Global Experiences Internships in Dublin, Ireland

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Intern in Dublin with Global Experiences and find out why the city makes for such a popular destination. Dublin is home to an array of internship opportunities ranging from business marketing to non-profit advocacy. Dublin is known for its literary history, fabulous nightlife, and its unique and friendly culture.

Global Experiences provides interns the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture, and gain valuable professional experience in their field of interest. We work with interns one-on-one to place them into a customized internship where they will sharpen their transferable skills under the guidance of industry professionals.

Highlights
  • Personalized Attention: We work with you on a personal level to understand your career interests and internship goals. Starting from the first phone call to the end of your internship, we offer you individualized support to give you all the resources you
  • Centralized Housing: You'll be living in the heart of Dublin with other Global Experiences participants in a student-residence close to shopping, public transportation, and nightlife.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving in your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with a potential employer, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Local Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Dublin year-round and provide interns with an insider's glimpse of the city. The Location Coordinator is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and host all of the interns on a range of soc
  • If accepted into our program you are guaranteed an internship within your field. That means not having to worry about your summer plans or the quality of the internship. Our expert staff at Global Experiences will work on your behalf to find a high-qualit

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Reviews

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based on 56 reviews
  • Growth 9.4
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Liz
10/10

Happiness Research Abroad

Over the course of a semester, I completed an internship at UCD with Dr. Michael O'Connell. He is a political and social psychologist and researcher. Together, we conducted an experiment on subjective well-being. He introduced me to a mixed-methods approach to research, SPSS, secondary analysis, and secondary research. Some of the skills I learned include constructing data sets in SPSS, running secondary analysis of preexisting data, how to develop a research topic from start to finish, and how to submit a paper for publication. Overall, the internship was positive and I'd highly recommend it to friends, family, peers, and other students who are interested in developing a career in psychology.

Yes, I recommend
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Shannon
10/10

Internship with the Irish Osteoporosis Society in Dublin, Ireland

Interning with the Irish Osteoporosis Society has certainly been a life changing experience for me. IOS is the national health NGO/non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and awareness promotion of Osteoporosis throughout Ireland. I have grown both personally and professionally throughout my time in Dublin, Ireland. Moreover, I have made lifelong friends and memories during the past three months and I am very appreciative for this opportunity!

Yes, I recommend
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Claire
9/10

Internship in Dublin

Overall I had a really great experience interning with Dublin Well Woman Centre and living in Dublin. I was able to get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of a non-profit, and grow my communication skills. Dublin has become such a special place to me and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Yes, I recommend
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Maggie
10/10

A Life Changing Summer in Ireland

This summer I interned at a youth center that focuses on at-risk youth in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin. Coming into this internship I was really excited for the opportunity to work with young people in a different country who were used to a different lifestyle than myself. With that said, I was also really nervous because this kind of work was outside of my comfort zone. I found myself to be very successful at establishing relationships with the young people that I worked with throughout the summer. This not only brought me joy, but it also seemed to make them happy too. This made my working relationship with them much easier and more successful in the long run.
What I should also mention is that coming into this summer I was at a loss for what I want to do for the rest of my life. I've bounced from one idea to the next for the past three years I've been in college. This experience with Global Experiences and my internship has shown me exactly what my strengths are and how I can use them in the workplace. Plus, I now know that my heart lies in working with children at whatever age they may be and with whatever needs they may have.
Honestly, it would be an understatement to say that I had a good summer in Ireland. This two month internship and cultural immersion has changed my life for the better. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to live and work here this summer!

How can this program be improved?
I would have loved more opportunities to interact with my other interns on a more professional level. Yes, we had a networking event but I think more can be done in that sense. Or just more opportunities to interact with employers in Dublin that aren't necessarily getting interns from our program.
Yes, I recommend
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Armaan
10/10

Dublin Summer 2015

During my summer in Ireland I have experienced many great things. One of my favorite memories from this summer will definitely have to be the road trip I took with my roommates through Ireland. We were able to see the country side in a completely different way and make stops whenever we saw something interesting. I know I will cherish those memories for a long time.

How can this program be improved?
I would have made this program a bit longer. I feel like two months wasn't long enough. For me, personally, it takes me about a month to fully adjust to a new place so only having one month of being adjusted isn't enough. Especially for the cost of the program another month or so would have been nice. I also would have looked into different housing. The dorms were safe and nice, but were extremely basic.
Yes, I recommend
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Natasha
9/10

Valuable Experience

I really enjoyed my time in Ireland this past summer. I loved having an opportunity to live and work in a city like Dublin. Personally, I feel like I have developed so much not only as a professional, but also as a person. I have gained very valuable experience as an intern because I was immersed very quickly into a professional environment and was able to expand on so many skills from my past experiences. Personally, I have appreciated how much more independent I have become - navigating my own way throughout the city, using public transit for the first time, and just being able to explore freely on my own.

I really appreciate Global Experiences for providing me with this opportunity. Without Global Experiences, I really would not have had such an ideal internship placement that is geared towards where I would like to be down the line. I truly believe that Global Experiences knows what it is doing in terms of career development, but I also think that Global Experiences is a little too costly for what it's worth. Socially, I also felt like I had a hard time getting to know people in my program, and I do not know whether that is because Global Experiences could have had more social events or day trips, but either way, I would have liked more activities for interns to get to know each other.

