Why Gap at CET:
Develop your professional capabilities while exploring the international working world and a potential career path. We match your background and academic aspirations with an organization that lets you try out your interests in a work setting. You conduct a part-time internship, take on an in-class component that helps you maximize your on-the-job contributions, and identify your academic and professional priorities—all as you prepare for your undergraduate career.
Gap students can virtually intern with organizations across three different countries—Czech Republic, Greater China, and Jordan. Here are just a few places you might intern:
Intermediate Arabic proficiency preferred.
NAFE’s mission is to promote human rights and gender equality and empower women and youth by facilitating their inclusion in economic, social, and political arenas. NAFE works with partners to make the vision of Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls focusing on the following strategic priorities:
- Income security, decent work, and economic autonomy
- Empowerment and freedom from violence
- Influence on building sustainable peace and resilience
- Participation in democratic and local decision-decision making processes
Address the educational, psychosocial, health and other basic humanitarian needs of Middle Eastern children and women in both war-torn and impoverished areas, by providing women and children with the tools to develop their community in a sustainable manner to create dynamic social change and sustainable community development.
Intermediate Arabic proficiency preferred.
Partners-Jordan is a Jordanian not for profit organization committed to the advancement of civil society, promotion of mediation, conflict management and culture of change, and encouragement of citizen participation in Jordan’s social and political development. In cultivating responsible participative citizenship, Partners-Jordan seeks to improve avenues for civic collaboration wherever possible. PJ has spearheaded multiple projects in the fields of Social Accountability, Public participation, Civic collaboration, Good governance, Innovation, and Widening Civic spaces as well as Democratic participation, Active citizenship, Anti-corruption, and Social Justice.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Caritas Czech Republic is the largest provider of social and health services in the Czech Republic and offers help to people in need both in the Czech Republic and abroad and operates a wide network of social, health and humanitarian services of more than 300 charities and cooperates with the Caritas Internationalis and the Caritas Europe network. Caritas Czech Republic is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization and part of the Roman Catholic Church and its work is based on Christian principles. The humanitarian and development aid of Caritas has representation in 29 countries of the world (eg Zambia, Iraq, Moldova, Mongolia, etc.) mainly in the fields of health, social care and education. It also supports agriculture and civil society.
The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) was founded in December 2006 as an autonomous wing of the Department of International Relations and European Studies at Metropolitan University Prague. The initial goal was to develop, and project globally, a uniquely Central European take on unfolding international and security issues and at first focused on scholars and topics from the four Central European states – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic. By the time of the first issue however, it became clear that CEJISS was also capable of acting as a platform for non-Central European scholars to present their academic research to a more regionalized audience. From issue 1:1 in June 2007 until the present, CEJISS has become, quite literally, a two-way street—it helps Central European scholars enter international academia and international scholars enter Central Europe.
The Euro-Gulf Information Centre (EGIC) is an initiative that builds socio-political, strategic, cultural and economic bridges between the people of Europe and the Arabian Gulf. Founded in October 2015 as a legal — not for profit — Association, in Rome, Italy, EGIC draws on the expertise of a multitude of scholars, policy makers, economists and members of European and Gulf civil societies to enhance inter-regional relations.
Incomaker, a Czech-Portuguese startup, provides a B2B intelligent software solution for content management, performance management, and competition benchmarking.
The online content management marketing tools automates posting on multiple websites, blogs, social media in order to save customer´s time, reach a wider audience and measure the online performance. Incomaker solution also monitors customers´ competitors and sent notifications. Incomaker software can also manage live online customer conversations.
The team at INTEGRITTY helps clients with a wide range of activities. Consultation, strategy, and investment are key elements at the start of projects, while other activities determine later success. The main areas of expertise are: Online Marketing, Performance Marketing and Web Analytics, Product Design, E-Commerce, Web Design, App Development, Business Strategy and Investments & Advisory. Integritty also help their customers develop and adopt new knowledge within their internal teams.
Political Prisoners.eu is an association mainly focusing on the issue of political prisoners of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The official name in Czech is Spolek Političtí vězni.cz. The association has collected the oral historical testimonies of former political prisoners and tries to popularize their history in various ways. Among other things, it has produced several publications and restored the educational trail ‘Jáchymov Hell’ in Jáchymov. Organisation is a member of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.
reSITE is a global non-profit acting to improve the urban environment. The main focus of reSITE is organize conferences, custom workshops, film festivals, urban games, lectures, seminars, bike rides and other events. reSITE also provides consultancy.
Manifesto is a tech-enabled hospitality company based in the center of Prague, operating award-winning food and culture markets in Prague, with expansion plans underway. At Manifesto the mission is to turn ordinary spaces into extraordinary places! Leveraging technology and renewable energy, the manifesto team strives to create an unforgettable gastro-hospitable experience for those who love to socialize in a modern-chic, sustainable environment. Manifesto team wants to share their passion for tech-enabled hospitality experiences!
