Dublin Internships

Dublin, Ireland is not only one of the most friendly cities in Europe, but is also home to the best St Patrick's Day celebrations in the world!

Dublin maintains a world famous literary history, having produced many influential authors and playwrights. From the Book of Kells to authentic Celtic music, you will be able to sample a wide variety of Irish arts... The city also boasts a fabulous nightlife in one of the youngest cities in Europe where 50% of the city's population is under 25 years old.

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  • INCLUDES What to Expect
  • CAREERS Available Fields
  • ELIGIBILITY Am I Eligible?
  • TESTIMONIALS What Others Are Saying
  • NEXT STEPS Fees & How to Apply
  • CURRENT INTERN? Access the intern portal here

About Dublin Internships

Global Experiences Dublin internships are your opportunity to gain professional work experience and be immersed in Irish life and culture. This extraordinary program offers professional placements in a wide range of career fields, from engineering and fashion to marketing and hotel management, giving you an international edge that will open many doors to your future career path.

Program participants will work with our experienced staff to refine their resumes and prepare for placement in an internship that meets their personal and professional goals. Global Experiences is pleased to stand by a 100% placement success rate for participants accepted into our program. Former Dublin interns are now working in companies all over the world, having began their careers with a Global Experiences internship.

Academic Credit

Yes, you can earn academic credit for this program. The best credit option will be determined by your home university and academic advisor, and we can work with you to determine if credit through your school is possible. The other way is to earn independent credit from our US-based affiliate university, Eastern Washington University. We will work with you and your school to attain credit if possible and help you navigate the process.

More information regarding academic credit options.

Dublin Internship Schedule

The following is a schedule of dates and fees for the Dublin internship program

Ireland: Dublin 12 weeks (Fall 2014)

Start Date: 9/27/2014
USD Cost: $7,990

Ireland: Dublin 12 weeks (Spring 2015)

Start Date: 1/10/2015
USD Cost: $7,990

Ireland: Dublin 8 weeks (Summer 2015)

Start Date: 6/6/2014
USD Cost: $6,890

Dublin Internship FAQs

Are the internships paid?

What can I expect from a Global Experiences program?

Why should I consider this program?

Why do I have to pay a deposit?

When should I apply?

What is included in the program fees?

Will my internship company offer me a job?

Is the application process competitive?

Do I have to be a US citizen, or can other nationalities participate?

Are there age limits for the programs? What is the average age?

Will I have free time during my program?

Dublin Internship Program Inclusions

Our comprehensive programs in Dublin provide much more than just your customized guaranteed internship. We focus heavily on matching you with the best employer so you have a great practical work experience but we also include a range of other program components to make sure you have an excellent overall experience.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee placement to all participants accepted into its internship programs.Unlike traditional recruitment companies, we work with each applicant on a one-to-one basis to understand their expectations and match them with the best employer in their prospective career field. By getting to know each individual applicant, learning their academic background, career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant) and overall expectations for their experience abroad, we are able to place each individual in a work environment that will help them gain valuable work experience abroad. We help each prospective intern create an effective resume, professionally prepare for an interview with potential employers, and psychologically prepare for their experience living and working abroad.

Excursions and Social Events

Global Experiences wants to you to work hard and also play hard with our excursion and activities calendar designed for you to maximize your time abroad. Global Experiences offers regular happy hours to help you network with your peers in Dublin's social scene. You can travel independently or with fellow interns, using Global Experiences travel resources to compliment your social calendar. We also include excursions in each of our programs. Consult one of our program coordinators to learn what is included in your program of interest (it depends on the time of year). All programs include a variety of social opportunities to make the most of your time in Dublin.

Example Events (actual events offered may differ)
City tour with dinner and Irish Dancing TBD
Trip to Kilkenny and Glendalough TBD
Trip to Cliff of Moher TBD
Farewell event TBD

Housing in Dublin

The program includes furnished student accommodation for the duration of your program. You will live in a shared room in a shared setting with other students in the city center. Global Experiences interns live in central Dublin and have easy access to public transportation. Dublin is a great 'walking city' and you will be in the heart of it all!

