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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/22/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2018 07/21/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cruz, Peter Housing Options: Dormitory
Classification at Departure: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Sponsor: Iowa State
Program Description:

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A Summer in Ireland: Dublin Internship

Program Features

IrelandThis program provides students with a guaranteed internship in Dublin, Ireland. The Study Abroad Center partners with EUSA to find individualized placements for students in their chosen professional area. EUSA also secures housing for students and is available for on-call support for each student for the duration of the program.
 

In the summer of 2017, interns from Iowa State with the following majors were placed at a wide range of organizations:

BUSINESS: Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing 

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: Criminal Justice, Political Science, Statistics, Biology, Biochemistry, English, Technical Communication, Environmental Science, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Journalism, Advertising 

DESIGN: Graphic Design

Additional opportunities exist within the following majors:

HUMAN SCIENCE: (Event Management, Hospitality Management, Food Science, Child, Adult & Family Services)

DESIGN: (Community and Regional Planning)

BUSINESS: (Marketing, Finance, International Business)

and any LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES major

If you do not see your major listed, contact internabroad@iastate.edu to inquire about options.

PLACEMENT PROCESS

The EUSA team will handle all aspects of your placement in Dublin. The first step is a meeting with a EUSA team member in person at Iowa State in early March. This will be focused on your previous work experience, preferences, and desired goals for the internship placement. EUSA will then reach out to their network of contacts in Dublin within your chosen area(s) to find an individualized placement well-suited to your past experience, knowledge, and career goals.

 

Location

Where?

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is known for its Irish charm, rich history, and friendly pubs. Dublin's population has boomed in the last few decades with many global organizations opening offices in the city. There are many sights to check out within Dublin and the rest of Ireland on the weekends including the Cliffs of Moher, the Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, Limerick, Galway, and Belfast.  

 

Academics

IrelandWhat courses?

ACADEMIC CREDIT
Students are encouraged to discuss this program with their academic adviser to determine if you will use this experience to fulfill a required internship for your major or do it for R-credit. Summer tuition fees will be charged if your major requires it. In the past, students have done BUS AD 291B, BUSAD 398, ENGL 487, LAS 398, LAS 498, LAS 499, DSN ST 490D, CJ ST 460.

If you are interested in the 11-week option which could fulfill the requirements for JL MC 499A, PR 499A, ADVRT 499A, AEHSM 470 (for Event and Hospitality majors), you can find that program here.

 

Cost and Scholarships

IrelandHow much?

The cost of the program includes housing, a guaranteed internship placement, 24-hour support from EUSA's in-country staff, orientation, and cultural activities.

An estimated program budget can be found here.
 

Accommodation

IrelandWhere will I live?

Your housing accommodation will be in a student suite-style residence with individual bedrooms, bathrooms shared with one other student, access to a full kitchen and living room. EUSA will likely place 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. 

 

Dates and Contacts

IrelandWhen?

If you don’t already have a passport, be sure to apply for one as soon as possible! This link will get you started.

February 22: Application deadline and commitment date. You may choose to withdraw from the program after this date but will be held responsible for a $500 housing deposit fee if you do.

Early March: Placement interviews with EUSA staff on campus at ISU.

Early April: Pre-departure orientation. You will learn about what to expect while participating in the program, brief overview of Irish history and current events, and meet all the other participants.

Late-April to mid-May: Placements will be given to students and pre-departure orientation

May 29 arrival in Dublin

How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

Any student in good academic standing may participate in this program. The initial requirement to apply is to upload a current resume.

If you have any questions about the program, please come in to the Study Abroad Center between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM on weekdays or email internabroad@iastate.edu to schedule an appointment.