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Summer Study Abroad Internships in Dublin, Ireland

Summer Internships in Dublin

  • Required GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Length of Program: 8 weeks, early June to early August
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Program advisor: Matt Free
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Program Snapshot

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Cead Mile Failte! We're so excited that you're considering an IFSA-Butler program for your summer abroad and have chosen the Summer Internships in Dublin program. Based at University College Dublin, this program combines an invaluable internship experience with great academics and a fun-filled summer in one of Europe's most dynamic cities. We're sure you're going to love your summer in Ireland!

What the Summer Internships in Dublin program has to offer

  • The opportunity to gain real-world work experience while living in hip, sophisticated Dublin
  • Internships sponsored by the prestigious, AACSB-accredited Lochlann Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin (UCD)
  • A choice of three tracks—Irish History, Business Analytics or International Business
  • A 3-credit course taught by UCD faculty provides an academic background to the internship
  • Field excursions are a key component of the program
  • UCD provides a full cultural program, including a weekend trip to Galway, a day trip to Belfast and visits to other areas of historical interest in Ireland

Housing

  • Housing is with other program participants in apartments owned by IFSA-Butler
  • You may cook for yourself or eat at one of the restaurants on or near campus

Academics

  • Program lasts for eight weeks
  • Students combine a 3-credit internship with a 3-credit course in Irish History or International Business
  • Students earn 6 U.S. semester credit hours for the summer

We look forward to working with you!


Academics

Academic Structure

What will studying in this program be like?
Students work for 32 hours per week at their internship and also take a 3-credit course that provides an academic background in history or business. In addition, the academic program includes field trips and guest speakers.

Will I have classes with local students?
Although IFSA-Butler is committed to providing integrated programs, summer courses abroad are often geared toward study abroad students only. Please be aware that your contact with local students may be limited, as you will likely attend classes and live with U.S. and other international students. All courses are taught by UCD faculty.

Is there a social program as part of the program?
Yes. UCD staff provide a full cultural program, including a weekend trip to Galway and day trips to Belfast and other areas of historical interest in Ireland.

Courses

What courses will I take in this program?
Students choose between an Irish History, International Business or Finance/Analytics track and a take a related 3 U.S. semester credit hours course. The courses are taught by UCD faculty.

Credits

How many credits will I earn on this program?
Students will earn 6 U.S. semester credit hours for this program. Students will receive 3 U.S. semester credits for the elective course in Irish History, Business or Finance and 3 U.S. semester credits for the core internship course.

Registration

What are the registration conditions?
You must take a full summer course load as determined by IFSA-Butler. Credit will be awarded on a Butler University transcript based on a typical U.S. full course load. All courses are graded on an A–F scale, and there is no provision for pass/fail or auditing courses unless pass/fail is the only method of assessment for the course. You are not allowed to register for online, distance education or hybrid courses.

Exams

What do I need to know about exams?
Because of the differences in the academic systems, you will not know your exam schedule until after you arrive at your host university. Please refer to your program calendar to review the exam period for your host university. Your host university’s policies do not permit you to reschedule any exams, request alternate assessments or arrange to have your exams proctored in the United States. If this occurs, IFSA-Butler cannot assist you in conducting a grade query or academic follow-up for the course in which you made this arrangement. You will need to complete and submit all academic work prior to departing the program.

Transcripts

How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
After you have returned to the U.S., your home university will receive a Butler University transcript with the credit you earned abroad. The Butler University transcript will report the equivalent U.S. semester credit hours and letter grades. We also will send an official transcript to your permanent address.

 

Housing


Housing Options

All students on the Summer Internships in Dublin program live in IFSA-Butler-operated housing consists of self-contained flats.

The flats vary in amenities, but most flats consist of double rooms with shared kitchen and living areas. The availability of single rooms is rare, but you can request one. All beds are twin-size and linens are provided, but you will need to provide your own towels.

The kitchens have adequate refrigerator and cupboard space and are fully equipped with pots, pans, and other necessary utensils. Students share bath and shower facilities, and wireless Internet is provided. Laundry facilities are also on-site. 

Shops and supermarkets are also located nearby. Keep in mind that living in central Dublin means a lot of hustle and bustle, and you can expect to do a lot of walking.

Meals

There is no meal plan for students attending this program. Most students cook for themselves in their flats, but you can also eat in the cafes and restaurants in the area.

