Global Experiences Internships in Dublin, Ireland

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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.

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Reviews

95%
based on 63 reviews
  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Kit
7/10

Kit's Travels in Dublin

I met some of the most amazing people while I was in Ireland. However, I was not impressed when an emergency happened with my friends overseas on campus and the way it was handled by staff. I also have a hard time accepting how much money I spent on the program, because I have no idea what I even paid for. My internship cost more than a year of tuition. I now understand what for-profit organizations are about.

Response from Global Experiences

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your program in Dublin. We are so happy knowing you met so many amazing people while on your Global Experiences' program. That is a huge part of why we do what we do.

We do, however, apologize if you believe the way our staff handled the emergency you referred to, was less effective than you would have liked. Our goal in any emergency is two-fold: to quickly learn the facts and mitigate any dangers, and to offer as much support as necessary for anyone involved. I spent many days this summer on the phone with our on-site staff, following-up with their meetings with you and others, and brainstorming anything further we could do to make the experience a bit easier on you. I am sorry if our efforts were not up to the level you would have hoped for. As with all aspects of our program, our Onsite staff is available 24/7 to answer questions, concerns, and help our students feel comfortable & confident while abroad. We also have, and offered, access to any additional counseling support required for anyone having a hard time while abroad. I trust these were made clear to you during the period you speak of. That said, if there was anything further we could have done to better alleviate you during this situation, please feel free to reach out to me personally. I’d be happy to speak with you and hear your thoughts.

Regarding your questions of tuition, we provide all interns with a clear breakdown of the costs of their program upon enrollment. I am sorry to hear that the internship experience you had was less-than-impressive. I know the challenge of your employer having to tend to a family emergency, and thus needing to cut your internship short, was difficult and unexpected. However, the work our placement team immediately did to identify two internships within your field that offered you even further hands-on experience within media, was done entirely to provide you with the best experience possible from a career development standpoint. I do hope that, in reflection, you will see the value of working abroad, and believe that this internship experience you had helped you to take a critical step forward in your career.

Again, please know, if you have any questions regarding your program, or Global Experiences policies, I am happy to speak with you over the phone. I do hope you’re doing well.

Sincerely,
Brian Brinkman
Dublin Program Advisor

No, I don't recommend this program
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Karly
9/10

Do Global Experiences!

At first I was self-conscious at the notion of a program finding an internship for me, as opposed to finding it myself. But after a few Skype consultations with the Global Experiences team and then arriving in Dublin, I realized just how dedicated they are to representing you abroad. They didn't merely hand you an internship; they worked as a middle man for the job that best suits you after equipping you with the tools to get it. I have a very specific set of professional interests and Global Experiences satisfied them to a T. Not to mention they recognize the importance of balancing work life with cultural life as they were responsible for some one of a kind Irish experiences. If you're thinking about interning abroad, I highly recommend Global Experiences.

Yes, I recommend this program
Sarah
10/10

Once in a Lifetime

This program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did I foster new skills in an internship, but I experienced a country to its fullest. The administrators work so hard to make sure that I got a good placement. They are very kind and understanding and are willing to listen to any questions or concerns you might have. My internship put me in a new environment, and I learned valuable skills and expanded my professional network across the globe. I made so many memories and made new friends, and it's all thanks to this program. I have so many good things to say about this program and I'm so thankful I got this opportunity.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelli
10/10

Summer Internship in Dublin

I had little to no expectations for Ireland and my internship placement going in. I was excited, but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Turns out, I was getting myself into the best two months of my life. I have never been more challenged and more happy. I fell in love with the country and the people. I was able to grow as a professional and an individual. I learned a lot about myself in a professional setting that has taught me a lot about my strengths and how I want to spend the rest of my life. I learned a lot about myself as an individual in which my independence and curiosity for people and the world has thrived. I developed relationships I will cherish for a lifetime, because I know they will last a lifetime. Global Experiences has become the single best decision I have made and would highly recommend this opportunity to others.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kristin
10/10

A better experience then I could have imagined

Global Experiences has been extremely helpful and amazing from the start. The way in which their program sets you with an advisor along the way to finding your internship is extremely personable. Everyone in GE has gotten to know me on an individual level and has been so helpful to finding me an internship that was fitting towards my needs. I am leaving Dublin with life long friends and can absolutely thank our advisor, Brian, for setting me up with the perfect roommates. As far as my location, Dublin, I have fell in love with this city and country as a whole. Living in Dublin you get to experience the atmosphere and culture of a city while also being just minutes away from the beautiful country of Ireland. This experience has left me in awe day after day, thank you GE!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Allison
10/10

8 Week Summer 2016 Internship Dublin, Ireland

I began working with Global Experiences in October of 2015 to become a part of their 2016 summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland. The resources that Global Experiences has to make sure that you get the most out of an internship are excellent. Their staff was extremely helpful about answering any questions I had, and I really appreciated their advice on crafting my resume and cover letter. The webinars that are also available to watch and participate in before you travel abroad are great. For my internship I was placed in the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History branch in the registration department. I helped to make sure that every object in the museum's collection had a location number and was entered in our online database. I worked at the museum Monday thru Friday from 10:00-4:00 and had the weekends off. With this schedule I experienced the real working environment of the museum and yet had time to explore Dublin and Ireland.
In addition to securing my internship, Global Experiences also planned excursions for us so we would be able to experience the sights and culture of Ireland. These excursions included day trips to Belfast and the Cliffs of Moher, a cooking night, and a musical pub crawl. With providing housing, excursions, and great staff support while I was in Dublin, Global Experiences provided the whole package. One of the best parts about doing this internship was that there was also flexibility. The excursions are not mandatory, so if you want to plan a weekend in London you can do that. I know several of the interns in my program traveled on their own or in groups. They went to places like Scotland, London, Venice, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Your internship is your first priority, but if you have the free time you can fill up that time anyway you want to.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience and would do it all again in a heartbeat. I worked with some amazing people who I hope to stay in contact with for a long time to come. If you are planning on doing an internship abroad I would say go for it. However, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare. You will still need to take care of yourself while you are abroad in terms of making sure you have food to eat and transportation funds. Along with being prepared also be ready to adapt. Plan A is not going to work out every time so having a willingness to go to plan B or plan C is essential. Look at it as an adventure. It will be unforgettable and you won't regret it.

How can this program be improved?
Overall I think that the program is run very well. Global Experiences provided the full support that I needed before and during my internship. I am glad that I decided to go through them to intern abroad.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Elizabeth
10/10

Fall Internship in Dublin, Ireland

I had an absolute blast interning in Ireland this past fall. I felt that the staff at Global Experiences really took the time to find the right placement for me and to help make the transition from living and working in the United States to becoming an intern in a foreign country as easy as possible. They were there for me every step of the way and I learned SO much. I would, without a doubt, return to complete another internship with this program. I could not have asked for a better experience.

How can this program be improved?
I believe there should be more outings planned for the interns to come together as a group.
Yes, I recommend this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program

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