Summer Study Abroad Internships in Dublin, Ireland
Summer Internships in Dublin
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
We look forward to working with you!
What will studying in this program be like?
Will I have classes with local students?
Is there a social program as part of the program?
What courses will I take in this program?
How many credits will I earn on this program?
What are the registration conditions?
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What are my housing options?
Students can expect to be within walking distance to their on-campus classes, and be prepared for a short commute via public transit for their internships. There are buses and taxis readily available from the university camps.
Students live in self-catered accommodations at UCD, and no meal plans are offered. However, there are places to eat locally and on campus should students tire of cooking for themselves.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
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.
Population: 1.5 million
Dates & Fees
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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.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
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.
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 TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Ireland:
Assistant Director of Student Services Nikki Bruckmann assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Nikki can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, extn. 4257. Nikki studied abroad as an undergrad. Being completely inspired by the personal impact of her experience, Nikki continued to work for the program as a service learning assistant, preparing students for their predeparture and assisting them while abroad. After graduation, Nikki spent a year living and working abroad and returned home to obtain her masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Nikki is passionate about higher education, culture and study abroad.
Student & 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.
Academic Records Coordinator Lindsye Craig graduated from Indiana University and then spent five months living and studying in Dublin, Ireland. Study abroad was the best part of her collegiate experience and Lindsye is excited to work with IFSA-Butler students on their academic records. She can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4261.
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Students work for 32 hours per week at their internship and are supervised by faculty from UCD. Internships are available in the following areas:
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.