"I absolutely love the fact that NYU Prague offers non-credit internships. I could get work experience, learn more about Czech culture and meet people from outside NYU." - Marie Alejandra Torres (Gallatin) - Intern, Forum 2000
Every semester, more than 20% of our students work as interns at one of 20 local organizations. Hear about their experiences in the video above!
APPLICATION PROCESS: Students get a list of the internships about a week before the semester starts. During orientation, they meet the mentors at an internship fair. Applications are due one week after the fair.
The time commitment ranges from 2 - 20 hours per week, and all internships are unpaid. Find out more about specific internships below; for more information, contact Leah Gaffen, internship coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hooked on 'Serial'? Glued to NPR? Never without a podcast on your iPhone? Well this is your chance to learn how to produce broadcast-quality audio and create a regular podcast on life in Prague.
Started in fall 2014, The PragueCast gives media-minded students the training to produce a regular podcast from Prague.
Each month a small team of 6-8 sound enthusiasts will put together a 20-min audio blog on life in the Czech capital as seen through the eyes of NYU students. The PragueCast is looking for wannabe radio presenters, writers, reporters, sound editors, social media gurus and IT support people to produce and promote this new regular sound-rich slice of life. You'll be guided by the BBC's Rob Cameron, a long term resident of Prague with 15 years' radio experience. You'll learn how to script, record, edit, produce and promote a regular podcast.
The podcast is featured on the NYU Prague website, NYU Stories, as well as being promoted on Facebook and Twitter.
"Working with a BBC correspondent is an experience you may never have again."
Grayling is an international communications agency. The business is built around two main offers: Public Relations (which includes media relations, crisis communications, consumer PR, digital/social media communications, employer branding), and public affairs (government relations, stakeholder engagement). They have the most comprehensive footprint of any PR agency in Europe, with 31 offices in 22 European countries. The interns work to help identify companies that Grayling could approachas potential future clients.
NYU Prague Now! is student-run website that keeps up with NYU events and Prague life. It's one of our newest internships, started in Spring 2016 by a team of Media Culture and Communications students who wanted to create a forum for peers and friends back home to follow their experiences on campus, in the city of Prague, and in Europe.
We hope to create a team every semester that would meet once a week and keep the blog alive.
RFE/RL is a radio broadcasting organization whose journalists report the news in countries where a free press is banned by the government. Funded by the US government since the 1950s, the overseas headquarters are in Prague, where over 200 journalists from around the world broadcast to 23 countries in dozens of languages. RFE/RL journalists provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.
Our interns work with RFE/RL’s Digital and Visual Journalism Team. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about and/or become exposed to news design, motion graphics, mapping, video editing, programming, and social media publishing. The Digital Team is embedded within RFE/RL’s Central Newsroom, producing a wide variety of visual content such as graphics, maps, interactives, social videos, and live videos. We also promote the work of our other journalists on social media platforms such as Facebook Twitter, and Instagram. Interns on the team help our journalists produce innovative visual journalism content in formats that suit their own interests.
"Most positive aspects of the internship were working in such a friendly and relaxed environment, with such nice people, being trusted to be competent at relevant tasks, using language skills to contribute to the organization, the overall aims of Project Syndicate."
"Do it! Great people, great environment. Good for people into journalism, politics, international affairs."
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.
Romea is a nonprofit organization that fights against racism and promotes minorities in the Czech Republic, particularly the Roma minority.
Romea runs a news portal where articles about human rights abuses are published for local and international audience. The focus is Roma rights; the Roma are the largest minority in the Czech Republic. Interns research and write articles related to human rights issues.
"This internship is a good entry point into the field of journalism if you haven’t had any experience with it before. It’s a good supplement to communication and media studies coursework here in Prague because it offers an inside look at the issues affecting Central and Eastern Europe."
Transitions Online (TOL is an international publishing and media development organization based in Prague . Our mission is to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Since its founding in 1999, TOL's flagship publication, TOL Magazine, has become the leading newsmagazine covering its patch of territory. TOL has correspondents and other contributors in every country of the region. Training journalists in post-communist Europe and Central Asia has also been a key part of TOL's mission from the outset.
