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Galway is a city of bustling medieval streets and waterways, built on the Atlantic Ocean and located in the heart of the most breath-taking natural Ireland scenery. The city is famed for its traditional and contemporary music scene, and a center of arts and culture.

An internship in Galway is perfect for someone who wants an English speaking placement in Business, Marketing, Psychology and Social Services, Law, Hospitality, Bio Engineering, and many other career fields. Experience living and working in Ireland and make your resume stand out with an international internship!

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Galway Internship Examples

Psychology Internship in Ireland
Psychology and Social Services Internship

This internship placement would suit a Psychology and Sociology student with an interest in supporting the work of key workers and other clinical support staff. Tasks include assisting with day-to-day activities and providing consistent support to service users. Candidates must have a passion for their field, the skills of patience, and approach tasks with discretion and regard for the well-being of service users.

Finance Internships in Ireland
Finance Internships

Finance internship placements are in small companies and offer experiences for strong candidates to assist across a variety of tasks including: company bank income and expenditure; checking client compliance and arrangements; working with CRM and other software; taxation matters. Candidates might also have opportunities to sit in on client meetings and gain experience in customer service.

Business Internship in Ireland
Marketing, Comms, and International Business Internships

Marketing and Communications interns have the opportunity to participate in promotional campaigns from inception to end. Activities have a focus on social media marketing and digital communications, so an understanding of these mediums is required. Tasks include: social media editing and maintenance, research, data analyzing, reporting, website maintenance, graphic design, creating marketing campaigns, participating at client meetings, competitor research, edit e-mails.

Hospitality Internships in Ireland
Culinary and Hospitality Internships

Galway as a major visitor and restaurant destination provides great placements in the hotel and restaurant sector. Hospitality placements can include supporting front desk, events, and sales and marketing. Students with a culinary interest will get to work alongside chefs and gain invaluable experience and insights into the excitement and creativity of a restaurant kitchen.

Architecture and Engineering Internships in Italy
Bio/Medical Engineering placement

Bio/Medical Engineering internship placements require at least 3 years of relevant undergraduate study and proven record in project work and IT competency. Placements are very competitive and interns will contribute to project research and/or testing.

Is there an internship in my career field?

Galway is known for internships in Business, Marketing, Creative, Non-Profit, Psychology, IT, and more!

Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your professional and personal interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Enrollment Managers will get in contact with you.

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Galway Internship Inclusions

We are focused on matching you with the best employer that will help you achieve your goals. Our internship abroad program in Galway includes a one-on-one Program Advisor, personalized career coaching, social events, housing, on-site local staff, and much more.

  • Galway Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Events & Social Excursions
  • Academic Credit

Galway Internship Program 

Internships in Galway are available for university students and graduates, and young professionals. This internship program provides you the opportunity to be involved in one of Ireland's captivating and dynamic cities, all the while having the support of a well established and trusted international organization.

Along with your fellow interns on the program, you will also connect with local professionals in your career field at your internship placement. As with most small cities, the working atmosphere can be a little more informal than other places, although it depends on the type of workplace. Galway workplaces offer a welcoming and inclusive culture where most colleagues socialize and eat meals together, which helps interns acclimate to their new team and get to spend time learning about the local Irish culture.

Galway was selected to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. It is a friendly and modern city that prides itself on international appeal and its vibrant student population attending the historic University and the state of the art Institute of Technology. Galway has so much to offer someone with a passion for intimate historic cities, natural wild beauty, and is looking to expand their network and gain career development experience.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

From your dedicated Enrollment Manager to your Program Advisor, we continuously speak with you one-on-one to learn all about you, your academic background, and your internship goals.

If accepted into the Galway internship program, we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field. Your acceptance into the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level courses, relevant work experience, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

After you've committed to the program and enroll, we continue to work with you to further understand your skills, talents, career objectives, and overall internship expectations. Knowing this, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience that benefits you.

Once we match you with an employer, you will interview directly with them by phone or Skype before your internship placement is confirmed. We work with you until you have an internship confirmed with a host organization and then you're officially on your way to interning abroad in Ireland!

When you arrive on location and start your internship, we have staff in Galway to support you and ensure you make the most of your internship.

Career Readiness Program

Included in all programs is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to an unfamiliar city, make new friends, and explore a unique culture, all while going to work everyday. This is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home. 

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing & Accommodations

Housing is in the city center and close to all amenities, including the medieval city.

The accommodation is brand new. You will be housed within an apartment of 4 to 6 bedrooms. Each bedroom is single occupancy with its own en-suite bathroom. You will share a large living space and kitchen with other participants on the Global Experiences program. The accommodation block includes laundry, wifi, and entertainment facilities, and areas to socialize and 24/7 security and support.

