Intern in Dublin

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Career-shaping work experience in the heart of Ireland.

Whether working with an Irish football team, a large multinational organization, or a local refugee center, you’ll get practical experience in your field, all the while taking advantage of living in a city known for its heritage and hedonism. During our Intern in Dublin program, 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.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English
  • Average Courseload: U.S credit may be available through CIS Abroad and/or your home university
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

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
  • Awesome apartments with international students and interns

Internship Placements

Architecture internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Architecture placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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<h4>Studio Intern at Architecture Firm</h4>

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.

<h4>Architecture Intern at Studio</h4>

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.

<h4>Assistant at Architecture Firm</h4>

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.

Art and Design internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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<h4>Operations Intern at Theater Company</h4>

Operations Intern at Theater Company

Do you have a passion for producing theater? Learn what it takes to run a theater company in Dublin by assisting and shadowing the director and/or the production manager. You’ll work behind the scenes and help coordinate production elements for each show, and you’ll help with public relations and marketing.

<h4>Photo Archive Intern at Agency</h4>

Photo Archive Intern at Agency

In this internship, you’ll help the agency capture and maintain precious and historic images. You’ll assist in the archiving of the agency’s collections, and you’ll help with customer service, event planning, research, database management and updates, and other administrative duties.

<h4>Intern at Art Gallery</h4>

Intern at Art Gallery

As an intern for a local art gallery, you’ll work primarily in sales, selling original works of art and prints to clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with the curator and meet local artists to learn about their work. Every day, you’ll be steeped in the art world, inspiring your own journey into this exciting industry.

Business & Economics internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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<h4>Accounting Intern at Financial Services Company</h4>

Accounting Intern at Financial Services Company

You can intern at a financial services company that gives clients responsive, personal service at a price suitable for small to medium-sized businesses. You’ll provide essential translation of accounting principles and processes to clients, and you’ll assist in managing the financial aspects of clients’ businesses. Plan to acquire new skills as you work as a team.

<h4>Business Administration Intern at Guided Tour Company</h4>

Business Administration Intern at Guided Tour Company

Work with a guided tour company to help promote and manage tours. You’ll help with client relations, update administrative data, and promote the tours through social networks and marketing/sales support. In addition, you’ll get to know the historical aspects of Ireland in an unique way, elevating your professional skill set and your knowledge of a new place.

<h4>Trade Specialist Assistant at International Business</h4>

Trade Specialist Assistant at International Business

Join an international business, where you’ll connect with international partners to unite importers and exporters. As an intern, you’ll manage accounts and aid in trade advisory to clients, as well as representing the company at trade shows and international trade seminars.

Entrepreneurship internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Entrepreneurship placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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<h4>Digital Content Intern at Media Agency</h4>

Digital Content Intern at Media Agency

Join a small digital agency as their social and digital media intern. Your role will include working on marketing and social media campaigns, analyzing the ROI from the campaigns, and suggesting new strategies. In addition, among other tasks, you will write articles and work on content creation. This internship is perfect for someone who wants to start their own digital media agency.

<h4>Business Development Intern at Tour Company</h4>

Business Development Intern at Tour Company

This quickly growing tour company has made a big impact in a short amount of time. You’ll join a small team that does everything from recruiting new clients to organizing and leading tours. This position is non-stop and includes work across all areas of business. You’ll be able to see how a small business grows and makes it work.

<h4>Non-Profit Fundraising</h4>

Non-Profit Fundraising

Every entrepreneur needs to have fundraising skills. You’ll work with the regional fundraising coordinator to promote key projects with corporate agencies and volunteer event teams. Your role includes assisting in the planning and promotion of fundraising initiatives within the region, as well as helping to recruit and support volunteer teams that will be involved in organizing fundraising activities.

Finance internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Finance placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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<h4>Accounting and Business Advising Intern at Company</h4>

Accounting and Business Advising Intern at Company

At this Dublin-based company, you’ll get to work in a thriving business-oriented city as you receive training on VAT returns and bank records. You’ll up your skills as you learn to use various accounting and business management software, and you’ll assist with sales invoicing, payroll, archiving, and other general duties as assigned.

<h4>Intern at Financial Planning Company</h4>

Intern at Financial Planning Company

Interning for this financial services company gives you the opportunity to provide support for clients (primarily small- and medium-sized businesses). You’ll explain the essential accounting principles and processes, and you’ll also help manage the financial aspects of clients’ organizations.

<h4>Financial Services Intern at Company</h4>

Financial Services Intern at Company

Students interested in financial services will have to opportunity to work alongside the CFO in this local, Dublin-based business. Your work will include managing the client database, creating sales invoices and ledgers, and undertaking other general administrative and office duties as assigned.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships
<h4>Event Management Intern for Local Politician</h4>

Event Management Intern for Local Politician

In this position, you’ll work alongside a local Irish politician, primarily providing administrative support. Although this position can be customized to fit your interests, past interns have focused on contacting hotel suppliers and making reservations, creating itineraries, meeting and greeting clients, and general event management.

<h4>Event Management Intern for Company</h4>

Event Management Intern for Company

Work in Ireland and gain exposure to the event management industry. You’ll work on site and in the office, assisting with project management. Your focus will primarily be on event design, digital marketing, social media, sales support, and project evaluations.

<h4>Hotel Management Intern for Local Hotel</h4>

Hotel Management Intern for Local Hotel

This local hotel is a perfect opportunity for students interested in an international internship in the hospitality and tourism field. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of the hotel industry, assisting with sales and marketing. Other responsibilities include updating and managing key databases, collecting research and data, and helping with general administrative duties.