Housing FAQs

Is my housing included in the program fee?
Yes. Your program fee includes accommodation at the university while classes are in session. You will be responsible for the cost of your meals and any commuting costs you may incur.

When will I receive my housing assignment?
You will most likely receive your housing assignment one to two weeks before your departure. However, in some cases you may not receive your housing assignment until you arrive in Ireland for orientation. Your program advisor will notify you of your housing assignment via e-mail when it is released by the university.

Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.

Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
No. IFSA-Butler does not require a housing deposit for summer programs.

Can I arrange my own housing?
Yes. IFSA-Butler recognizes that some students require independent housing for their time abroad. If you choose not to take advantage of our guaranteed housing, you may sign up for independent housing on the housing preference form. Once you've made this choice, we will not provide housing for you or bill you for the accommodation fee.

Please be advised that housing costs can be high abroad, and many times students living independently end up spending more money than students living in IFSA-Butler arranged housing. If you are hoping to save money by arranging housing on your own, please research your options early so you can compare costs. You must notify us of your intention to live in independent housing by the program application deadline, listed at the top of this page. We are not able to accommodate independent housing requests after the deadline.

Location Info

About Dublin

Population: 1.5 million
Location:In the East, near the coast of the Irish Sea

City features

  • Ireland's largest city and its capital
  • An economic center with one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city
  • Friendly and down to earth
  • A vibrant cultural scene with music of all kinds, theatre, art and literary activities
  • Restaurants, pubs and clubs make it a weekend destination for the under-30 crowd from across Europe
  • The modern Temple Bar area, with a history dating to 300 BC, is popular for its galleries, pubs, restaurants and shops

Do more!

  • Use Dublin as your starting point for traveling the country on trains and buses that run from Dublin to all major cities in Ireland
  • Take a ferry to Wales and the Isle of Man
  • Take advantage of student fares on flights from Dublin International Airport

Links
Time Out: Dublin
Visit Dublin
City of Dublin
The Irish Times

Dates & Fees

Program Dates

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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.

Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”

Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.

Program Fees

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What's included in our summer program fees
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Payment Due: May 15

Program Fee Bills
IFSA-Butler will send a single bill for tuition, services and housing. Any bills for tuition differentials and/or supplemental housing fees will be sent separately. Students who opt for independent housing will not be charged the housing component of the program fee.

Housing
The housing component of our program fee is based on the average cost of local student self-catering accommodation, usually a shared room in a regular dormitory, apartment or house without any extra features.

Personal Cost Estimates

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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.

The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.

Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.

Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.

All costs are in U.S. dollars.

Forms

To apply to the Summer Internships in Dublin program, use our easy online application.

Applicants to this program must complete additional forms as part of the application process:

We must receive these forms before we can send your application to UCD for an admissions decision. They can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail. Please submit them with the remainder of your program application.

If you have already started an application to the Summer Internships in Dublin program, you can track which forms IFSA-Butler has received by logging into the student portal.


Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Ireland:

mattAssistant Program Advisor Matt Free assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Matt studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile in the fall of 2010 and completed his undergraduate coursework in Anthropology and Spanish at Butler University. He currently advises students planning to study abroad in England and Ireland. Matt can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4200.


altStudent Accounts Coordinator Angelita Shaffer assists with the financial side of study abroad and processes payments and invoices. Angelita can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4221.

 

 

 

altStudent & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.





Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our on-site office in Dublin. Click here to read more about Resident Director Maria Keane.


altUpon return from your study abroad program, Academic Affairs Coordinator Paige Ward processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Paige graduated from Butler University, and she studied abroad for a semester in Paris, Belfast, London and the English Lake District.  Studying abroad for Paige was an eye-opening and knowledge-gaining experience, and she is excited to work with students who are looking for the same. Paige can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4254.

 

 

Get Connected

Connect with IFSA-Butler Students

If you really want to know what it's like to study abroad, connect with IFSA-Butler alumni and students who are currently abroad on an IFSA-Butler program. Check out the following:
Student Network
Student Blogs
Experiences Abroad Videos
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Internships

Students work for 32 hours per week at their internship and are supervised by faculty from UCD. Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Arts and culture
  • Finance, economics and accoutancy
  • International studies and international relations
  • Health services and social issues
  • Marketing, public relations and advertising
  • Recreation, leisure and hospitality
  • Human resources management
  • Law, politics
  • Non-government organizations

 

Students must indicate their area of interest as part of the application process, but placements are subject to a successful interview upon arrival in Dublin.

 
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