Connect-123 Summer Internships
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Connect-123 Summer Internships

Have the best summer of your life while gaining extraordinary experience that will accelerate your career.

Connect-123 offers tailor-made internships in five cities around the world: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai. Connect-123 staff work directly with you and help design your internship program to fit your professional goals, skills, and academic requirements, if needed. Whether you study business, biomedical engineering, public policy, communications, or want to gain experience in healthcare, human rights, or teaching, Connect-123 has the local network in place to make it happen!

Program durations and start and end dates are flexible to fit your needs. Connect-123 local staff provide on-the-ground support before, during, and after your internship including housing assistance, in-depth orientation, social events, cultural activities, as well as career support and guidance.

This is the summer you’ve been waiting for. Contact Connect-123 today.

  • Tailored placements! Connect-123 will arrange an internship that works with your specific background, skills and interests.
  • Flexibility! Connect-123 can provide you with an internship experience that works best for you, whether you're looking for a summer internship, or a longer one, Connect-123 can help you find an internship that works best for you.
  • Our program deposit is completely refundable!
Africa » South Africa » Cape Town
Asia » China » Shanghai
South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires
Europe » Ireland » Dublin
Europe » Spain » Barcelona
International Business
Public Policy
1-3 Months
Host Family
Online Application
Skype/Phone Interview

Questions & Answers

Hi Raj, we can help you find accommodation. In some of our destinations, we have housing that we can offer to you. In others, we work with partners who have excellent housing options available. In both cases, housing costs are in addition to the program fee.
Hi Raj, yes, each program has a fee. Please see our website for the fee for each destination. Please note that our program fee is irrespective of how long your internship or volunteer position is.

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Program Reviews (3)

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22 years old

Summer Internship in Dublin


Making the big decision to come to Dublin for the summer was very scary. I didn't know if I would enjoy my internship, meet any friends, or even like the city! Gladly, right after arriving all of my worries were put to rest. Through my time in Dublin, I grew professionally through my internship and was able to feel a sense of independence I never had before.

From the start, Connect-123 was there to promptly answer any questions or concerns I had every step of the way. They set me up with an internship that was fit exactly for me. I was fortunate to work for a small PR firm in Dublin that markets to women. The internship allowed me to learn so much about the PR world and decide it is what I want to pursue after graduation.

Through Connect-123, I made lifelong friends. We bonded through weekend adventures and a love for all of the opportunities Dublin had for us. I would not change one thing about my experience and I am so thankful to Connect-123 for this amazing opportunity.

How can this program be improved?

I had a very positive experience and would not change a thing.

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23 years old
Oneonta, New York
State University of New York- Oneonta

Dublin Summer 2015


Krystal LaDuc
State University of New York at Oneonta
Publishing Intern

Dublin was simply unforgettable. Those 2 months quickly became a life that I could not bear leave, and Ireland quickly became home. With an incredible internship in my field, true friendships, and a lively culture, Connect-123 provided a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Interning as a publications assistant, I was given the privilege to singlehandedly prepare a one-time sports anthology. This project included working closely with the publications manager, the editor, the designer, and the organization’s director. It involved compiling poetry, layout, proof reading, and negotiating copyrights from Irish and UK publishers. The internship included everything from working on this major publication to simple office work and even to attending exclusive poetic, artistic, and cultural events through the city. The Connect team worked hard to find an internship within my field that I was happy with, and I am so appreciative of all their efforts, communication, and reassurance.

Along with the internship, I was housed with an incredible group of other interns, which led to memorable trips and lasting friendships. With Ireland’s landscape, accessibility, and location we were able to take several weekend trips (in and outside the country) that were easy and affordable! In such a welcoming environment, both socially and professionally, Dublin was a comfortable city with endless sites and places to discover!

This experience is truly indescribable. I have grown immensely as an individual, a professional, and a traveler. I cannot imagine my life without the people I met in Ireland and the memories I have made. It was, by far, the best time of my life. Now it’s time for you to go have yours! You won’t regret it. Cheers!

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24 years old
London, Ontario, Canada
University of Western Ontario

best summer of my life


This is the first time I have travelled alone and lived in a foreign country. Connect 123 not only gave me such an amazing opportunity as a pre-med student to work with children at a public hospital but also helped me prepare everything I need (such as housing) before my arrival, picked me up and made sure I was comfortable when I arrived and met up with me during my stay to make sure everything is ok (you have a lot of freedom so it's not like they were constantly on your back). Katie and Paula, especially Paula, were so friendly, and helpful. Also you become really close with other Connect123 interns because there are a lot of social events when you are not working.

The biggest difficulty is the spanish. I knew basic spanish beforehand but in Buenos Aires, especially where I worked, no one spoke english and spoke Spanish really quick. It is definitely a challenge, but it forces you to really learn and speak the language. The people there are understanding and nice to foreigners as well. I worked every morning, weekdays. When I was not working, I explored Buenos Aires which is a very fun city and has a crazy nightlife. On the weekends/holidays I travelled Argentina.

This entire experience is a win/win. I gained valuable work experience in a hospital while learning another language, and also managed to travel and meet new friends from all over the world.

How can this program be improved?

Perhaps a cheaper price. I wasn't going to do this program because of the price and an unpaid internship. I had to work a lot in order to have money to pay for this whole experience. In the future housing should be included for the price of the entire program.

About The Provider


Connect-123 develops and administers internship programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Shanghai, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Barcelona, Spain. In all countries, internship opportunities are hosted by local companies, non-profit organizations, schools, research institutes and health care clinics. In South Africa, study abroad