Global Experiences Internships in Dublin, Ireland

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Coastal Town - Dalkey
Coastal Town - Dalkey
Castle in Dalkey
Castle in Dalkey
Hiking at Glendalough with Friends
Hiking at Glendalough with Friends
Boyne Valley
Boyne Valley
Wicklow Mountains
Wicklow Mountains
Dublin Internship
Dublin Internship
My Internship Location
My Internship Location

About

Dublin is one of Global Experiences’ most popular destinations. The capital of Ireland is home to an array of internship opportunities ranging from business marketing to non-profit advocacy. Dublin is known for its literary history, fabulous nightlight, and friendly culture.

Global Experiences provides you the chance to immerse yourself in Irish culture, and gain valuable professional experience in your approved career field. We work with you, and all our interns, one-on-one to place you in a tailored internship. During your time abroad, you’ll learn essential career skills from industry professionals.

Please note, there is a tuition fee. All internships are unpaid as it is difficult to be paid in a foreign country.

Highlights
  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the Global Experiences' program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in Dublin with other Global Experiences' interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Local Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Dublin year-round and provides interns with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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based on 91 reviews
  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.5
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Victoria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Professional Growth and Cultural Experience

Being in the Global Experiences program in Dublin has given me professional growth, lifelong friends and a chance to travel Ireland and the world. My placement was at a top company in my industry in Ireland, and I was able to work with some of the nicest and most supportive people I've ever met. Our accommodation was set up for us in a nice spot just outside the city and had top notch amenities. Global Experiences also provided us with social events that were a combination of eating out, cultural experiences and day trips around Ireland including Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Belfast. Living and working abroad is more immersive than traveling, and opens your mind to new cultures and experiences. This was a rare opportunity to live abroad, and Global Experiences helped make my time here unforgettable.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The Irish classic: blood sausage. It tastes better than it sounds!
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Matthew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

In order for me to complete my international business minor I had to complete an internship abroad. I worked with GE, and I have to say I was incredibly impressed, they helped set up multiple sessions for me to improve my resume, do personal strengths, and interview prep. They also did a phenomenal job in the placement. I worked at IT.ie an up and coming IT company that provides services to hundreds of different clients. I worked with and alongside senior engineers as they helped sort out various clients technology issues. I also learned how to encrypt computers, set up secure endpoints, and how to build servers. There were even a few days where I got to go on site and hone my skills, doing this allowed me to see much more of the city and country than I had ever thought.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay in different accommodations, not because UCD was bad, but because my commute to and from work was around an hour and a half either way. It was exhausting but that was the only bad part for me
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Jose Antonio
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Dublin an amazing city!

It was indeed an unforgettable experience from day one. After being accepted into the program, Global Experiences involved me to be part of the career readiness which made a smoother transition to the Internship and the city of Dublin. This experience was perfect for me to acquire real job experience and, additionally, I met amazing people from the program and the city. But it is important to mention Dublin's weather. It is highly possible that you will experience the four seasons in one day. Always take an umbrella with you. Dublin has become my new home away from home. Finally, I would highly recommend GE to anyone looking to study abroad and obtain work experience at the same time. The team in Dublin help me with any questions I had. Peter, Lara, Hallie were amazing. If you have this opportunity to study abroad using GE, you should go for it!

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Glenham
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

Very much enjoyed my summer in Ireland with Global Experiences. The program has so much to offer, including social events, career development support, accommodation, and so on. You even get the chance to take trips through the program to different parts of Ireland, including the Cliffs of Moher and Galway as well as the Black Taxi tours of Belfast. Dublin has plenty of opportunities for a wide range of career paths, including management, computer science, government, advocacy, business and finance and so on. For two months you will not only have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience but also develop a more global perspective by living in a foreign country. If you are looking at any program to take for an internship abroad, make it Global Experiences.

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Nicole
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go overseas with GE!