Other Important Inclusions

  • Optional academic credit provided by an accredited US university. Inquire further with a program consultant
  • Travel Medical Insurance (Emergency Medical + Personal Liability) valid for the length of your program
  • International Mobile Phone
  • On the ground support & 24/7 emergency contact
  • Information and assistance obtaining required visa (as necessary)
  • Welcome social event and orientation meeting
  • Extensive pre-departure information provided by enrollment coordinator and online portal
  • Dedicated program coordinator to prepare you for your program

Career Fields Available in Dublin

We offer a wide range of career field options in all our territories. If you do not see yours listed below please contact a program consultant as we are able to find placements in other career fields.


Junior Account Exec needed for Digital Ad Agency.

One of Europe's leading digital marketing companies is seeking recent graduates or talented rising seniors with a background in sales and client services. They seek the very 'cream of the crop' with a real talent to deliver exceptional digital communication. There is also a great opportunity for successful interns to join their staff at the end of their apprenticeship period. Tasks may include: assistance with sales and marketing for current and prospective accounts; planning campaign development; working with media innovation dealing with Google analytics (business forecasting), IT coding; etc.

Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, good grades and even better personalities to act as assistants to the staff account executives (sales people). Research, writing and organizational skill a must. Rising seniors or recent graduates with related internship or work experiences are preferred.

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Marketing and PR for Private Music Academy

One of Ireland's newest and most dynamic music academies, the intern with this organization will have the opportunity to be involved in an exciting, valuable experience in the arts and play an important role in the promotion of the academy and its Annual Piano Festival as well as their International Festival. This is a role aimed at marketing and PR and is particularly well-suited for someone with an interest in music and the arts.

Candidates should have strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate would have a track record of administration experience ideally in arts marketing or events. Previous experience in media relations, sales, marketing, publicity, and/or events management is a plus.

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Art, Art Museums and Galleries

One of Dublin's most beloved galleries seeks management/operational assistance.

This is an incredible opportunity for a student who also has an interest in tourism, gallery management, and art history. The selected student will assist with monthly exhibition planning, work with local & visiting artists, and assist in the scheduling and organization of art classes for children. The intern will work with team of tour guides, and assist with allocating guides for tours.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be rising juniors (minimum). Excellent organization skills, a strong interest in tourism, arts management, and gallery operations is required.

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Art, Art Museums and Galleries

Small Museum for Interns with Big Ideas!

Created completely without funding and through public donation, this recently founded museum chronicles life in Dublin in the 20th Century - social, political and cultural history - through an unusual and vast collection of photographs, objects, letters and other ephemera. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: Assist the museum director and curator, help manage museum staff and direct volunteers, oversee education program development , administration and support of archival projects, making recommendations in respect to ‘best practices’ with conservation and preservation, fundraising and lobbying, public relations, marketing, overseeing tours of the museum

Ideal Candidate: This is an ideal opportunity for a serious student in a Tourist or Museum Management field to get a first hand glimpse of what is involved in starting a small museum in the early stages and the challenges that face cultural institutions that are not wholly state supported. A ‘start-up’ mentality is required. Also, resourcefulness, openness and a quick intelligence are necessary to work in an environment that may appear calm on the surface but is extremely challenging and fast behind the scenes. Rising seniors or recent graduates.

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Business consultancy seeks strategic planners and forecasters.

This business consulting firm works with a wide variety of multinational and Dublin based businesses to improve their products, policies, planning and procedures.

Ideal Candidate: Applicants should be rising juniors. Good grades and strong classwork/projects at a quality business school is also desirable.

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Communications (TV/Radio)

A passion for indie music? With a flair for words!

International video marketing firm that promotes independent music in unique settings is seeking a communications intern to assist with various activities. Tasks might include writing blogs about current and upcoming musical appearances; communicating with artist's representatives to coordinate logistics for onsite visits; assist video production team with 'field work' as needed.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be extremely knowledgeable about Indy music and have the skills, ability and temperament to be 'results driven' in a very laid back environment.

