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Practical intership in botany - 10 days - MB120C124E
Title: Practical intership in botany - 10 days
Czech title: Praktická stáž z botaniky - 10 dní
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
E-Credits: 5
Hours per week, examination: 0/10, C [DS]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Zuzana Münzbergová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
The aim of the practical internship in botany is to encourage students to try out practical work in the field and thus
gain hands-on experience in their field of study. This practical internship can take place either at a workplace in the
Czech Republic or anywhere abroad. The internship can be hosted by a research organization or university, a
nature conservation body, a museum, an environmental education center or even a company dedicated to work in
the field. The internship must last a minimum of 10/20 working days. In well-justified cases, it can be divided into
several smaller periods spent at the same workplace (for example, due to care for a small child).
Recognition of the internship for this course is conditional on a) approval of the internship by the course supervisor
prior to its commencement - the name of the institution, the internship plan, the time schedule and confirmation of
acceptance by the internship supervisor from the planned workplace must be provided, b) submission of a brief (1
page) report on the internship as confirmed by the internship supervisor, and c) a 10-minute presentation of the
results of the internship at a specialized seminar announced by the course supervisor several times a year as
The internship must not take place at the workplace of the bachelor's/diploma/dissertation supervisor. The practical
placement may include participation in a specialized course at another workplace if it lasts for the required
duration, or if, for example, a one-week course at the workplace is combined with a subsequent practical
placement there.
The student may receive funding for the placement, this is entirely up to the student's agreement with the host
workplace. However, a classical part-time job in a research or similar institution (e.g. every Friday I weigh biomass
from an experiment at the Botanical Institute) cannot be considered an internship; on the contrary, an actual
research project with the required duration at the Botanical Institute completely outside the actual bachelor's or
master's thesis can be considered an internship - but it must not take place in the department of the supervisor or
consultant. The line between an internship and a traditional temporary job can be narrow, the main criterion being
whether you learn any new skills during the internship that contribute to your further development. As you must
have the internship approved in advance, it will be possible to confirm the suitability of the planned internship in
You can enroll for the course repeatedly at undergraduate and masters and doctoral level. However, individual
internships must take place in different departments and have completely different content.
Internships can be carried out as part of an Erasmus project or, for example, as part of a mobility trip supported by
the Mobility Fund.
Examples of traineeships:
Implementation and practical evaluation of management impacts within a conservation organization, including
Participation in a research project at any workplace
Implementation of environmental education projects within an institution dedicated to this activity
Internship in a company dedicated to environmental impact assessment or water quality analysis

Arranging a specific internship is entirely up to the student. However, we will try to post any internship offers
received from outside here:
The internship can only be entered into SIS after the actual implementation, but the internship must be approved
by the course supervisor before it starts. I.e. it is possible to plan, have the internship approved and implemented
in the summer, but not enroll in SIS until the following winter term. The course exists in 10 and 20 working day
versions (5/10 credits). The correct course must be selected according to the planned length. The language
version of the course depends on the language of the internship.
Last update: Štefánek Michal, Mgr. (23.05.2022)
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