Work Placements, Internships & Traineeships

Work Placement Scheme

All IMSISS students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement via the programme’s Work Placement Scheme.

There are two kinds of placement on the IMSISS programme. Skills-based internships providing students with work-based learning during either a student’s first or second year, and provide a intensive understanding of a particular organisation and sector’s work.

Collaborative research placements are longer relationships between student and placement host, and directly frame and inform the student’s independent study. These enable their host organisation to determine the research topic of their dissertation and collaborate with a student’s dissertation supervisor, as students work remotely on the research for the organisation before taking up an in-situ placement usually in the student’s second year.

Both placements can provide students with publication records, consolidate existing knowledge and abilities, or develop new skills and networks, expanding their ability to enter their careers successfully.

Past Placement Providers

In recent years, students have had placements at over 30 organisations. For 2019-21 we added several new organisations, continuing to develop the spectrum of opportunities we offer our students.

Applying for a Placement

IMSISS students apply on a competitive basis in their first year for a placement that will occur in either their first or second year, or both. We do not guarantee that all applicants will be successfully placed and students are welcome to identify and obtain their own placement or internship opportunities throughout the degree, in lieu of or in addition to our work placement scheme.

Other Placement, Internship & Traineeship Opportunities

Masters students recognise the importance of making connections outside the classroom. Work Placements, Internships and Traineeships provide students the opportunity to expand their skills, network with professionals and make an impact in their field.

The University of Glasgow Careers Service hosts an internship hub which provides a list of UK-based opportunities.

A list of organisations that offer internships and placements in the Czech Republic can be found HERE.

Consortium partners actively seek internships for our students.  Any opportunities which become available are passed on to students and will be notified to IMSISS students via the programme Moodle site.

Students may also like to explore opportunities and information provided on the following Erasmus-related links:

Erasmus Intern

Erasmus Programme Internships

Erasmus+ Traineeships