Looking forward to perform an internship in the Czech Republic? Find all that you need to about about relating procedures in this article.
As one of the key expat destinations in Central Europe, the Czech Republic provides various opportunities to foreign professionals who are looking forward to move there. Many have been seeking internship opportunities in the country since a few years. Although these are not quite widespread yet, you can still contact companies operating across the country. You might be lucky! Who knows?
In general, internships are part of higher studies and must be part of a study program. Their duration varies between 3 weeks and 4 months, or even more, depending on the terms defined by your higher education institution in the internship agreement.
According to labor laws, an internship is considered as a common job in the Czech Republic. In therefore involves an employment contract including a minimum wage. Note that an internship cannot exceed a maximum of 300 hours a year with the same employer.
As the internship is considered as a job, you will proceed with your search in the same was as you would if you were looking for a job. Start by browsing offers on specialized job websites.
You can also seek the help of international organizations that are specially intended for trainees or interns. The National Training Fund, for instance, takes care of all international exchange programs in the Czech Republic.
As mentioned above, why not try your luck by sending spontaneous job applications to companies operating in the country. In all cases, make sure to update your resume and write a cover letter in English. It is recommended that you specify that you are looking for an internship opportunity and that you are a foreign student.
As a trainee, you will be part of an agreement between your higher education institution and the company that has agreed to take you on board. You will thus need the following:
- a copy of the internship agreement between your school and your employer
- a document specifying your obligations during the internship
- a document specifying the company's obligations towards you.