UNCW Internships in Ireland
Spend your summer participating in an international internship in Ireland’s capital city. While gaining valuable résumé building experience, students can explore Dublin’s rich music traditions, history, and Irish culture. Wander the cobbled streets and discover this small capital with a huge reputation.
The Surrounding Area
UNCW Internships in Ireland is located in Dublin, a charming, coastal capital city located at the mouth of the River Liffey. Students can easily walk around the city center, visit museums, or explore the traditional music venues. Local trains and buses provide convenient opportunities for travel to Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Galway, Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway and sites beyond. Themed tours (i.e. Game of Thrones, Ghost Bus Tours, and Irish Immigration) are also available from Dublin.
All students are provided with a 3 day workplace and culture orientation upon arrival. During this fun and educational orientation, interns will have the opportunity to build relationships with other participants, discover the local culture, learn about the host country work environment, attend career-related workshops, and participate in local cultural activities. Participants are offered social and cultural activities, including outings to movies, concerts, cultural tours, theater performances, outdoor activities, museums, and more. All entrance fees are covered by the program fee.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.5+ GPA at time of application
Students will earn six credits for engaging in an 8-week professional internship experience. A wide range of placements are available, and include opportunities for students interested in: accounting and finance, advertising, communication, journalism, architecture, arts and design, business, entrepreneurship, education, environment, hospitality, recreation, tourism, law, NGOs, psychology and social science, STEM (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, IT), Sports, Veterinary Science and Zoology.
The UNCW Internship in Ireland program offers a variety of housing for participants. Offered as a part of the program fee is an Irish home stay, which includes most meals (breakfast and dinner M-F, all meals S-Su), laundry services, internet access, and the opportunity to learn about and immerse yourself in Irish cultural home life. Students may also stay in student apartments for the same program fee (but no meals are included in this option).
Tentative Program Dates
Summer (8 weeks): Late May to Late July
Estimated Program Fee 2019: $7,120 USD
Program Cost Includes:
- Internship Placement fees
- Most meals (16 meals/ week) and laundry (if staying with a host family)
- On-site 24-hour emergency assistance
- Cultural Activities (2 per month)- examples may include a visit to Newgrange, museum visits, walking tours, sporting events, etc.
- Welcome lunch/dinner
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Health insurance
- Transcript & Tuition (Siena College is the School of Record)
Additional Costs:(not included in the program fee)
- International airfare
- Some meals/most meals (depending on housing selected)
- Housing Deposit ($275 USD)
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.
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