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* International Internship Program - Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/20/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/11/2018 08/04/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Sarah O'Donnell Program Type: CSU Study Abroad Program, Internship, Service Learning, Volunteer
Areas of Study:
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Recommended Programs: Hospitality Management, International Studies, Sociology
Program Description:

International Internship Program
in Dublin, Ireland  

Grafton St. DublinIreland Internship ArchesDublin, Ireland

The rich history and culture of Ireland experienced through the lens of an internship will offer you an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Irish life. You'll benefit greatly by fine-tuning your communication abilities and developing practical professional skills. Students are placed with well-known companies in many industry sectors, as well as with smaller innovative organizations. You'll live in student residences and be provided with many social and cultural opportunities to explore Dublin.
Dublin is a great place to experience Irish culture while also having easy access to explore mainland Europe during 3 day weekends!

Program Overview

A sample of the industries available includes:

  • Life Science, BioTech, and Computer Science

  • Arts and Culture (including Commercial Galleries, Museums, Design Companies, Theatre Companies, Music & Dance Companies, Art Centers, etc.)

  • Business, Finance, and Economics (such as Banks, Financial Consultancies, Human Resources Departments, IT and Telecommunications Companies, Public Relations/Advertising and Marketing Firms)

  • International Relations/Political Science (Parliament, House of Commons, House of Lords, Local Government, Lobby Organizations, Political Public Relations Firms, Non-Governmental Agencies)

  • Health and Social Services (Occupational/Physical Therapy Clinics, Advice Hotlines, Homeless Shelters, Women's Shelters, AIDS Awareness)

  • Recreation, Leisure, and Hospitality (Hotels, Airlines, Travel and Tourism Firms, Tourist Boards, Tour Guide Companies, Tourism Publications) 

Internship Placement

EUSA strives to place students in fully customized internships that directly relate to their course of study at Colorado State University, thus ensuring the quality and academic relevance of the placement. Internship placements are based on the skills, interests and professional goals of each individual student and the project needs and work cycles of the internship sponsors. The EUSA internship team interviews each individual student from Colorado State University in March to discuss goals and expectations for the internship experience and to identify the best possible placement opportunities.

Most students will receive a provisional placement, including a description of the position and organization and a link to the sponsor website, before they leave for the program, but in rare occasions students may not learn their internship placement until arrival in Dublin. All students will be required to participate in an on-site interview with their internship sponsor upon arrival in Dublin. Your placement is always contingent upon the success of the on-site interview.

Internship Structure and Coursework

The 8-week summer and 13 week semester program begins with a week-long orientation in Dublin, including a welcome reception, orientation to the work environment in Dublin and cultural program, and the student's confirmation interview. After this orientation, each student gains 7 weeks of professional experience during the summer and 12 weeks of professional experience during the semester. CSU students typically work 4 days or 32 hours per week Monday-Thursday (for a total of 224 contact hours in the summer and 384 contact hours in the semester).

If your major or other factors require more contact hours, contact the Education Abroad program coordinator below with your request to work 40 hours per week Monday-Friday (for a total of 280 contact hours) OR the 11-week summer track, which includes a one week orientation and then 40 hours per week Monday-Friday (for a total of 400 contact hours - additional costs apply). 
Your internship will consist of two parts: 1) a professional work experience abroad and 2) academic work at Colorado State University. Your academic advisor or departmental internship coordinator at CSU can help you define the requirements for academic credit (pre-reading, weekly journal or blog, presentation upon return, project, research paper, etc.). Your Irish supervisor will provide an evaluation at the end of the internship.

Generally, participants will earn the following credits for successful completion of the overseas internship and all related course requirements at CSU.  The budget sheet above does not list the additional CSU tuition costs in the total estimates because students may be taking 1-3 credits, which impact the totals.

  • College of Agricultural Sciences: 1 to 3 credits    

  • College of Applied Human Sciences: 1 to 3 credits

  • College of Business: 1 to 3 credits

  • College of Liberal Arts: 1 to 3 credits

  • College of Natural Sciences: 1 to 3 credits

  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 1 to 3 credits

  • Warner College of Natural Resources: 1 to 3 credits

Program Contacts 

All students interested in participating in the International Internships Program should meet with their academic advisor or departmental internship coordinator to discuss the type of credit they may earn. Typically, students enroll in 1-3 credits of internship, special topics or independent study credit -- the preferred solution varies by department. 

Internship Placement

All students should meet with an academic advisor or internship coordinator to discuss their interest in incorporating the summer Dublin, Ireland Internship program into their academic experience. Upon approval from the academic advisor or internship coordinator, students may initiate the program application. 

Applications may be submitted online by clicking "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of this page.   A complete application will consist of the following documents:

  • CSU Study Abroad/Internship Application (Online Submission)

  • Personal Essay (Online Submission)

  • EUSA Academic Coursework Form completed and signed by academic advisor or internship coordinator (submit to OIP)

  • Resume/CV  (submit to OIP)

  • $50 Application Fee (billed to Student Account)

Early applications are encouraged!

Students will be notified of admission to the program within one week of the application deadline.  All accepted students will be required to submit a signed Financial Contract and Program Deposit soon after that. Upon acceptance students will complete a placement interview by phone with the EUSA Dublin staff and an on-campus orientation to the program.

Program Cost

Estimated expenses for the program are available at the budget sheets linked above.
Please note:  The budget sheet does not list the additional CSU tuition costs in the total estimates because students may be taking 1-3 credits, which impact the totals.


For additional information about this program, please visit the official program website at set up an appointment with the Edcuation Abroad Coordinator listed above.