Gain a Global Perspective While Interning in Ireland

Internship Program in Ireland

As a student in the Irish Internship Program you will participate in volunteer work placements in agencies, corporations, and organizations in Dublin, Ireland. This internship course enables you to gain depth and understanding of an international work environment and to develop the personal and professional skills necessary for future career advancement. 

Each weekly module provides a learning experience that investigates a specific component of your professional environment as you experience the international internship placement's function and culture. 


We have a large network of Homestays throughout Dublin. All our host families are fully vetted by our partners in Ireland and the local police. Regular checks are carried out on the host families and the accommodation itself. So relax and enjoy your home away from home.


Students receive their breakfast in the morning and a dinner in the evening. Host family accommodations include a single room in host family residence.

Local Transport

All host family sites can easily access the city center by the local transport systems. Upon arrival in Ireland, all students will receive transportation from airport to host family or company.

Local Knowledge

Host families are happy to share their knowledge for a truly immersive experience.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in gaining a global perspective while interning should consider this program. Participants must be 18 years of age or older at time of program, and have a high school diploma/GED. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional customs and practices
  • Organize and maintain information
  • Apply knowledge to the task
  • Work with diversity/diverse populations
  • Work in cross-cultural and/or multicultural settings
  • Improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Monitor and correct personal performance
  • Behave professionally, ethically, and dress appropriately in the workplace
  • Listen effectively and address colleagues/superiors appropriately
  • Manage time effectively
  • Adapt effectively to changing conditions
  • Participate as a member of a team
  • Develop appropriate workplace attitudes
  • Understand and manage personal behavior and attitudes
  • Develop individual responsibility

Schedule and Fees

A non-refundable placement fee of $575 is required to submit an application. Placement fee is non-refundable regardless of application approval. Fee covers application, advising, placement and airport transfer in Ireland to host family/company. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the University of San Diego prior to any placement interviews with host family or company.

Internships may start at any time with a minimum duration of 4 weeks (4 units) and maximum of 12 weeks (12 units).

It is the students responsibility to arrange and book round trip airfare to/from Ireland. All students must provide proof of Health and Travel insurance four weeks prior to departure date.

Course # Description *Fee
INT-XDUB Internship Abroad - Dublin, Ireland  
  4 to 12 units (4  to 12 weeks) - $575 per unit/week $2,300 - $6,900
  Non-refundable Placement Fee $575
  Total Internship Cost $2,875 - $7,475

*Schedule and fees are subject to change. Total fee does not include airfare, lunches, return flight airport transfer, personal spending money, and/or special diet accommodations.

Student Placements

Internship placements are voluntary work assignments that average 40 hours/week. Our partners in Ireland assist in placing students into one of many industry areas, including:

Digital Media Social Care Accounting & Finance Advertising & PR
Logistics Environmental Sciences Animal Management Arts
Human Resources Audio Visual Architecture Communications
Journalism Tourism and Hospitality Consulting Education
Engineering Environmental Fashion/Design Food & Beverage
Health Care Hotels Import/Export Information Technology
Journalism Law Marketing Media
Non Profit Organizations Publishing Recreation Retail
Sales Social Studies Telecommunications Other
This was an amazing experience. My host family was so warm and friendly and took me in like I was one of their own. My host company was both interesting and challenging and taught me so much about an industry I have been studying for years. Not only was this an experience of a lifetime, but I have already seen the benefits from both a work and personal viewpoint. Cassandra Jent, Intern

Additional Details


Internship Abroad Application

Internships may start at any time with a minimum duration of 4 weeks (4 units) and maximum of 12 weeks (12 units).

To request more information, please contact the University of San Diego at

All internships are non-paid, volunteer experience.


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