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University College Dublin, Ireland Internship (Summer) (Direct Enroll)

The Program

The UCD Summer Internship Program provides challenging international work experience in a uniquely stimulating location–the modern European city of Dublin. The eight week summer program includes a six week internship placement at a leading Irish company in the following fields:

Arts and Culture
Business, Finance, and Economics
International Studies and International Relations
Health Services and Social Issues
Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising
Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality

The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship places students at an Irish/international company in the following areas:  Business and Finance; Business Management and International Business; Human Resources Management; Management Information Systems/Information Technology; Marketing.

Internship placements involve 20 hours a week of work. You will be able to indicate your area of interest on the UCD application form.

The structure of the 8 week program is divided into two tracks as follows:


Week 1: Orientation and Irish History module at UCD Campus
Weeks 2 -7: Professional Internship Placement, M-Th approx 32 hrs/wk
Week 8: Research paper presentations at UCD campus


Week 1: Orientation & International Business module at UCD campus
Weeks 2-7: Professional Internship placement in Dublin
Week 8: Complete Internship and presentation of research paper at UCD campus

The Academics

You will receive 6 credits:

The Internship (3 credits, S/U grading) for Business Majors: BADM 4891. For Economics majors: ECON 2481. You will be required to submit a detailed project/assignment on an aspect of your placement as well as make a short presentation in Week 8. You will also be required to keep a journal of your Internship experience, submitted at the end of the program.

The Internship for students in other majors:  you will need to get credit approval for your internship placement in the appropriate department.

“From Colony to Republic: the Making of Modern Ireland” HIST 1998 (3 credits, letter grade): Intensive course based on a research paper.

“Doing Business in Ireland” MGMT 4893 or ECON 2493 (3 credits, letter grade):Intensive course based on a research paper.

To receive credit for an internship, before you leave UConn, you must bring your approval for that internship credit from an academic department faculty evaluator to Study Abroad. The internship experience has to be part of a graded course listed on the transcript from the foreign institution. Business students should contact the Undergraduate Programs Office in the School of Business to discuss your plan of study.

The Experience

You will be sharing off campus housing with other students on the internship program in the center of Dublin.  An extensive cultural/social program is also offered as an integral part of the overall program. A variety of day trips throughout Ireland are available on a weekly basis and a weekend trip to the West of Ireland is organized for you.


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.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students studying in a German-speaking country and students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

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 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Sports Management, Arts, Business, Public Health, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3