University College Dublin Summer Internship


  • The rich culture of Dublin experienced through the lens of an internship offers students the opportunity to integrate into Irish life.

  • Placements are in prestigious Irish and International companies in varied industry sectors, in addition to smaller innovative organizations.

  • Students will fine-tune their communication skills and develop practical professional skills while earning academic credit.

ProgramResume & Internship Statement Tips

The eight week program consists of a six-week internship placement at a leading Irish company or non-profit organization. In addition to the internship, students are required to take one elective module; three options exist: Ireland: From Union to Bailout - An Economic and Social History since 1800Doing Business in Ireland; and Business Analytics and Finance Project. This course is taught intensively during the first week of the program. Field trips to places of historical interest are an integral component of the module. The program culminates in a research project which students present to faculty and their peers at UCD.



Our internship manager works in conjunction with Irish colleagues to provide a broad range of intellectually engaging internships based on your field of interest, internship goals and skills. A sample of the placements areas available are listed below:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business, Finance & Economics
  • International Studies, International Relations
  • Health services & Social Issues
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Advertising
  • Tourism, Recreation, Leisure & Hospitality
  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities

An essential element of the UCD Summer Internship is for students to experience Irish society and culture through an extensive series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland. Typical activities may include: a Wicklow Mountain Walk, a hurling match, a trip to the West of Ireland, a castle tour, Irish dancing and traditional Irish music.

You'll be assessed on an academic project that you research and write and is based on your work experience. At the start of your internship, you will attend an orientation session that will help to ensure your smooth transition to the workplace. Near the end of your placement, you will have a debriefing session to help you effectively review and analyze your professional experience.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Summer session: 6 credits (elective course = 3 credits; internship and course = 3 credits )

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered. All internship applicants must submit additional forms.

Application Deadline

  • March 1