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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
Yes Internship: Yes
Advisor: Brita Doyle Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

Dublin castleIn this program, you will experience first-hand the culture and professional world of Ireland during a summer in beautiful and exciting Dublin. The internship itself will allow you to explore career interests, enhance existing skills, and acquire international expertise. The Dublin Summer Internship Program is a three-credit program administered in partnership with the on-site organization EUSA in Dublin. The program lasts for seven weeks, comprised of one week of orientation and six weeks of the internship.


Internship and Course

The program consists of a three-credit internship experience, accompanied by a reflective seminar course. Internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of industry sectors in Dublin are available to AU students. Students work full-time, Monday through Friday, at the internship placement. The Internship provides students an excellent opportunity to obtain work experience in a student's area of interest and explore the professional aspect of another culture. Upon acceptance to the program, students provide information on their background, experience, and areas of interest for an internship placement. With this information, on-site EUSA staff work to provide an internship placement that fits as closely as possible to the student's stated interests, professional goals and background. Internship placements are also based on the project needs and work cycles of the participating companies and organizations. Although an internship is guaranteed as part of the program, students must have some flexibility in the type of internship placement; no guarantees can be provided for a specific kind of internship.

Industry sectors in Dublin where internship placements are possible (subject to change):
    * Art and Art History
    * Business Administration
    * Computer Science and IT
    * Dramatic and Theater Arts
    * English for Professional Communications
    * Environmental Science
    * International Studies, International Relations, Political Science
    * Psychology, Health
    * Recreational, Leisure, Hospitality
    * Social Work
    * Sports Management

More information on the EUSA Internship program can be found on their website.  

Placements in the past have included (please note that each site is not available every term and this list is only used as an example):
    * Duke St. Gallery
    * LK Shields
    * Fishamble Theatre Company
    * EUMom
    * Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) 
    * Mary Curran - Centre for Professional & Personal Development
    * Office of the Press Ombudsman
    * Beaumont Hospital
    * Deputy Simon Harris TD
    * Franchise Direct
    * KOD/Lyons & Co Solicitors
    * Kinsale Capital Management
    * Center of Educational and Social Research
    * Jets 365
    * Park by Text
    * Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD (Member of Irish Parliament)

Student Life

Life in Dublin

Dublin student lifeDublin began as a Viking settlement founded over one thousand years ago on the banks of the River Liffey and situated on a majestic broad sweeping bay. Dublin is now the thriving capital of an independent Ireland and is the center of the political, diplomatic, administrative, and commercial life of the country. It is home to a population of approximately one million people. The city features all the excitement and diversity one would expect of a great capital, with particularly lively entertainment and night life, and rich in culture.

An on-site orientation, welcome reception, and city tour of Dublin are included as part of the program. In addition, EUSA will provide a basic social program that will be available to students during the course of the program including optional group excursions.

Housing and Meals

Students will live in shared apartments in a lovely suburb of downtown Dublin.

No meal plan is available. Students can cook their meals in the apartment kitchens or take advantage of Dublin's restaurant scene.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/15/2017
Varies by program 05/29/2017 07/15/2017

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.