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Communications (TV/Radio)

Production Assistant for Morning TV Show

One of Ireland's top television stations has a unique opportunity for a truly gifted student. This position is designed for someone interested in working in live TV upon graduation. The chosen intern will learn about all aspects of what it takes to produce morning news and entertainment segments and also utilize post production skills, particularly using Final Cut Pro. This position involves doing anything and everything to produce a popular morning news/entertainment show.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have the broadcasting background, organizational skills, writing and research ability and charisma. Minimum junior class standing with 3.5 GPA in major. Recent graduates with good grades and exceptional writing samples are preferred.

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Culinary Services Intern at Upscale Dublin Grocer

Each week will entail a different aspect of working in the store. Weekly examples could include:1 week on the butcher counter, 1 week on the cheese counter, a week in the production kitchen, a week with events, a week doing menu planning / nutrition

Intern should be interested in the culinary field and also be interested in learning behind the scenes aspects of Dublin's premier upscale grocer.

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Creative writing workshop for children requires an enthusiastic tutor/mentor for its workshops. Must enjoy travelling and working with children.

Ideal Candidate: (Love of writing, reading, books and words in general), (Previous experience working with young people is an advantage - you should really enjoy working with both younger children and teenagers), (Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – both with adults and children), (Ability to work well as part of a team to deliver workshops with both staff and volunteers), (Flexibility – a willingness to jump in and do what needs to be done, from tutoring writing to bringing out the bins), Web skills and experience with InDesign desktop publishing are a definite plus but not a requirement), (Sense of humour).

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Event Planning

Rock and Dance Club Seeks Marketing Assistant

Several of Dublin's top music clubs are seeking interns to help with their club management and marketing efforts. This is a not a late night position. Rather, the internship requires you to assist club management with their daily operations in every aspect & typically involved in marketing, promotion, and assisting bands with equipment load-in, sound check, and other aspects of venue hospitality. However, attendance of some late night concert events might occasionally be required.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates are age 20 or older, with junior class standing or above. A background in advertising and promotions would be extremely helpful. Concert production would also be a big plus. Another preferred credential is graphic design abilities to assist with poster creation and website maintenance.

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Event Planning

Event Planning in City Centre

This competitive position is with an extremely successful communications company in the micro-publishing world. Their core products are specialty magazines designed for interest groups (brides, cyclists, etc.) or targeted demographic groups. For event planning internships, students work on conferences, conventions, trade shows, and lifestyle events. Their modern office building is in City Centre with an extremely professional and friendly staff will also add to a truly phenomenal work experience. Tasks may include: Assist with planning and scheduling of upcoming events. Coordinate logistics with vendors and aid on event days. Assist Director of Events with vendor communication and billing. Other tasks assigned as necessary.

Ideal Candidate: An intern for this competitive placement would need to have a combination of interpersonal skills, organizational prowess, writing/research abilities, a background in marketing/promotion and a never say die attitude.

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Business Consultancy

This privately owned consulting firm, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, provides financial advice to Irish based companies and individuals. It focuses on financial planning and quantitative business analysis with an emphasis on forecasting/projections, salary surveys, and other benchmarks. The successful applicant can expect to gain experience performing audits and a great deal of one-on-one time with the company's owner.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is a rising senior or recent graduate from a strong business program with both qualitative analytical skill, but equally important, the ability to express difficult business strategies into concise language.

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Graphic Design

Innovative, Young Marketing Company

Bringing together top experts in each discipline to create a communications center of excellence, this creative company offers comprehensive marketing service under one roof designed around the client's needs. They specialize in Graphic Design, Marketing, Packaging, Advertising, Public Relations, Social Networking, and Online Marketing.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have strong graphic design skills and a background in marketing, PR, Advertising, or web development along strong communication and computer skills.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design in Dublin

This placement is with a monthly publication that is circulated throughout the world to colleges, students and embassies. The intern will work on the layout and design of the magazine, as well as assist the sales team with graphics requirements, and editing of documentaries and social activities.

