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Boston University Dublin Internship Program (summer) (Third Party)

The Program

The Dublin Internship offers eight weeks of coursework and participation in a professional internship.  Courses explore Ireland’s dynamic history, contemporary culture and literature, and introduce students to Ireland’s politics and society.

The Academics

Students choose one of the following courses and an internship course.  Each course carries four credits.  Students must enroll for a total of eight credits.

Modern Irish Literature
The History of Ireland
Contemporary Irish Society

Internship placements are contingent upon the student’s past experience, professional interests, and available opportunities during the summer.  The components of the internship include the following: 1)internship portfolio detailing internship experiences; 2)a final project critically reflecting upon your internship placement experience; 3)attendance and participation at mid-review meeting and seminar; and 4) internship supervisor’s evaluation.

Please Note: To receive credit for an internship, most academic departments require that they evaluate the internship for credit PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. It is your responsibility to check with the academic department you wish to receive credit from. If you do not do this, it is likely you will not receive credit for the internship.

Business students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Business. Please contact them at

Communication Students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by Dr. Arthur Vanlear in the Communication Department. Please contact him at Internship credit is only open to juniors or higher who have also completed 12 credits of upper division communication courses

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
SOCI 3271 Topics in the Sociology of Culture CAS SO 341 Contemporary Irish Society 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

Students live in apartment-style residences on or adjacent to the campus of Dublin City University.  These recently constructed buildings feature ensuite bedrooms in apartments for five to ten students with shared kitchens and living rooms.


Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities, Public Health, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: Required GPA: