Global Experiences Internships in Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin is one of Global Experiences’ most popular destinations. The capital of Ireland is home to an array of internship opportunities ranging from business marketing to non-profit advocacy. Dublin is known for its literary history, fabulous nightlight, and friendly culture.

Global Experiences provides you the chance to immerse yourself in Irish culture, and gain valuable professional experience in your approved career field. We work with you, and all our interns, one-on-one to place you in a tailored internship. During your time abroad, you’ll learn essential career skills from industry professionals.

Please note, there is a tuition fee. All internships are unpaid as it is difficult to be paid in a foreign country.

Highlights
  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the Global Experiences' program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in Dublin with other Global Experiences' interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Local Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Dublin year-round and provides interns with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

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Reviews

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based on 63 reviews
  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.5
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Jake
10/10

An experience abroad and a far greater gift

It is a life changing experience, living abroad. Coming to a new place, intrigue and wanderlust take over as you immerse yourself within the unique culture and customs that define this “new place.” However Dublin was not one of these places, and this statement is not to be misconstrued as rude criticism. For throughout my three-month stay within this city I have come to realise a true value in Dublin, which in no small part has contributed to the success of my internship. This internship has built a substantial foundation and networking base for my professional career. The opportunity to live in Dublin City was a blessing, but the nature and experience of my internship was a far greater gift.
The city of Dublin or county rather, encompasses diverse urban and suburban landscapes while supporting a vibrant social structure. However these are commonalities shared with most westernized cities, and has become a sort of standard for life. The true value of and in Dublin has come from the unique qualities the city holds, which can be both blatant and subtle to the average pedestrian. Some of the more blatant or apparent aspects within Dublin can be found within the low-rise architecture; with the vivid and elaborate door/entrances, unique dry rock siding, and wide arrangement of greenery be it roof moss , wall vines, or the world renown Irish grass. The lack of street signs, turning any given walk into an adventure, and the iron gates adorn each house. In addition the use of the Gaelic language throughout the city, a trait that magnifies as one moves away from the city centre.
Yet there are also more subtle and inconspicuous qualities within Dublin that revolve around the unique neighbourhoods sprinkled across central Dublin. Harcourt Street and Road bring a career orientated ambiance to Dublin 2, with companies like Ernston Young and law firms like Mason Hayes Curran, and perpetuate the professional drive of the Irish work force. While the greater Rathmines area sparks the vibrant art and music scene within the city. St Stephens Green and the surrounding area set a foreign friendly environment and just north is the Scholarly or educational hotbed of Dublin, due to Trinity College and many museums. To put this in perspective or relate it to my professional purpose, the environment one surrounds themselves with perpetuates their motivation, innovation, and efficiency. Success begins with the bed one sleeps in, and my success
On the first day of my internship, my boss told me that this was a job and nothing else. From that day on I treated it as such, and I dealt the same level of diligence within work to each and every project I was tasked with. Seeing the success of the company around me, with new mergers and business acquisitions, drove my own ambition. Having to familiarise myself with new legislation made each day an intellectual struggle. While the abundance of tedious projects tested my ability to allocate time and plan my workload. However the most challenging and rewarding part of my internship or job rather was the freedom that I was given. We, my flatmate and I, pulled the finished project together; accomplished through the deliberation and collaboration with business contacts throughout many different fields, in addition to the accumulation and utilisation of company resources.
My job required efficiency and commended innovation, to which I supplied plenty of. I am not a boastful person, but I must say that my personal work ethic has grown exponentially over my tenure here. The contacts that I have made within this short three months will bring me a wealth of opportunities throughout my lifetime. I owe all of what I have accomplished over these past few months to my program Global Experiences, and all the people within it who’ve fostered my professional progress.

How can this program be improved?
More time abroad.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Nabby
8/10

I'm officially Irish! :-)

I've grown a lot mentally, emotionally and financially during the Dublin expirence. When I first arrived I got a foot injuring which hindered my first couple of weeks Expirences but after while everything was grand. The cliffs of mother was my favorite place and my favorite day was Paddys day because I was able to be in the parade. I Became very close with two of my coworker and my supervisor at work. There's always something to do in Dublin whether it's just taking the dart to Howth and loadsssss of great places to eat. Bring a rain coat the weather is unpredictable! If your interested in history there's tons of it and no one will have a problem telling you a little of Irish history. Dublin was awesome! I will truly miss it here.

How can this program be improved?
The program can make sure they do extensive research on finding a internship that's specifically meets with the intern needs and qualifications especially if their in school. Also make sure the internship is intern ready! When I arried at my internship I walked into a lot of drama and issues that happened prior to my arrival that affected my internship expirence negatively. I was told that I was just thrown into this place of work, at my intern I didn't work a lot of hours and I didn't receive the adaquate amount of work that I was garunteed to get.

