The Open Science (Otevřená věda) initiative of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the flagship of the Academy’s cooperation with younger generations. Since 2005, we have been involving talented high school students in hands-on experience and research at the Czech Academy of Sciences in the form of research internships. Our goal is to enable talented students interested in science and research to gain valuable experience in scientific practice, motivate them to pursue higher education, and guide them towards choosing a career in research. For 18 years, the Open Science project has been actively involving high school students in the activities of CAS institutes.
By means of a database located on the official website (Czech only, several internship offers are in English), the Open Science project offers internship opportunities spanning a wide range of topics in the natural sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. The internships cover a wide variety of disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, geology, ecology, technology, IT, geography, medical sciences, psychology, economics, history, philology, philosophy, law, art history, chemical technology, biophysics, astronomy, and more.
Student research internships in Czech and English are held under the guidance of Czech researchers and researchers from abroad at various CAS institutes throughout the Czech Republic. The internships for high school students are year-long. They take place from January to December and take up at least 8 hours per month.
In 2022, 217 high school students from all over the Czech Republic were given the opportunity to get hands-on experience in research. They are participating in 119 research internships, which are taking place under the expert guidance of 99 researchers at 35 CAS institutes.
Contact for student internships
Centre of Administration and Operations of the CAS
Division of External Relations – Human Resources Development Projects Section
Vodičkova 40, 110 00 Prague 1
phone: +420 221 403 815