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The UCD Summer Internship Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to experience the world of professional work in an international environment. You will have the opportunity to put theory and skills learned in the classroom into practice during your degree. We work with a variety of organisations from large multinationals to smaller start-up companies to provide a range of internship opportunities for students. In addition to experiencing working life in Dublin you will also have the opportunity to take part in a series of social and cultural trips organised by the Lochlann Quinn School of Business.

We work with a variety of organisations that include start-ups, SME's, voluntary organisations, private companies and multinationals. Our partner list changes from year to year. 

All successful applicants will complete a Zoom interview with the Placement Manager during April. The purpose of the interview is to discuss your goals, expectations, areas of interest, your resumé and your work experience. This information will then be used to match you up with a suitable internship position.

You will have an onsite placement meeting with your employer during Orientation Week.

You will receive information on your host company, your role and the office location before the beginning of the programme around mid-May. Finding the best placement for you can take time, therefore some students may receive details of their placement earlier/later than others but we will keep you updated on the progress throughout. You will also receive a Student Guide which contains further details on the internship component of the Summer Internship Programme. 

Your internship will be based in the Dublin region within a company's office although if there is a hybrid arrangement in place you will also be working from the UCD Belfield campus for a maximum of two out of four days a week. You should take into account that most students will be required to commute to their workplace using public transport. Placements can be based in a range of areas across Dublin both in and outside of the city centre. Students can expect commutes of around 40 minutes to an hour in rush hour traffic although others may even be able to walk to their placements. Students will be provided with details of how to get to their placement from UCD.

All internships are unpaid. You will be in Ireland on a student visa and you therefore cannot receive payment for your internship. 

We expect all or most students will be housed together in UCD residences for the duration of the programme. On-campus rooms are allocated on a first-come-first served basis however we recommend early application.

UCD Residences offer each student their private bedroom with individual bathroom (own door card), and shared kitchen and living space. UCD Residences are mixed-sex residences. Requests to share with specific individuals cannot be facilitated. 

Accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fees. For the 8-week Programme, the housing cost will be approximately €3500 per student. Students will be invited to reserve their on-campus accommodation via an online booking system in May.

We recommend that students stay in the UCD on-campus residences during the Summer Programmes. If you are looking for an off-campus accommodation, please refer to the UCD Global website



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