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Internships Abroad and Global Undergraduate Research

Why Intern Abroad?

An internship gives you the real-world experience you want, in the industry you love, within the supportive environment you need.

In a competitive job market, an overseas placement gives your résumé an international dimension that’s rare among graduates.

With living abroad added into the mix, your lessons will go way beyond the workplace. All our interns find themselves developing personally as well as professionally.

 

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Intern Sarah at the Cliffs of Moher

“My mentor gave me so much advice on my future and not only shaped my thoughts regarding my future career, but my thoughts regarding the important things in life.

I grew as a person tremendously and am so grateful for the guidance and support I was given!”

 

Sarah, New Mexico State University

 

Finding the right placement

Your internship is built around you and for you. So we’ll match your placement to your field of study, interests and goals. No cookie-cutter program here.

We pair students with a small or medium firm in Ireland that supports and challenges them in equal measure. The placement will allow you to work with inspiring professionals, bring your academic knowledge to life, and further your career goals.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS ABROAD

Internship categories

Learn more more about each placement category by selecting from the list below.

If you don’t see your Major or industry on the list, don’t worry. We don’t list every placement that we have because many are filled faster than we can write them up. But we can facilitate almost every area of study and interest. Contact us with what you’re looking for and we’ll get right back to you.

animal management internships

Ferrycarrig (newton townland) Archeological site

photography-internship

Animal Management
Archaeology
Art & Photography
Business meeting in County Wicklow

education internships

journalism internships

International Business
International Education
Journalism
media internships advertising internship

physiotherapy internships

Media, Film & Animation
M​​arketing, Advertising and PR
Physical Therapy
Dublin Castle social work in a school environmental science internships
Political Science
Social Work
Sustainability

 

The Irish homestay experience

You tell us if there’s a town or a city you prefer to live in. We’ll match you with a local family that’ll give you a home-away-from-home. Living with a family is one of the most enjoyable parts of the experiences, as students say it immerses them in Irish life, culture, and customs. And cooking.

Katie out to dinner with her host family for Mother's Day

Katie at lunch with her homestay family

Katie from Indiana State on her host family experience:
“I stayed with three different homestay families each time I stayed in Ireland, and I didn’t have a bad experience living with any of them. The family I had for my internship was fantastic. I got close to them and already miss them. They always made sure to include me and encouraged me to make the most of my time here.”

 

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What will I learn?

Our internships revolve around learning. Past students describe it like a sandbox: the chance to hone skills, develop new ones, and build confidence, through experimentation and getting out of your comfort zone.

We can provide certified work hours, placement assessments and feedback to satisfy your university’s requirements for academic credit.

Internships also include the mentoring, support and learning goals that are often absent from graduate jobs.

 

intern Sophie

Intern Sophie

“You can definitely learn something new in your career field. With the great opportunity to meet a group of new friendly people, you really can learn about Irish culture through the program.”

 

– Sophie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

What’s included?

  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner
  • Application, Cover Letter and Résumé guidance
  • Airport Transfer
  • Alumni network
  • In-Country Orientation and Welcome event
  • Excursions and Social Activities
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Academic credit through our School of Record or your home university (extra fee)

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Intern Sydnie

“It is remarkable how big of an impact this country and program has had on me. I would not change it for a thing.”

– Sydnie, New Mexico State

 

What’s the cost?

We’re small, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised program we offer each student.

8-week program fee: €5235

10-week program fee: €6045

12-week program fee: €6675

There’s an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable.

Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory international health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.

 

Intern Katie May

Intern Katie May

For me, the internship was worth the cost. It has been a huge learning experience, even outside of work, and I’m so glad I did it.

Each and every day I learn something new about myself that I would not have if I had I stayed where I was comfortable.”

 

– Katie May, Indiana State University

 

Scholarships

We’re delighted to offer three scholarships a year of up to €500 per student, that are deducted off the final payment.

Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the general internship application. You must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The scholarship section has two parts: a one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your internship experience (with a blog, video or social media updates).

Click ‘apply now’ to go to our online application portal.

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Application deadlines

The application deadline is based on when you’re available to intern.

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.

Available start dates are as follows:
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018

January 2019

Got a question about internships?

 

Global Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research allows you to explore your discipline in depth while making an original contribution to the field. Students will avail of rich opportunities abroad, in their area of study. Research students can expect to benefit from 20-40 hours of supervision per week in their research placements.

