To fulfill the academic component students will complete two modules; the core module and one elective module. Students will be required to prepare in advance for the academic component. The 2020 curriculum will be made available to students in Spring 2020. Last years course syllabi are available to view below:

2019 Curriculum

Core module: 

Elective modules (pick one):


2020 Programme Structure - to be confirmed

  • June 3 - 6 Orientation & Cultural Activities (compulsory attendance)
  • June 8 - 13, June 26, July 27 - 28 Academic modules at UCD Campus
  • June 15 - July 24 Professional Internship placement in Dublin, Monday-Thursday (approx. 32 hrs/wk)
  • July 27 - 28 Complete Academic component and presentation of research/project at UCD

View last years programme schedule here:

2019 Summer Internship Programme Schedule.pdf


Students will be required to prepare in advance for the academic component. Readings and syllabi will be shared with the students approx. 3 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. Sending Institution ultimately decide on the credits to be awarded.

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