The Intern Group offers first-class internships across all career fields, year-round placing talented international participants in internships in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and Latin America. The Intern Group is regularly featured in the world’s top media, including CNN, Time, WSJ and Forbes. UAlbany is pleased to offer 8-week summer internships in Dublin, Ireland, for Global Distinction candidates as well as other UAlbany and SUNY students.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
The Intern Group’s international internship program in Dublin is the perfect way for students to climb the career ladder and travel the world. International interns can gain hands-on experience in their own career field in Ireland, while seeing everything the country’s beautiful geography has to offer, including the Cliffs of Moher.
The Intern Group offers international internships across all career fields, from Engineering to PR and Marketing, and TIG alumni have interned with corporations and NGOs alike. No matter your interests or background, there’s something for everyone in Dublin.
Review The Intern Group’s website for more information regarding program offerings and placement options.
You will earn 8 credits for an 8-week internship (1 credit/week) after the successful completion of an online internship reflection course (GEB3000: International Internship Program via The Intern Group) offered by Florida A&M University. Grading is Pass/Fail.
From the course syllabus: "This course is designed to assist, enhance, and monitor a student’s progress while completing an international experiential learning assignment. The course consists of an international internship role; related sessions and materials delivered in the internship city; and an online component through the course management system. At the conclusion of this course, it is expected that the student will have cultivated a higher level of professional and career development, critical thinking skills, global and cultural awareness, communication skills, and teamwork skills; and the ability to apply all of these to future professional and educational opportunities."
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
The Intern Group accommodations are located in one of the most safe and centralized areas of Dublin. All participants will have their own private bedroom in shared student housing with other international interns, young professionals abroad, or Irish students.
Alternatively, interns looking for a more immersive experience can also live with a host family. All families are thoroughly vetted by our accommodation provider and welcome international interns with open arms.
Although meals are not included in the program, all participants will have access to a kitchen where they can cook with fellow interns and roommates. There are also many affordable restaurants in Dublin.
ESTIMATE OF COSTS
Review this program’s Estimate of Costs. Note, there may be several tabs in the Estimate of Costs. Please be sure that you are reviewing the tab for your anticipated location.
The program cost includes an internship placement in your first or second choice of career field, accommodation, visa assistance, cultural and social activities, professional development workshops, transportation, access to talk-space, and a one-on-one career coaching session after you finish the program.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Applicants must be UAlbany or SUNY students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have accumulated at least 24 college-level credits before the start of their international internship. Before applying, please check the UAlbany Education Abroad Subject fields to ensure that The Intern Group offers an internship in your future career field in Dublin.
The Intern Group organizes regular optional events for program participants on a weekly basis. Whether it is trips to museums, cinemas, or restaurants in Dublin, or day-trips outside of the city, interns will always have plenty of things to do while in Ireland. Program excursions include:
- Cliffs of Moher
- EPIC Ireland
- Irish Literary Night
- Guinness Storehouse Tour
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships webpage. Pay special attention to the new Great Dane Internship Scholarship.
The Intern Group also offers various funding opportunities listed on their Financing webpage, including financial aid, grants and scholarship resources.
- UAlbany students receive a $300 USD discount towards any program with The Intern Group
- Pell Grant-eligible students will receive a $500 discount, courtesy of The Intern Group.
- You can also receive $300 USD for referring a friend to the program and $1,000 for referring your sibling to the program.
- Check The Intern Group’s financing page to see if you’re eligible for any other honor society discount.
- Global Distinction candidates are eligible to apply for a partial flight voucher.
In Their Own Words
“Going into the program I had just turned 19 and had no experience living on my own, let alone working in a foreign country. The Intern Group's program gave both support and a social network while also letting you be independent and giving you the tools to succeed. I can't stress enough how great the program was; the staff was amazing, and they were always willing to help you out. The experience itself was truly enriching, I made life-long friends and developed both work and home skills while also growing as a person. I have come back more confident and mature while also knowing more about the career I want to pursue after I get my degree. I highly recommend this program especially if you are on the fence or nervous as I was, you will not regret it.”
-Wyatt, The Intern Group Dublin alum
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About the City
Dublin’s cobble-stoned streets, friendly locals and beautiful surrounding nature draws people from all over the world to Ireland each year. A quarter of Ireland’s population resides in Dublin, making it a fun and young city, ideal for university students.
Home to some of the world’s biggest technology giants including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay, it’s no surprise the city was nicknamed “the Silicon Valley of Europe”. Technology aside, Dublin is also a hub for other career fields including communications, tourism and business, to name a few. Dublin truly has something for everyone.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program. While The Intern Group provides advising, students are responsible for acquiring and paying for their own visa. For more eligibility-related questions, please refer to the Eligibility section on The Intern Group’s website.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Summer programs: December
06/06/2019 to 07/31/2020
About the Program
Your internship program includes an internship placement in your first or second choice of career field, accommodation, visa assistance, cultural and social activities, professional development workshops, transportation, access to Talk Space, and a one-on-one career coaching session.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare for the overall education abroad experience. The summer semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the week before the end of Spring UAlbany classes.
Upon arrival in Dublin, you will attend a mandatory orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by The Intern Group.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. The Intern Group also provides you with access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months using Talk Space. The Intern Group’s 24/7 staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter while abroad.