Accommodations: The pictures were false advertisement, but The apartment did have good wifi, bathrooms made a lot of noise, water wasn't hot for very long, we had a water break in our specific apartment, there was a hallway leak, Steven was the best help in lad lane!, but there was noise above us and next door to us and when we complained the noise makers would disrespect us and play on our doorbell. They did construction and building improvements the majority of the time we were here and most of the time it was prior to the time that was notified to us. In my opinion the building should be knocked down and build from scratch.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jake
10/10

ADK internship

Overall my internship went great, there was rarely a time where I would do the same thing 2 days in a row. I would either be assisting the producer, Alwyn, during a session with a band, help Darrel with mastering and duplication or live on site recording, or help Kyle with the social media aspect of the company. I would recommend interning with these guys to anybody that wanted to get into the music business but also have an overall chill and laid back experience.

How can this program be improved?
Our accommodation didn't have an oven=no frozen pizzas. Ouch.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Aidan
10/10

Challenges, immense growth, and a bit o craic!

The internship program in Dublin is an incredible experience! It pulled me well out of my comfort zone, faced me with unknown challenges, and shaped me into a stronger and more capable adult. I know I have learned so much from my internship, and I cannot wait to use these skills in my future endeavors. There is so much to see and fun to be had! On a typical weekend, I could tour Dublin or a nearby city, get some delicious food, and check out a local pub. My favorite experience was being able to see a different castle or sample of architecture each weekend. I have only been home for a day, and I already want to be back on the Emerald Isle!

How can this program be improved?
There were some difficulties with the housing, like mail, water, heat, etc. This can be reported and checked into, but it started to become a hassle. The location of the housing is amazing, and that certainly made up for the difficulties. It was also nice to be able to live in a building with like minded students from all over the world. I understand that new accommodation is being looked into for future groups. Hopefully this new location will be better suited.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrea
10/10

Review of Global Experiences

Dublin is fantastic and I had an enjoyable time that I wouldn't change for anything. I loved the day to day ability of commute and going from one museum to another between work and play. I would not have changed this internship for anything.

How can this program be improved?
There are many things that need to be improved upon:
Program placement: I think there needs to be accountability for how people are placed in the program. I for example was placed in the WRONG ONE. It was the most incorrect placement thus far. There was a lack of communication that caused me to go into a marketing internship despite not having ever worked or studied it before. My placement manager new about this and went ahead with this anyway. I think this needs to be amended so that it does not occur with anyone else in the future.
Housing: Housing in Dublin is expensive, inconvenient and cramped. I understand the necessity for location and the convenience of it all but I did not enjoy the fact that my apartment was loud, moldy, cold, without proper kitchen appliances, without hot water, and major conveniences. This needs to be fixed.
Money: It needs to be stated that you can find alternative methods of using Money (O2 debit card, credit card, transfers,etc).
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
9/10

Goodness, My Guinness!

My summer in Dublin was exhilarating, terrifying, liberating, and eye-opening. This was my first trip overseas, as well as unaccompanied, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I was able to make some of the closest and dearest friends, as well as gain amazing experiences in my profession. The location of Lad Lane Apartments made my commute to work a gorgeous 20 minute walk that I cherished every single day. My weekends were free to travel to neighboring countries or spend time discovering the remarkable nightlife Dublin has to offer with the other interns. I'm still in contact with a handful of the interns from this program, all of which comment on how much we miss the camaraderie that Lad Lane had. It was very much a "dorm-room" feel which was so much fun. There are obviously pros and cons to a shared apartment, so keep that in mind. The planned day trips around Ireland were most enjoyable and I definitely recommend attending them. The country is so beautiful, and the scenery so dynamic, to get the most out of this program travelling is essential. The biggest issue or problem that occurred was the everlasting sun. It is so far north that the sun sets around 11 pm and rises around 4:30-5 am which is quite difficult to transition into after arriving. Other than that I had a fairly seamless trip. My internship with Fallon & Byrne was sensational, and the locals I met were some of the nicest people on the planet. I dream of the day I can return.

How can this program be improved?
I would want the roommate questionnaire to be taken more seriously by the staff to ensure proper compatibility. I would also update the beds, pillows, and comforters provided by Lad Lane seeing as EVERYONE had aching bodies due to the uncomfortable furniture.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alexis
10/10

Global Experiences for a 2nd time

This is my second time joining the Global Experiences team and completing another internship aboard. I must say this was the best decision. GE was great the second time around going over my growths since my first internship and finding the best match for me in Dublin. The support team here in Dublin is great, they are always there for you! i recommend the Global Experiences to everyone! believe the second time around was even better!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jessica
8/10

Great Learning Experience

Dublin is a wonderful city to intern in. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The city is fun to explore and before long, you know it like the back of your hand. My internship was similar to my background so it helped me to learn and grow professionally. It opened up many opportunities while I was in Ireland and also when I returned home. I talked about it in every interview my senior year, and it helped me land a job for after graduation.