Ideal Candidate: This placement is with a monthly publication that is circulated throughout the world to colleges, students and embassies. The intern will work on the layout and design of the magazine, as well as assist the sales team with graphics requirements, and editing of documentaries and social activities.

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Human Resources

Non-Profit Management and Social Agency HR.

This charity promotes positive aging and better policies and services for older people. They believe that older persons should remain integrated in society, participate actively in the development of policies and services provided for them and act as volunteers in their communities.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates are dedicated rising juniors (or above) and are capable of assisting with all aspects of organizational administration, volunteer coordinator, HR logistics and special projects assistance.

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Human Resources

Top Notch mentoring for Human Resources "Generalist."

This placement is with an operational HR firm that specializes in customized HR support and advice to companies who wish to offload the burdens, risks and time involved in Human Resources to an outsourced professional provider. The student would be mentored by the firm's owner, who has over 20 years' experience at a senior level in HR and seven years as Head of HR for a very famous multinational computer firm. This is a fabulous work experience and chance for an impressive supervisor referral. Hours are 9AM until 5:30PM. Company will provide public transportation reimbursement and lunch money.

Ideal candidates will have junior class standing or above, very good grades, and a desire for a career in Human Resources. Applicants should also be 'results driven' and want to challenge themselves.

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Information Technology/Computing

Established IT Business

This IT firm has over 11 years experience and supplies IT solutions to the Corporate Sector, Government Departments and all types of businesses. They offer technical expertise coupled with plain talking advice for a comprehensive IT solution. Their portfolio includes all types of hardware, maintenance & support, and installation. An intern at this firm would be involved in all aspects of company operations, including updating databases, and special projects. The intern will also have a chance to field technical calls (in one or more areas) of expertise including help with printers and networking, as well as the marketing of engineering services and hardware supplies. REQUIREMENTS: Sophomore standing, 3.0 GPA, and the ability to verbally communicate complex IT solutions in easy-to-comprehend ways. Specific backgrounds (expertise in one or more areas) can vary greatly, so please discuss in more detail with your Global Experiences representative.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be involved in all aspects of operations including updating databases, special projects, fielding technical calls, working with networking, and the marketing of engineering services.

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Information Technology/Computing

Digital Marketing

This rapidly expanding company works with large organizations on IT issues and strives to better understand the management, building and testing of large enterprise systems. Their goal is to provide solutions for better management of software systems.

Ideal candidate will have a strong gpa and relevant coursework in marketing, strong social media skills and familiarity with branding campaigns, test markets, brand positioning and funnel optimization.

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Interior Design

Hands-on Residential and Commercial Interior Design

As a full service interior design studio, this company provides distinctive, personalized design services and resources to both residential and commercial clients. The position has a very hands-on mentorship and will require communicating with clients and suppliers while also performing general interior design practice duties. Some administrative tasks such as answering phones will be required. The intern will be assisting in designing interiors, completing site visits and surveys, scheduling deliveries, and sourcing fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, etc.

Ideal Candidate: Excellent writing skills and some ability to draw. The intern is required to bring a laptop with drawing programs for this position.

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Writers for E-Marketing

This up-and-coming business focuses on marketing products and companies that have gifts for every occasion. The marketing of these e-commerce services and products is web-based as well as through smartphone applications. They are seeking an intern to creatively market descriptions for people looking for the perfect gift by writing and blogging to consumers on behalf of clients. Interns will also be responsible for updating blogs and answering customer inquiries.

Ideal Candidate: The successful intern will have strong writing samples and the desire to refine their skills in marketing.

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Large Communications Company Seeks Talented Feature Writers

This competitive position is with an extremely successful communications company in the micro-publishing world. Their core products are specialty magazines designed for interest groups (brides, cyclists, etc.) or targeted demographic groups. Tasks may include 1) Write feature articles for in-house specialty magazines. 2) Provide research assistance to magazine editors and full time staff. 3) Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate: Appropriate journalism coursework. Editorial experience on college newspaper staff preferred. Writing samples required.

