AIFS Abroad has designed the Study + Internship Program to combine a traditional academic learning experience with a unique opportunity to study working life in Ireland firsthand with placements in Dublin-based organizations. Working side by side with locals is an ideal way to gain insight into another culture, to understand different approaches, and to prepare for the realities of working in a multicultural and interdependent world.
|Rec. Semester Credits
|Fall, Spring or
|Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 3.0 GPA
|Up to 15 credits, including 6 credits of internship
How it works:
Students select two or three courses of 3 credits each from the regular offering of courses on the International Program at DCU in addition to a 6-credit internship in their field of study for up to 15 credits. Credit for the internship placement is awarded by Fairfield University.
In a competitive world, practical experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. The internship provides vital insight into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. International work experience helps students test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways.
Placements are available in the following fields:
Accounting, business, communications, engineering, finance, graphic design, IT, law, marketing, NGO (a non-profit organization), psychology and many more.
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Where You'll Study
Dublin City University has been recognized as one of the top 50 universities under 50 years old and is in the top 5% of universities for business students. DCU hosts 17,500 students, including 1,400 students from around the world, and is ranked 12th globally for sustainability.
Students will have access to modern libraries, an award-winning gym and sports facilities, a healthy living center, on campus restaurants and coffee shops and over 150 clubs and societies. DCU also boasts a brand-new student center with an entrepreneurship and innovation hub, as well as the Helix National Theatre.
What Makes AIFS Abroad different?
Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants’ time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.
Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)
As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources
We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE).
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include
carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and make our own business practices more
- Pre-departure advising
- Onsite Resident Director
- Cultural & Social
- Excursions & day trips
- 24/7 Emergency
- Carbon offsets
EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE
- Irish Farm Experience
- Cork and Kilkenny
- Galway (Add on)
- and more.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Group flight package
- Airport transfer
- Additional excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.
Learn more about funding