Ireland: EUSA Internship

A GVSU Internship Program

  • Ireland: EUSA Internship Photo
  • Ireland: EUSA Internship Photo
  • Ireland: EUSA Internship Photo

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

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.

Partnership Information

When can I go?

May 28 - July 28, 2018
(9 weeks total,
8 weeks of internship)

Where will I live?

Students will live in shared apartments.

Who is eligible to participate?

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.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.


What credits will I receive?

XX 490 Internship (3—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, 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 for details.

How much does the program cost?

Program Fee: $5,900

  • Placement in a professional practice internship
  • Telephone placement meeting
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-site orientation in Dublin
  • Nine weeks of housing in student residences
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Airport pick-up for group designated flight
  • Third-party liability insurance for each student
Other Expenses
  • GVSU tuition - 6 credits ($3,150)
  • Additional meals ($2,700)
  • Airfare (estimated $1,000)
  • Personal Expenses ($200)
  • Passport/Photos ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $13,118

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.


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



PIC INTERNSHIP GRANT: PIC offers a grant specifically for internship programs. These grants, which award up to $1,000, are based on financial need and academic excellence. Grant funding is limited. Due to limited funding, not all eligible students will receive a grant. An application is required. Students accepted to a GVSU internship program should contact Elena Selezneva at for a PIC Internship Grant application.

PIC GRANT: These grants, which are approximately $1,500, are based on financial need only; academic and other criteria are not taken into consideration. All degree-seeking students accepted into a GVSU internship program are automatically considered for the grant if they have a current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office. No application required.


CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIP AWARD: Contact the Career Services Office for more information:


Who can tell me more?

Elena Selezneva 
Padnos International Center
130 LOH

Dublin EUSA website

Learning Outcome

· Participants will adapt to new lifestyles and cultural norms through immersion in professional and living environments.

· Participants will increase and enhance independence and self-reliance through learning to successfully navigate a new environment outside of their usual comfort zone.

· Participants will engage in field experiences that provide comprehensive understanding of local businesses and institutions while gaining an understanding of the interdependence of our global society.

· Participants will develop critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills related to their field of interest and build a portfolio of practical and professional skills.

· Participants will learn to appreciate both the strengths and the challenges of working in a particular environment while cultivating awareness of diverse world views, accepting complexity, and embracing ambiguity. 


All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.