Become a Volunteer at the Václav Havel Library

We like using volunteers during the organisation of cultural events, debates and discussions or conferences, the processing of archive materials, the delivery of materials and so on.

We offer short and long-term internships at the Václav Havel Library to serious applicants from the ranks of Czech and international students. Interns are especially welcomed from the areas of librarianship and archiving, but they may be oriented towards any of the other activities of the Václav Havel Library or any other areas associated with the organisation’s operations.

We welcome knowledge of the English language (or German or French), while a knowledge of Czech is an advantage for international interns. The minimum length of an internship is 6 weeks and the maximum length is 1 year. After completing the internship, the participant receives a certificate with an evaluation. The internships take place after a prior agreement reached with the potential intern and it is necessary to agree to the internship dates approximately 2 months in advance. The internships at the Václav Havel Library are not paid and we do not secure transport or accommodation for the interns.

If you are interested in an internship at Václav Havel Library, you can contact us by email: info@vaclavhavel-library.org

Speech in Czech Parliament

„After all our identity does not consist of our talking about it and constantly shouting over the place that “we are Czechs, we’re the best”, but of our being capable of saying something original to others, of creating something that can attract others but is unlikely to originate elsewhere.“

Václav Havel:
Speech in Czech Parliament, March 12, 1996

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