Intern in Dublin

Whether working with a local non-profit, an athletic organization, or a legal services firm, you will get practical experience in your field of study. All the while, you can also take advantage of living in one of the best cities in Europe!

Hands-on experience in the heart of Ireland. Boost your resume with a 8-week, 10-week, or 12-week independent ininternship where you can pick your own start dates! Or, join us for the 8-week summer program with a group of interns starting on the same day!

We will help you throughout your experience as you work in Dublin. At CISabroad, all of our advisors have studied, interned, worked, or lived abroad. We understand how important an internship in your field can be, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you before, during, and after your summer abroad.

We offer one of the most affordable summer internship programs in Ireland. We know the value of getting international work experience before you graduate, and we want you to have you intern in Dublin without breaking the bank!

On  Intern in Dublin, you really get the best of both worlds! After an introduction on how to live and work in Dublin, you will work full-time alongside your Irish counterparts and you can choose an 8-week, 10-week, or 12-week program. Once the workday is over, you’ll have one of the greatest cities in Europe outside your door. You will experience:

New multiculturalism in an up-and-coming city – Due to an economic boom in the past 2 decades and an influx of immigrants from around the world, Ireland has been transformed into a new, hip European hot spot. You’ll find delicious Lebanese cuisine, trendy film cafés, and colorful international parades alongside statues of Irish literary giants.

A custom international internship experience – We know you’re not traveling to Dublin to fetch biscuits and make photocopies. So don’t worry. Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills.

International interns and colleagues – You will get the chance to work with Dubliners as well as fellow interns from all over the world. What better way to gain a truly global perspective?

Professional references for the future – You will network with your new Irish and international coworkers, and in the process, you’ll make close friends, boost your resume, and gain great references for future job prospects during your internship in Ireland.

Travel opportunities throughout the region – With cheap airfare and train routes galore, you can travel in Ireland, to neighboring UK, and to various cities, beaches, and mountains in Europe on the weekend. 

360° Networking Toolkit - You will receive business cards, resume/interview coaching, and an internship completion certificate. You’ll also gain access to a seminar series on topics such as developing and maximizing a LinkedIn account, interview expectations, adding the experience to your resume, and more! Jump-start your career with the CISabroad global network!

If you've ever wanted an international internship in Ireland, then check out our Intern in Dublin program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Live in one of the best cities in Europe
  • Gain international work experience during your full-time internship
  • Work in Dublin alongside Irish citizens
  • Boost your résumé for a competitive advantage in the job market
  • Professional contacts and job references
  • Over 100 internship placements available in many fields
  • Enjoy one of Dublin’s many festivals
  • Live in awesome apartments with international students and interns

Your internship in Dublin will include several day trips throughout your time in Ireland.  These trips may include visits to Galway and the Aran Islands, a tour of Dublin, a visit to an archaeology museum, the opportunity to see the Book of Kells, or a trip to Northern Ireland to see Belfast, the Titanic Center, and several medieval castles.
Past Intern in Dublin trips have included:

Guinness Storehouse
Visit the place where it all started! The Guinness Storehouse is central to the Irish identity and you'll love learning how to make the perfect pint from the masters themselves.

Cliff Walking
Walk the cliffs of Ireland to see dramatic and stunning views of the water and coast.

The Summer group interning in Dublin will have an extensive two-day orientation and one weekend trip to another part of the island, plus one or two day excursions within Dublin. Past excursions for the summer group have included:

Visit the largest city and capital of Northern Ireland! While there, learn more about "The Troubles," and visit the Titanic Center before heading up to the Antrim Coast and the beautiful village of Ballintoy. From here, you'll get great views of Scotland! You may also visit the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Giant's Causeway, and Dunluce Castle!

On Intern in Dublin, you can get hands-on, professional experience with a whole team behind you to help you adjust to your new work environment in Ireland. Our internship team has been placing American students in internships for over 20 years. They’ll contact an average of 40–50 companies to find the perfect match for you. Opportunities exist in both small, dynamic local firms, and market-leading multinational organizations!

Internships are available in the following fields*:

    •    Accounting
    •    Advertising
    •    Economics
    •    Entrepreneurship
    •    Hospitality/Tourism
    •    Human Resource Management
    •    Sports Management
    •    International Business
    •    Marketing

    •    Public Relations

Social Sciences & Humanities
    •    History
    •    Political Science

Visual/Performing Arts & Design
    •    Design
    •    Music/Theater/Dance
    •    Studio Art/Art History

Don't see your field? Contact an advisor and we'll be happy to help find the best internship for you!

*Placements in the fields above are not guaranteed due to the changing needs of the local businesses/organizations and applicant qualifications. We always try to make the best match for you!

You may be able to receive undergraduate academic credit for your internship through CISabroad’s partnership with Plymouth State University or through your school. 

Option 1: Credit through CISabroad
Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed below. Note: the field is listed, the Plymouth State University course number that will appear on your transcript, as well as the range of credits available. Contact an advisor to see if the the following fields are available in your study abroad location. 