TOL is looking for interns who would work as editorial assistants, crowdfunding assistants, business/marketing assistants, and a financial assistant.
The Editorial Assistants work closely with TOL's Managing Editor and the editorial team, gaining valuable experience in an fast-growing multimedia company. Responsibilities could include 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 Grantwriting Assistants will get an introduction to non-profit management, development (obtaining and managing grants), and fundraising. They will gain invaluable experience with different donors and their varying requirements – including the European Commission, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Endowment for Democracy, and many others – and will be provided with a full introduction to project cycle management.
The Crowdfunding Assistant will work on helping TOL encourage people around the world who care about supporting quality journalism and freedom of the press to support the best and bravest reporters in their production of articles, multimedia stories, and investigations.
The Business/Marketing Assistant 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.
"It is wonderful working environment, great chance to interact with other college students from Prague. I worked at the conference, wrote/edited transcripts of the conference and drafted letters for potential sponsors."
"I felt that the work I did was important and relevant, and I learned a lot about developing countries from the research I completed."
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:
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.
Credo Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Prague, Czech Republic is looking for bright and talented interns. This internship position is best for a current or recently graduated student who is eager to learn more about venture capital industry, entrepreneurship, startups, and investment research in IT, Internet and health sectors. The role is meant to be full-time with a minimum length of three months. The hours are flexible.
"This internship made me think about working at an NGO after I graduate." - Stern business student
Transitions Online is an NGO with many marketing and business-related opportunities- see description above.
I worked from home, editing. Content very interesting- reports by PIN international staff on living conditions in developing countries. Good for people who are English-focused; it was 100% editing.
I did a lot of research on education in developing countries, child labor, and possible donors. It’s a great internship for someone who has interest in human rights or development issues.
I got to witness the ins and outs of human rights NGO and got to do some research in a field I was interested in.
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 activities are focused on four main areas: Emergency Relief and Development Coordination, Human Rights, Social Integration Programs, and Educational Programs.
INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
"Interviewing camp survivors was a truly unique experience."
Political Prisoners.eu is a Prague-based, independent research initiative whose primary purpose is to collect and disseminate oral histories of the political prisoners who survived Czechoslovak prisons under Stalinism. In addition to our website, we hold regular historical conferences, youth camps, and compile the Czechoslovak Political Prisoners anthology so these stories can cross the globe. In 2016 we are going to publish a second edition of an English translation of our book telling the stories of five male and five female former Czechoslovak political prisoners. We will also continue publicizing the knowledge trail around the former uranium mines and slave labor camps in Jáchymov (close to Carlsbad). For both projects we are looking for a motivated and responsible native speaker who will give us a multitasking hand and who wishes to learn more about recent past of the Czech Republic (and meet some of its survivors). Duties include proofreading and editing, internet research, making photos and drafting texts for our web. We do not have a permanent office and most of the work can be done on distance, though monthly meetings will be scheduled for coordination. We can take the intern out of Prague to the historical sites of Jáchymov district.
Do you want to be a part of the biggest documentary industry event in Central and Eastern Europe?
The East Doc Platform is the meeting point for120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distributional support, and more than 70 key international producers, festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund representatives who choose from the most promising films and projects. The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The East Doc Platform helps filmmakers to develop their story and visual style, and find suitable partners for co-production and distribution. This networking event takes place just before the One World Film Festival – one of the largest human rights film festivals in Europe.
Benefits of Internship
This internship is great for for anyone interested in the documentary film industry or interested in human rights documentaries. Interns will get free accreditation to all events (films, concerts, parties) at the One World Festival – one of the largest human rights film festivals in Europe. They can participate in all of the presentatoins, round tables, discussions etc. At the EastDoc Platform, meeting filmmakers from around the world. Food will be provided during the event (lunch, coffee breaks).
