Academic internships

There are numerous reasons for the inclusion of an internship element within the curriculum of an academic programme. Key amongst these is to enhance the academic experience for students through structured internships as a part of their degree and:

  • To develop employability skills and graduate attributes in students
  • To make links between UCD and the labour market more explicit
  • To bring UCD closer to key businesses and emerging industry sectors

The University Internships Manager, Dr Teresa Lee, is based in the Career Development Centre and is a central part of the governance and management structure of internships in UCD. She provides a co-ordination and guidance role for internship arrangements.

What can we do for you?

Teresa is available to assist you with:

  • General queries on internship matters within UCD
  • If you are thinking of developing an internship component as part of an existing or a new programme
  • If you wish to discuss an existing internship arrangement


Our ‘things to think about’ page provides an outline of the areas to consider when developing, or working on, an academic internship as part of an academic programme.