SHANGHAI, GREATER CHINA
viAct.ai uses 5G + IoT + AI with computer vision technology to optimize construction safety, productivity and compliance. Help save lives with Hong Kong AI construction startup.
Project 5 is a digital platform that helps undiscovered musicians build their fan-base and monetize their talent through online contests and fan communities.
Emerging Strategy is an award-winning market intelligence firm and a leading provider of decision support to corporate executives and their support functions who need to drive business results and avoid blind spots in opaque B2B markets globally. We size addressable market opportunities, monitor competitors, determine customer and channel needs, identify partnership and acquisition targets, and help clients avoid commercial and regulatory surprises
Following its launch in March 2019, FlashFomo has rapidly set about building relationships with social influencers who are interested in creating their own personalized products. FlashFomo works with these influencers to create personally branded products that they can market to their social audience, managing the end to end process of product design, manufacture and delivery via personalised online shopfronts.
With offices in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, HFH China’s housing projects aim to reach families in need of safe, decent shelter and help lift them out of poverty.
Lend a virtual hand at the China division of this global nonprofit organization.
Upbeing is a service provider of personalized sustainable education. We facilitate projects for those who are interested in social issues to take actions by learning online and offline. We combine community crowdsourcing to form a three-win vision of personal growth, ecological community building, and service to the earth. We create a trackable personal growth map for each participants and to make it easier for taking actions.
Seatton is an innovative children’s programming platform where millions of people learn to program. It provides children with self-learning online courses, allowing them to learn programming at home, in addition to programming courses for schools and summer camps.
Join the excitement at this NASDAQ-traded company—the world’s leading provider of smart urban mobility solutions. NIU is a high-performance smart e-scooter brand committed to continuously providing global customers with more convenient and more environmentally friendly vehicles.
Paragon Partners Asia is a boutique consulting firm engaging in projects with both compelling financial returns and positive social impact. Headquartered in Shanghai, they specialize in cross-border technology and real estate projects. Paragon Partners Asia’s key focus sectors are Energy, Water, Media & Culture, and Health Sciences. Jump in on a coronavirus-related project, do finance investor outreach, accounting, sales, and marketing, and even HR as an intern.
TAIPEI, GREATER CHINA
Founded in 1952, The China Post is Taiwan’s leading English-language newspaper. With a daily circulation of around 400,000, The China Post is known for extensive coverage of Taiwan’s frequent scandals and political protests, as well as extensive reporting on China.
Write articles and manage social media content for The China Post, in publication since 1952.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It continues to attract adiverse mix of academics, professionals, artists, performers, and writers interested in increasing
their knowledge of the United States and Taiwan while exploring new avenues for professional development.
Flex your digital storytelling skills or be an advisor to U.S.-bound Taiwanese Fulbrighters.
The Garden of Hope Foundation is a non-government, non-profit group established in 1988 to help disadvantaged girls and young women, especially girls caught in the sex industry, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, and survivors of human trafficking.
TCPA promotes citizen participation in government policy making by working with a multitude of government offices and civic groups on numerous public affairs fronts ranging from the environment, to judicial reform, to anti-corruption, to food safety.
TAISE was initiated and funded by the advocates of sustainable energy in 2007, aiming to facilitate research and development of sustainable energy and promote sustainable energy infrastructure. The Chairman was the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and devoted himself to green energy after retiring.
Curriculum & SYLLABI
You are placed in a part-time internship (10-15 hours/week) and enroll in a course that helps you understand and navigate the international workplace.
Learning In and Out of Class
The World as your Classroom
Your internship course combines a live classroom setting with asynchronous components to make the most of online learning. Ask and answer questions in real time, share your experiences from your week of work, and connect with other gap students conducting virtual internships.
Add on Customized Language Instruction
As an optional add-on to the program, CET will also offer hourly, customized, one-on-one language training in Arabic, Czech, or Mandarin. Please inquire for additional details and to express interest in this option.
Who is CET?
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and operating innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students.
Kevin Johnson, Ph.D.
Academic Director of Prague Programs
The internship and in-class component are included with your tuition.
From pre-program preparation to post-program, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.
We help you land a suitable internship and make sure you’re prepared. And after you get started, we stay in close touch with your host organization to provide support all semester long.
Your textbooks and course supplies are covered.
For an additional fee of $425, you can opt for an official School of Record transcript.
To be eligible for a Gap at CET program, you:
- Must be 18 or order at the time of program participation
- Should have a high school diploma but are not yet enrolled at a college or university degree program
- Are recommended to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to participate in this program.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your previous teachers.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
A phone interview is a required step of the application process. You will be contacted soon after the completion of your application.