I have learned so much about the professional world and more about myself during my time abroad, which is why I encourage other college students to intern abroad or have some kind of international experience. Overall, I was very satisfied with my internship abroad and will never forget it. I am looking forward to how my experience here will help me explore my options in the future!

How can this program be improved?
When there were social events, I felt like there could have been more of them provided throughout the internship. I especially felt like information for day trips could have been clarified more. For example, it would be helpful for students who attend day trips to know exactly what is expected on the trip. I felt like we were not given enough information about the stops that we would take as we worked oru way towards the desired destinations.
Yes, I recommend
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Reginald
7/10

A much needed experience

I'm extremely glad that I signed up with Global Experiences for an internship in Dublin. My job placement has been excellent. The city of Dublin has been great for sightseeing with some surprisingly genuine people to compliment it. I've learned so much about myself and more of my future goals by working and living outside of the U.S. for the first time.

Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
9/10

Take the plunge and go abroad.

Irish folks are particularly wonderful in the sense that they care about other people and enjoy making memories. My first couple nights in Dublin, I actually got proposed to by an Irish man. I told him to wait for me.

How can this program be improved?
More communication ahead of time for social events/solidified social calendar.
Yes, I recommend
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Jake
10/10

An experience abroad and a far greater gift

It is a life changing experience, living abroad. Coming to a new place, intrigue and wanderlust take over as you immerse yourself within the unique culture and customs that define this “new place.” However Dublin was not one of these places, and this statement is not to be misconstrued as rude criticism. For throughout my three-month stay within this city I have come to realise a true value in Dublin, which in no small part has contributed to the success of my internship. This internship has built a substantial foundation and networking base for my professional career. The opportunity to live in Dublin City was a blessing, but the nature and experience of my internship was a far greater gift.
The city of Dublin or county rather, encompasses diverse urban and suburban landscapes while supporting a vibrant social structure. However these are commonalities shared with most westernized cities, and has become a sort of standard for life. The true value of and in Dublin has come from the unique qualities the city holds, which can be both blatant and subtle to the average pedestrian. Some of the more blatant or apparent aspects within Dublin can be found within the low-rise architecture; with the vivid and elaborate door/entrances, unique dry rock siding, and wide arrangement of greenery be it roof moss , wall vines, or the world renown Irish grass. The lack of street signs, turning any given walk into an adventure, and the iron gates adorn each house. In addition the use of the Gaelic language throughout the city, a trait that magnifies as one moves away from the city centre.
Yet there are also more subtle and inconspicuous qualities within Dublin that revolve around the unique neighbourhoods sprinkled across central Dublin. Harcourt Street and Road bring a career orientated ambiance to Dublin 2, with companies like Ernston Young and law firms like Mason Hayes Curran, and perpetuate the professional drive of the Irish work force. While the greater Rathmines area sparks the vibrant art and music scene within the city. St Stephens Green and the surrounding area set a foreign friendly environment and just north is the Scholarly or educational hotbed of Dublin, due to Trinity College and many museums. To put this in perspective or relate it to my professional purpose, the environment one surrounds themselves with perpetuates their motivation, innovation, and efficiency. Success begins with the bed one sleeps in, and my success
On the first day of my internship, my boss told me that this was a job and nothing else. From that day on I treated it as such, and I dealt the same level of diligence within work to each and every project I was tasked with. Seeing the success of the company around me, with new mergers and business acquisitions, drove my own ambition. Having to familiarise myself with new legislation made each day an intellectual struggle. While the abundance of tedious projects tested my ability to allocate time and plan my workload. However the most challenging and rewarding part of my internship or job rather was the freedom that I was given. We, my flatmate and I, pulled the finished project together; accomplished through the deliberation and collaboration with business contacts throughout many different fields, in addition to the accumulation and utilisation of company resources.
My job required efficiency and commended innovation, to which I supplied plenty of. I am not a boastful person, but I must say that my personal work ethic has grown exponentially over my tenure here. The contacts that I have made within this short three months will bring me a wealth of opportunities throughout my lifetime. I owe all of what I have accomplished over these past few months to my program Global Experiences, and all the people within it who’ve fostered my professional progress.

How can this program be improved?
More time abroad.
Yes, I recommend
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Nabby
8/10

I'm officially Irish! :-)

I've grown a lot mentally, emotionally and financially during the Dublin expirence. When I first arrived I got a foot injuring which hindered my first couple of weeks Expirences but after while everything was grand. The cliffs of mother was my favorite place and my favorite day was Paddys day because I was able to be in the parade. I Became very close with two of my coworker and my supervisor at work. There's always something to do in Dublin whether it's just taking the dart to Howth and loadsssss of great places to eat. Bring a rain coat the weather is unpredictable! If your interested in history there's tons of it and no one will have a problem telling you a little of Irish history. Dublin was awesome! I will truly miss it here.

