Dublin
Berkeley Global Internships

Global Internships: Dublin, Ireland

  • Summary

    Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Dublin, Ireland. On this program, you will:

    Undertake a professional internship in the field of your choice
    Earn academic credit for your internship via a ten-week online course
    Learn about Irish culture and history through an on-site course taught by University College Dublin faculty
    Live with other program participants in student housing at University College Dublin

    "I love the immersion in a completely new culture and seeing what work, social, and local life is like from this new cultural perspective. It was amazing to experience a new country from a local's point of view, as a 'worker' in Ireland. You get a more intimate and deeper look at what things are like in the international workforce."

    —Dublin participant

    Dates:

    Dublin: June 18 – August 11, 2018

    Online Course: June 18 – August 11, 2018
    Dates are subject to change

    Units: 6 units

    Language of Instruction: English

    Two Required Courses:

    • IAS 196: History, Myth, and Memory in Irish Literature and Culture (3 units)

    AND your choice of:

    • UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development (3 units)

    OR

    • UGIS W158: Global Citizenship (3 units)

    Eligibility:

    • Currently enrolled in a degree program or have graduated within the last 12 months
    • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
    • 2.0 GPA or higher
    • At least 18 years old at the time of application

    Application:

    • Application opens February 1, 2018
    • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018

  • Courses

    In addition to your internship, you will take an on-site local culture course and an online internship course for a total of 6 Berkeley units. The on-site local culture course will be set, but you will have the option of choosing one of two online courses.

    On-site Course
    Course: International and Area Studies 196
    Title: History, Myth, and Memory in Irish Literature and Culture
    Dates: June 18 – August 11, 2018
    InstructorGraham Price, Ph.D.
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

    This interdisciplinary course will examine the varying, and often contradictory, the narration of Ireland's "national tale" and the various mediums that have conveyed this tale through the centuries. The course of Irish history is full of invasions and eventual integration of the various invaders in the fabric of national identity. However, Ireland's relationship with its nearest neighbors has not been so simple.

    This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.

    Your choice of one of these two online courses:

    Online Course

    Option 1
    Course
    : Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W157
    Title: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
    Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
    Instructor: Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

    This is an online course that facilitates students' learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures as well as the development of practical strategies to promote successful internship experiences. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will guide students through all stages of their internship experience. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world example for examining management and organizational theory and practice.

    Option 2: 
    Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W158 
    Title: Global Citizenship
    Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2018
    Instructor: Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
    Units: 3 units
    Prerequisites: None

    With this course, you will be able to add a new dimension to your internship experience: a reflection on global citizenship. You will be challenged to use your internship experience as an opportunity to critically explore cultural differences, modes of conduct and values. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will stimulate you to leave the comfort zone of what you are familiar with and to explore alternative views on right and wrong, good and bad and the beautiful and the ugly. The course will also encourage you to interact with locals and to engage with the city/region/country where you live during your internship. We hope that this course will help to increase your consciousness about the challenges of being a global citizen.

    Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements these courses may fulfill.

    Registration

    Global Internships staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.

    Instructors

     

    Graham Price, Ph.D.
    IAS 196: History, Myth, and Memory in Irish Literature and Culture
    Email: graham.price@ul.ie  

    Dr. Graham Price is a teacher in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College, Dublin, and at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He completed a doctoral dissertation at UCD on the influence of Oscar Wilde on twentieth-century Irish authors. Dr. Price has published articles and written reviews on Oscar Wilde, and his main research interests are Oscar Wilde, Irish fiction in English, Gothic fiction, queer theory, and theoretical conceptions of the dandy.

     

    Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
    UGIS W158: Global Citizenship
    Email: jdewulf@berkeley.edu
    Dr. Jeroen Dewulf is Associate Professor in the Department of German at Berkeley where he teaches courses in German Studies and Dutch Studies. He is also Queen Beatrix chair as well as Director of Institute of European Studies and Director of Dutch Studies.

    Born in Ostend, Belgium, Dr. Dewulf graduated in Dutch and German Philology at the University of Ghent. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Porto and a Ph.D. from the University of Bern. His areas of specialization are European Studies, particularly related to (multi)cultural identity in Belgium and the Netherlands, and Post-Colonial Studies, in particular, Dutch colonial history and literature.

  • Internship

    The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Dublin are available in a wide variety of fields and internship placement is guaranteed.

