which have attracted a number of prominent leaders including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Francis Fukuyama, Wole Soyinka, Jose Ramos-Horta, Madeleine Albright, His Holiness the Dalai lama , Peter Gabriel, Anthony Giddens, James Woolsey and Henry Kissinger.

Apart from the conference, Forum 2000 has six major programs:

  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Shared Concern Initiative
  • Students’ Forum 2000
  • Shared Experience Project
  • Water Middle East Project
  • Series of roundtable debates

If you’re interested in international relations, civil society, democracy and globalization, this internship is perfect for you. We’re looking for reliable and initiative people with strong communication skills. Duties may include but will not be limited to: Support of fundraising activities, preparing background materials for Forum 2000’s projects, editing English texts, internet research, assistance in preparing Forum 2000 Conference and other events, working as a hostess during the Forum 2000 Conference.

People in Need is a Prague-based Non-Governmental Organization whose mission statement is "to inspire a largeness of spirit in Czech society by helping others in need, and to promote democratic freedoms for all." Since being established in 1992, People in Need has provided more than US$ 30 million in relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to 33 countries and regions. People in Need is also active in advocating for human rights and democratic liberties.

Intern responsibilities: There are a few possibilities for internship at PIN. You can work on Burma Project (PIN frequently organizes visits of Burmese activists and journalists. PIN is a member organization of the Euro-Burma Network, it also cooperates with the Democratic Voice of Burma radio and TV). You can work at their migration section (in September they are starting European project focuses on the topic of migration and media). You will also be able to get involved in activities surrounding the One World International Human Rights Film Festival.

Interns are primarily responsible for English-language communications material. This involves proofreading and editing both documents and our web-site in collaboration with the authors. Depending on the Intern’s interests and experience, further tasks include specific development sector research, monitoring media coverage of development issues, fundraising support, assisting the desk officers for the different countries, etc. There is also a certain amount of general office administration assistance. You will also be able to get involved in activities surrounding the One World International Human Rights Film Festival to be held late February-early March.

An internship with People in Need offers an insight into the workings of a large NGO, and a range of development and human rights issues. It would be suitable for anyone interested in the non-profit sector, international development, human rights, international relations and politics as well as communications. Strong English-language writing skills are essential, as much of the work involves being able to put texts that have been written by non-native speakers into correct and appropriate English.

In our educational projects designed both for experts and the general public, we strive to develop the intercultural competencies of individuals and organizations in the Czech Republic.

We try to work with individuals and institutions so that they help create the right environment for a functioning pluralistic society in the Czech Republic.

We also run the English website www.migrationonline.cz on international migration in the Czech Republic and Central and
Eastern Europe (set up in June 2004.) The website (in Czech www.migraceonline.cz) reports on migration and is the major online source of migration news, analyses, research and legislature related to migrants in the Czech Republic.

CEE Bankwatch Network is an international non-governmental organisation with member organisations currently from 12 countries across central and Eastern Europe and countries of the Former Soviet Union. We monitor the activities of international financial institutions that operate in the region and promote environmentally, socially and economically sustainable alternatives to their policies and projects. Bankwatch was formally set up in 1995 and has become one of the strongest networks of environmental NGOs in central
and eastern Europe.

More information is available on our website: www.bankwatch.org or by following us on Twitter @ceebankwatch

The Synergos Institute is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of sustainable systems changes that impact global poverty. During its 25-year history, Synergos has built and supported networks of change makers and supported innovative global partnerships in more than 30 countries and regions.

Founded in 2001 by Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany and her father, David Rockefeller, the Global Philanthropists Circle is a network of more than 75 families from more than 25 countries who are committed to using their time, influence and resources to address issues of poor and marginalized communities. The Circle provides opportunities for members to advance their own philanthropic projects by drawing on the advice, experience, relationships, and collaboration of other members. Synergos also provides services in strategic planning and other topics to specific members and their families.

 

The Prague Society was established in June 1999 by a diverse group from the Czech Republic, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand. The idea for the Society developed as its founders realized that the insights they had gained individually and collectively for nearly a quarter of a century should be extended on a wider scale.

We promote international cooperation in Central Europe. Our aims are:
· to promote a global approach to business, politics and academia;
· to help decision-makers to consider the implications of their actions;
· to develop a new generation of responsible, well-informed leaders and thinkers in Central Europe;
· to publish unique comment from our members and guests.

