Short-term Internship Programs

General questions

We are the European Centre for Career Education and we help students develop practical skills and share experience via short-term intensive offline and online educational programs with an emphasis on relevant and engaging lectures and effective and enriching internships.

Our mission is to help students bridge the gap between academic knowledge and real-life experience, through high-impact study abroad programs & internships. Our goal is to continuously enhance students’ personal and professional development, provide them with various networking opportunities, and connect them with inspirational people and companies.

We solve the lasting problem of students and young professionals not being ready for their careers and not understanding what their fields are about in the real world. We have support from more than 450 companies from around the globe that allows us to design practical programs in a number of fields.

Currently our programs take place in two locations, Prague & Dubai

In Prague, our programs focus on Law, International Business, Architecture & Design, and IT. 

In Dubai, our programs focus on Law and International Business

They revolve around two core aspects:

  • 3 weeks of intensive career-focused courses & mentorship by relevant and successful industry leaders
  • 4-week-long internship in a company within your field

We also organize various networking events and many fun free-time activities, field trips, and sightseeing trips on weekends to make sure all our students coming from around the world have a wonderful time. 

We encourage you to visit us on our website, on our social media (Instagram; LinkedIn; Facebook), and on YouTube where there is so much to see and learn about us.

Absolutely. There are so many exciting things we would like to share with you so please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button in the top-right corner of our website and follow the instructions to fill in the form. After submitting your application on the website, you will receive an automatic email confirming that you have successfully submitted your application.

Within 24 hours, an ECCEDU team member will contact you via the provided e-mail address to give you further instructions. Please, do not hesitate to contact us via question@eccedu.net if you feel that something might be wrong with your application.

After you submit your application through the ECCEDU website, we will contact you for a copy of your English CV and arrange a short online interview.

The interview is an introductory discussion which will help us understand your needs, expectations and assess your suitability for the program. And it is also a chance for you to ask us anything you wish to know. 

Then we would confirm/refuse your application and provide you with payment information.

For more information, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

The required documents are:

  • English CV
  • English Proficiency Test Result (optional)

For more information or to schedule an interview, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

No, it is not necessary to have experience in the field. In general, you will make the most of the program if you have some background knowledge and have studied your chosen topic before because you will be able to know more about what you want to learn from us. However, our program will give you a great opportunity to learn new skills and get the experience you do not yet have. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact us at question@eccedu.net.

Yes, fluency in both spoken and written English is very much required for the lectures and internships. If English is not your mother tongue, you should be able to provide evidence (such as test results) that your spoken and written command of English is sufficient to study and work in English. We also ask all applicants to send us their CVs, and we also arrange an online interview with each applicant before the program starts – this way, we get to know you better and can properly assess whether our program could be a good match for you.

The applications for our 2022 programs are now open! 

We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that you have plenty of time to prepare the necessary travel and study arrangements, and the documents required for your visa application if needed.

We also assess applications on a rolling basis and allocate spots on a first-come-first-served basis; we only make a limited number of places available, to make sure we deliver a quality experience to each student. As a result, we might close applications early if we reach the maximum number of students it is possible to enroll, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible to give us the chance to properly consider your application.

We offer an Early Bird Discount and other discounts & incentives, so please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Fees, payments and other money-related issues

Please refer to our website for accurate pricing information or reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp +90 546 577 09 46 or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net). We have great discounts & incentives for you!

The program fee covers the cost of 3 weeks of lectures, the 4-week internship, an opening reception (our “Grand Reception”), and a Graduation ceremony with food and drinks. The fee also covers transportation to field trips and sightseeing trips organized by ECCEDU, airport pick-up assistance when you arrive, and free snacks and drinks during the lectures. The program fee does not include food, flight tickets, visa fees, and accommodation expenses. Please refer to our website for more details.

You can pay us via a bank transfer. After you have applied through our website and successfully completed the initial interview, we will send you an email with a reference number and ECCEDU’s account details, so that you can pay the program fees. The currency will automatically be converted into EUR.

You can also pay us via Alipay: If you are from China, payment through Alipay can be very convenient for you. The detailed instructions will be sent after you apply.

Certainly, we will be happy to discuss this with you and agree on a payment calendar. Please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

We understand that being a student is not easy sometimes. We are here to help! There are numerous options you may consider. Please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Yes, each spring, we hold a scholarship competition for each of our programs – winners get to join our program free of charge. Please pay close attention to the updates on our website and social media for more information about the competition. 


