Program Overview

Whether working with an Irish football team, a large multinational organization, or a local refugee center, you will get practical experience in your field, all the while taking advantage of living a cities know for its heritage and hedonism. During our 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.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Summer: February 15
Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1 | November 1
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CIS Abroad and/or your home university
Language(s) of Instruction
English
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 friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample architecture internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
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 →

Life in Dublin

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in comprehensive 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. We’ll also 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

CIS Abroad’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.

Amenities:

  • 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.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in 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.


Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Keegan Burdette
Internship Enrollment Coordinator - Internships

Travel Tip: My travel necessities are an open mind, a wristwatch and a journal.

Learn more about Keegan

Sharon T. Stone
Site Director in Ireland

Travel Tip: Keep calm, cool and collected! Traveling has its challenges but, remember, challenges offer opportunities for growth! Traveling not only helps you discover new places but it helps you discover yourself. Enjoy the journey! You will find that traveling to a new place may open your eyes to a new you!

Learn more about Sharon

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Spring 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    Arrival
    January 25
    Orientation
    January 26
    Departure
    March 21 | April 18
    PRICE
    $6,890 - $8,390
    8 week internship: $6,890 12 week internship: $8,390
  • Spring 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    Arrival
    February 29
    Departure
    April 18 | May 16
    PRICE
    $6,890 - $8,390
    8 week internship: $6,890 12 week internship: $8,390
  • Summer 2020
    Application Deadline
    February 15
    Arrival
    June 8 (Estimated)
    Departure
    August 3 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $6,890 (Estimated)
    8 Week Internship: $6,890
  • Fall 2020
    Application Deadline
    June 1
    Arrival
    September 14 (Estimated)
    Departure
    November 9 | December 7 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $6,890 - $8,390 (Estimated)
    8 week internship: $6,890 12 week internship: $8,390

CIS Abroad 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
  • La Vida Local cultural program