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Dublin Internship Program Eligibility

Those wishing to participate in an internship in Dublin are required to be 19-30 years old at the start of the program and have at least two semesters of relevant coursework experience in their preferred internship field. Participants will need to have an acceptable level of English to apply.

Visa Eligibility

Global Experiences can accept most nationalities into the Dublin program. If you are uncertain regarding your eligibility please inquire with a program consultant.

The following chart provides more detailed information regarding program eligibility (including Global Experiences and Country visa requirements):

For a stay under 90 days
No Visa Required
  • Valid Passport
  • 19-30 yrs
  • Fluency or very high level proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Evidence of financial ability to support oneself

Eligibility and acceptance is determined based on a completed application form and formal acceptance into the program.

Global Experiences Intern Profiles

The following profiles are real examples of past interns, where they went, what they did during their internship and some other insightful information as you consider your own international internship. We are happy to provide further information about these past participants upon request.


Name: Lucy
Company: University of Alabama
Field: Fashion Business
Location: London

Description: Lucy was placed with a high end wedding dress designer.

Tasks: Range of design work, pattern making, cutting, sewing and bead work. Attending fashion week events and promotions

Testimonial: "London is fantastic. I looove everything about it! London Fashion Week was absolutely AMAZING. Words can’t even describe!"

Name: Robert
Company: Université de Moncton
Field: Law/Legal
Location: Paris

Description: The firm where I was placed was small but very active in employment law and international arbitration. My mentor and her staff were very helpful in explaining the office procedures and were very attentive to bringing me on board to work on various projects. The firm used a team approach with regular discussions on how to handle the different files. My mentor also made sure that I was able to observe a variety of law courts in the Paris region.

Tasks: The project that I am particularly proud of is helping put together a presentation on international labor arbitration that my mentor presented to the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, in London, U.K..

Testimonial: “The internship in Paris that Global Experiences provided me was excellent in every way. First, the application process was thorough in making sure that I would be placed in a situation where I could achieve my goals, and the subsequent pre-trip assistance was very helpful. The host family, where I was accommodated, was welcoming and inclusive, and the location of their apartment in the heart of the city made it easy to get around. The two-week language course, prior to the internship placement, enabled me to renew my command of the French language, as well as become accustomed to the Parisian accent. In addition, it was great during that time, to be able to get to know the other North American program participants, which led to later getting together on a regular basis to sightsee and to socialize. The provided cell phone helped us all keep in touch. Last but not least, the actual intern placement met all my expectations. Having completed my first year of law (in Canada, law is a post-graduate degree), I was anxious to gain experience working in a law firm and to do it in French (Canada is a bilingual country). All in all, it was a tremendous learning experience for me, living in Paris, immersing myself in the culture, and doing meaningful work in my chosen profession. Thank you Global Experiences.”

Name: Nancy
Company: Siena College
Field: Environmental
Location: Washington, DC

Description: I am majoring in Environmental Studies at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. For my major, I am required to take an internship related to Environmental Studies. I knew I wanted to make the best of my internship experience by working in another part of the United States or the world. I came across the Global Experiences website and saw that they offered an internship opportunity in Washington, D.C. and so I applied.

Tasks: Research, presentations, writing reports.

Testimonial: "Interning in Washington, D.C. through Global Experiences was the best opportunity I had in my life. I worked for a non-profit Environmental Organization working to improve China’s environmental quality and I gained great experience by being able to attend meetings and do research on climate change. Not only did I have a great working experience but I also made friends that I will have for a lifetime and networked with many people. I would recommend anyone to take an internship through Global Experiences because the knowledge gained through working and networking, meeting new people, and being able to go to events was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life and has helped me grow as a person."

Name: Charlotte
Company: University of Edinburgh
Field: Fashion Business
Location: Sydney

Description: My placement is a wonderful little fashion company, everyone is friendly and the clothes are gorgeous!

Tasks: I have a very hands on role regarding web orders, updating the website, seeing to PR requests which is brilliant as I get to choose which clothes to send to the magazines!

