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  • Dublin, Ireland
Why Dublin?

Dublin is a global leader in the arts and entrepreneurship. It’s also a major media and publishing center with excellent opportunities in business, finance, communications, social outreach, and more. This capital city’s breadth of growing industries makes a semester internship in Dublin the perfect experience for a variety of interests.

Your Internship

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything this amazing city has to offer.

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. Our 14-week program in Dublin guarantees an unpaid, for-credit internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week.

Before you head off to intern in Dublin, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Dublin.

When you arrive, the staff at our Dublin Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Dublin Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.

With IES Abroad’s dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find a semester internship in Dublin that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management 
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Social Outreach
  • Technology
  • Theatre

Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. Take a scenic walk, borrow from Dublinbikes, or use the DART line to commute to your internship. For lunch, enjoy a traditional corned beef sandwich or Irish stew.

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Why Dublin?

Dublin is a global leader in the arts and entrepreneurship. It’s also a major media and publishing center with excellent opportunities in business, finance, communications, social outreach, and more. This capital city’s breadth of growing industries makes a semester internship in Dublin the perfect experience for a variety of interests.

Your Internship

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything this amazing city has to offer.

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. Our 14-week program in Dublin guarantees an unpaid, for-credit internship placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week.

Before you head off to intern in Dublin, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in Dublin.

When you arrive, the staff at our Dublin Center will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations. The Dublin Center is your central place for instruction, support, and meeting other interns. You also will enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.

With IES Abroad’s dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find a semester internship in Dublin that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management 
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Social Outreach
  • Technology
  • Theatre

Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. Take a scenic walk, borrow from Dublinbikes, or use the DART line to commute to your internship. For lunch, enjoy a traditional corned beef sandwich or Irish stew.

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$4 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit more then $4 million each year to our financial aid programs.

Academics

Before you go, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization that fits your professional interests.

Academic Seminar

While working in Dublin, you’ll also enroll in a required 3-credit internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in and outside the workplace. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding workplace culture
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Dublin and when you return home

Personalized Placements

Your internship coordinator will work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice, where you will work for 32 hours per week. We’ve placed past interns at companies and organizations in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business 
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media 
  • Politics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Outreach
  • Technology
  • Theater

Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representatives—new internships are always being added!

Additional Academic Course

While working in Dublin, you’ll also have the chance to enroll in a single academic area studies course from our Irish Studies program to compliment your internship placement. For course descriptions and syllabi, please visit our Irish Studies program page.

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

Internship Seminar
Course Name Term Language Credits
IN 395 - Internship Seminar Fall, Spring English 3

Field Trips & Events

Though you’ll be living and working in Dublin, you also have the opportunity to join IES Abroad organized field trips that take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. These trips are available with an additional cost and are dependent on your work schedule. Here are a few possible destinations.

Northern Ireland
3 days
Take in many of the filming sites of Game of Thrones, a famous “troubles tour’ of Belfast, and the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Causey Farm
1 day
Visit an open farm where you will have the chance to try out Irish dancing, bake traditional Irish bread, play hurling (Ireland’s national sport), and visit a bog.

Howth 
1 day
Hike in Howth Head, a lovely seaside fishing village in North County Dublin.

Experience Gaelic Games
1 day 
Immerse yourself in an authentic Irish experience as you learn about Ireland's national sports, Gaelic football, hurling, and handball. 

Note: Field trip destinations and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Dublin is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.

Orientation

The program begins with a two-day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time.

You also take guided tours around the Center and areas of Dublin as part of your orientation.

Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. You will also take guided tours around the Center and areas of interest in Dublin as part of your orientation.

Get to Know Your New City

Take a Day Trip

Just a short train ride away are the towns of Howth, Dun Laoghaire and more. Let the explorer in you roam, and hike along the coast.

Catch a Live Performance

From traditional folk music to cutting-edge theatre, Dublin has it all. Venture to the theatre, or enjoy live music at your local pub.

Taste the Local Food

Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, boxty, and more—sink your teeth into the various fresh and delicious foods of Dublin.

Visit the Book of Kells

See this lavishly illustrated manuscript, located in the beautiful Trinity College Library.

Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey, and meander through the city. Be sure to stop at Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square for the famous colorful painted doors.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Dublin, it will feel like home.

Private Student Residence -You will live in Binary Hub, a private student residence in Dublin. You will live in a private fully-furnished single bedroom and bathroom, and will share a kitchen and common area with up to four other flat-mates which may be of mixed gender. However, you will be able to indicate on your IES Abroad Housing Form if you have any accommodation request in relation to this. The private student residence also has WiFi Internet access along with other amenities. No meals are included.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Dublin through our cultural events, such as:

  • Visiting the Causey Farm where you can try hurling, sheep herding, and Irish dancing
  • Enjoying the Fringe Fest and Theatre Festival, a two-month-long festival complete with theatre performances and street performances (fall)
  • Attending the Bulmers International Comedy Festival (fall)
  • Watching GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) matches such as Hurling and Gaelic Football (spring)
  • Attending an international or provincial rugby match (spring)
  • Celebrating the St. Patrick’s Festival (spring)

Program Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Term: Spring 2018
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Spring 2018 $2,385 $4,185 $230 $6,800


Term: Fall 2017
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Fall 2017 $5,285 $4,185 $230 $9,700


Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$4 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit more then $4 million each year to our financial aid programs.