How can this program be improved?
I believe I was lucky in my internship placement. Most of my other intern friends in Dublin were not well placed. I would like to see GE do a better job of evaluating the internships earlier on in the program to determine if adjustments need to be made. I also was very fortunate to work and network with Irish people while I was there. Some of my friends were interning with Americans working in Dublin which I thought took away from their experience.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Mackenzie
8/10

I love Dublin!

Interning abroad in Dublin was a great experience for me. Coming back to school afterward, I definitely noticed a change in myself. I grew professionally as well as as a person in general. After visiting Paris for a weekend, I was very happy with my decision to intern in Dublin. Dublin is a big city, but with a small city feeling. I felt comfortable walking to and from work every day and in the apartment complex as well.

How can this program be improved?
The placement was not my ideal job, but it helped me grow professionally. Working 9-5 and with professionals definitely will help me in my career. I learned how to work with clients and how to give them what they want. I was going to Dublin for a film internship, but was working with entrepreneurs who needed videos made for their companies. I wish I could have worked with people actually in my field that could help me grow and learn, especially with editing software.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Claire
10/10

Dublin Internship Review

The Dublin internship was amazing! I had an incredible internship and, though it was full time, I still had time to travel pretty extensively. The support staff was great, and I made a lot of friends within the GE group!

How can this program be improved?
The living situation was a bit intense, 8 people in one apartment! A lot of things in the apartment were broken or gone, we had to buy things like trash cans and pillow covers.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rosalie
10/10

Can I move to Europe?

I LOVE Ireland when I spend 2 months over there doing my internship. The food was amazing, the people were super friendly and would help you if you had any questions they would help. I want to go back now! My internship was extremely helpful for my career later in life. I met tons of new friends, that I still keep in contact with them to this day. I always recommend that you should go abroad when you get a chance to experience the difference between each countries. I went with my university and I have a special bond with the other students that also went on this adventure with me. We will never forgot all the grand times we had together in Blackrock. I learn so much from this program and the internship, I never regret going to this day.

How can this program be improved?
I really enjoyed everything about this program and the trip! But the one thing I would say that is they need to be clear what it being supplied. For example we had no idea that we need to buy our own pots and pans and plates and silverware. But they did refund me the money back!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelly
10/10

Can I go back yet?

When I set off for Dublin at the beginning of the summer I never expected myself to fall in love, but I did. I fell in love with Dublin the second I stepped foot in the city centre, a lively and most beautiful place. The people are fantastic, the food delicious, and the craic abundant. There was never a dull moment.

My internship itself was more than I could've ever asked for. My coworkers were welcoming, appreciative, and made sure I got the "true Irish experience." The work I was doing was meaningful, and taught me so much about the industry I'm going to be entering after graduation.

How can this program be improved?
I would've like to stay longer. While I feel like the experience I gained was great, I could've learned SO much more if I had more time.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Katelyn
9/10

No Longer a Tourist

One of the best things about interning in Dublin is that you get to feel a part of their society. You are no longer just a tourist there to see the sights, but you get to contribute to their society and you get past just the facade of the country. It takes a lot to get used to getting to the right place and doing the right thing in a new country, but it's so worth it to come out on the other side successful.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Adam
8/10

Internship Reflection

My work days in Ireland were long but rewarding. I left my apartment around 6:30am to be on time for the public transportation to my bosses' house where he drove me the rest of the way to work. We normally ended our work day around 5:30pm, which made for an exhausting travel back to the apartment. The main difficulties that I encountered were the costs and the great amount of time that using public transportation on my commute consumed. However, the highlight of my day was usually going out on the town and experiencing the interesting Irish cuisine with my roommates and co-workers.

How can this program be improved?
I really enjoyed my internship experience, but my internship was not really related to my major. The only thing I would've asked to be done differently would have been to match me to a job that was related to my field so that it could help me more with the things I have learned.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Meghan
8/10

Loved My Time in Ireland and Interning Abroad

I was able to do an internship aboard through Global Experiences my junior year and the experience was amazing. I was able to travel around Ireland (and the UK), meet some incredible new friends as well as expand my resume through hands-on work experience.

When I returned from my internship in Ireland, and graduated the next summer, I was asked about my internship in every interview I went into. My internship, coupled with some other experience throughout my college experience, helped me land a job after college. I loved being able to experience what life is like outside of college and moving to a new country gave me the confidence to move to a new city after graduating.

The Irish culture is amazing. The people are friendly, the landscapes are awesome and I would go back in a second.

How can this program be improved?
My program faced some hiccups in the housing. We were located outside of the city, but I enjoyed having my own room and LOVED my roommates.
Yes, I recommend this program

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