Practical training is an integral part of the learning process in all courses offered by the NCU Faculty of Earth Sciences. It takes between 40 and 160 hours in total and the placements are selected according to the graduate profile of a specific field of study. The students usually choose institutions which deal with spatial management (commune and municipal offices, district administration offices), surveying & mapping or hydrogeological services. Tourist agencies or hotel and accommodation facilities are also common places to serve internships. As interesting alternatives, national parks, landscape parks, forest district agencies and consulates are chosen.
The ‘Geocompetence in Practice – the Road to Success’ programme offers the best graduates of the Faculty of Earth Sciences an opportunity to serve paid internships with selected companies in Poland. After the first edition of the programme almost a half of the interns found employment in their jobs.