Want to boost your CV? There's no better way to gain valuable work experiece in a cross-cultural setting than by completing an internship abroad. The University of Tennessee, in cooperation with EUSA (the largest independent internship provider in Europe), offers students access to professional practice academic internship opportunities in a variety of industry sectors in Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is the center of Irish industry and has a very international, cosmopolitan workforce, so depending on the industry in which you are interning, the person at the next desk is as likely to be from County Tipperary or Latvia as they are from Dublin.
Although Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland, it is a smaller city. This has great advantages for newcomers (both to Ireland and city life in general): it’s a bit easier to learn the lay of the land and the people are very warm and welcoming. Furthermore, the Dublin of real Dubliners is modern, outward-looking and young – half the population is under the age of 30 -- so it is a great place to intern as a young adult.
Students are placed in internships that directly reflect or relate to their courses of study. Our partnering organization, EUSA, works closely with each to student to determine a placement that best fits the student's both the student's previous experience and the goals he/she has for the Dublin internship experience. EUSA works with students from every field and can accommodate almost any degree with a suitable placement. Previous UT Knoxville students from the following fields have participated our Dublin internship opportunity:
Interns are required to work a full-time 8-hour work day, Monday-Friday, during their internship. The work environment and culture in Ireland can be different than in the U.S. Internship placements in Dublin generally expect an intern to be a self-starter, and placements are project-based, often requiring interns to work independently. The companies and organizations that make up the list of approved internships are carefully and regularly monitored by site visits and student assessment.
Students will receive a minimum of 3 UT credits. As part of the application process, each student must find a UT Knoxville faculty member to serve as his or her supervisor. The faculty supervisor assigns coursework to the student to be completed during the course of the internship. Such coursework often includes reflective journals, essays or readings. The faculty supervisor assesses this coursework as well as the student's in-country internship supervisor's final evaluation in assigning the grade.
Students will live in Shanowen Square, a newly built apartment complex especially designed for student use. The fully furnished apartments consist of 3 to 5 single bedrooms with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living area, Internet connections and on-site laundry facilities. Located approximately three miles from the Dublin city centre, across from the campus of Dublin City University in the Glasnevin/Santry neighborhood, Shanowen Square is well served by public transportation.
Housing is included in the program fee.
Your program costs include: tuition, a program fee, a study abroad administrative fee and additional program-related expenses. This program's detailed costs sheet outlines the fees that are billed to your myUTK account and the estimated out-of-pocket expenses. You should carefully review costs, budgets, and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to the program contacts for guidance.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Programs Abroad Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
Review the program's Costs Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.