Production Assistants - Assist with technical work for during events (workshops, film screenings, meetings, pitches, parties), Work under production managers from the Institute of Documentary Films
Guest Service Assistant- Assist with transportaton of guests/delgates from airport or train station, Communication with guests – help with accreditation, distribution of materials,
Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic party for the 9 million Americans living outside the USA. Working with the DNC, we aim to mobilize the overseas vote.
Interns can work on one of the following teams:
- Get Out the Vote - work with country committees to help organize local voter registration drives
- Communications and Design - work on the DA website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- IT - work with on the DA database
- Data - work with state absentee voter lists to aid in voter outreach communication with Americans abroad
CEE Bankwatch Network is the largest network of grassroots, environmental groups in Central and Eastern Europe. It helps prevent dubious public investments that harm the planet and people’s well-being. The banks and funds CEE Bankwatch monitors are often obscure but always important entities that function outside the realm of public scrutiny. Together with local communities and other NGOs we work to expose their influence and provide a counterbalance to their unchecked power.
Interns assist in research of public and private funding of projects in the region.
Amnesty International has been a stalwart of human rights since the 1960s. Amnesty International Czech Republic fights on behalf of local, regional, and even global victims of human rights abuse. This English speaking branch can help you learn more about the injustices facing people aboard as well as involve you in meaningful action and activism. In the past intern duties have ranged from synthesizing internal memos for Amnesty activists to providing conversational English lessons to people granted asylum in CR. You may review and edit work written by non-native English speakers or prepare reports on global human rights abuses and the detention of current political prisoners. A wide, flexible skill set is needed as you may often take part in creative activism campaigns and even attend demonstrations. If you want to discover more about the state of human rights abuses here and around the world, Amnesty International's Czech branch is right for you!
"If you enjoy working with young children or are an education major, this is the internship for you."
"It allows you to meet and get to know Czech children, as well as to work on a project with them that allows them to be creative and work on their English."
"Getting a view of how Czech schools work was fascinating."
This public elementary school is well-known in Prague for its progressive educational approaches. We are running a special English teaching project for first and second graders who are learning English as a second language. The project incorporates storybooks, games, and songs, emphasizing communication skills and creativity.
The Czech Technical University has a program where NYU Prague students teach their native languages to Czech university students.
Help local children create theatre performances in English! We have two programs: one for Czech children learning English, and another for children who are fluent in English. The rehearsals are led at a local library, where we hold storytelling performances once a month. Interns are welcome to help as storytellers or teachers! A great way to get to know the local community.
Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-5:30: Work on a new, smaller project with a group of ten Czech children (mostly learning English) aged 8-10. Kids will create short performances from children’s books and will perform in October and November at a monthly English-language storytelling program at the library. This program will be co-taught with Leah Gaffen and Veronika Kirschenerova (Londynska Elementary school)
Farm in a Cave Theatre is an award-winning theatre company that creates original work which explores social issues. They have produced physical theatre performances dealing with topics such as immigration, the Holocaust, being a senior citizen, etc. The interns work with the company to help create links with the local community. They can also help create English publicity materials.
"I helped organize headshot database, called actors, I also was involved with several casting sessions for various movies to be shot in Prague. Be prepared that sometimes there is a lot of work to do and sometimes it’s slow-but that’s the nature of the casting business."
"I really was able to get an inside look at the casting side of the film industry, which is exactly what I wanted when I applied for the internship."
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.
The Corinthia Hotel offers extensive training program that offers to learn in depth about different departments in the hotel. We have variety of different internship positions that will teach you how to deal with customers, clients, handling complaint, assertiveness, administrative part of job. You become a part of the team and get to do all tasks that belong to the position.You can experience also different departments and learn about more jobs in our hotel.
This past semester, students went to a community house nestled in a small village by the riverbank in Central Bohemia where clients with mental disabilities live. Students did construction work in an building that will serve as living quarters for volunteers and pruned and planted trees. Students discovered the spirit behind the revival of civil society in the Czech Republic and found out what’s unique about minds that tick to a different beat. They met the staff of the center and of the NGO that organizes the program, as well as explore the organic farm and craft workshops run by the clients. For more information about this program, write to email@example.com.