IT and Computer Systems internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample IT and Computer Systems placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with IT and Computer Systems internships
<h4>GIS Intern with Town Planning Agency</h4>

GIS Intern with Town Planning Agency

Work with a town planning organization that does Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work. You’ll work directly with the manager, assisting them with research, planning, data collection, and database administration, as well as other office tasks such as business development and client communication.

<h4>IT Intern for Software Organization</h4>

IT Intern for Software Organization

Are you a creative thinker? Join this company to produce new ideas and concepts, and to take your skills to the next level. Using innovative brainstorming, you’ll redefine a design brief to develop interactive design elements for a company offering cutting-edge software.

<h4>IT Intern for Onboard Services Company</h4>

IT Intern for Onboard Services Company

Put your IT studies to work for an IT hardware department. You’ll tackle the business’ logistics, configuring software applications onto mobile devices and dealing with stock management and supply chain logistics. The organization is seeking avid learners who are attentive to detail.

Journalism and Media internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Journalism and Media placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Journalism and Media internships
<h4>Media Intern at Broadcast Studio</h4>

Media Intern at Broadcast Studio

Work with a broadcast studio that produces training courses, radio ads, podcasts, and video content. You’ll provide direct support for the co-founders who have worked in print and radio journalism for many years. The day to day includes general administrative tasks, but also help with recording, narration, and voice overs.

<h4>Journalism Intern at Irish Tabloid Newspaper</h4>

Journalism Intern at Irish Tabloid Newspaper

Combine your love of gossip with your studies in journalism. Through this internship, you’ll help with writing and editing articles and taking photos for news pieces. You’ll even get the chance to interview subjects and create press releases. Get the scoop in this bustling international capital.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Ireland

Below are a few sample Marketing Advertising & PR placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Marketing Advertising & PR internships
<h4>PR Intern at Irish Parliament</h4>

PR Intern at Irish Parliament

Combine your love of politics with public relations. You’ll work in the Dáil office, which is the lower house of the Irish Parliament. As a Dublin insider, you’ll be able to work on policy issues, research bills, deal with local and national concerns on a daily basis, and produce press releases.

<h4>PR Intern for Media Management Firm</h4>

PR Intern for Media Management Firm

The company’s co-founders have five decades of experience in broadcasting consultancy, print and radio journalism, and overall media management. You’ll provide administrative support for the firm, which has a fully equipped broadcast studio, enabling you to offer media training courses and produce radio advertisements, podcasts, and vodcasts.

<h4>Marketing Intern for Golf and Sports Club</h4>

Marketing Intern for Golf and Sports Club

Immerse yourself in Irish culture through this business internship that celebrates the traditional pastime of golf. You’ll perform a variety of tasks, from writing articles to brainstorming social media strategies to handling inquiries and advertising. This internship combines your love of sports and marketing.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University 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.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Why Life in 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.

CIS Abroad 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.

Live La Vida Local

  • 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 neighborhoods of some of Ireland’s best writers. The stunning coastal village of Dalkey outside of Dublin is excellent.

Housing in Dublin

Location

The housing may vary from term to term and will be finalized upon your placement, but most interns will live in single rooms in shared 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.

Meals

The apartments have kitchens, so you can cook your own meals or coordinate with your flatmates for shared meals.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site

What's Included

Inclusions

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

Welcome & 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 & 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.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad 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.
Belfast

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

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

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.

Site Director

Karina Tarrant Byrne
Travel Tip:

When I go to a new country I love to read about it first and get a sense of its history and culture. When I arrive I like to have a good map (not just google maps) so I can see how everything fits together. If it isn’t an English speaking country I like to have some words and phrases learned so at least it looks like I am trying to communicate without expecting them to have English.

Travel Tip:

When I go to a new country I love to read about it first and get a sense of its history and culture. When I arrive I like to have a good map (not just google maps) so I can see how everything fits together. If it isn’t an English speaking country I like to have some words and phrases learned so at least it looks like I am trying to communicate without expecting them to have English.

About:

I was born in Ireland and lived there till I was 16 at which point my family moved to New York. My father is a baker and he was the first to bring Irish scones and soda bread to New York. I finished high school in New York and continued to college there where I completed my undergraduate degree. After my degree I returned to Ireland to complete a Masters degree. Having experienced education in different countries, a career in study abroad really appealed to me. Prior to joining CIS Abroad, I spent several years working for a different study abroad provider. In that role, I was in charge of student orientations, cultural programming, general onsite logistics and student support services. I’m excited to once again have the opportunity to introduce students and interns to Ireland, its culture and history, and its beauty.

I live in a beautiful village in Limerick called Adare. I am married to a veterinarian and have four children, 2 cats and a dog. We love the outdoors and often go hill walking in Kerry, a beautiful part of Ireland. My children are very involved in sports so we spend a lot of time going to matches and different sporting events. I love Ireland and its culture and love sharing that love with others. I am an avid reader and love the theatre.

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 text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Linda Hallbäck
Travel Tip:

Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!

Dates & Prices

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

  • Application Deadline: Feb 15
  • Arrival: June 6
  • Departure: August 1
  • Price: $6,990
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1
  • Arrival: September 12
  • Departure: November 7 | December 5
  • Price: $6,890 - $8,390
  • Application Deadline: Oct 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: January 25 (Estimated)
  • Departure: March 20 | April 17 (Estimated)
  • Price: $6,890 - $8,390 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Nov 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: February 28 (Estimated)
  • Departure: April 17 | May 15 (Estimated)
  • Price: $6,890 - $8,390 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Feb 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 6 (Estimated)
  • Departure: August 1 (Estimated)
  • Price: $6,990 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

8 week internship: $6,890
12 week internship: $8,390

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

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