Internships

INTERNSHIP ABROAD WITHIN THE CEMS MIM PROGRAMME

The necessary part of the CEMS MIM Programme is an internship abroad. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional experience and to provide students with a real-life professional learning experience.

The internship abroad is a necessary condition to graduate and to gain a diploma in the CEMS MIM Programme.

Students can undergo their internships for:

  • The internship will be recognized as a part of the study programme IM, as a special course “Internship Abroad” (3IG710) with 6 ECTS credits into a group of elective courses at VŠE. The internship will be part of the Diploma Supplement and students are eligible to ask for financial support
  • The internship will be also recognized in CEMS database
  • The internship can take place during VŠE studies only
  • “abroad” is defined as outside the country of the home school AND outside the country of citizenship or country which is culturally similar to the country of citizenship (e.g. Czech Republic-Slovak Republic, Germany-Austria, Norway-Sweden etc.)
  • Internships must cover at least 60 consecutive days full-time in the same company
  • The student’s work must be supervised by a tutor in the company.
  • Internships must be approved by the home institution before they start

Students of the International Management / CEMS MIM Programme at VŠE may obtain an ERASMUS+ grant.

The important qualifications for participating in ERASMUS+ are the following:

  • The student must be duly enrolled at the sending university (it is necessary to have a student status) during the whole time of the internship abroad, (it is not possible to finish studying at the home university before completing the internship).
  • Each student can participate in the Erasmus+ programme (study abroad + internship) for a maximum period of 12 months within one university study cycle i.e.master studies.

Requirements of the internship within Erasmus

  • The minimum duration of 60 days, a maximum of 12 months (formally only, students can receive financial support for 3 months only).
  • Only in a country, which is a member of the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • The traineeship can be carried out in any public or private organization operating in the labour market or in the field of education, training and youth work, a non-profit organization, a public entity operating on a local, regional or national level, etc., with the exception of EU bodies, institutions and other EU entities, including specialized agencies and organizations, that lead EU programmes (e.g. national agencies of Erasmus+).
  • Full-time employment, which has to be approved in advance.

Financial support

After fulfilling the requirements, students receive financial support for the internship. In the case of a paid internship, the financial support could be received for a maximum period of 3 months.

The amount of grant varies according to the country of the internship.

Countries are divided into 3 groups according to the cost of living and therefore the grant differs accordingly:

Group Host country Grant/month
1 Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain 660 €
2 Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 600 €
3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 480 €


Summary of the necessary steps 

Before the internship starts:

  1. The arrangement of the internship (contact with the company, conditions, duration, etc.).
  2. Formal confirmation of the internship by the receiving enterprise – the signature of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
  3. Confirmation of the internship by the sending institution (Academic director) – the signature of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
  4. Update your bank details in InSIS (bank account can be Czech or European).
  5. Proof of an Accident and Liability insurance (in case the receiving institution does not cover it).
  6. Based on the documents provided above the CEMS Programme Manager will issue the Participant Agreement which you have to sign.
  7. Register your internship at cems.org.

!All documents must be submitted to the CEMS office before the internship starts!

Payment of the grant takes place usually within one month after the CEMS office receives all the required documents.

After the internship finishes:

  1. Your supervisor will receive an online evaluation form from cems.org.
  2. You will receive questionnaires from Erasmus+ which you have to fill out.
  3. In INSIS submit Recognition of credits for internship (internship will be recognized as course 3IG710 to general electives group hV)

Documents

Students who plan to undergo their internship outside the EU may apply for a grant from VŠE’s Stipend fund. The grant is a fixed amount and makes 15 000 CZK (approx. 600 EUR).

Before the internship starts:

  1. The arrangement of the internship (contact with the company, conditions, duration, etc.).
  2. Formal confirmation of the internship by the receiving enterprise – the signature of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
  3. Confirmation of the internship by the sending institution (- Academic director) – the signature of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
  4. Update your bank details in InSIS (bank account can be Czech or European).
  5. Register your internship at cems.org.

!All documents must be submitted to the CEMS office before the internship starts!

Payment of the grant takes place usually within one month after the CEMS office receives all the required documents.

After the internship finishes:

  1. Your supervisor will receive an online evaluation form from cems.org.
  2. In INSIS submit Recognition of credits for internship (internship will be recognized as course 3IG710)

Documents – outside the Erasmus Programme

 

  • The internship will be recognized in the CEMS database only, for CEMS MIM graduation purposes with no claim for ECTS or financial grant.
  • The “abroad” is defined as outside the country of the home school.
  • CEMS International Internships can take place at any time:
    • Prior CEMS studies (After Bachelors’ graduation),
    • During CEMS studies (except parallel to the two academic MIM terms),
    • After CEMS studies (Within 18 months after their graduation at VŠE).
  • Internships must cover at least 8 consecutive weeks full-time in the same company (the first 8 weeks of a full-time employment position is also accepted).
  • The student’s work must be supervised by a tutor in the company.
  • Internships must be approved by the home institution before they start.
  • Internship must be registered in cems.org.
  • Detailed information can be found here https://cems.org/cems-mim/programme-description/international-internship.

Contact person: Martina Čížková