Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dublin, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
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|BSBA University College Dublin
International Summer Internship
|The Lochlann Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin offers an eight week internship program meant to fine-tune student’s communication skills and develop practical professional skills within an international business environment.
In this 8-week program, you will develop and refine communication and professional skills in a real Irish company. Placements may be within a wide variety of employers in several industries. You will express three areas of interest in your online application.
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. The ideal fit for this program is students between their Sophomore and Junior year. Students may be considered for this program as early as the summer after freshman year, although these students must have previous business/work experience outside of the classroom reflected on their resume. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School.
Students participate in two weeks of coursework and six weeks of internship work during the program. All students register for the Academic Internship Project module (Ireland's International Business Environment) and then have the choice of three other courses: Responsible Management and Society, Global Finance, or Digital Marketing Communication. Each course is 3 credits, totaling 6 credits earned.
Placements are at leading Irish companies, ranging from small to medium enterprises, private companies, voluntary organizations, and multinationals. UCD’s partner firms vary from year to year, but have included KPMG, Bank of Ireland, The Irish Times, the Irish Cancer Society, and many more.
Placements are determined by the areas of interest students select on their application to the program, a Skype interview with the UCD Internship Manager, employment history, grades, and relevant skills. Fields include finance, accountancy, marketing, sales, human resources, data analysis, business development, communications and more. For further details on internship placements click here.
Students stay on campus in Belfield, UCD and are required to commute to their workplace by public transit. Many placements are in the city center of Dublin, requiring a 30-40 minute commute in rush hour traffic. Students are expected to work at least 32 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.
Weekly Overview: Each of the three tracks is broken down into the following
Week 1-2: Orientation and coursework module at UCD campus
Week 2-7: Professional internship placement in Dublin, Mon-Thurs 32 hours/week
Week 8: Complete internship and presentation of research paper at UCD campus
Dublin is friendly, welcoming and safe city with many accolades including UNESCO city of literature. Dublin has also been named by Lonely Planet as one of its top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2016. UCD is located on a leafy and spacious campus south of Dublin city center. From the campus you can venture to downtown Dublin, to the hip and edgy neighborhoods of Ranelagh and Rathmines or to the coastal villages of Sandymount and Blackrock within 20 minutes. A little more time will take you to the Dublin mountains, to the stunning fishing village of Howth or to the beautiful, rugged and ancient surroundings of Glendalough.
|Housing: Students are housed on UCD campus along with hundreds of other summer students. Housing consists of shared apartments comprising four individual bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Communal kitchens and living spaces are also shared in each apartment.
Student Life: The Cultural – Social Programme at UCD is an essential element to the internship program and includes a series of excursions funded and coordinated by UCD to enable students to explore and immerse themselves in Irish culture. Types of activities include castle tours, Irish dancing, working farm visits, and more. The UCD campus is home to a thriving student community. Our campus residences, restaurants, health services, and sport facilities can play a big role in your time as a student on our Belfield campus. During your time studying at UCD, you will be able to benefit from a wide variety of student supports and resources.
On-Site Support: Students directly enroll at UCD and therefore have access to on-site staff. Whether it be academic concerns, housing issues, well-being, or safety, the staff is available to fully support students. Each year, UCD welcomes hundreds of international students to its campus. UCD provides a wide range of student support services. You will receive both a student advisor and an internship manager to help guide you through the 8-week process.
|Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad on a summer program for academic credit, you will be charged a program fee that includes a variety of items, including tuition and administration fees, health insurance, and possibly housing and meals. WU program fee does not cover any study abroad program costs that are not explicitly listed which may include for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Generally speaking, financial aid is not available for summer programs. Students in need of financial assistance should review the Global Programs Website section "Plan" for more information on scholarship opportunities. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. Coming soon for Summer 2018.
Visas & Immigration: In order to find out if you require a student visa to study in the Republic of Ireland please look at the following website Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). Students with a US passport do not need to apply for a visa to study in Ireland. Further information is available here.
Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information.
Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.