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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 multinational corporations, start-up companies, voluntary organisations and Irish businesses. Our partner list changes from year to year, below is a sample of some of the organisations where we have placed students.

KPMG Irish Cancer Society  Irish Stock Exchange  Arthur Cox ACCA 
Guidecentral Porter Novelli The Irish Times Special Olympics Ireland The HR Company
IDA Ireland AIB Fighting Blindness Permanent TSB Capventis 


All successful applicants will complete a Skype interview with the UCD Internship Manager by March. 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 meeting/ interview 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. 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 role is provisional until your complete your onsite interview.

Your internship will be based in the Dublin region. You will be working from a companys Dublin office and there may be elements of remote working on your placement.

You will be staying on campus in Belfield, UCD and you should take into account that most students will be required to commute to their workplace using public transport. A lot of our placements are based in the city centre, this would involve at least a 30-40 minutes commute in rush hour traffic. Students will be provided with a map and 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 roughly around $3400 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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