Program Overview

Whether working with an Irish football team, a large multinational organization, or a local refugee center, you’ll gain practical career experience while interning in Dublin. During CISabroad’s Intern in Dublin program, you can choose from our Summer Intern and Year Round Intern options. We’ll match you with an internship that fits your goals and interests. The Summer Intern option is a group experience that includes a robust orientation, group activities, and excursions. The Year Round option encourages independence and allows you to focus on your internship. Whatever you choose, look forward to taking advantage of all that Dublin has to offer!

GPA Requirement
Application Deadlines
Summer: March 1
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1 | November 1
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CISabroad and/or your home university
Language(s) of Instruction

Key Program Highlights

  • New multicultural vibe in this up-and-coming city
  • Work experience alongside Irish and many other nationalities
  • Opportunity to develop an international network with professional contacts and references
  • A lively cultural calendar
  • Chance to boost your résumé for a competitive advantage in the job market
  • Awesome apartments with international students and interns

Your Journey Begins Here

  • Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.

  • Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

  • Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

While participating on a CISabroad program, you’ll be able to take part in built-in weekend and day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

These are a few of our Architecture placements that you are able to intern with.
There are many more options though, just contact an advisor to learn more!

Studio Intern at Architecture Firm
Gain valuable professional experience in an architecture firm in Dublin, where you'll be involved in project planning and design. Your tasks include drafting the plans for building projects and assisting the team with all aspects of project delivery.
Architecture Intern at Studio
In the beautiful city of Dublin, assist in the development of construction and architecture projects. You'll improve your draughtsmanship skills by drawing plans for urbanization and housing developments at a well-known architecture studio. Plan to develop new projects and contribute to deliverables in your field of study.
Assistant at Architecture Firm
Work at a local architecture firm in Dublin, a city rich with unique architecture. You'll gain valuable work experience as you assist in the development of various urbanization projects, using industry-specific software that includes AutoCad, Google SketchUp, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in weekend and day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

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Belfast's Peace Wall

Peer into one of the most socially divided societies in Western Europe. The Wall separates the Loyalist/Unionist/Protestant community of Shankill Road from the Nationalist/Republican/Catholic population of Falls Road. They’re located only 250 yards from each other, but they're politically worlds apart.

Cliffs of Moher & Inis Oirr

On this excursion you'll find yourself exploring this island for half a day, jumping from the popular Plassey shipwreck to the historic remails of a hill fort. Next, take a ferry back across to the mainland to wander the iconic Cliffs of Moher. But watch out, while taking in this view beware that the winds can be swift-- don't get swept away!

The Coast Road

This drive north of Belfast, skirting the stupendously beautiful Glens of Antrim, takes you to the Giants Causeway, where there’s a spectacular view of Scotland and Rathlin Island. Stop off in the town of Ballycastle for top-notch traditional Irish music. You'll learn about the legend of the King of Scotland, hiding out on Rathlin Island, who vowed to return to his homeland and reclaim his throne.

Life in Dublin

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in both the university and CISabroad orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Ireland. Where to go out, how to stay safe, where to shop are just a few of questions that will be answered by our staff. They’ll also give you tips on how to blend in like a “Culchie” (anyone born outside of Dublin) or a “Jack” or “Jackeen” (anyone born in Dublin). Oh, and we’ll throw in a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy (ever had Coddle? Think sausages in soup!) so that you can start to taste the local flavor. Oh and we’ll teach you the lingo: you must say ‘lovely’ or ‘grand’ every time you would ordinarily say ‘awesome.’

Farewell and Re-entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. We’ll walk you through some of the things to expect, rehash your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights and, yep, we’ll feed you again as part of our farewell to Ireland and the “Cead Mile Failte” (Hundred Thousand Welcomes) you received.

Housing Options

Shared Student Apartments

CISabroad’s Intern in Dublin participants have internships all over the city. Every attempt will be made to ensure you are located as close as possible to your internship, but some interns may have a 60-minute commute. The housing may vary from term to term and will be finalized upon your placement, but most interns will live in shared apartments.