Moreover, we offer various scholarship options to students who are unable to cover the full tuition fee of the program. For further details, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Refunds are decided on an individual basis. Cancellation after payment must be communicated to us 40 days before the program starts at the latest. If the cancellation is due to a personal medical condition or a visa rejection from the government, we can refund you 95% of the program fees upon reception of evidence (the remaining 5% is attributable to our administration fee). Cancellation later than 40 days before the program is due to start will result in a 20% refund, and the bank transfer fee will be deducted from the total amount. Any other case will be discussed on an individual basis. For situations such as the global pandemic and other comparable cases, we provide students with an option to participate in ECCEDU programs on a high-level online basis (combined with a virtual internship) or they can choose to postpone their participation for another period. We do not provide refunds in these situations but we always make sure we follow students’ needs and preferences.

We strongly believe that you would benefit from the internship opportunity. However, if you do not have the time or do not wish to attend the second part of the program, you can apply for the first part of the program only. In that case, you would not need to cover the full program fee, but a reduced one. Please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Prague: Living costs in Prague are rather cheap compared to other EU countries. While the prices change over time, here is a general guideline for your budgeting purposes. Student housing typically ranges between 10-30 EUR per night. If you cook for yourself (a kitchen is available in our student accommodation), the food from supermarkets is very affordable, and 5-10 EUR a day would be sufficient. If you decide to go to a restaurant, expect to find a meal for 5-10 EUR. To this, you must add the price of your public transportation pass. You can find accurate rates here

Dubai: Dubai is a city that offers incredible infrastructure. Therefore, it caters to people of all budgets. Generally, the cheaper 3/4 star hotels are situated a bit far from the Central Business District (Dubai Downtown). However, Dubai has great public transport, so that should not be inconvenient. The cost of student housing is expected to be around 40-50 USD/night. A monthly pass (approx. 95 USD) is recommended and applies to the Dubai metro, buses, trams, etc. The cost of food can be cheap (8 USD per meal) if eating from a supermarket or fast-food restaurants in the shopping malls. If you plan to cook, it would be cheaper, around 10 USD per day. 

We will be happy to provide you with recommendations for housing during the process and you are certainly welcome to find your own. Please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

You do not need to travel with cash at all. Upon arrival, you can easily get some money from an ATM and at most places, you can pay by card.

Program structure, location, internship

There are 2 parts of the program: 

  • 3 weeks of intensive career-focused courses & mentorship by relevant and successful industry leaders
  • 4-week-long internship in a company within your field 

For more information, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Yes, you can join our program without the internship. Different pricing applies here. Please visit our website to learn more or reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

No, you cannot apply for the program without the lecture part. The two parts are interconnected, providing a wealth of information & experience sharing during the lectures followed by challenging internships where knowledge from the lectures is applied. This combination ensures success not only during the internship but more importantly, in our students’ future careers. 

For more information, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

There will be about 30 topics covered during the first three weeks – that is two topics a day. Lectures are typically arranged from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 2 PM to 5 PM. You will get a 2-hour break after the morning session. Be prepared for an extremely intensive schedule during these initial weeks!

There are 2 locations for the career-focused courses & mentorship – Prague in the Czech Republic & Dubai in the UAE. The internships can take place in other locations in these two regions (Europe; Middle East). 

For more information, please visit our website and reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

We secure the venues for the career-focused courses & mentorship in cooperation with our partners and always announce this a few weeks prior to the programs. 

We also recommend student housing and provide contact information upon request. You can arrange accommodation on your own as well if preferred. 

For more information, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Our programs are all in English. You should have a good command of English for the career-focused lectures and for working independently during the internship.

For more information, please reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime and schedule a call via her Calendly. Also, you can reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Due to the ongoing pandemic and possible inability of some students to travel, we are happy to inform you that our New Technology & Business Law Program in Prague is also offered online. Special pricing applies, so reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz anytime to discuss this in detail. You can also schedule a call via her Calendly or reach Binnur via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net).

Yes, you can. After each day of lectures, we will share most of the materials with you. However, it might happen that some lecturers prefer not to share their presentations as they can contain sensitive information. Whenever possible, we will give you the materials in advance.

You can choose any internship position from the list of ECCEDU’s partners’ offers for this year, and there is a chance to go to another country within the region. We have more than 450 partners and will do our best to accommodate your requests and preferences. However, you should bear in mind that the final internship allocation will also depend on an internal ECCEDU assessment including several aspects (interview, CV, essay questionnaire).

We will be asking you about your ideal internship during the initial interview already. We will carefully assess your CV and ask you to answer a few questions for us in writing (we will focus on your motivation, future career aspirations and your preferred industries/companies/departments/type of work). This will be a process and you will be involved. 

In general, each company will offer up to 2 internship positions.

Yes, you can extend your internship if you reach a mutual agreement with your internship company. However, our program and therefore ECCEDU’s part in your internship finishes after the 4 weeks, so bear in mind any internship extension will be only between you and your company without our involvement.

You can expect tailor-made internships with the minimum number of working hours per week to be 20. In most of the companies, you will be a full-time intern working around 35 to 40 hours a week but this might differ based on your individual arrangement with your company.

