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Full Time Internship | Dublin

Ireland | Optional Credit Available | Fall 2023
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the beautiful and historic capital city of Ireland with an 8 or 12-week internship in Dublin this summer, fall, or spring. Dublin is a unique mixture of both old and new with ancient castles alongside modern architecture. Dublin is very much an international city bustling with people from all over the world and featuring multinational companies, offering terrific opportunities in entrepreneurship, marketing, non-profits, and law.

Dublin is a fantastic city for both first-time travelers and seasoned veterans. Not to mention the city is within close proximity to the rest of Europe for your weekend trips during your internship. We offer some of the best internships Ireland has to offer. An internship in Dublin, Ireland is the perfect way to enjoy the undeniable magic of the country and pick up some new professional skills at the same time!

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields.

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student Residence

  • Excursions

    Day trip to Cliffs of Moher

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

    Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement

  • Excursions

    Day trip Cliffs of Moher

    Day trip to Giant’s Causeway

    Weekend Trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Dublin Multiple Career Fields

Dates

September 2, 2023November 25, 2023

Term

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$10,990

Stay for a year to save on cost

Eligibility

Open to

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for this program. Contact your advisor or login to your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Business
  • Internship

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Social Services
  • Global Peace, International Security & Human Rights
  • Global Public Health & Psychology
  • Global Sustainability
  • Language, History & Culture
  • Social & Criminal Justice
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Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Dublin, but are not limited to these:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art/Museum
  • Business
  • Culinary
  • Engineering
  • Film & Theater
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Sports Administration
  • Web Design
  • IT
  • Law/Legal
  • Video Production

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills they will bring to their team, talents they want to grow, and expectations they have of their experience. By working individually with each intern we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Dublin, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with their manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in Dublin, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site checkins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect students academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

Rocks at an ocean in Ireland.

Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Apartment

  • Single room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Desk
  • Shared living/dining area
  • Full Kitchen
  • 24/7 Security
  • Located just outside of the city center with a close bus stop connecting you to the city

Internet access is included in all AIFS Abroad housing in Dublin.

Transportation

Public transportation such as buses make it easy to get around the city to shops, cafes, and restaurants. There are trains, trams, and bikes, but walking is also a great way to get around the city. 

Weather

Dublin’s weather mild and stay consistent in temperature with slight fluctuations. You can count on it to be rainy one-third of the year but don’t count the sunshine out. Packing layers and rain gear is a good idea when heading to Dublin. 

Time Zones 

Dublin is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 8 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.

Languages

While English is an official language spoken in Dublin, you will also hear Gaeilge the second official language, spoken in shops and pubs around the city.  

Greta Bourke

Location Coordinator, Dublin

BA English Literature and History of Art, Trinity College Dublin

Greta is originally from the West of Ireland. She has lived and worked abroad for most of her life – the US, Australia, the UK, Germany and Chile – and has visited many more. She returned to Dublin in 2016 and now lives by the beach in beautiful Killiney with her 2 children and a dog.

Greta has a portfolio career and a wide range of experiences that she hopes bring a unique perspective to her job at Global Experiences. She has worked as a teacher, the director of an international language school, journalist, editor, consultant and as a creative producer for contemporary dance companies.

Greta is passionate about people, different cultures and education, and strongly believes that traveling helps people find the best in themselves.

Greta joined AIFS this year and is wondering why it took her so long to find such a rewarding job!

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Ireland. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Guided tour of Dublin
  • Lunch and live music at a pub
  • Day trip to the Cliffs of Moher
  • Day trip to Giant’s Causeway
  • Weekend to Belfast
  • Music & Art Festivals
  • Picnics 

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Dublin and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Ireland. Previous excursions have included:

Cliffs of Moher.

Cliffs of Moher

Stunning views of the seas and, on a clear day, the Aran Islands. Walking along the safe, paved pathway will give you a quiet space to reflect or inspiration for things not yet done. 

  • County Clare
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Giant Causeway.

Giant’s Causeway

A popular tour attraction, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to see the natural rock formations from an ancient volcanic eruption. 

  • County Antrim
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
    May 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    July 15, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    April 15, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    September 1, 2023
  • Program Begins
    September 2, 2023
  • Program Ends
    November 25, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    November 25, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Dublin?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com