Testimonial: “I went to a fashion show this afternoon which was really good fun and now have a stack of Australian fashion magazines which came in our goody bags! I have had a fabulous first week. It has gone so quickly! Firstly the other interns, who I met last Friday, and myself went to a zoo in Sydney last Sunday and we are also going out tonight for a meal and maybe a couple of drinks! They all seem lovely! In a couple of weeks there will be more work to do with their birthday celebrations events so that will be exciting. But overall a wonderful first week in Sydney! It is forecast to be 27 degrees this weekend so think I’m going to head to the beach!!”

Name: Rushana
Company: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Field: Finance/Economics
Location: London

Description: I signed up for the program with Global Experiences in the end of winter 2009. Global Experiences arranged my placement and a great place to live with our large group of interns for the summer. My internship was in my field of study and I earnt credit from my home university. I learned a lot about the finance industry in London. People at work were very friendly and helped me a lot to get more comfortable in the office. There was a group of around 25-30 students who came at the same time I did and we all lived in the same building but in different apartments. I lived with one girl from Canada and we got along very well. Weekends were always free and that was the time when I learned more about London. We went to different parts of London, Oxford, Scotland with my friends that I made while living in that city. The only one thing that I was not prepared for was the weather! I thought since I am going to live in London in the summer it will be warm, I should have brought a jacker! But I loved shopping there are so many amazing clothes stores in London. Two months of my internship went by very fast and in no time I was back at home. I gained a lot of experience working in a finance industry; I met a lot of new people and got familiar with London!

Tasks: Rushana worked alongside the director of Policy and Taxation. Tasks included: research into international banking policy, prepared briefing summaries for the director, initiating working on responses for British Code of Practice.

Testimonial: "I am a 3rd year student majoring in International Business and Finance at Rochester Institute of Technology. This past summer I spent in London doing [an] internship in a banking industry with Global Experiences. It was great, studying different cultures, learning about London and meeting a lot of new people. I always wanted to go [to] London and not just as a tourist, but actually live there and experiencing working and studying. I had the time of my life."

Our Placement Process

We excel at matching each intern with the best employer by learning about you and your expectations of your experience abroad. There is not another group or company that does this as well as Global Experiences.

Finding the career that is right for you is a journey that may last a lifetime. Global Experiences will help you identify your personal and professional interests and skills while affording you an opportunity to apply those in a real world work environment.

Global Experiences does not place you with just any company, but rather walks you through a comprehensive consultation to understand your academic background, learning and career objectives, language proficiency (where relevant), and whether you are interested primarily in the cultural travel experience or the professional development opportunity. Getting to know you and understanding all of these variables helps Global Experiences identify the internship that will best serve your needs and expectations.

We work with thousands of employers worldwide covering a broad range of academic and career fields. Once you inquire with Global Experiences, we learn as much about you and convey the types of placements that are available. We are generally able to let you know in our first contact whether you are a good candidate for our program. As we guarantee our internships, Global Experiences will not accept you into the program unless we are confident about finding a suitable placement.

Once you are accepted into the program and pay your program deposit, Global Experiences will immediately begin formalizing your internship placement. We will work with you to create an effective resume, prepare for an interview, and organize the documentation required to secure your visa. All participants will have access to a portal of pre-departure information that will help prepare you for your Global Experience.

Dublin Internship Schedule

The following is a schedule of dates and fees for the Dublin internship program

Ireland: Dublin 12 weeks (Fall 2014)

Start Date: 9/27/2014
USD Cost: $7,990

Ireland: Dublin 12 weeks (Spring 2015)

Start Date: 1/10/2015
USD Cost: $7,990

Ireland: Dublin 8 weeks (Summer 2015)

Start Date: 6/6/2014
USD Cost: $6,890

How to Apply

While career development and true cultural immersion are lifelong endeavors, we make the process of securing an international internship quick and easy. Five simple steps and you will be involved in an unforgettable experience that will truly give you an edge in life.

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