University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Business Internship Programme (Summer)

The Lochlann Quinn School of Business is delighted to offer students an opportunity to avail of our exceptionally popular eight week Summer Internship Programme.

Today’s global economy demands graduates with a global perspective. Our Summer Internship Programme allows you to fine-tune your communication skills and develop practical professional skills within a business environment. Part of the thrill of an internship abroad will be discovering the cultural differences that lie between you and your co-workers, and how you relate to each other.

Further Information

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Internship Placements

A full overview of the intership placement process may be found on the Lochlann Quinn School of Business website.

The 8 week programme consists of a 6-week internship placement at a leading Irish company. The internship team can provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships based in a challenging business environment.


Application and Placement Process

March: Applications close on March 9th. All online applications are promptly assessed once the closing date has passed and places on the programme are offered to successful applicants. 

April: Telephone/ Skype placement meeting will be held to discuss priorities and Internship preferences. We discuss in depth the student’s work interests and what they wish to gain from their internship experience.

A full overview of the internship placement process may be found on the Lochlann Quinn School of Business website.

Academic Structure


The academic component of the Summer Internship Programme consists of two modules; one core and one elective.

All students are registered to the core module - Ireland's International Business Environment. Students will also take one elective module and will choose between: Business and Global Development OR Business Analytics Finance Project OR Marketing.


Programme Structure

  • Week 1-2: Orientation & Academic modules at UCD Campus
  • Week 2-7: Professional Internship placement in Dublin, Monday-Thursday, approx. 32 hours/week
  • Week 8: Complete Internship and presentation of research paper at UCD


You will be assessed in both your academic modules and you will be given some pre-arrival readings that will be examined during your first day of class. Team and group work is also essential in the assessment criteria as is a strategic understanding and analysis of the company where you are placed.

Credit Transfer

UCD recommends that 3 US credits are awarded for each module. Your home institution ultimately decides on the credits to be awarded.

Cultural – Social Programme

An essential element of the UCD Summer Internship is for students to experience Irish society and culture through an extensive series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland.

Typical activities may include:

  • Wicklow Mountain walk
  • Castle Tour
  • Irish Dancing
  • Traditional Irish Music
  • Working Farm visit
  • Mystery Tours

Health Insurance

Because of the regulations of the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Non-EU students must obtain private health insurance. UCD does not arrange health insurance for students. Please ensure that you arrange it yourself before you travel.

Visa Information

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.


Accommodation will be provided on-campus at UCD for the duration of the Internship. Further information will be provided when confirmed on the programme. 


The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. In addition to completing the UCD online application process, a standard form of identification (i.e. copy of passport) and a transcript of academic record to date should be uploaded to your online application system. All applications will be assessed after they have been completed in full.

Applications and Deadline

Applications can be made online. The deadline for applications is March 9th 2018. A full comprehensive guide to applying to the programme is available on the Lochlann Quinn School of Business website



  • Summer Internship dates: June 6th – July 31st, 2018
  • Programme Fee:  €4,250
  • Housing: €1,300 (approx)


The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business is delighted to offer a new Study Abroad Scholarship for students accepted onto our programme . Two tuition fee scholarships worth €500 will be available to applicants who successfully come through the application process. All students are encouraged to apply. Further details can be found here.

Contact Us

Aine Ni Riain
Study Abroad Programme Manager
Q117, UCD Quinn School of Business, Belfield, Dublin 4
Telephone: +353 1 716 4710 
Fax: +353 1 716 4759