Dublin – Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

Program Description

Dublin – Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

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Overview

Dublin is a global leader in the arts and entrepreneurship. It’s also a major media and publishing center with excellent opportunities in business, finance, communications, social outreach, and more. This capital city’s breadth of growing industries makes a semester internship in Dublin the perfect experience for a variety of interests.

Take a scenic walk, borrow from Dublinbikes, or use the DART line to commute to your internship. For lunch, enjoy a traditional corned beef sandwich or Irish stew.

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything this amazing city has to offer.

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. Our 14-week program in Dublin guarantees an unpaid, for-credit internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week.

Before you head off to intern in Dublin, your internship coordinator will 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. We will work with you to help find the closest match betwen your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Dublin.

When you arrive, the staff at our Dublin Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Dublin Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.

With IES Abroad’s dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find a semester internship in Dublin that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Outreach
  • Technology
  • Theatre

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Dublin
  • City: Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
  • Program Credits: 3 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Fall 2018

  • September 3- December 15

Spring 2019

  • January 8 - April 20

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2018 - May 15, 2018
  • Spring 2019 - October 01, 2018

Academics

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.

Academic Seminar

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

Personalized Placements

Your internship coordinator will work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice, where you will work for 32 hours per week. We’ve placed past interns at companies and organizations in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Outreach
  • Technology
  • Theater

Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representatives—new internships are always being added!

Additional Academic Course

While working in Dublin, you’ll also have the chance to enroll in a single academic area studies course from our Irish Studies program to compliment your internship placement. For course descriptions and syllabi, please visit our Irish Studies program page.

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

Internship Seminar

IN 395 - Internship Seminar (Fall, Spring)

Housing

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 will live in a private student residence, Binary Hub, in Dublin. At Binary Hub, you will be given your own private bedroom and bathroom. You will share the floor with up to four other flat mates, which consists of a fully-equipped kitchen and a shared living area. The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi Internet access along with other amenities. You are responsible for your own meals, and can prepare your own food at home or eat at local, inexpensive restaurants.

Student Life

Orientation The program begins with a two-day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time. You also take guided tours around the Center and areas of Dublin as part of your orientation. Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. You will also take guided tours around the Center and areas of interest in Dublin as part of your orientation.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Dublin through our cultural events, such as:

  • Visiting the Causey Farm where you can try hurling, sheep herding, and Irish dancing
  • Enjoying the Fringe Fest and Theatre Festival, a two-month-long festival complete with theatre performances and street performances (fall)
  • Attending the Bulmers International Comedy Festival (fall)
  • Watching GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) matches such as Hurling and Gaelic Football (spring)
  • Attending an international or provincial rugby match (spring)
  • Celebrating the St. Patrick’s Festival (spring)

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • At least sophomore standing prior to application; rising junior status at time of program departure. (Students who have completed one year of undergraduate study may apply and will be considered on a case-by-base basis.)
  • Non-U.S. citizens must refer to their local consulate to learn about visa requirements and determine eligibility; IES Internships cannot advise on visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Non-U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools: Native English fluency or test scores demonstrating English proficiency, including IELTS scores of 6.0 or above or TOEFL certificate with a score of 500 or above for paper or 60 or above for internet.
  • Non-U.S. citizens attending school outside the U.S.: Native English fluency or IELTS score of 6.0 or above, taken within the last two years. Visit the IELTS website to find a test location near you. IES Abroad reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to accept students who it believes do not have the necessary English language competency to succeed in an Internship Program, irrespective of the applicant's score on a language proficiency exam.
  • Students may be enrolled in a full-time degree program, or a graduate intending to begin their internship no more than 5 years after their graduation date (solid academic credentials related to studies or experience in desired field of placement required); graduate students enrolled in a full-time degree program may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required.

Cost

Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $3,835
  • Housing: $4,185
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $8,250

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.

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IES Abroad

Last updated January 15, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 semester
Full time
Price
Price
8,250 USD
Program cost Fall 2018
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Deadline
Locations
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Apr. 20, 2019
Dates
Jan. 2019
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
Application deadline Request Info
End date Apr. 20, 2019