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  • Dublin, Ireland

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Why Dublin?

Dublin, the cultural center and heart of Ireland, is a vibrant city well-known for education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.

Your Internship

Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Internships’ unpaid, academic internships have placed interns in fields such as finance, journalism, and theatre, while also showing them the sights and sounds of Ireland. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your networking and interviewing skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll intern at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll have an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out.

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:
Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management 
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • 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

Spend your free time getting to know Dublin through IES Abroad-organized cultural events and optional field trips to Northern Ireland and Causey Farm.

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$5 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 $5 million to our financial aid programs.

Academics

While working in Dublin, you will enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics 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

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

 

Internship Seminar
Course Name Term Language Credits
IN 395 - Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar Summer English 6
IN 395 - Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar Summer English 3

Field Trips & Events

IES Abroad Dublin organizes a number of field trips as an integral part of its opportunities for cultural immersion in Ireland. These trips explore areas of significant regional interest and are led by people who contextualize what you are witnessing and experiencing. These field trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad.  Possible destinations include:

Northern Ireland
3 days
Take a guided tour of Belfast, visit the Giant's Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and explore the countryside on a Game of Thrones experience tour.

Causey Farm
1 day
Visit an open farm where you will have the chance to try Irish dancing, bake traditional Irish bread, learn to play an Irish drum called the bodhrán, and jump in a bog.

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 an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin. 

Our Comprehensive Orientation & Re-Entry Experience (CORE™) begins right when you arrive and continues through the semester with activities focusing on academic and cultural adjustment. Detailed information about housing, public transportation, culture, health and safety, and other important topics are also covered.

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

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best restaurants—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.

UCD Student Residences - In Dublin, you will live in University College Dublin's student residences. You will live in a single bedroom and will share a furnished common area and kitchen with 3-5 other interns which may be of mixed gender. However, you will be able to indicate on your IES Abroad Housing Form if you have any accommodation requirements in relation to this.

 

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.

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: Summer 2019
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2019
3 Credits
$5,160 $1,895 $135 $7,190


Summer 2019
6 Credits
$5,675 $1,895 $135 $7,705


Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$5 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 $5 million to our financial aid programs.

Our Center

The IES Abroad Dublin Center occupies a red-brick Victorian building that was originally a post office and has been completely renovated. The Center is walking distance from St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.

Features include:

  • High-speed Internet, printer, photocopier and scanner access
  • A student lounge with study desks
  • 4 laptops and 2 desktops
  • Classrooms
  • A small library and travel planning area

Take a virtual tour of what it’s like to be in Dublin and what the IES Abroad Dublin Center is like!

Our Staff

Megan Markey

Center Director

Megan Markey earned an MBA in Education Management from the Institute of Education, University of London and a Masters in Sociology from University College Dublin. Employed by IES Abroad since 2004, Megan teaches our service learning seminar, Service Learning: Youth Engagement and Education in Ireland. She has also taught qualitative research for the Sociology Department at University College Dublin. Megan was the Assistant Director of the Dublin Center from 2010-2014 and became the Center Director in 2015. 

IES Abroad Staff

IES Abroad Dublin Staff

Shane Fitzgerald
Internship Coordinator

Jackie Knowles
Student Affairs Coordinator

Stephen McMahon
Writers Program and Moodle Coordinator

Caitlin Myron
Interim Academic and Customized Programs Coordinator

Cristin O'Gorman
Internship Coordinator

Mairéad White
Accountant Assistant