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Social Sciences Internship Programme

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Social Sciences Internship Programme

BSc Social Sciences students have the opportunity to gain career-related experience as part of their degree by undertaking a trimester-long internship during stage 3. 

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Information for Students

Students will have completed two years of their degree before undertaking the for-credit internship, and the placement will involve working outside UCD, typically on a full-time basis for 12-15 weeks. Students will not study any other modules during the trimester they undertake an internship.

Internship opportunities are based with a variety of organisations covering a range of sectors which reflect the breadth of the subjects studied by students on the degree, the skills developed during the first two years of study and the typical professional destinations of social sciences graduates. Students will have the opportunity to apply for internships sourced by UCD Social Sciences and may be offered interviews and positions by internship providers based on the strength of their applications. Alternatively, students may source their own internship opportunity with the approval of the Social Sciences Internship Manager, Cristin O'Gorman ((opens in a new window)(opens in a new window)socialsciencesinternships@ucd.ie).


Information for Employers

The BSc Social Sciences degree is a 4-year undergraduate programme which provides students with key social science research and analysis skills. Students on this programme have the opportunity to participate in the Social Sciences Academic Internship Programme.

Students on this programme come from one or more of the following areas of study:

Archaeology Education Economics Geography
Information & Communication Studies Philosophy Politics & International Relations  
Psychology Social Justice Social Policy Sociology
  • Students are in their 3rd year of study
  • The internship will be a minimum of 12 weeks, full time hours
  • Autumn and Spring start dates
  • Student completes academic work during internship

There is very little that we would ask of you other than to provide the student with some meaningful work and a dedicated supervisor. 

Graduates of UCD Social Sciences progress to work in government, NGOs, the media and businesses as economists, policymakers, environmentalists, activists, information managers, HR managers, entrepreneurs, journalists, statisticians, urban planners, archaeologists, librarians, secondary school teachers, social workers, researchers and many more professions across the public and private sectors.

If you are interested in hosting a UCD Social Sciences intern please complete the form here(attached) and return it to Cristin O'Gorman, the social sciences internships manager on (opens in a new window)socialsciencesinternships@ucd.ie

Interested in our Internship Programme? 

Cristin O Gorman
Internship Manager - College of Social Sciences & Law

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777