ERASMUS+ program promotes internships for students in host institutions in EU. Students can gain worthy work experience in an international environment and improve their key skills. Funding is available for internships or voluntary internships between three to six months. Each student has the possibility to use 12 months for staying abroad during his master studies (including study exchange programs supported by ERASMUS+). It is possible to use INTLAG.upol application to search for an internship. For more details please contact Mrs. Simona Šafaříková.
Photo in the middle: Our student Samuel Odei spent four months in Brussels working for NGO ALDA.
Right photo: Our student Samuel (in the middle) at the council of Europe office in Brussels.
“I went purposefully where the problems of environment and humanity are connected, especially in the social area. This is not a question of natural science; natural science provides basic information on how nature works, while technology enables technical solutions; but the key to it all is in social sciences, starting from philosophy through psychology, sociology. It is simply essential to interconnect social, technical, and natural sciences as it makes people think in context.”
The Vavroušek Scholarship is an initiative of the Department of Development Studies of the Faculty of Science in Olomouc. It is provided to students of bachelor and master programs of the Department of Development Studies. The aim of the scholarship is to support internships and research projects in the field of the development cooperation implemented in countries outside the OECD. Many students use the experience and data collected during their stay abroad and internships as the basis for their bachelor or master theses.
The applicant has to prove that he/she has the sufficient resources to finance the costs above the amount provided by the scholarship and sign „the Memorandum of Understanding“ in order to fulfil the condition under which the scholarship may be granted.
Call for proposals opens at the beginning of winter and summer academic term. For detailed information please download also the application forms (1, 2). In case of any further questions about this scholarship, please contact Mr. Martin Schlossarek.
Students supported in 2017/2018
|Kateřina Mejsnrová||8 weeks internship in Tanzania and Zambia||CZK 10000|
|Michaela Žajglová||7 weeks internship in Indonesia||CZK 5000|
|Eliška Juřičková||8 weeks internship in Uganda||CZK 15000|
Students supported in 2016/2017
|Paulína Števíková||10 weeks internship in Sri Lanka||CZK 10000||photos|
|Jitka Zmítková||4 weeks internship in Moldova||CZK 10000||final report + photos|
Students supported in 2015/2016
|Adéla Hemelíková||2 months internship in Indonesia||CZK 12000||final report + photos|
|Nela Římanová||10 weeks internship in India||CZK 12000||internship cancelled|
|Petra Oravcová||8 weeks internship in Tanzania||CZK 9000||final report + photos|
|Renáta Matová||6 weeks internship in Tanzania||CZK 15000||final report + photos|
Students supported in 2014/2015
|Karolína Víšková||3 months research in Vietnam||CZK 17000||research finished|
|Kateřina Kulichová||5 weeks internship in Bosna and Herzegovina||CZK 7500||internship finished|
|Michaela Fridrichová||3 months internship in Nepal||CZK 17000||internship finished|
|Kateřina Mejsnarová||3 months research in Malawi||CZK 13000||research finished|
|Barbara Hudcová||2 months internship in Tanzania||CZK 11000||internship finished|
|Simona Bočková||2 months internship in Thailand||CZK 6000||canceled|
|Jiří Chovaneček||4 weeks internship in Egypt||CZK 3000||internship finished|
|Anna Chrastinová||4 weeks internship in Egypt||CZK 2000||internship finished|
Experience of Students
Kamila Šimková (Aiesec Yaoundé, Cameroon)
“In Cameroon I worked as a volunteer on educational projects in rural areas of the country. Thanks to the internship, I could have better understood the reality of life in this beautiful but poor country. This wasn´t my first internship in Cameroon but I don´t regret the second visit at all. Thanks to my previous experience I worked as one of managers in an organization in English language education. As a great benefit, I consider the opportunity to learn teamwork cooperation in multicultural environment in which I stayed for the entire time. Another significant benefit was my improvement of communication skills in English and French.”
Veronika Semelková (Professional Aliance for Development, Ethiopia)
“In my research stay in Ethiopia, I cooperated with the local non-profit organization PADet. My aim was to conduct quantitative analysis of one of the communitarian projects of the organization. Thanks to this field experience, I have had the opportunity to become a researcher in the process related to data collecting and evaluating. I have confronted closely to the reality of life in a developing country with cultural and language differences which was a challenge. At the same time, I realised that Ethiopia is a country I would like to come back to for further research.”
A number of external scholarships are available to students: