IES Abroad Dublin Summer Internship Program

Delivery Method:
Single Term

If you go to college/university in the United States and are interested in this program, check it out on the IES Abroad website—designed for students like you looking to study or intern abroad outside of the United States.

Your Internship

Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Internships are unpaid, academic internships. Interns have been placed in a wide variety of fields such as finance, journalism, theatre, and more. With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll have an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

Gain Important Skills

Fine-tune your résumé, cover letter, and your network.

Experience the Workplace

Intern at a local business or organization up to 32 hours per week.

Broaden Your Cultural Understanding

Enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar.

Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk the same streets as authors James Joyce and William Butler Yeats.

Internship Program Advisor

Student Counselor SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

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Residence Hall
3 or 6 per Summer

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About IES Abroad Dublin Center

Dublin’s IES Abroad Center is just south of the cosmopolitan city center. Form lasting bonds with other students at your study hub in a former Victorian post office fully renovated with a library and student lounge. Just a short walk away is Dublin Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, and Trinity College where you can learn Dublin’s rich history and discover Ireland’s gregarious spirit. 


While your priority may be gaining professional experience, we also know how important it is to build community where you can reflect and learn about the work world with other students. That's why--during your semester--we offer placements in a wide range of disciplines, and a supplemental required 3-credit seminar.  

Before you go, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization that fits your professional interests.

To supplement the real-life work experience you'll receive during your internship, you will also participate in a required 3-credit internship seminar. You should work with your current college or university to learn about how this credit will transfer back to your school. 

Placement Examples

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Public Policy

Work with Parliamentary leaders to improve the lives of Irish citizens in their district.

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Produce innovative design solutions for forward-thinking clients of a boutique creative industry.

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Focus on web design, property software, data software, CRM, and mobile app development .

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Charities & Nonprofits

Specialize in homebuilding and home ownership for the underprivileged.

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Public Health

Provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive mental health services. 

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Work for a leading Irish law firm.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.


While working in Dublin, you’ll also enroll in a required 3-credit internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in and outside the workplace. 

Topics covered include understanding workplace culture, improving communication, strengthening work attitude and aptitude, and navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in Dublin and when you return home.

NOTE: This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your  account. Additionally, SAF and IES Abroad reserve the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond our control.

IES Abroad Courses

Disciplines (1)

Internship Seminar (2)

Course name Term Language Credits
IN 395 - Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar Summer English 3
IN 395 - Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar Summer English 6

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • TOEFL pBT: 548
  • Duolingo (DET): 105
  • iTEP: 4.0

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2024 Internship

Internship Dates
May 29 - July 27
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:


A clean apartment kitchen and living space, with sleek counters, dark cabinets, and modern appliances.

Residence Hall

Live in a private student residence, where you have your own bedroom and bathroom, and share living space with up to seven other IES Abroad interns or students, which may be mixed gender. (You will be able to indicate accommodation requests in relation to this on your housing form). 

The private student residence is completely furnished and features a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi, and other amenities. No meals are provided. 

About Dublin

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Dublin is an international hub and a welcoming city filled with classical Georgian squares just moments from Dublin Bay’s fine harbors, cliff walks, and vast skies. The IES Abroad Center in the city’s south side puts you steps from St. Stephen’s Green, where students lounge in the sun and stroll around the ponds. Dip into James Joyce’s literary legacy, sip Irish whiskey in the Temple Bar district, and relax with new friends in one of the city’s many cafés.

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Field Trips

Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. All trips are included in the program fee unless otherwise noted with ($).

NOTE: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In the Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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