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Dublin, Ireland

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Extended Deadline

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Overview

Spend your summer expanding your business portfolio and broadening your life experience by interning abroad in Dublin, Ireland's dynamic capital and one of Europe's fastest-growing economies. Dublin hosts the world's most respected technology, media, pharmaceutical, and financial companies, as well as a solid local creative startup scene. As a result, CIEE Dublin offers a wide range of internship opportunities across diverse industries. 

When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

WORK IN EUROPE’S YOUNGEST CITY

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

TAKE DAY TRIPS

to the outskirts of Ireland.

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

1,000

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS WITH HUBS IN DUBLIN

4

UNIVERSITIES

1

RANKING IN 2019 BY ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE IN EUROPEAN UNION

Experience
  • dublin students jumping in air
  • dublin city aerial

Your Destination

Guinness and emigrants were Dublin’s most notable exports for much of the last century, but over the last 30 years, rapid economic growth has turned Dublin into a magnet for people from around the world. Ireland’s open, globalized economy hosts the European headquarters of many multinational corporations; in finance, pharma, technology, and social media. Dublin is a great destination for a challenging and rewarding internship experience - with Ireland’s stunning rural landscapes and historic villages beginning at the edge of the city. 

CIEE Dublin is located in Dublin City University´s All Hallows campus in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra, just one-mile north of Dublin 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

dublin students posing at peace wall

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and outdoor excursions to make the most of Ireland’s long summer days. 

  • See more of Ireland with day trips that bring your coursework to life. Excursions will take you beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. A visit to Kilkenny includes a tour of the castle in the heart of the city and a walk through landmark sites of this beautiful medieval town.
  • 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, just 1 hour south of the city 
  • Head south, north or west on a day trip 
  • Enjoy Dublin´s contemporary art scene
dublin students standing next to sign that reads The Book of Kells

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

There is no doubt about it : The small country of Ireland has a huge amount of opportunity for those looking for an exciting adventure. Especially for students looking to... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Dublin, you’ll be placed in a non-paying position within one of a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Dublin complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above at the time of participation.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Recommendations

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

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

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 45 academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

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

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from the internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals.

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.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at innovative startups, global organizations, multinationals, NGOs, and more in Dublin. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Technology  
Software systems, information technology, and hardware.

Marketing, Communications, and Advertising  
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.

Entrepreneurship  
Accelerators and tech startups, research, business development, and community management.

NGOs 
Youth services and more. 

Sustainability  
Environmental advocacy, green tech, content creation, event management, and sustainable business development. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 Summer 2024 8 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,450

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 = $4,453

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,450

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 = $760

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $160

Other = $150

Total Costs = $2,420

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 = $400^

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.

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

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

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