Internships in Dublin offer students the chance to work with internationally recognized companies and national European organizations, while experience the warmth and individual attention of a small, welcoming city. Because of Ireland's relatively small population, skillful interns in Dublin might find themselves getting a byline in the Sunday Tribune, or working in the marketing department of an internationally recognized brand such as Guinness. Stonehill provides a combination of professionalism and personal attention in matching each student with his or her internship sponsor.
Program Requirements & Application Process
Students participating in the Dublin Internship Program should be juniors or first semester seniors, meet the 3.0 GPA minimum requirement, obtain approval from their major department, receive approval from the Assistant Director of International Programs and the Dean of Students, be in good academic and social standing and have no Community Standard violations, and have above average professionalism, motivation, reliability, and communication skills. It is a requirement for all students considering either a psychology placement or a placement at a charity or NGO that deals with vulnerable clients to obtain a background/police check.
Students interested in applying for this program should meet with the Assistant Director of International Programs and obtain the necessary materials. In addition, students should meet with their major advisor and their designated Faculty Moderator. Students must create a resume in the standard Irish format and materials are provided by the Office of International Programs.
Students should begin the application process by filling out Stonehill's on-line application form here.
- Fall Semester: Early September - Mid-December
- Spring Semester: Mid-January - Mid-April
Upon satisfactory completion of the full-time, 32-hour per week internship, the mid-semester and final evaluations from on-site supervisor, a daily professional journal, a research paper, and the mandatory Dublin Seminar course, students will receive 15 credits towards their major, minor, or elective credit as approved by their Department Chair and departmental Faculty Moderator.
Dublin Credits: 9 credits: Pass/Fail, Internship based on Midterm and Final Evaluations from Internship Site Supervisors, and Daily Professional Journal; 3 credits: A-F (Stonehill grade), based on Research Paper; 3 credits: Pass/Fail, IR 203 Modern Ireland - graded by Richard Finnegan in International Studies for a total of 15 US semester credits.
Dublin Seminar Course
Students take the Dublin Seminar Course throughout the semester in Dublin. The course meets one night per week dependent on the faculty member leading the course. Profefssor Richard Finnegan in International Studies will award either a Pass or Fail grade at the conclusion of the course.
This course will examine various dimensions of historical change that have occurred within Ireland, from the period following the Famine of the 1840s, to the current Peace Process, which commenced during the 1990s. Broadly, four historical periods will be examined to explore the distinct cultural and regional perspectives of which Ireland is composed. The course will attempt to foster an understanding of the depth and complexity of the social and political issues underlying the various traditions occupying this relatively small island. A broad historical framework will provide the course's essential structure; within this structure, a study of the prolific presence of literature will aim to shed light on the various cultural and regional identities which have shaped the country's social and political history.
Students live in Shanowen Square, a new apartment complex designed especially for student use. The fully furnished apartments consist of 3-5 single bedrooms with a shared kitchen and living area. All bedrooms have a private bathroom and include linens, pillows, and duvets. Students must bring their own towels. The kitchen is fully stocked with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, as well as an iron and ironing board and microwave. There is a laundromat on-site, and nearby shops for essentials. Shanowen Square is located in Santry, approximately three miles north of Dublin Centre with easy access to a major bus route.
Shanowen Square is located approximately 3 miles from Dublin city centre, across from the campus of Dublin City University in the Glasnevin/Santry neighborhood. Shanowen Square is well served by public transportation with a number of buses running frequently to the city center, as well as connection services to the DAR commuter train service. Although it is a 15 minute bus ride to the city center, during rush hour it is not unusual for a commute to take at least an hour each way.
Students pay Stonehill Tuition and standard double room housing for the Dublin Internship Program. Included in these fees are a full time internship, (32 hours per week), Dublin Seminar Course equivalent to IR 203 Modern Ireland, housing in shared apartments with other internship participants, airport pick-up service, in-country orientation program, overseas supplemental insurance through HTH Worldwide, support through EUSA throughout the duration of the program. Students are able to utilize all Federal, State, Need and Merit-based financial aid for the Dublin Internship Program.
The program does not include the following costs: Round-trip airfare to Dublin, meals, commuting costs to internship placement, passport and Irish Guarda fees (entry requirements), laundry, gym memberships, books, personal travel and expenses.
Dublin Internship Placements
Placements include Financial Services, IT and Telecoms, Marketing, Consulting, Hospitality, Food, Travel, Fashion and Retail with sponsors like:
- The Four Seasons Hotel
- North American Sports Network
Media, Arts & Literature
Placements include Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing, Film, Television, Music, Radio, Theatre, Museums, Galleries, Literary Publications with sponsors like:
- The Dubliner
- National Museum of Ireland
- The James Joyce Centre
Health & Psychology
Placements include Hospitals, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Psychology Research, Adolescent Rehabilitation Clinics, AIDS awareness, Policy Organizations and Social Services/Outreach with sponsors like:
- The Central Mental Hospital
- Anti-bullying Centre of Trinity College
- The Coombe Women's Hospital
- One Family
A wide range of institutions and organization in this sector focus on Religious Education, Social Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy and education for children with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities. It is difficult to obtain a teaching position in Dublin due to the teaching schedule.
- National College of Ireland
- Ballymun YouthReach
- St. Gabriel's National School
- Irish Management Institute
PR & Advertising
Placements include Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies, In-house Press Offices, and Event Planning with sponsors like:
- McConnell's Advertising and Public Relations
- Ogilvy & Mather
- Presence PR
- Bill O''Herlihy Public Relations
Politics, Law & NGO's
Placements include Government Organization, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Law Practices, Criminal Law Practices, Policy/Research and Advocacy groups with sponsor like:
- Free Legal Advice Centre
- The Green Party
- Irish Council for Civil Liberties
- National Womens' Council of Ireland
* Information on this page provided by EUSA.
Note: students are not limited to the above placements nor are they guaranteed one of the above placements.