Course Name/
Credits Applicable Fields for Transfer Credit
Art History AH 4880 3-6 Museum Studies, Curation
Anthropology AN4610 3-12  
Business  BU 4600 3-12  Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International 
Communications and Media Studies
CM 3950 3-6  Advertising, Communication, Film and Television, Journalism, Public Relations.

students must have taken "Intro to Media and Cultural Studies" and "Intro to Communication"
Criminal Justice CJ 4580 3-6  Criminology, Law, Political Science
Dance DN 4410 3-12      
English  EN 4950 3-12 English and Literature 
only offered as pass/fail. 
Environmental Planning  EPL 3960 3-6  Environmental Science and Sustainable Development
Geography GE 3960 3-6
Graphic Design
AG 4900 3-6  only offered to students with senior status (students must have completed the equivalent of 90 credits).
History HI 4000 3-6       
Music  MU 4410 3-12      
Philosophy  HI 4000     
Political Science PO 4010 3-12  
Social Sciences SO 3910 3-6 Psychology, Political Science.
Sociology SO 4601 3-12  
Theater  TH 4410 3-12      
Tourism Management  TMP 4000 3-12  Eco-tourism, Hospitality, Tourism, Recreational Management.

To receive credit from CISabroad through Plymouth State University, interns must have completed a minimum of 60 hours (approximately 2 full years) of college or university credit before going on the program and be majoring or minoring in one of the fields listed above.

There is an $800 fee for interns who wish to receive credit from Plymouth State University. There is no price difference for 3, 6, 9, or 12 credits.

GPA 2.5 

How is credit given?
Credit will be assessed and given based on the successful completion of a variety of assignments. Assignments include an essays, journals, and evaluations and will be assessed based on the grading rubric.

  • Minimum 3 page pre-departure paper based on intern’s goals for the program
  • Directed, reflective internship journal completed by intern during the program (four entries)
  • Mid-term Online Evaluation completed by intern
  • Evaluation completed by internship supervisor
  • 8-10 page reflective essay on overall learning experience

Credit is given in letter grade format (A,B,C,D,F) in a specific academic discipline. The amount of credit is awarded based on the number of hours interned: 120 hours = 3 credits, 240 hours = 6 credits, 360 hours = 9 credits, 480 hours = 12 credits. Interns will receive a transcript 6-10 weeks after the program ends stating the grade and the number of credits earned. The number of hours that can be completed depends on type of internship and location.

Plymouth State University, CISabroad’s accrediting partner, is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Option 2: Credit through your university

Many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Contact your study abroad office, academic advisor, or career services to see if this option is available at your school!

We’ve tried to make the internship process as smooth and simple as possible to ensure a quality experience for you. Follow the steps below to a fantastic internship abroad!
Step 1: Complete the CISabroad Online Internship Application to begin the application process. After filling out the online application, an advisor from our Global Advising Center will grant you portal access with a set of preliminary forms.
Step 2: Pay the $200 application deposit and have your pre-acceptance interview with a member of our staff.  This is NOT an extra fee, but a deposit applied towards your total program fee.
Step 3: Complete all application pieces in your portal. After being introduced to your Program Coordinator, your Program Coordinator will add program-specific application pieces to your portal. (Please note: Both preliminary portal pieces and program-specific tasks must be completed by the application deadline.)
Step 4: After all of your materials have been received at CISabroad, you’ll have a skype interview so the Ireland based placement team can learn more about your skills, interests, and ideal internship to determine which placement may be the best match.
Step 5: Wait for your acceptance decision!
Step 6: Submit the $500 internship deposit within 2 weeks of acceptance. This is NOT an extra fee, but a deposit applied towards your total program fee.
Step 7: Once you've been matched, you may have an interview with your future supervisor in Dublin. Most Interns in Dublin are matched one month before departure.
Step 8: As your internship departure date nears you will receive pre-departure materials and complete an online pre-departure orientation.
Step 9: Off you go and the fun begins. You’ll be greeted at the airport by a local staff member and begin your Irish adventure!

GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

Did you know that 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad? Scholarship and grants are awarded for everything from applying early to blogging about your intern abroad experience to taking photos of the fabulous scenery on a weekend excursion or volunteering with a local green organization!

For details on all scholarship and grant offerings and to apply, please click here.

Ireland is a small island of only 6 million people, but it is packed with historic and cultural significance. It has a big influence in literature, film, and music, and is also a growing economic center in Europe. Dublin, Ireland's largest city, is an exciting place to live. You'll be able to experience the passion that Dubliners have for their sports teams, guaranteeing that any sporting event you go to will be lively! You can also visit museums, libraries, concert halls, and more, including the popular Guinness Factory tour.