We create and maintain a network of businessmen, diplomats, politicians and academics, who contribute to important policy issues. Our events provide a unique opportunity for decision-makers to influence and act upon one another's thinking in an atmosphere of trust and informality.

 

Founded in 2004, Glopolis is an independent think-tank dedicated to creating a more responsible economy, smarter energy policies and stable food markets. We work with governments, businesses, experts, civil society and local communities to create innovative responses to the challenges of development from the integrated perspective of a global polis.

Glopolis provides holistic analysis and vision, stimulates multi stakeholder, interdisciplinary debate and engages in practical action in the Czech Republic as well as in other countries, rich and poor.

Visit us at http://glopolis.org/en/about-us/


Business & Law

CEAG is an advisory firm based in Prague that specializes in providing legal and business consulting services to regional and international companies and ventures. Specifically, the principals of Central European Advisory Group are involved in private equity and venture capital investment transactions, joint venture transactions, acquisitions and sales, large technology projects, general counseling, and advising clients in connection with privatization and post-privatization transactions.

The intern would be engaged in research and proofreading of documentation, in English and/or Czech, depending upon language skills.

Business Leaders Forum was set up in 1992 and is supported by leading international and national companies in the Czech Republic. It is part of an international movement for good corporate citizenship, International Business Leaders Forum, led since 1990 by HRH The Prince of Wales and supported by a group of the foremost international business leaders from Europe, America, Asia and Middle East. BLF is also a national member of international organization CSR Europe, a non-profit organization that promotes corporate social responsibility in Europe. The mission of CSR Europe is to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth and human progress by placing corporate social responsibility in the mainstream of business practice.

We are looking for initiative and independent people who are willing to contribute to the futuredevelopment of the Czech business sector and BLF organization with their skills and enthusiasm. Duties may include preparing of Strategy papers on corporate social responsibility, following and summarizing of the international documents on CSR, involvement in events management, editing and proofreading of newly launched English section of the web site.


Other

Domecek DC is a children’s playgroup which has been offering various activities for children for the past 6 years

Interested students can take part in classes at the “little English school,” which takes place Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 – 11:30. You can choose to do just one day or even part of the day.

There are about 12 kids in the group, aged 4 to 6. The playgroup provides an English speaking environment to the children where they can enjoy their first encounter with English through various activities. There is also English conversation for older children aged 6 to 11 every day from 11:45 to 15:15. One lesson takes 45 minutes and there are about 8 kids in the group.  You could choose which would work best for you.

You would be working together with a Czech lector. They will prepare most of the program, but you would be also expected to come up with your own ideas, e.g., teaching new games, songs or rhymes.

NANCY BISHOP is an Emmy-nominated casting director based in Prague,  who has cast European actors on over forty film and TV projects. These projects have ranged from blockbusters such as Casino Royale, Roman Polanski’s “Oliver Twist,”  "Hellboy", "Bourne Identity", "Shanghai Nights", and "Blade II", to BBC historical projects since as "Charles II", or "Dr. Zhivago", to American Network projects such as "Dune", "Anne Frank", and "Hitler, the Rise of Evil".  Currently she is casting Narnia II.

Nancy also teaches on-camera acting workshops to actors through-out Europe.

Nancy has had a very positive experience working with NYU interns. In the past, interns have assisted with office administration, and errands, as well as hands on work in the casting studio such as running camera and editing casting tapes.

The casting intern would preferably be someone with some experience in the performing arts, and could be responsible for helping in the office, and helping run castings in the studio. Knowledge of camera equipment and DVD editing would be helpful.

Bohemia Jazz Fest is one of the largest summer music festivals in Europe. Downbeat magazine even lists it as one of the most important cultural events in the world.The festival was started in 2005 by acclaimed jazz guitarist Rudy Linka, who wanted to present and promote world-class jazz in the Czech Republic. By 2010 it was drawing more than 70,000 jazz fans to historic town squares throughout the country, making a significant economic impact.

We’re looking for an intern who would help them working on ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY on 2 cultural events in Prague - one temporary Bohemia JazzFest and the other permanent - proposed concert hall on top of Rudolfinum and the development of its surroundings and how they can support each other.


A study of a flow-on analysis - to measure spending that would not have occurred in the absence of the festival and the other is an analysis determining the financial interrelationship between the institution and the rest of the economy.

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