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.

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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 eight week programme consists of a 6 week internship placement. The internship team provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships. Placements take place with a wide variety of employers: small- to medium-enterprises, private companies, voluntary organisations and multinationals.


Application and Placement Process

March: Applications close on March 8th. 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 EnvironmentStudents will also take one elective module and will choose between: 1. Digital Marketing Communications 2. Global Finance 3. Responsible Management and Society.


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


Students will be required to prepare in advance for the academic component and to complete a pre-arrival introductory paper. Readings and syllabi will be shared with the students approx. three weeks prior to arrival.  Students will be assessed on an ongoing basis for core and elective modules. 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. The specific details of the assessment structure for each module will be shared during the first class.

Credit Transfer

UCD recommends that 3 US credits each are awarded for the core module and for the chosen elective module. The 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.


Students are typically housed on-campus at UCD for the duration of the Internship. Further information will be provided when confirmed on the programme. 


The entry requirements:
  • GPA of 3.0 – transcript must be provided with application
  • Full English language requirements
  • Full time registered undergraduate student
  • Approval from home university
  • Completion of online application
  • Valid passport – must be provided with application
  • CV and Cover Letter (CV and Cover Letter Guide)
A step-by-step application guide for the Lochlann Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme can be found here: Application Guide - Summer Internship Programme

Applications and Deadline

Applications can be made online. The deadline for applications is March 8th 2019. A full comprehensive guide to applying to the programme is available on the Lochlann Quinn School of Business website

Fees and Programme Dates


  • Summer Internship dates: June 5th – July 30th, 2019
  • Programme Fee:  €4,335
  • Housing: €1,456 (approx)


The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business is delighted to offer a new Study Abroad Scholarship for students accepted onto our programme . One tuition fee scholarship worth €1,000 will be available to applicants who have already been accepted onto the programme. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1st. Further details can be found here.

Contact Us

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