My internship placement was fantastic. It was exactly the kind of work I wanted to get into with a great family-like company culture. Despite the longer commute, I was given guidance from GE on how to negotiate a schedule that worked out for the both us and it worked out quite well. The range of exposure that I had with the market research agency really solidified my inkling of wanting to pursue a career in it. The support that I got from the staff was so helpful when transitioning to Dublin. From social events, to food and drinks, to having a direct contact in case of anything really helped me feel more at ease during my time abroad. Peter, Lara and Halle all showed that they cared and went out of their way to make sure we all got the experiences that we wanted this summer. I can't recommend international experience enough! Do it with GE :)

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Hillary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Internship Experience in Dublin

I had the absolute pleasure to have interned with a non-profit organization during my stay in Dublin. Through my internship site, I was able to travel around Ireland in efforts to manage and execute volunteer projects in communities in need. My internship allowed me to put my leadership skills to the test, which oftentimes was difficult for me due to fear in leading large groups of professionals. After two-months of being put in leadership positions, I have gained confidence in myself, of which is a skill that will be useful in my roles in my extracurriculars in my university and in future employment. I have gained a new insight into the Irish life which has allowed me to broaden my cultural perspectives. Global Experiences could not have given me a more fulfilling placement and experience in Dublin than the one I had!

What was your funniest moment?
Mispronouncing Quay for three weeks straight as "Cue-Ay" instead of "Key"!
Andrea
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would do it all over again!

I loved my whole experience in Dublin with GE! The application process was dedicated to finding out my interests, personality, and goals to find an internship that was perfect for me. I loved my internship and the amazing people I got to work with! The GE leaders in Dublin took great care of us if we ever had any questions or problems, and they held several events throughout the program to help us discover new events/places in Dublin and around Ireland. Living in Ardcairn House was also great - the staff were friendly, you're walking distance from city centre, and you get your own room! The GE team, the amazing new friends I made in my program, and my internship truly made me feel welcomed and I can honestly call Dublin my second home. I would definitely recommend GE and studying abroad in Dublin to anyone who loves culture, adventure, nature, and maybe a drink or two!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Travel! Dublin is great, but Ireland's countryside is absolutely stunning. You're also just a quick (and cheap!) flight away from seeing the rest of Europe, so budget/plan to visit other countries because 3 months flies by so fast!
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Christine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Dublin Internship

I absolutely loved my experience and wish I could do it all over again every day since returning back to the States. From the people to the complete immersion, I felt like a "Dubliner" by the end of my internship. I still am fortunate enough to keep in contact with some of my colleagues I worked with over the summer. I built friendships that will last a lifetime. I am grateful to have had this experience! In and out of the office, I learned a lot about Ireland, in general, and about myself. Yes, it was the summer but I did not mind getting up and going into work. I was always greeted with a friendly "Hiya" and felt like I belonged. The other girls in the program also made my experience so special and fun. We grabbed drinks after work and traveled together on the weekends. I loved every minute! Thanks a million, Global Experiences!

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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Business Administration Intern in Dublin

I had the best experience I could have had in Dublin. I felt right at home in the city. It was also a great location to travel around Europe on the weekend as our group did this Spring. Lara and Peter (the global experiences team in Dublin) are always there if there are any questions or concerns. I was a business administration intern at a company with sustainability values which fit right in with my interests. This program helped me to grow as a person very much. Working in a a different country is an experience that helped me to learn a lot about myself. The housing just changed for this program as well and we all really liked it. The people that I met in this program were also amazing. If you have this opportunity, I would go for it! It was truly one of the best three months of my life.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Meeting all new people was definitely the most nerve-racking but they all ended up being great.
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Kelsie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

For spending three months abroad I could not be more pleased with choosing Dublin! It was an amazing city with access to many tours to visit all of Ireland. Along with having many adventures to take on in Ireland, it allowed amazing access to visit other European countries for decent prices. Some of the places I visited which I got to go for a decent price were: London, Paris, Spain, and Rome. Which were all also short flights from the Dublin airport being a pretty central location for being able to visit the other countries. The internship was such an inspiring and educational experience! I truly learned a lot and could not have asked for a better internship, co-workers or supervisors. The events provided by global experience were also wonderful! They really helped to meet everyone else in the program and really helped me to settle in! The coordinators were also very helpful and were always there for anyone, even if it was just to talk.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
One thing I would change would be to work as much as I possibly could have before going away, to have more money as well as, to have a set plan on how to budget my money. Also, to take into consideration the amount of money I would have spent traveling to different countries and to have planned how many and what countries I would go to before going abroad to help with the budgeting.
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Abigail
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Government Internship: Abigail Brown

