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Business Internships in Dublin

Business Internships in Dublin
Through this 8-week program, business majors can intern abroad while also taking classes through University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Gain invaluable hands-on experience in an internship relevant to your interests and career goals
  • Earn 6 credits through University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) Lochlann Quinn School of Business
  • Experience Irish society and culture through UCD’s Cultural-Social Programme
  • Explore Dublin and Ireland during three-day weekends
Program Summary: 

The eight-week program consists of a two week academic program combined with a six-week unpaid internship based in Dublin. The academic program allows you to experience education in a leading institution while the internship component allows you to gain valuable insight in to a professional arena.


The internship team can provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships. Placements take place with a wide variety of employers: small to medium enterprises, private companies, voluntary organizations and multinationals. Its internship partner list is reviewed regularly and is updated from year to year. Your placement will be determined by the three areas of interest expressed in your UCD online application together with your employment history, academic grades and the skills required for the role. Many of the roles available are project based and may span across multiple areas.

View examples of internship placements and testimonials from past students can be found here here.  



Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a warm and welcoming place. It is the center of Irish industry so internship opportunities are available in wide range of fields. The city prides itself on its beautifully preserved buildings and rich culture. Nearly one-third of the Irish population lives in Dublin, and half of the country’s people aged 26 and younger live there. Thanks to its young population, Dublin is incredibly lively with a great selection of clubs, pubs, and things to do. It offers fabulous museums and galleries, quaint streets and byways, and good shopping.


Academic Information: 

All students will enroll in the Internship Module (SBUS30030) and one of the three electives listed below. Classes will take place in week one, the Friday of week four and final assessment in week eight.

UCD Courses Pre-Approved KU Equivalencies
SBUS30030 Summer Internship Module  BUS 300 Topic: Internship (3 credits)
SBUS30020 From Colony to Republic: The Making of Modern Ireland      HIST 450 Topic: Ireland in the Twentieth Century (3 credits)
BMGT 30280 Doing Business in Ireland    IBUS 400 Topic: Doing Business in Ireland (3 credits)
FIN30090 Business Analytics and Finance Project             BUS 300 Topic: Business Analytics and Finance Project (3 credits)

You will receive pre-readings from your lecturers three weeks prior to the beginning of your program. Group work, project work and individual study is allocated time by providing you with some free Fridays where you can work in the business school or in the library.


Internship Component

Your internship placement will begin in week two of the program. You are required to complete at least 32 hours per week. Work normally takes place during normal working hours from Monday to Thursday each week. You will meet your manager and visit your work place at an agreed time during week one of the program for an interview. Your internship placement will be based in a working environment which you will commute to. You will be expected to follow normal work etiquette and processes within your placement. 

Cultural-Social Programme

An essential element of the UCD Summer Internship is for students to experience Irish society and culture. This series of excursions is funded and coordinated by the Lochlann Quinn School of Business to enable you to explore and immerse yourself in Irish culture. Attendance at the trips is at your discretion however you are encouraged to sign up to an extensive series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and around Ireland. This will give you a first-hand experience of the historic and cultural sites that surround you.  


Students will live in UCD’s on-campus housing, which will be shared with fellow students.  Apartments are comprised of four individual bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Communal kitchens and living spaces are shared in each apartment with access to kitchen utensils and cooking facilities. Bed linen is supplied and changed weekly.

UCD hosts hundreds of students during the summer ensuring that there is always something happening on campus. You will have access to wifi (campus wide) as well as all of the facilities that UCD has to offer, its student centre, gym, cinema and shops. You can also explore the woodland walks that surround the 320 acre campus and enjoy the leafy environs every day.

You are also connected within twenty minutes to the city, and greater Dublin area, with the second largest bus hub in Ireland on your door step. 


KU business students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply.  In addition to completing an online application through the KU Office of Study Abroad, students must also complete an online application through the UCD.   A standard form of identification i.e. copy of Passport, a transcript of academic record to date and a current resume should be uploaded your online application before the application deadline. 


Summer & Fall Program Deadlines Extended for some programs.
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