Professional Internships

Professional internships abroad are offered by an organization for students of the Faculty of Management. This is individual student mobility that is implemented as part of the 61PXE0 or 62PXE0 modules regarding professional practice. The students make their own arrangements regarding their practice while following the conditions stipulated by these modules.

Benefits of this form of mobility

  • Absence of a selection procedure
  • Obtaining credits for completing the 61PXE0 / 62PXE0 modules
  • The possibility to obtain ERASMUS funding
  • Valuable experience for future employment

Disadvantages of this form of mobility

  • The need for independent communication with the organization regarding practice
  • The need to arrange health insurance, including injury and liability insurance
  • Administrative complexity of the process in the case of funding from the ERASMUS programme

Mobility funding

This form of mobility can be financed from the ERASMUS programme, subject to the following conditions:

  • The applicant for support is studying in a regular form of study
  • The minimum length of the internship is two months and the maximum length is twelve months
  • The internship is to take place in a country included in the ERASMUS programme
  • The professional internship forms an integral part of the study (it is completed as part of the study)
  • The student has no permanent residence in the country and is not a citizen of the county in which they wish to undertake the internship

An internship with financial support from the ERASMUS programme cannot be carried out in institutions and other bodies of the European Union, in organizations managing European Union programmes and national diplomatic missions abroad.

Funding is also available to citizens of other countries who study an accredited study programme in a country which is part of the ERASMUS programme.

Students of the University of Economics can receive funding from the ERASMUS programme toward paid internships for up to two months. In the case of unpaid internships, the support period is increased to a maximum of three months. The amount is fixed in the form of a lump-sum per month of residence abroad as a contribution toward the increased costs of this stay. The level of funding depends on the country’s inclusion in the relevant zone.

Students of the Faculty of Management, including students on the combined form of study, have the opportunity to apply for support from scholarship fund resources. This support can also be requested by those students who are to travel with the support from the ERASMUS programme.

In order for a student of the Faculty of Management to receive financial support, he/she must meet the following conditions:

  • A student enrolled in the module 61PXE0 or 62PXE0 and the internship corresponds to the rules of these modules
  • The student has, at the time of the application, the total average grade for their current study in the given programme less than or equal to 2.00.
  • The student has no permanent residence in the country and is not a citizen of the county in which they wish to undertake the internship
    • Otherwise, the amount of support from the faculty resources will be halved.

For more information about the rules on foreign mobility funding, please visit:

Organization of mobility

The students make their own arrangements regarding their practice including a choice of suitable organization providing practice. In some cases, students can find some suitable organization from the FM’s partnership network. Otherwise, students must find the organization themselves. It is possible to use these databases for their searching process:

Each internship must be contracted, irrespective of how it is funded. This is essential whether or not the mobility is implemented with the support of the ERASMUS programme.

I. Implementation of mobility with the support of the ERASMUS programme
If mobility is implemented with the support of the ERASMUS programme, the following steps must be implemented well in advance of travel:

  1. Agree with the guarantor of the 61PXE0 and 62PXE0 modules (Veronika Vašíčková, vasickova@fm.vse.cz) how the professional internship will take place (host organization, length of internship, focus of the internship, anticipated activities);
  2. Conclusion of necessary insurance policies (see text below);
  3. In cooperation with the module guarantor, complete the introductory part of the Learning Agreement – Student Mobility for Traineeships; this document is key for the support and must be completed and signed by the guarantor as a minimum. Three weeks before departure; the document and template for completion is available for download at the bottom of the page;
  4. Send the completed and signed document to the Vice-Dean for Development and External Relations (Martin Luštický, martin.lusticky@vse.cz), who will forward it to the International Office of the University of Economics;
    • If the student wishes to apply for funding from the faculty resources, a certificate of the average grade for past studies is to be attached (see Rules for support of foreign mobility of students of the Faculty of Management)
  5. Based on a call from the International Office (Gabriela Böhmová, gabriela.bohmova@vse.cz), you will be asked to complete the on-line OLS language test (as instructed, usually in English);
  6. Complete the Bank details document for forwarding scholarship payment toward foreign exchange; the document is available for download at the bottom of the page;
  7. Sign the draft contract available in duplicate and send it to the address: Ing. Gabriela Böhmová, Oddělení zahraničních styků VŠE, nám W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3 (it is also possible to submit the documents personally to the office RB 528 (Rajská budova, University of Economics in Prague).

II. Internship abroad without support from the ERASMUS programme
In the case of an internship without a scholarship from ERASMUS, the administration and organization are easier. You will need to take the following steps:

  1. Agree with the guarantor of the 61PXE0 and 62PXE0 modules (Veronika Vašíčková, vasickova@fm.vse.cz) how the professional internship will take place (host organization, length of internship, focus of the internship, anticipated activities);
  2. Conclusion of necessary insurance policies (see text below);
  3. Complete the Training Agreement in cooperation with the module guarantor; this document is vital for support and must be filled in and signed by the guarantor as a minimum. Three weeks before departure; the document and template for completion is available for download at the bottom of the page;
  4. Send the completed and signed document to the Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs and External Relations (Martin Luštický, martin.lusticky@vse.cz) together with the average grade for the current study (see the Rules for mobility funding of students from the Faculty of Management)

In both cases, the student must provide evidence of insurance concluded for the duration of the internship, namely:

  • Health insurance policy
  • Accident insurance policy related to the tasks taken on by the student during the internship that includes damages caused to the student at the workplace
  • Liability insurance policy for damages caused by the student at the workplace

Furthermore, it is necessary to observe all the organizational and formal requirements of the 61PXE0 or 62PX30 modules under which the professional internship abroad is implemented.