“So much of the program was meaningful to me. Working in Ireland and being able to live with such an amazing family that takes you in as if you are one of their own. The most meaningful aspect is being able to meet people from around the world that share the same passion I have. I was able to relate to these strangers and form friendships.”

-Lina Ramirez, University of California Los Angeles

“I was able to learn so much about medicine daily from my wonderful hands on experience, but beyond that I learned something about how different medical systems function. I was placed in an unfamiliar environment and that allowed me to grow my knowledge, but also to grow as a person (which was made easy by the wonderful people I was surrounded by everyday!).”

-Sarah Phillips, New Mexico State University

“My homestay family was terrific and I wouldn’t change a thing!”

– Rebecca Cuntala, Binghamton University

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PLACEMENTS

Global Undergraduate Research Placements

Research placements will vary by country, based on your research interest. Our research applicants are typically placed in the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and Italy. However, we will work with you if you prefer another destination.

Social Sciences, Social Work, Politics and Psychology

Students can specialize in political theory, particularly areas such as democratic theory, theories of justice, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. They can also work to analyze companies or institutions that promote social change and development, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups. Both social science and psychology students will be able to conduct research on the experiences and behaviours of individuals or groups. Their research can have educational, practical, and clinical applications.

Music and Art

With possible focuses in composition, musicology, performance and music technology students will find themselves immersed in musical culture while experiencing music research abroad. Art students will be part of a cultural visual language. With opportunities such as art expositions, photography and access to resources for art history, students will have a hands on experience of visual culture abroad.

Engineering and Computer Science

Research projects can promote engineering topics within the fields of materials science and engineering. Some research projects will focus on specific topics such as cyberbullying or harassment using electronic forms of contact. Other projects can be interdisciplinary. For instance, they may focus on app development while creating apps for companies in communication, education and healthcare.

Business Management, Finance, Digital Marketing, Market Research

Projects can involve collecting valuable information to help companies promote their product or service. Business research can include financial data, consumer feedback, product research, digital marketing and competitive analysis. Social entrepreneurship and sustainable development are two other areas that can be developed throughout these areas of research.

Biological, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences

Projects will focus on the improvement of human and animal health through scientific research. For example, some research projects will investigate chronic diseases of aging and the development of lifestyle medicine pathways for healthy aging. This field includes the study of medicine, nutrition and other health-related issues such as decreasing the number of infant deaths.

Archaeology and Heritage Management

Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, field-based archaeological research and training provides an opportunity for students of archaeology and anthropology to experience first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment. Students will be part of a supportive environment while developing professionally.

Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources and Farm Research

Research projects and activities will respond to ground-level needs, can investigate genetically modified food, food standards, smart agriculture, and precision agriculture practices that will increase production and reduce waste. For agricultural scientists, research farms are often their laboratories. On-farm research will involve regular farming activities. How do we secure sustainable use of resources? How do we contribute to food security? How can new technologies complement existing farming practice? These are some questions to which your research can contribute.

The homestay experience

You tell us if there’s a town or a city you prefer to live in. We’ll match you with a local family that’ll give you a home-away-from-home in your country of choice. Living with a family is one of the most enjoyable parts of the experiences, as students say it immerses them in local life, culture and customs, and cooking.

What’s included?

    • Guaranteed Global Research Placement
    • Homestay accommodation
    • Meals: breakfast and dinner
    • Application, Cover Letter and Résumé guidance
    • Airport Transfer
    • Alumni network
    • In-Country Orientation and Welcome event
    • Excursions and Social Activities
    • 24/7 in-country support
    • Academic credit through our School of Record or your home university (extra fee)

Application deadlines

The application deadline is based on when you’re available to begin your research.

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.

Scholarships

We’re delighted to offer three scholarships a year of up to €500 per student, that are deducted off the final payment.
Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the general global research application. You must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The scholarship section has two parts: a one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your research experience (with a blog, video or social media updates).

Click ‘apply now’ to go to our online application portal.

Apply Now

What’s the cost?

We’re small, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised program we offer each student.

For research placements, the costs will vary by type of research, duration and destination. We can offer research placements from 6-12 weeks. We will advise you on fees, prior to applying – just contact us!

There’s an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable.

Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory international health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included. Visa requirements vary by country and may include an extra cost.

Available start dates are as follows:

January 15, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018 (on request)

Got a question about Global Undergraduate placements?