Your journey begins in the cultural center (and the heart) of Ireland: Dublin. Just think, you'll be studying in the City of Literature that's home to such literary greats as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Beckett! Stroll around Dublin to see how the historic architecture blends with modern design. Enjoy the energetic music scene and lively theatre. And when you need to get away, you'll discover outdoor adventures just a short train or bus ride away.
Dublin, the cultural center and heart of Ireland, is a vibrant city well-known for its education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in today's competitive job market. IES Abroad's unpaid, academic internships have placed Dublin students at companies and organizations like O'Brien Press, Kate Bowe PR, the Abbey Theatre Costumes Department, and the Lorraine Brennan Talent Agency, while also showing students the sights and sounds of Ireland.
Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You'll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you'll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.
Academics & Curriculum
While working in Dublin, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:
Understanding business culture
Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Dublin and when returning home
Internships are available in the following fields:
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Participants live in a student apartment located in residential Dublin. Apartments are shared by three-to-five students and consist of a fully equipped kitchen, two or three bedrooms, and a common area. Apartments are completely furnished and have WiFi Internet access. Students are responsible for their own meals and can prepare their food at home or eat at inexpensive restaurants.
Students attending this program should consider applying for IES Abroad Scholarships.
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.