Dublin: EUSA Internship

Dublin is the capital city and modern center of education, arts, administration, economy and industry in Ireland. With half its population under 30, it is young, outward looking, and vibrant, while its smaller size creates great advantages for newcomers. A recent economic boom has attracted global pharmaceutical and information technology companies that now have European headquarters or operational bases in the city. Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to gain valuable work experience.

You will participate in the intern program working full time, six hours, four days a week, for eight weeks. Work placements are in professional offices in an industry related to your academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed to be academic in nature, the internships are unpaid.

To ensure your adjustment to the city and the program, the program begins with a one week long orientation prior to the commencement of the internship.

Visit our GVSU Approved Internships page to learn more about these types of programs. 

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Internships
GPA Requirement
2.5 Undergraduate
3.0 Graduate
No Language
Requirement
Issue Friendly
Graduate
Internship Option

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2022

Estimated Program Dates: May 2022 - July 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

9 weeks total, 8 weeks of internship

Courses

XX 490 Internship (1—6 credits) 

Students arrange to pursue the coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. Credits are variable depending on the coursework undertaken and the policies of the department. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, HTM 290 Hospitality & Tourism Internship, MOV 399 Movement Science Independent Study etc.). 

Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements. This program is not designed to fulfill student teaching requirements for teacher certification. For more information on student teaching overseas, explore the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching. Contact Sherie Williams at willshe@gvsu.edu for details.

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement with 3+ credits.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement with 3+ credits. Reflection required. 

For more information on General Education Requirements, click here

Housing

Students will live in shared apartments.

Cost and Scholarships

Cost Breakdown

International Internship Scholarship
Spring/Summer/Fall Application Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (5-10 awards per year)

APPLY NOW  Spring/Summer/Fall

Established in 2020, The International Internship Scholarship is intended to support students who are interning abroad on a full-time basis for at least 8 weeks. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need and who do not have significant academic experience studying or interning abroad. 

FINANCIAL AID

All Students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad Scholarship 
Amount: Up to $2,000

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: Up to $5,000

GVSU MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP 
Amount: $1,500-$5,000

GVSU   CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIP AWARD 
Amount: $500

Additional Scholarships

Eligibility

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.

For health science placements, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.

Additional Information

Host University Website

https://www.eusainternships.org/

Already Applied

Visa Requirements

The Republic of Ireland does not require that you apply for a visa in advance of your entry. EUSA will provide you with a letter that you will present at customs when entering the country. The border officer will stamp your passport, allowing you to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days.

Please refer to the travel and visa information available of the US Department of State's website for more details. 

Arrival Information

If you arrive to Dublin on the designated arrival day, EUSA staff will organize transportation for you from the airport to your housing. You will be asked to communicate your arrival information to EUSA via their Student Gateway portal. 

CDC Report

Please review the health and safety information about the Republic of Ireland from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  before going abroad.

US State Department Information

The US Department of State's website has important information online about the Embassy in Dublin, Health Information, local laws, and general facts. Please review each section carefully before going abroad.

Guides

Checklist with pre-departure timeline.

Resources for Emergency Situations

Please review the emergency information available on the Study Abroad website before going abroad.

Reporting an Incident

Please follow the PIC Emergency Procedures when reporting an incident.

Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
616-331-3898
studyabroad@gvsu.edu

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