With Political Science touching on public policy, international relations, law, social justice, and politics, this is the opportunity to discover the interests and causes that matter to you, and demonstrate your ambition and aptitude to work in the area.

Generally, the broader your field of study, the more useful an internship can be to your résumé and career goals. An internship abroad is a further boost to your résumé, as you’re getting first-hand experiences of policy, social change, economic systems and law in another jurisdiction and political environment.

Your placement will reflect your interests and goals. So you could find yourself flexing your governance and policy muscles by working with a local government agency, city council, law office, advocacy group, NGO or university. Your work may also stretch to public relations: controlling messaging, preparing fact sheets for press, or managing online communications.

Some interns are drawn to work with groups and organisations on the front line of social issues, like inner city youth centers or domestic violence shelters.

You’ll learn to apply your skills to support an organisation and its strategy, which could mean research, statistical analysis, or editing reports.

You can expect to be challenged, rewarded, and grow both professionally and personally in such a program.

What's Included:

  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner
  • Application, Cover Letter and Résumé guidance
  • Optional 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)
Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.
At A Glance
Political Science Internships
Start Date
Determined by Student
Duration
8, 10 or 12 Weeks
Apply By
12 weeks prior to start date
Fees

8 week programme: €5235

10 week programme: €6045

12 week programme: €6675

What's included?
Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.
Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

€500 Non refundable

Scholarship
up to €750
sydnie standing by the sea while on assignment for her photography internship in Ireland

Sydnie

Photography Internship
New Mexico State University
My visit to Ireland completely exceeded my expectations. I have to be honest, initially I imagined I needed to be an outdoor person to enjoy the country! I was definitely wrong. Ireland is a place where I want to be outdoors as much as possible. The imagery is so captivating and its visuals vary across the land. The landscapes are very alluring and simple to hike around.