All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help our team assess the right housing match for you. If you have any special living requirements, please mention this to a staff member at your time of application and we will discuss accommodations options available.

Travel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.


  • Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location.
  • Visa processing support.
  • Social and weekend events on location.
  • Closed Facebook Groups for each group, so you can get to know your new friends and make travel plans before you arrive.
  • Visa support as needed

On-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences' program team in Galway are lead by qualified staff that are trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your Location Coordinator will get to know you before you depart and will meet you on arrival in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city.

You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just as a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Events & Social Excursions

Global Experiences is committed to maximizing your experience interning in Galway, Ireland. Included in your internship program are orientations, events, and social excursions designed to connect you with your host city and create hands-on opportunities for learning and community engagement.

Cultural events may include traditional music events, outings to one of the many festivals in the city and the county, and a day trip to Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands. Enjoy pop-up social events planned throughout the program based on events happening in Galway while you are there.

Add Academic Credit to your Program

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program, and we're happy to help you find what works best for you. For more information, please discuss with your Enrollment Manager at time of application.

Add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600*
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $1,200
Option 3: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $1,800

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 
    *GE credit-bearing courses cost $600 each. GE 298 is offered in a 3 or 6-credit version, while GE 301 and GE 302 each grant 3 credits upon completion.

Why You Should Intern Abroad

Don't just take our word for it. Hear it from our interns themselves!

Benito after watching a soccer game

What an experience!! I was a bit reluctant when I signed up for the London program, but Global Experience made it so easier and simple for me to navigate all the steps. All of this would have not been possible without all the GE coordinators that were here to guide us through the whole journey. 10/10 would recommend this program.

Benito K.

Iowa State University - Finance

Ryan relaxing in Barcelona

When I interned in Barcelona through the Global Experiences program the world opened up- it was like living in paradise and having the most fun of my entire life. With GE there were only positives and 100 percent I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone who wants to have a truly amazing experience.

Ryan R.

Aurora University - Business

Julia loving her internship in Sydney

I had the most amazing experience in Sydney through Global Experiences. I worked on unique projects and had extraordinary responsibilities during my internship that definitely helped me grow and develop and gain a sense of what it is like to be a part of the working world rather than just a student in school.

Julia S.

Princeton University - Marketing

Bryanna exploring Milan

Milan is a beautiful place to live, explore, and cherish, but what makes it an even better experience is attending the program through Global Experiences. Join this program and have the time of your life in Milan. It will grow you, work you, and open up your eyes to all the amazing possibilities that lie ahead. I promise you won't regret a single bit.

Bryanna W.

University of Southern California - Fashion Business

Fiona during a Dublin daytrip

Completing a 12-week internship with a film production company in Dublin, Ireland has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life both personally and professionally. I would absolutely recommend the experience of going abroad.

Fiona M.

Bellarmine University - Film/Video Production

Alexandria enjoying her time in Italy

I only have a few days left with my internship here in Florence, Italy, and I could not be more proud and surprised at what I have been able to accomplish in just 8 weeks. This internship has really pushed me past my comfort zone in the best way possible. And if you are thinking about interning abroad, do it! Just try! It has been one of my best decisions I've made ever!

Alexandria H.

University of Arkansas - Interior Design

Dates and Tuition

Join us for a summer internship in Galway, Ireland. Review the program dates and tuition below.


Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Fall 2024


12 Weeks

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

Program Dates

January 6 - March 30

May 31 - July 26

Aug 31 - Nov 23

Program Tuition

$8,990 USD

$7,590 USD

$9,490 USD

2018 Early Admissions
(Enroll by 8/31/2017)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Application Deadline

Oct 31, 2023

March 14, 2024

June 1, 2024

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Galway, Ireland

Season: Spring 2024

Length: 12 Weeks

Start Dates: January 6 - March 30

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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Galway, Ireland

Season: Summer 2024

Length: 8 Weeks

Dates: May 31 - July 26

Full Program Tuitions: $7,590 USD

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD

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Galway, Ireland

Season: Fall 2024

Length: 12 Weeks

Dates: August 31 - November 23

Full Program Tuitions: $9,990 USD

Full Program Tuition: $9,490 USD

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Galway, Ireland

Season: Summer 2021

Length: 12 Weeks

Start Dates: Jan 11/Jan 25/Feb 8

Full Program Tuition: $6,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

Virtual Internship With a Company in Ireland

Can't travel right now but still want to experience interning with a company in Galway? Our Virtual Internship program lets you do this! Now you can intern with a company in Ireland from the comfort of your home! Plus it's our most affordable program.

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Virtual Internships in Ireland

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