Internship in Dublin, Ireland
- Gain in-demand global skills and hands-on experience in your field during this 8-week summer program
- Experience Irish culture first-hand by living and working in the exciting international city of Dublin
- Earn KU credit for your internship
- Explore Dublin and/or travel during 3-day weekends
Participation in an international internship allows students to experience the benefits of studying abroad while also gaining real-world professional work experience. Only a small percentage of students study abroad – and even fewer intern abroad - so participation in an internship overseas can give you the professional advantage you need to succeed by giving you in demand global skills. The University of Kansas (KU) has partnered with EUSA, an international internship program provider, to offer high-quality placements in Dublin, Ireland. The internships, for which you earn academic credit from KU, are unpaid. They are available in a wide-range of fields including the arts, business, communication, economics, journalism, politics, healthcare, social policy, and hospitality. Other fields are available on a more limited basis so if your field is not listed, please inquire with Study Abroad & Global Engagement.
EUSA strives to place students in internships that directly relate to their course of study, thus ensuring the quality and academic relevance. Placements are based on student skills, interests, and professional goals as well as the project needs and work cycles of internship sponsors. The companies and organizations selected as internship sites are carefully monitored by site visits and student assessment. Read more about the EUSA placment process here.
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This 8-week program begins with a week-long orientation to the city of Dublin, including a welcome reception, city tour, and the student’s confirmation interview. Students will intern 28-32 hours per week Monday-Thursday for a total of 196-224 contact hours. They will have Fridays off providing them with three-day weekends to explore Dublin or travel on their own. The program also includes a full-day Saturday excursion to the Wicklow Mountains and a half-day excursion to a cultural event within Dublin.
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.
Students will earn academic credit for their internship through the University Career Center (UCC) or their academic department. Your course instructor will be a KU faculty member in the UCC or the academic department from which you receive internship credit. He or she will define the requirements for academic credit (work samples, papers, assignments, etc.). Your internship supervisor will complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the program that will be shared with your course instructor. Upon completion of your internship and submission of all required projects/ papers and the supervisor evaluation, your course instructor will assign a grade for your internship.
Internship course offerings typically have variable credit hours (i.e. 1-5 credits), which means that you can decide how many credits you would like to earn. Please note, however, that a minimum of 3 credits is required in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.
Click here to view a list of Internship Credit Options
Students will be housed in fully furnished apartments located outside of the city center. Housing is co-ed by apartment and students may share an apartment with students from their program, other EUSA students, or Irish and European students
SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.
Considerations for Ireland
Without the colonial history of other European countries, Ireland has very few non-Irish communities. Regardless of its homogeneity, as an emigrant nation itself, Ireland is known as a place generally welcoming of immigrants and visitors.
There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Ireland and same-sex civil unions are recognized. Despite the country’s relatively conservative mores, the gay community in Ireland has established itself and feels no need to live in hiding any more.
Ireland offers services for people who are mobility, sight, or hearing impaired. Certain areas of Dublin boast modern infrastructure with buildings and transportation systems accessible to people with physical limitations. Older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.
Source: U.S. Department of State country information pages and Diversity Abroad.
Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.
Applicants must have completed their freshmen year prior to the start of the program and be in good academic standing. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required (exceptions considered with the submission of a GPA petition). Applicants seeking internships in healthcare fields, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.
For more information, visit www.eusainternships.org/cities/dublin/student-life.html.