Internships in Dublin, Ireland

Everyone raves about Dublin and, like any great city, it genuinely does have something for everyone. It is a modern, hard-working center of commerce and industry; it is a cultural capital; and home to some of Europe's most accomplished artists and academics. If you're interested in the past, Dublin's beautifully preserved mansions, castles, museums, churches, streets, parks, and docks will conjure up historical events dating from the time of the Vikings on through the Easter Rebellion. On the other hand, if the latest in fashion, top restaurants, or club Dj's is more your thing, Dublin offers that and more. Spend some time to get to know the city, its side streets, and suburbs like Howth, Dalkey, or Malahide. Catch a play, watch a hurling match, and spend time talking to people in the pubs. And if Dublin is not enough, there are excellent bus and rail links to other parts of the country as well as to Continental Europe and Britain by ferry or inexpensive student flights.

Career Fields Available in Dublin, Ireland

ISA Arts and Humanities Internships

Arts and Humanities

Encompassing a wide range of academic fields including history, philosophy, cultural studies, and sociology among many others, internships in the arts and humanities allow you to explore career options across many business sectors and industries while refining professional interests and strengths. Internships in these fields tend to be multi-disciplinary allowing you to gain a robust set of skills and knowledge.

ISA Business and Marketing Internships

Business and Marketing

Internships in business fields include a wide range of companies across all industries-—from small start-ups to large multinational corporations. Interns can focus on a specific area within business such as economics, finance, or marketing. Business internships provide valuable experience in understanding regional trade practices, international economies, and global marketing strategies from a new cultural perspective.

ISA Communication, Media, and PR Internships

Communication, Media, and PR

Understanding the cultural climate of the times and the ways to effectively navigate it is a valuable skill. Working alongside international colleagues and within a new culture helps shape your worldview and ability to more effectively communicate with a wider audience. Work in an array of industries as communications, media and, PR jobs span all industries.

ISA Education Internships

Education

An internship abroad in education is a great way to prepare for a career as a teacher, administrator, or principal. You will be exposed to new educational structures, curriculum, and methods in a variety of educational environments. The experience provides future educators with an expanded cultural perspective and worldview to broaden their approach to education and be more successful educators in our increasingly diverse classrooms.

ISA Hospitality, Events, and Tourism Internships

Hospitality, Events, and Tourism

International internships in hospitality, events, and tourism provide you with a truly unique understanding of the field and an opportunity to learn about the industry through real world experiences. The field varies across cultures, settings, and clientele, instilling a global perspective into your future career. Plan weddings, lead wine tastings, or assist in hotel management as an intern!

ISA IT and Computer Science Internships

IT and Computer Science

An IT or computer science internship abroad complements your formal education with practical work experience in one of the most globalized fields worldwide. It is a unique opportunity to refine career goals, develop a professional network, and learn how other parts of the world use technology. Internships in this field usually require proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, Ruby, etc.

ISA Legal Studies and Advocacy Internships

Legal Studies and Advocacy

Law and advocacy internships include a range of opportunities working at law firms and policy and advocacy centers. Internships in this field provide an inside view of the host country’s legal system and an understanding of how the community navigates within that system. Apply your knowledge to a real-world setting and learn how law and justice work in practice. A writing sample may be requested.

ISA Performing and Visual Arts Internships

Performing and Visual Arts

With a focus on specific areas such as graphic design, photography, music, dance, or theater, internships in the performing and visual arts give you the opportunity to learn what type of creative projects you will likely work on in a professional setting. Gain valuable insight into the creative process and have a chance to apply your knowledge, channel your inner creativity, and network with industry professionals. A portfolio may be requested.

ISA Political Science Internships

Political Science

Whether you are interested in American politics, international relations, or public policy and advocacy, an internship abroad allows you to gain valuable insight into how government policies, political parties, city councils, or governmental agencies work. Experience firsthand how these political bodies work with and against one another in the local and global arena.

ISA Psychology and Social Work Internships

Psychology and Social Work

A psychology or social work internship helps you understand the complicated social challenges facing global communities while learning how professionals respond. Placements are often research based or involve observing professionals and assisting with various tasks at non-profits. An internship abroad provides the opportunity to connect and integrate theory and practice into a real world setting. A background check may be requested.

 

Dublin Highlights and Activities

Orientation, Excursions, and Cultural Activities

Your program will start with a multi-day orientation in Dublin where you will enjoy a city tour and other excursions as well as receive pertinent information about how to be most successful in your internship abroad. Throughout your program, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips. ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the country (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. The locations below are a sample of included and optional excursions that have run in the past. Please know that these are subject to change.

Howth

Howth

Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The district occupies the greater part of the peninsula of Howth Head, forming the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. You will have the opportunity to explore Howth town and part of their cliffs with a spirited guide. Make sure to bring your hiking boots!

Glendalough

Glendalough

Glendalough is a glacial valley set in the stunning surroundings of County Wicklow. Wicklow is renowned internationally for its striking natural beauty, earning it the reputation of being the “Garden of Ireland.” A scenic drive will take place through Wicklow Mountains National Park, stopping in Guinness Lake, Sally Gap, and Powerscourt Waterfall. You will walk around the monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, as well as enjoy a scenic stroll along Glendalough's stunning lakes.

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Cultural Activities in Dublin

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Dublin. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Dublin special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included an Irish dance class, night at the theater, Gaelic games experience, story telling night, traditional Irish Music activity, and Dublin city attraction visits.

Housing Details

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for participants to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. All accommodations are secure, centrally located and are conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to specific placements vary, but generally range between 30 to 45 minutes. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.

Apartments
Apartments may be fully-furnished and centrally-located. Bedrooms are single to four-person occupancy with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Student Residence
Students living in the residence halls will typically have a single room, but could possibly be assigned to a shared room. They will share a bathroom and kitchen facilities with 5-8 other students as well as a coin operated laundry room located within or near the dorm. Residence halls may also include additional facilities such as study and game rooms. The option to purchase a bedding pack is available for each session during the semester and summer. Each residence hall is equipped with DSL or wireless internet access. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Housing - Apartments
Housing - Student Residence

ISA Dublin Internships

Why Intern in Dublin?

Dublin is the central hub of the one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. It is an incubator for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship which has led to the emergence of a vibrant and dynamic start up culture. Dublin is also home to some of the biggest and most recognized brands in the world – including Google, Facebook and Guinness. The city has a rich history and culture; it is the city of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, U2 and several other icons that have inspired the locals to pursue their creative impulses. Dublin is a city that is progressive and growing but retains strong links to traditional culture – it is also one of the friendliest and safest capitals in Europe. The diverse and expanding economy has created opportunities in many sectors including but not limited to Visual Arts, Business & Marketing, Sports, Recreation & Exercise Science, Social Work, Political Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Communications and Journalism and The Arts & Humanities.

Travel Visa Information

Participants must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after their expected departure date from Dublin.

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U.S. Citizens
No immigration visa is necessary for interns who will be in Dublin for less than 90 days.

Non-U.S. Citizens
Please note that non-U.S. citizens should contact their Consulate to verify specific entry requirements. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may not be permitted to travel to Ireland without a visa or outside of their visa dates. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check specific consulate's website for the most up to date information.

Note: Embassy and Consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the Embassy or Consulate to verify information.

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