Dublin is known for daily traditional fiddle and acoustic guitar performances in local pubs. The city's occupants are also known for being welcoming and talkative, and for having a great sense of humor! You'll love living in this friendly city where you can go to Celtic music concerts and have an amazing St. Patrick's Day with new Irish and international friends.

As a CISabroad intern in Dublin, your internships will be all over the city. Every attempt will be made to ensure you are 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. All independent interns will have a shared room with shared living space. Summer interns will also live in shared rooms. Single rooms are available for a $400 supplement.

CISabroad's Site Director in Ireland:

John Hayes was born and raised in Ireland.  He grew up on a dairy farm in Tipperary before heading to college. He studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick.  John adores travelling and has lived and worked in five different European countries.  He has taught in Spain, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, worked on farms in The Netherlands and has led study abroad programs in the British Isles and Austria.  John believes both International education and travel are essential in today’s world. He is on hand to help smooth your path while you’re abroad. 

1. What is the cost of the program? What is included in the program fees?

The program cost for the Intern in Dublin program can be found here

2. When are the program fees due?

Program fees for Summer Intern in Dublin are due on April 15th. Independent Interns' program fees are due approimately one month before you start your internship. CISabroad will email invoices to students approximately one month before the program payment deadline. For example, if your payment deadline is July 15, you should expect your invoice in mid-June. If you are using financial aid, please ensure all financial aid paperwork is returned to our office by the payment deadline. If your financial aid does not cover your entire balance, CISabroad accepts these payment methods.

3. What is due with my application and when is my application due?

The application process can be broken into easy steps!

The first step is to fill out the online application, which includes your contact information, what program you are applying for, etc. (Only takes five minutes!)

After filling out the online application, an advisor from our Global Advising Center will grant you portal access with a set of preliminary forms, and you will have a pre-acceptance interview with an advisor from our Global Advising Center. 

The next step is to pay the $200 application deposit in order to secure your space in the program. This amount will be applied toward the final cost. 

Within a day after submitting your deposit, you will receive a welcome email from your Program Coordinator—the person you will work with until departure. Your Program Coordinator will then give you program specific items in your portal. (Note: Both preliminary portal pieces and program specific tasks must be completed by the application deadline.)

#CISabroadTip: Contact your school’s registrar and have them send us your transcript early on in the application process (you can send us your transcript even before you’ve made the $200 deposit!) since snail mail makes this the slowest piece to submit. (We do also accept electronic OFFICIAL transcripts if your school provides them.)

For detailed instructions, see application instructions. Application deadlines can be found here.

4. Do I need a passport or visa? When should I apply for my passport/visa?

Yes, you do need a passport to travel to Ireland. Your passport must be valid for 6 months BEYOND the date you return to the United States. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should check the State Department's Travel Site. All internships in Dublin MUST be LESS than 90 days.

5. Is there a GPA requirement?

Yes. For the Intern in Dublin program, the GPA requirement is 2.5.

6. What are my housing options?

The Intern in Dublin program offers varied housing depending on your internship location. All interns will have a shared room and a shared living space. Single rooms will be available for a $400 supplement.

7. Will other students participate in the program with me? How many?

CISabroad programs are not only a great way to meet local and international students, but also students from around the United States. Program size varies each year - if enrollment size is important to you, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.

8. Are the internships paid positions?

No, the internships are not paid positions, but they are an irreplaceable way to build your resume! If you are interested in receiving academic credit for your internship, you should contact your academic advisor or education abroad advisor to see if your university offers course credit for internships.

9. What is the internship matching process?

We custom match each intern with the organization that best meets the interests, skills, and goals of the intern. To best accomplish this, all interns must go through the application process, which includes indicating their top two fields of interest. Interns will also interview with the CISabroad Program Coordinator and/or the On-Site matching team. Once the $500 internship deposit has been paid, the On-Site team will move forward to match the intern with an organization in his or her top two fields of interest.

10. What is the difference between an Intern Abroad and a Study Internship program?

The difference between an intern and a study intern with CISabroad is that a study internship allows you to take classes, earn credit and participate in an internship in the same program! The intern program is solely focused on your professional experience and may or may not include credit.

11. Can I intern in my major?

Yes! It is possible to intern in your major. The process is highly individualized so that your placement is the best match! For the Intern in Dublin program, check out our placement and credits page to see sample placements.

12. Why do I have to pay a $500 internship deposit?

The $500 internship deposit is an extremely important part of the matching process and is part of the program fees. It is not an extra fee. The deposit represents a commitment from you to participate in our internship program, which allows CISabroad to confidently contact organizations on your behalf in order to find the best match possible! 

Term: Fall 2017
Arrival September 16
Application Deadline June 1
Term: Spring 2017
Arrival Options Jan 28 | Feb 18
Application Deadline Oct 1 | Nov 1
Term: Summer 2017
Arrival Options June 10
Application Deadline March 1
Term: Year-round
Arrival Options Early Sept | Early Oct | Early Nov
Application Deadline Mid June | Mid July | Mid August
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