    Examples of past internships:

    • Research software tools to automate requisition approvals and sales commission calculations and do ad-hoc work to support the CFO and Financial Controller
    • Assist Art Studio Manager by developing creative spaces, exhibition tenancies, and residencies for clients including local artists and film and TV companies
    • Build new websites and work on search engine optimization
    • Implement a digital marketing and sales strategy and recruit a team of national sales executives
    • Research epidemiology of body image and other mental health issues that affect youth

    Opportunities can vary year-to-year by such factors as market trends, time of year, and the economy. Common industry sectors for internships include, but are not limited to:

    Business & Industry
    Advertising
    Consulting
    Financial Services
    Hotels & Tourism Human Resources
    IT & Telecom
    Marketing
    Public Relations

    Media, Arts & Literature 
    Art Galleries
    Broadcast News (Radio & TV)
    Dance Companies
    Digital Media
    Literary Journals
    Museums Newspapers/Magazines
    Publishers
    Theaters

    Education
    Adolescent Outreach
    Adult Education
    Children's Cultural Centers Educational Policy
    Research
    Youth Advocacy

     

    Healthcare, Psychology & Social Services
    AIDS Awareness
    Homeless Shelters
    Hospitals
    Human Rights
    Neuropsychology
    Poverty
    Refugee Information Services Rehabilitation Clinics

    Law & Politics
    Advocacy Groups & NGOs
    Criminal & Civil Law
    Electoral Issues
    Environment
    Members of Parliament
    Political Parties
    Think Tanks

     

    Some challenging internship fields to place in Dublin are:

    Accounting – alternate placement in accounting in a business, hospital, or hotel
    Architecture and Interior Design – alternate placement in graphic design or art gallery
    Clinical Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy – alternate placements in NGO and non-profit sector
    Embassy Work/International Affairs – alternate placement in nonprofits
    Engineering – alternate placement in computer engineering or civil engineering but placements are very limited
    Fashion – alternate placement in retail merchandising but placements are limited
    Film/TV – alternate placement in post-production studios and casting and agent work
    Green Energy – alternate placement in an environmental NGO
    Law Enforcement – alternate placement in legal offices or advice centers
    Pharmaceuticals – alternate placement in university research facilities
    Psychology (Counseling Placements) & Health Care – alternate placement in NGOs working with mental health awareness, help lines, social work, and research
    Radio – alternate placement in post-production studios
    Science Research – alternate placements with NGOs doing health and social care/education
    Sports – alternate placement in sports club PR or accounting
    Supply Chain Management – alternate placements in business and marketing

     

  • Costs

    Please note the fees listed below are 2017 fees. 2018 fees are forthcoming.

    Tuition and Program Fee

    The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:

    2017 Fees UC Students Visiting Students
    Tuition (6 units) $2,460 $3,120
    Program Fee $3,147 $3,147
    Total Cost $5,607 $6,267
    Fees are subject to change. All non-Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.

     

    Estimated Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

    In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated amounts for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

    Estimated Expenses Amount
    International Airfare & Transportation $1,200
    Additional Meals $935
    Books $312
    Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visas, etc.) $1,469

    Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    $3,916
    It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary travel documentation for your program destination (i.e. passport, visa, etc). This may require you to pay fees of up to a few hundred dollars depending on the type of paperwork required.

     

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.

     

    Explanation of Fees

    Tuition is based on a per unit cost: 

    • The UC undergraduate student rate is $410 per unit
    • The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $520 per unit

    The program fee includes the following items:

    • Student housing, including a single room in an apartment at the University College Dublin with a shared kitchen, living room, bathroom, and access to laundry facilities
    • Excursions including entry fees to local museums, historic sites, etc.
    • On-site orientation activities including an introduction to the city of Dublin, the University College Dublin campus, Irish work culture, etc.
    • Travel insurance, including accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services
    • Other program-related costs including fees for placement services
    • The initial non-refundable deposit of $400, which is due at the time of application, is applied to the program fee.

    Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

    The following items are excluded from the program fee:

    • International airfare
    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)
    • Meals (access to kitchen facilities will be provided)
    • Course materials (textbooks and readers)
    • Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)
    • Additional Meals
    • Commuting costs for the daily travel to and from your internship

     

  • Timeline
    Application opens February 1, 2018
    Application closes March 2, 2018
    Applicants notified of selection March 16, 2018
    Attend internship pre-placement orientation* March 2018
    Participate in individual placement meeting with a member of the Dublin Global Internships team* March 2018
    Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus deposit April 6, 2018
    Attend professional development workshops and pre-departure orientation* April-May 2018
    Receive a provisional internship placement April-June 2018
    Interview with your direct internship supervisor via Skype/phone or during your first week in Dublin April-June 2018
    Attend onsite orientation activities First week of program
    Online course begins June 4, 2018
    Arrive in Dublin June 18, 2018
    Online course ends [switch locations with last day of program] August 10, 2018
    Last day of program August 11, 2018

    * These events take place on the Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
    All dates are subject to change.