  • Fully furnished
  • Most interns will have a single room
  • Shared kitchen

Local Life

  • Food Festivals: Ireland has undergone a food revolution in the last twenty years. Try out the Farmers’ markets where you get the best meat, cheese, milk, butter, yoghurt and juices.
  • Ceili: Men and women of all ages love to dance in Ireland. When you go to a Ceili the adrenaline goes up a notch as people dance to old ‘reels.’ Try out the ‘Siege of Ennis’ dance for the greatest workout you will ever have.
  • Hurling and Gaelic Football: Yes Ireland has two sports of its own. Go to both and you will not be disappointed.
  • Greyhound Racing: While it is said that the locals live by the three “H’s”: Hounds, Horses and Hurling, dog racing is loved by everyone. At the races you’ll meet country people, Sikhs and Chinese plus other communities (all three communities love racing and gambling) and soak up an authentic experience.
  • Writers’ Tour: For less than €10, you can experience the lives and neghbourhoods of some of Ireland’s best writers. The stunning coastal village of Dalkey outside of Dublin is excellent.

More About Dublin

For the largest city in Ireland, Dublin often feels like a small town with a big heart. Divided by the River Liffey, Dublin is indeed the cultural and commercial capital of the country. The city is also becoming a cultural center of Europe, and economic prosperity has attracted people from across the globe. Young people have flocked to the city; half of the population of “Dubs” is under 30 years old.

Despite the city's newfound multiculturalism, you'll still find the quintessential Irish experience you're seeking. On every corner, you can stroll into dusty, bustling pubs where musicians croon time-honored classics. The Irish aren’t stingy with their cultural treasures, and they love sharing a "chin-wag" (friendly conversation) with a perfect stranger. The resulting blend of old and new creates a vibrant atmosphere.

CISabroad students studying or interning in Dublin are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities. You can spend the day reading Oscar Wilde on St. Stephen’s Green or try your hand at hurling. Visit fantastic museums (most of which are free) or window shop on Grafton St. Take in an All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final at Croke Park or criss cross the many bridges over the River Liffey. Come evening, explore the Temple Bar area or seek out the best traditional music. Once you have a Leap Card, Dublin's public transportation is easy to navigate.

Look forward to meeting your new friends at The Spire and delving into everything Dublin offers. You're going to love your Irish home.

Student Feedback

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This program gave me so many opportunities to learn about the Irish culture and took us on trips with locals to get the full experience. I was extremely prepared through CISabroad and was never nervous about any plans. I mostly miss the amazing people and culture of Ireland.

Hannah Beucke - Boise State University

Program Support

Meet Our Staff

Before, during, and after your study abroad experience, you’ll be supported by the dedicated and passionate CISabroad staff. Our goal is quick responses to your questions before you depart, and even quicker once you’ve arrived on site.

Robust Advising Center

Our team of advisors will help you choose a program, connect with your home university regarding classes and financial aid and get you prepared to apply for your program.

Team of Dedicated Program Coordinators

Your Program Coordinator will assist you in finalizing housing, enrolling in courses, booking flights, obtaining visas, arranging payments, and provide pre-departure orientation.

Experienced On-site Staff

From greeting you at the airport to a robust On-site Orientation to La Vida Local Activities our on-site staff will be there to support you throughout your time on-site.

Ongoing Support

Our support doesn’t end when your program does. We have alumni programming, webinars, and resources to help you readjust when you’ve returned from your experience.

Your Support Staff

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2018
    Application Deadline
    March 1
    June 9
    June 10
    August 4
  • Fall 2018
    Application Deadline
    June 1
    September 15
    September 16
    November 10 | December 8
    $6,490 - $7,990
  • Spring 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    January 26 (Estimated)
    January 26 - 27 (Estimated)
    March 23 | April 20 (Estimated)
    $6,490 - $7,990 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    February 16 (Estimated)
    February 16 - 17 (Estimated)
    April 13 | May 11 (Estimated)
    $6,490 - $7,990 (Estimated)

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • Career Launch Toolkit
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program