Dublin is a global leader in the arts and entrepreneurship. It’s also a major media center with excellent opportunities in business, communications, social outreach, and more. With so much to offer, Dublin is the perfect place for a semester-long internship abroad. Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything this amazing city has to offer.
Our program guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, 12-week internship placement of up to 32 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and gain real work experience that will jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. Before you go, we work with you to find the ideal internship placement that fulfills your career goals. We’ve placed students in a wide variety of organizations and businesses. If we don’t currently work with a business or organization in your field of interest, we will search for a placement that’s right for you.
We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From your work placement to networking events and housing to cultural activities, our job is to make sure you have the best internship experience possible. Depending on your work schedule, you may be able to join IES Abroad-organized cultural events and field trips to experience Irish culture and learn more about your host country and its people. On the weekends, enjoy life in Dublin—spend an afternoon exploring the city’s world-class museums and libraries, theaters, and music venues, or getting to know your new Irish and international friends at a local pub. Your time interning in Dublin will not only allow you to grow your professional and social circles and increase your workplace knowledge but also expand your horizons culturally and globally.
Before you go, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization that fits your professional interests.
While working in Dublin, you’ll also enroll in a required 3-credit internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in and outside the workplace. Topics covered include:
- Understanding workplace culture
- Improving communication
- Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
- Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Dublin and when you return home
Your internship coordinator will work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice. We’ve placed past interns at companies and organizations in the following fields:
- Arts & Culture
- Education Administration
- Event Management
- Human Resources
- Public Relations
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Social Outreach
Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representatives—new internships are always being added!
This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.
- Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar
Field Trips & Events
Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. You share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad. Here are a few possible destinations.
3 days | Fall and Spring
Take a guided tour of Belfast, visit the Giant's Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and explore the countryside on a Game of Thrones experience tour.
1 Day | Fall and Spring
Visit an open farm where you will have the chance to try Irish dancing, bake traditional Irish bread, learn to play an Irish drum called the bodhrán, and jump in a bog.
Celtic Origins of Halloween
1 Day | Fall only
Join a guided tour of historic sites around County Meath where the festival of Samhain (more commonly known today as Halloween) originated more than 2,000 years ago.
Part of making you feel at home in Dublin is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
The program begins with an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin.
Our Comprehensive Orientation & Re-Entry Experience (CORE™) begins right when you arrive and continues through the semester with activities focusing on academic and cultural adjustment. Detailed information about housing, public transportation, culture, health and safety, and other important topics are also covered.
You also take guided tours around the Center and areas of interest in Dublin as part of your orientation.
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Dublin, it will feel like home.
Private Student Residence - You live in a private student residence with your own bedroom and bathroom within a four or five-bedroom apartment. Live with other IES Abroad students and share a fully-equipped kitchen and living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available. The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities. No meals are included.
Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events
Take advantage of the cultural events we organize in Dublin, such as the following:
- Experience Gaelic Games
- Traditional Irish Cultural Activity
Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.
Term: Spring 2020
The IES Abroad Dublin Center occupies a red-brick Victorian building that was originally a post office and has been completely renovated. The Center is walking distance from St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.
- High-speed Internet, printer, photocopier, and scanner access
- A student lounge with study desks
- 4 laptops and 2 desktops
- A small library and travel planning area
About the School
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