Yes, it is possible but you need to inform us about your preference during your entry interview. In such a case, we will try to confirm a top-level internship for you even before the commencement of our programs. This process is not usual but we truly want to help our students to the best of our ability and our portfolio of partners allows us to do so.

Yes, you will get a Completion Certificate after the 3 weeks of the education part and upon request, you will receive a Recommendation Letter / Reference Letter from your company after your internship. This will help you build up your CV effectively and professionally.

Prague: During weekends, we organize trips to well-known towns and castles of our students’ choice, outside of Prague. These weekend trips are covered by the program fees. During weekdays, based on the students’ request, we also organize various activities, such as treasure hunts, Tapfactor, boat trips, or escape rooms. However, these are not covered by ECCEDU and in general, ECCEDU does not cover the entrance fees to the attractions.

Dubai: During the weekends, you will have the option to visit some of Dubai’s famous sights with us including Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Beach, Burj Khalifa, or Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort. ECCEDU does not cover the entrance fees to the attractions.

We hope you will be satisfied with the overall experience and we will definitely want to learn feedback from you. And we certainly hope you will want to stay in touch with us as we can help each other. We can help you with our vast network of connections and you can help us promote our programs among your family, friends & colleagues. You can become one of our ambassadors and you are more than welcome to join our regular webinars to continue learning and make valuable connections.

Visa

The majority of Asian, Middle Eastern, African & South American nations will need a visa to attend our programs. Please check the particular embassy website for more information. 

Prague: You will need to apply for a short-term Schengen visa (up to 90 days) to join our program. Please search ”Embassy of the Czech Republic (in your country)” and visit the “Visa and Consular Information” page to book an appointment. We recommend that you do so well in advance. ECCEDU will issue an invitation letter for your visa application. 

Dubai: GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE. Some other nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival while others need to apply for a visa in advance. Find out if you need a visa to enter the UAE online.

We suggest you start doing research on the official embassy website and check the available dates for a visa appointment first, even if you do not have all the documents ready. The visa processing time varies in each country but in our experience, it can take from 5 to 60 working days.

Unfortunately, our invitation letter must mention that you have paid for the program in full; embassies care about this deeply because they want to make sure that people granted a visa are really coming for our program. We will refund most of your program fees if your visa application is in perfect order (e.g. you provided the embassy with all the required documents) and still gets declined by the embassy.

Covid

We recommend checking available online resources for the latest and most accurate information, for example here for Prague and here for Dubai. Please make yourself familiar with the requirements and restrictions prior to traveling so that you can make all the necessary arrangements, e.g. obtain Covid-19 test results in time.

In addition to our standard safety measures, we will adhere to all pandemic restrictions, obligations and recommendations as required by respective legislatures of the Czech Republic and the UAE. We will share details with all participating students closer to actual travel due to the ever-changing nature of such reflecting the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to and during the program, we will closely monitor the situation and advise the students accordingly, ensuring maximum safety. During the program, our team will be available 24/7 to assist with any emergencies.

How to prepare

You will be doing a lot of things, attending lectures, participating in cultural & social events, meeting with friends, conducting the internship. You will be responsible for your own meals and for transportation to events. We will provide you with useful information and various tips so that you acclimate easily and get the maximum out of the experience. You will be independent and yet, there will be resources available for you in case you need help.

Imagine the duration of your stay and think about all the things you may need – for attending lectures, for cultural & social activities, for the internship, and for your free time. You can find laundry service in the destination as well as various shops but a few things may be useful to add to your suitcase – medicine you are used to (prescribed and for common possible ailments such as cold, flu, stomach problems); chargers and a converter if needed; phone, laptop, tablet, books to read, outfit for sports, small umbrella, sunglasses, hygienic products you like and may not be able to purchase abroad. Think about what you use at home and what would be difficult to miss while you are traveling.

It can be fun to learn a few phrases from the local language, there are so many resources & apps available online. You may read some books or review online articles on the destination to get yourself familiar with the place where you will spend several weeks. You can explore the subject of your studies specific to the country you will be visiting. The more you do in advance, the easier your stay will be. Read about local customs, learn a bit about the history, check out local food & drinks, explore entertainment venues, look at the map and start getting a sense for orientation in your new city.

Need more information or help?

You can reach us via our chatbox on our website, you can send us a message anytime here or you can send the question to question@eccedu.net. We also have a person dedicated to student affairs who will be happy to assist quickly and professionally – Ms. Binnur Yilmaz – schedule a call via her Calendly, send her a message via WhatsApp (+90 546 577 09 46) or write her an e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net). You will hear back really soon.

Absolutely. We have a network of alumni ambassadors around the world who will be happy to tell you about their experience with ECCEDU. Reach out to Ms. Binnur Yilmaz (WhatsApp +90 546 577 09 46) or e-mail (binnur.yilmaz@eccedu.net) and she will be happy to connect you.