I had the opportunity to intern with the Fianna Fail party in Dublin, Ireland for the spring semester of my sophomore year of college. At first, I was nervous being so far away from home and leaving everything I had known behind to start new for three months, but honestly it was the best decision of my life. I wish I could go back and tell myself to not get nervous and to get excited for the best three months of your life. Even if you are the slightest bit hesitant about GE just take the jump and do it. I am so grateful and glad that I had this opportunity and went for it and could not recommend this program enough. Everything about this program was perfect: our housing was amazing, my internship was perfect, and the city of Dublin Ireland was fantastic. I truly will remember this trip for a lifetime and would not be where I am without them that is for sure.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Meeting my supervisor for the first time, but now he and I are very close and the amount that he has helped me for school and my career path has made me so grateful for him.
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Rachel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable experience!

Participating in this program was the best decision I have made in my academic career. Getting real work experience while exploring a new country (plus a few others on weekends) was an experience I could not pass up. The internship that Global Experiences placed me with was a great fit and I feel it has solidified the career path that I wish to take. The trips that were planned for us through GE were so much fun and they housing accommodation they placed us in was wonderful! The Global Experiences staff, specifically Sara, Lara, and Peter, were so helpful from the very first step of application all the way through the end of my internship. My fellow GE interns have become my second family, and the great city of Dublin has become my second home and I highly encourage anyone considering this program to go for it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Budget your money as much as you can before arrive and throughout the trip, as well.
Meghan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Solicitor's Firm Internship

My three months in Dublin with Global Experiences were some of the best of my life. This internship gave me the chance to learn so much more about myself and be able to grow and be so much more independent. Working in a foreign country gives you an experience truly unlike any other and has the chance to open up so many opportunities for you. I loved learning all about Dublin and Ireland and seeing all it had to offer while also getting the chance to develop new professional skills and learn about a future career path for myself. It was a one of a kind experience and I'm so glad I got to experience it. Global Experiences made everything so easy and problem free and Lara is awesome about being there for the interns just enough where you still feel independent but have a friend if you need one. I am so grateful for my time in Dublin and with Global Experiences.

What would you improve about this program?
I did not love the housing as it was very separated and did not give us much chance to hang out in groups or be social while at Griffith. I would also recommend that instead of giving us a 7 day unlimited leap card at the beginning we would just be issued a refillable one with money on it instead.
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Domonique
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Psychology Intern Experience

My experience was very unique and surprising for me. I got to work for an organization assisting the lives of a disadvantaged ethnitcy I had no awareness of. The cultural experience was probably intensified for me because I got an insight on so much more history with my placement. Being immersed in a different culture was already enough to contribute to my professional and personal growth but being exposed to this type of internship allowed me to always think on my toes and assess my strengths and weaknesses. The social activities provided by GE was probably one of my greatest highlights however, from the scenery to the social events I felt like I made a new home in Dublin. The location coordinator was always there when and if I needed her and she always made the events fun and included some extras that pertained to our interests. I even considered living abroad for a longer period and she directed me to the ways how. I felt completely safe in this program but not like I had a baby sitter. Would definitely recommend this program to anyone and even considering it again for myself.

What would you improve about this program?
Instead of a visitors leap card purchase an actual leap card with credit on it.
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Tara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Marketing / Communications Intern

This has been one of the best experiences of my life. The amount of valuable job experience I gained from my host company is more than I would have ever imagined. The company that I was matched with was exactly what I was looking for. My co-workers were great and I was given real responsibility within the company not just typical "intern tasks". I enjoyed going to work each day and then getting to explore the most amazing places every weekend. Ireland is full of beautiful scenery and living in Dublin was ideal as we were close to great restaurants, bars, and shopping. We received just the right amount of support from GE as I always felt supported but never babysat. They also did an incredible job on roommate matching! my roommate and I were always together and had a blast the whole time. This has seriously been the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime and I would recommend it to anybody and everybody!

What would you improve about this program?
Griffith college was not an ideal place to live for 3 months. Especially being a recent college graduate, it felt like I was really taking a step backwards living in a dorm.