We custom match you with placements that complement your goals and interests.
Gain experience by assisting local organizations and non-profits with public outreach, aiding in client services and educational programming by conducting administrative duties and providing information on and learning about support services and mechanisms, and developing community projects.
About the Location
Everyone raves about Dublin and, like any great city, it genuinely does have something for everyone. It is a modern, hard-working center of commerce and industry; it is a cultural capital; it is home to some of Europe's most accomplished artists and academics. If you're interested in the past, Dublin's beautifully preserved mansions, castles, museums, churches streets, parks, and docks will conjure up historical events dating from the time of the Vikings on through the Easter Rebellion. On the other hand, if the latest in fashion, top restaurants, or club Dj's is more your thing, Dublin offers that and more. Spend some time to get to know the city, its side streets, and suburbs like Howth, Dalkey, or Malahide. Catch a play, watch a hurling match, and spend time talking to people in the pubs. And if Dublin is not enough, there are excellent bus and rail links to other parts of the country as well as to Continental Europe and Britain by ferry or inexpensive student flights.
There will be a 20 student cap on the number of interns for summer 2017, so please be sure to apply early.
Why Intern in Dublin?
Dublin is the central hub of the one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. It is an incubator for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship which has led to the emergence of a vibrant and dynamic start up culture. Dublin is also home to some of the biggest and most recognized brands in the world – including Google, Facebook and Guinness. The city has a rich history and culture; it is the city of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, U2 and several other icons that have inspired the locals to pursue their creative impulses. Dublin is a city that is progressive and growing but retains strong links to traditional culture – it is also one of the friendliest and safest capitals in Europe. The diverse and expanding economy has created opportunities in many sectors including but not limited to Information Technology & Computer Science, Visual Arts, Business & Marketing, Agriculture, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Sports, Recreation & Exercise Science, Social Work, Political Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Communications and Journalism and The Arts & Humanities.
Participants looking to earn academic credit for their ISA Internship experience can explore the following options.
Transfer Credit from Carroll College
SA Internships has partnered with Carroll College in Helena, Montana, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 6 upper division academic credits for ISA Internships set-date, 8-week programs. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of written academic assignments, evidence of reflective learning, and an evaluation from your host organization supervisor. The additional cost of academic credit is $300, and includes a transcript with an A-F letter grade from Carroll College.
In order to be eligible for transfer credit from Carroll College, participants must be full-time students who have completed at least 45 credit hours, or recent graduates from a bachelor degree program. Participants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Please note that some placements may have more stringent eligibility requirements.
Add-on academic credit from Carroll College is not available for custom date internships or other durations.
Carroll College aims to educate students "Not for school, but for life" by being prepared to succeed in a global society with a multi-cultural population. Carroll College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Learn more about Carroll College at www.carroll.edu.
Credit From Your Home Institution
Students may work with their home university to receive academic credit for their program. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit, thus students should inquire about receiving academic credit with their home university advisors, professors, and/or academic department heads.
Prices & Dates
Application Due Date
Early Jan - Early Mar
ISA Housing provides the opportunity for participants to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. All accommodations are secure, centrally located and are conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to specific placements vary, but generally range between 30 to 45 minutes. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.
Most ISA interns are housed in shared apartments. Apartments will be fully-furnished and centrally-located. Bedrooms are single to four-person occupancy with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings.
A $500 USD refundable security deposit will be charged to participants living in Dublin. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property.
Participants must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months AFTER their expected departure date from Ireland.
American and Canadian citizens do not need a student visa to intern in Ireland. Participants will enter the country on a tourist visa which they will obtain upon arrival to the airport in Dublin/ The tourist visa is a stamp that is placed in passports by immigration which is valid for up to 90 days.
Please note that non-U.S. citizens should contact their Consulate to verify specific entry requirements. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may not be permitted to travel to IReland without a visa or outside of their visa dates. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check specific Consulate's website for the most up to date information.
Note: Embassy and Consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the Embassy or Consulate to verify information.