New for the summer of 2017, the Iowa State Study Abroad Center is partnering with EUSA, an internationally recognized academic internship provider, to offer a summer internship experience in Dublin, Ireland. The program starts on May 29, 2017 and ends on July 22 (8-week option) or August 12, 2017 (11-week option). Participants will be guaranteed an 8-week (280 hours) or 11-week (400 hours) internship in an area of their concentration and housing at University College Dublin.
It's hard to say specifically what will be offered for internships because EUSA has offered such a broad range! They have sent students with interests in taxidermy to forensic accounting. The size of your host company may be a small homegrown firm or a multinational corporation. Sectors in which students have previously been placed are listed below.
Business/Economics: Banks, Stockbrokers, Financial Consultancies, Agricultural Business
Political Science/Law: Parliament, Local Government, Pressure Groups, Think Tanks, Lobby Organizations, Political Public Relations, Law Firms, Legal Centers
Psychology and Health Care: Local Authority Social Services, Occupational Therapy, Counseling Services, After-Care Facilities, Physical Therapy, Hospitals
Art and Design: Commercial Galleries, Auction Houses, Museums, Architectural Firms, Design Firms, Performing Arts Companies
Hospitality: Hotels, Airlines, Travel and Tourism Firms, Tourism Companies and Publications
After applying you will have an internship consultation with a member of the EUSA Placement Team via Skype. During this consultation your goals and expectations along with your preferences and previous work experience will be covered in order to determine your placement. Check out EUSA - Preparation for a Successful Placement for more detailed information on the process.
Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is known for its Irish charm, rich history, and friendly pubs. Today, Dublin is rapidly transforming into a major cosmopolitan destination as businesses and students flock there and art scenes flourish. Check out some of the local attractions while you are there!
HOUSING and TRANSPORTATION
Your housing accommodation will be in a student residence with a shared living space and kitchen. EUSA places students in housing on the University College Dublin campus. Although you are going for a career experience, you won't miss out on the student experience and community that goes with living on a university campus. You’ll have a network of Iowa State students living near you as well as EUSA’s expertise and support. Dublin has an extensive public transportation system of buses, trams, and trains. You can get anywhere you need to go using a Leap Card. Trains and buses are great ways of sight-seeing around Ireland during your free time.
Students will earn Iowa State credit for U ST 499A (3 credits). The 8-week option includes 1 week of orientation and 7 weeks of internship at 40 hours per work week, totaling 280 internship hours. The 11-week option includes 1 week of orientation and 10 weeks of internship at 40 hours per work week, totaling 400 internship hours. The 11-week option can fulfill PR / JL MC / ADVRT 499 (3 credits) for students in Public Relations, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Advertising. These majors must coordinate with Juli Probasco-Sowers, email@example.com in order to receive approval. The course is pass/fail and is comprised of short readings, weekly reflections, and a final assessment from your internship supervisor. Credit can be adjusted to fit within your specific degree program pending approval from your academic adviser.
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January 19-February 23, 2017: Weekly info sessions every Thursday from 5:00-6:00pm in the Study Abroad Center (3224 Memorial Union).
March 1, 2017: Priority application deadline. All accepted applicants who apply by this date will receive a $500 scholarship toward the program fee.
March 10, 2017: Regular application deadline. All students must also commit by this date.
March 16-30, 2017: Video placement interviews with EUSA staff.
April 1: $500 program/housing deposit due, paid through UBill. $500 Scholarships will be applied to final bill and cannot be used to cover housing deposit.