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Internship in public or non-profit sector - JSM504
Title: Praxe ve veřejném nebo občanském sektoru
Guaranteed by: Department of Public and Social Policy (23-KVSP)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023 to 2024
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: 0/4, C [TS]
Extent per academic year: 4 [weeks]
Capacity: winter:unknown / 999 (9999)
summer:unknown / unknown (9999)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Explanation: Pokud praxe o prázdninách (červenec, srpen, září), je 4 týdenní. V průběhu aka-demického roku trvá praxe 8 týdnů.
Additional information: https://konzultace.fsv.cuni.cz/
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.
Files Comments Added by
download BN17 - Dohoda o zabezpečení studentské praxe.docx Secondment agreement PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.
download Hodnocení stáž.docx Secondment evaluation PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.
download Zpráva o vykonání praxe.docx Form report from secondment PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.
Annotation -
The aim of internships is to enable students to gain practical experience in organizations of the public sector (civil service & state administration, local government, non-governmental organizations, etc.) or private companies delivering public sector-relevant services. In the course of their internships, students are to learn and rehearse practical skills as well as gain access to data for their diploma theses. Department of Public and Social Policy takes great care of helping to broker top employment opportunities for its graduates. To this end, it maintains and continues to expand a network of partner organisations to which students have access during their studies in the form of compulsory work placements and internships. These include the most prestigious and useful public administration organisations, non-profit organisations, think tanks and corporations from the private sector. Regular opportunity fairs are held throughout the year and the experience of students and employers is continuously evaluated. It is slowly becoming a rule that our trainees in partner organisations remain in permanent employment after their internship/placement. And if they don't, they leave with a sensational experience and an item on their CV that carries a lot of weight in subsequent job interviews.

The internship takes place either in concentrated form over the summer holidays or spread over the school term. The minimum duration of the internship is 80 hours. However, longer periods or longer internships can be arranged and accepted. A catalogue of partner organisations is available to students. Information about current opportunities with partner organisations can be found on the department's Facebook account. However, the catalogue and the list of offers are for guidance only. Students can arrange an internship with any organization as long as it meets the general criteria of the field. A bilateral agreement can be concluded with the relevant organisation, which is signed by the Dean on behalf of the Faculty. If an agreement with a partner organisation is required, a minimum of 14 days should be allowed for the agreement to be processed. However, the agreement is not a requirement. In the absence of an agreement between the faculty and the partner organisation, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that he/she receives a confirmation letter and evaluation report signed by a representative of the receiving institution (forms available in the IS).
Last update: Witz Petr, PhDr., Ph.D. (17.10.2023)
Aim of the course -

Internships have the following goals:
(a) to familiarize students with the process of development and implementation of public policies, including analytical and evaluation methods used in practice,
b) to establish contacts with potential employers and professional associations,
c) where possible, students may undertake an empirical investigation at a designated workplace; however, the design of the investigation must be approved by the thesis supervior/advisor and a relevant representative of the employer

Last update: Witz Petr, PhDr., Ph.D. (17.10.2023)
Course completion requirements

Criteria for a successful completion of the course:

1) submission of a report from the internship accompanied by an evaluation from the receiving institution

2) attendance at the final meeting where students' experiences from their internships will be presented, exchanged and discussed

Last update: Csikósová Aneta, Bc., DiS. (10.01.2024)
Literature -

The course has no required readings. There are a few publications recommended to student's attention:

Hrdličková, A.: Professional practice in the environment of higher education. Masaryk University; 2013.

Mikušová Meričková, B. - Stejskal, J.: Theory and practice of public economics. Wolters Kluwer; 2014.

Peková J. - Pilný, J. - Jetmar, M.: Public sector-governance and financing. Wolters Kluwer; 2012.

Rektořík J. - Hyánek, V. - Škarabelová, S. - Lukášová, R. - Winkler, J. - Jurajdová, H., Fojtíková, J., Prouzová, Z.: Organisation of the non-profit sector. Basics of economics, theory and management. Ekopress; 2010.

Veselý, A. - Nekola, M.: Policy analysis in the Czech Republic. Policy Press; 2016.

Last update: Witz Petr, PhDr., Ph.D. (17.10.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

Criteria for a successful completion of the course:

1) submission of a report from the internship accompanied by an evaluation from the receiving institution

2) attendance at the final meeting where students' experiences from their internships will be presented, exchanged and discussed

Last update: Witz Petr, PhDr., Ph.D. (17.10.2023)
Syllabus -

Syllabus: JSM504 Internship in public or non-profit sector

 

The aim of internships is to enable students to gain practical experience in organizations of the public sector (civil service & state administration, local government, non-governmental organizations, etc.) or private companies delivering public sector-relevant services. In the course of their internships, students are to learn and rehearse practical skills as well as gain access to data for their diploma theses. Department of Public and Social Policy takes great care of helping to broker top employment opportunities for its graduates. To this end, it maintains and continues to expand a network of partner organisations to which students have access during their studies in the form of compulsory work placements and internships. These include the most prestigious and useful public administration organisations, non-profit organisations, think tanks and corporations from the private sector. Regular opportunity fairs are held throughout the year and the experience of students and employers is continuously evaluated. It is slowly becoming a rule that our trainees in partner organisations remain in permanent employment after their internship/placement. And if they don't, they leave with a sensational experience and an item on their CV that carries a lot of weight in subsequent job interviews.

The internship takes place either in concentrated form over the summer holidays or spread over the school term. The minimum duration of the internship is 80 hours. However, longer periods or longer internships can be arranged and accepted. A catalogue of partner organisations is available to students. Information about current opportunities with partner organisations can be found on the department's Facebook account. However, the catalogue and the list of offers are for guidance only. Students can arrange an internship with any organization as long as it meets the general criteria of the field. A bilateral agreement can be concluded with the relevant organisation, which is signed by the Dean on behalf of the Faculty. If an agreement with a partner organisation is required, a minimum of 14 days should be allowed for the agreement to be processed. However, the agreement is not a requirement. In the absence of an agreement between the faculty and the partner organisation, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that he/she receives a confirmation letter and evaluation report signed by a representative of the receiving institution (forms available in the IS).

Terms of accomplishement: active attendance at the concluding seminar, submission of a report from the internship accompanied by an evaluation from the receiving institution. Credits will be given after a positive assessment of student's performance based on a written report concerning the course of the internship and its outcome (documents must be delivered to the course leader within 14 days after the internship end)

Internships have the following goals:
(a) to familiarize students with the process of development and implementation of public policies, including analytical and evaluation methods used in practice,
b) to establish contacts with potential employers and professional associations,
c) where possible, students may undertake an empirical investigation at a designated workplace; however, the design of the investigation must be approved by the thesis supervior/advisor and a relevant representative of the employer

Summary of the procedure:

a)Student chooses the internship in consultation with his supervisor and the course leader. Internships can also take place in the private sector. Multiple internships can be taken.
b) The course leader approves the internship.
c)Student arranges the internship independently or (if required by the partner organisation) an agreement is signed between the Faculty of Social Sciences and internsip provider  in 4 copies (see form 17 at https://fsv.cuni.cz/studium/formulare-navody/formulare-bc-mgr), which are then submitted to the departmental secretariat. In the event that the agreement with the faculty is required, students should allow approximately 14 days for processing before the start of the internship.
d) The student completes the internship of at least 80 hours.
e) Within 14 days of completing the internship, the student will submit an Internship report to the course leader along with a signed evaluation from the internship provider.
f) Student will attend a final meeting to present and discuss his/her experience from his/her internhip.

 

Last update: Witz Petr, PhDr., Ph.D. (17.10.2023)
 
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