How can this program be improved?
The program can make sure they do extensive research on finding a internship that's specifically meets with the intern needs and qualifications especially if their in school. Also make sure the internship is intern ready! When I arried at my internship I walked into a lot of drama and issues that happened prior to my arrival that affected my internship expirence negatively. I was told that I was just thrown into this place of work, at my intern I didn't work a lot of hours and I didn't receive the adaquate amount of work that I was garunteed to get.

Accommodations: The pictures were false advertisement, but The apartment did have good wifi, bathrooms made a lot of noise, water wasn't hot for very long, we had a water break in our specific apartment, there was a hallway leak, Steven was the best help in lad lane!, but there was noise above us and next door to us and when we complained the noise makers would disrespect us and play on our doorbell. They did construction and building improvements the majority of the time we were here and most of the time it was prior to the time that was notified to us. In my opinion the building should be knocked down and build from scratch.
Yes, I recommend
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Jake
10/10

ADK internship

Overall my internship went great, there was rarely a time where I would do the same thing 2 days in a row. I would either be assisting the producer, Alwyn, during a session with a band, help Darrel with mastering and duplication or live on site recording, or help Kyle with the social media aspect of the company. I would recommend interning with these guys to anybody that wanted to get into the music business but also have an overall chill and laid back experience.

How can this program be improved?
Our accommodation didn't have an oven=no frozen pizzas. Ouch.
Yes, I recommend
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Aidan
10/10

Challenges, immense growth, and a bit o craic!

The internship program in Dublin is an incredible experience! It pulled me well out of my comfort zone, faced me with unknown challenges, and shaped me into a stronger and more capable adult. I know I have learned so much from my internship, and I cannot wait to use these skills in my future endeavors. There is so much to see and fun to be had! On a typical weekend, I could tour Dublin or a nearby city, get some delicious food, and check out a local pub. My favorite experience was being able to see a different castle or sample of architecture each weekend. I have only been home for a day, and I already want to be back on the Emerald Isle!

How can this program be improved?
There were some difficulties with the housing, like mail, water, heat, etc. This can be reported and checked into, but it started to become a hassle. The location of the housing is amazing, and that certainly made up for the difficulties. It was also nice to be able to live in a building with like minded students from all over the world. I understand that new accommodation is being looked into for future groups. Hopefully this new location will be better suited.
Yes, I recommend
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Andrea
10/10

Review of Global Experiences

Dublin is fantastic and I had an enjoyable time that I wouldn't change for anything. I loved the day to day ability of commute and going from one museum to another between work and play. I would not have changed this internship for anything.

How can this program be improved?
There are many things that need to be improved upon:
Program placement: I think there needs to be accountability for how people are placed in the program. I for example was placed in the WRONG ONE. It was the most incorrect placement thus far. There was a lack of communication that caused me to go into a marketing internship despite not having ever worked or studied it before. My placement manager new about this and went ahead with this anyway. I think this needs to be amended so that it does not occur with anyone else in the future.
Housing: Housing in Dublin is expensive, inconvenient and cramped. I understand the necessity for location and the convenience of it all but I did not enjoy the fact that my apartment was loud, moldy, cold, without proper kitchen appliances, without hot water, and major conveniences. This needs to be fixed.
Money: It needs to be stated that you can find alternative methods of using Money (O2 debit card, credit card, transfers,etc).
Yes, I recommend
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Emily
9/10

Goodness, My Guinness!

My summer in Dublin was exhilarating, terrifying, liberating, and eye-opening. This was my first trip overseas, as well as unaccompanied, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I was able to make some of the closest and dearest friends, as well as gain amazing experiences in my profession. The location of Lad Lane Apartments made my commute to work a gorgeous 20 minute walk that I cherished every single day. My weekends were free to travel to neighboring countries or spend time discovering the remarkable nightlife Dublin has to offer with the other interns. I'm still in contact with a handful of the interns from this program, all of which comment on how much we miss the camaraderie that Lad Lane had. It was very much a "dorm-room" feel which was so much fun. There are obviously pros and cons to a shared apartment, so keep that in mind. The planned day trips around Ireland were most enjoyable and I definitely recommend attending them. The country is so beautiful, and the scenery so dynamic, to get the most out of this program travelling is essential. The biggest issue or problem that occurred was the everlasting sun. It is so far north that the sun sets around 11 pm and rises around 4:30-5 am which is quite difficult to transition into after arriving. Other than that I had a fairly seamless trip. My internship with Fallon & Byrne was sensational, and the locals I met were some of the nicest people on the planet. I dream of the day I can return.

How can this program be improved?
I would want the roommate questionnaire to be taken more seriously by the staff to ensure proper compatibility. I would also update the beds, pillows, and comforters provided by Lad Lane seeing as EVERYONE had aching bodies due to the uncomfortable furniture.
Yes, I recommend
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Alexis
10/10

Global Experiences for a 2nd time

This is my second time joining the Global Experiences team and completing another internship aboard. I must say this was the best decision. GE was great the second time around going over my growths since my first internship and finding the best match for me in Dublin. The support team here in Dublin is great, they are always there for you! i recommend the Global Experiences to everyone! believe the second time around was even better!

Yes, I recommend

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