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Dublin, Ireland

Global Internship

Study Program Part-Time Internship

Dates

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18 weeks

Costs

Credit

12-18 semester hours

18-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

-

18 weeks

Costs

Credit

12-18 semester hours

18-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Dublin's historic streets and squares sit alongside modern office blocks and repurposed industrial spaces. With an educated, English-speaking populace, Dublin has become the location of choice in Europe for some of the world's most respected technology, pharmaceutical, and finance companies. Interns can look forward to experiencing Dublin's professional community, historic sites, and famous social scene.

As a global intern, you will foster new connections, engage in a global workplace culture, and learn a unique skill set that will prepare you for life after college. In addition to gaining work experience, you will have plenty of time to explore Dublin's vibrant city limits. Whether you're visiting the historic St. Patricks Catherdal, exploring Dublin Castle, or enjoying a night out with friends, there is always something exciting and interesting to do, learn, and experience in Ireland's capital.

Unique Experiences

WORK IN EUROPE’S YOUNGEST CAPITAL

where half the population is aged below 26, contributing to vibrant and creative business and social communities

PLAN AN ADVENTURE

That you´ll never forget

LEARN FROM THE EU’S ONLY ENGLISH-SPEAKING CAPITAL

that hosts the European Headquarters for many US corporations across a range of industry sectors, creating an unrivaled intercultural gateway for business.

1000

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS WITH HUBS IN DUBLIN

4

UNIVERSITIES

1

RANKING IN 2019 BY ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE IN EUROPEAN UNION

Experience
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Your Destination

A city long renowned for its literature, its history, and its friendly locals, but held back by economic stagnation and emigration, Dublin has emerged over the last 30 years as a truly global city and experienced rapid economic growth. 

Ireland’s open, globalized economy hosts the European headquarters of many multinational corporations; in finance, pharma, technology, and social media. 

CIEE Dublin is located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows Campus in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra, one mile North of the city center. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Dublin.

The Culture

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EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Join the locals for a music session at one of Dublin’s heritage pubs   
  • Visit 1000-year-old cathedrals, take in a traditional hurling match at Croke Park, or wander through the pedestrianized Grafton Quarter 
  • Explore the 6th-century monastery of Glendalough in the rugged Wicklow mountains and a tour of the Medieval city of Kilkenny 
  • Enjoy the stunning landscapes on any of the coastal walks around Dublin 
  • Head south, north or west on a day trip
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume guidance and learn interviewing skills based on the local business culture 
  • Explore the professional working world of Dublin through site visits, networking events, and guest lectures 
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Ireland vs. Scotland Travel: Where Should You Study Abroad?

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

When you think of Ireland and Scotland , you might be imagining two very similar countries – lots of greenery, the U.K., cafés, and packed, early histories. And although there... keep reading

From CIEE

What Does Craic Mean? Your Guide to Irish Slang

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

For those not from Ireland , the frequent use of “craic” by the Irish can be a little confusing. We get it. The concept can be a mix of a... keep reading

From CIEE

Why Study Abroad in Ireland

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

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Housing
Academics

Academics

As a CIEE Global Intern in Dublin, you will be placed in an internship that is aligned with your professional and career goals. You will hold a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries, such as business, IT, communications, and the arts. Extracurricular excursions and cultural activities complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of Ireland. 

This semester-length program (18 weeks) includes a 6-week block of academic coursework and a 12-week block of part-time internship and course. During the 6-week block of academic coursework, participants enroll in two elective Open Campus courses. In addition to the required 6-week block of courses at the start of the program, participants are also provided the option to take one additional Open Campus course during Block II and/or Block III should their schedules allow. The class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students participating in the Dublin Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students must have completed at least their first semester/quarter of university studies prior to application in order to present an academic transcript. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details.

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Upon completing the two electives during the first 6-week block, students participate in an integrated academic course taught alongside the 12-week, part-time internship. The two 6-week elective courses, internship and course are required components of the program. 

Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in: 

  • Two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. 
  • 12-week part-time internship with an integrated online academic course. 
  • Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III.

Program Credit

Total credit for the program is 12-18 semester/18-27 quarter credits.

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 15 course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 
  • Weeks 1 – 6  
    • 2 CIEE elective courses 
  • Weeks 7 – 18 
    • INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in a Global Workplace 
    • One additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III (optional)

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship is taught in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organization.

Class Format

Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes a 12-week CIEE internship and academic course and one optional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. In the integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors provide a written evaluation of progress towards internship goals at the conclusion of the placement.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes

  • All internships are offered in English. 
  • Students should expect to spend up to 19-25 hours per week engaged in internship work 
  • Block I courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively. 
  • The optional courses for Weeks 7-18 available for Block II and Block III are listed below. Students can only add one optional course per block (Block II and/or Block III). 
  • Hybrid Courses 
    Some CIEE courses are offered in a hybrid format to make them available at multiple program locations and increase your course choices. A hybrid class is taught synchronously in a classroom in one location, and students in the program at other CIEE locations join live online. All students have the same instructor and meet as one class. Co-curricular activities are tailored to each student’s location to promote local, experiential, and intercultural learning for all. The syllabi show the location of instruction for all hybrid classes and from what program locations the course can be taken. Hybrid courses can be identified as those whose course codes end in “CIEE”.

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Criminal Justice

Course
Language
Semester Credit

History, Philosophy, Religion

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Criminal Justice

Course
Language
Semester Credit

History, Philosophy, Religion

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Psychology

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 18 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850
Program Spring 2024 18 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $14,356

Housing = $6,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,710

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $390†††

Personal expenses = $240††††

Total Costs = $3,990

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $900^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

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††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Includes EUR300 for registration with immigration authorities for residence permit

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $18,356

Housing = $2,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,710

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $240†††

Total Costs = $3,600

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $900^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Enda O’Connell

Center Director

Enda is responsible for overall management of CIEE Dublin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education Teaching from Dublin City University and the equivalent of a Master’s degree in...

Marcus Gatto

Academic Director

Originally from Denver, Marcus has lived in Ireland for a decade. Before joining CIEE, he oversaw an undergraduate law program at a private college in Dublin and taught various law subjects.

Taylor Hebert

Student Life and Internship Coordinator

Taylor Hebert is originally from Washington state but has called Dublin home since 2017. She has a BA from Loyola University New Orleans and an MA from Humboldt University of...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

Start an Application 
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

Contact Us 
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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