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API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.
There are two start-dates throughout the year - Summer 1 and Summer 2.Participants who wish to earn academic credit will incur a $600 fee.
The Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East is Ireland's heritage cultural centre, where it was once the seat of the High Kings, and the political & ceremonial centre of this Island. The Boyne Valley is scattered with ancient burial tombs older than the pyramids, and ceremonial lands, Medieval Castles that were honored by the Irish clans, It also has some of the best agricultural land in the country. During this trip, you will get to visit one of the largest castles in Ireland, visit a working farm and even maybe do some bog jumping!
The beautiful Dublin bay hike brings you on a coastal walk to Greystones which is one of Dublin's most recommended hikes. Beginning from the pretty seaside town and taking about 2-3 hours, we navigate one of the most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, packed with yummy eateries to suit all tastes!
CREDIT OPTIONS - Up to 6 semester credits available on fixed date programs (for an additional fee)
Depending on the placement area requested, preferred country, holidays, and availability, you may need to be flexible with your program start date and program length.
Emilie Noble will be your Internship Coordinator on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.
Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!
Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to for your API program!
Want to schedule a meeting with Laura? Click here!
Following are a few sample placements that past participants have done in Ireland. More information on placement options can be found in the lists below.
Early Childhood Education Internship
The purpose of this educational facility is to promote learning for children of all abilities through interactive, informal, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. The facility is a welcoming, fun environment that helps spark learning through imagination, creativity, and discovery. The intern will work to support activities including the design, development, and execution of educational workshops; coordinating visiting groups, birthday parties and events; assisting other staff members/departments, and promoting upkeep of exhibits and interactives.
Geographic Information Science Internship
The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) is working in collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the release of the results from Census 2016 in Ireland over the summer months. As part of this collaboration, AIRO develops a series of new mapping toolkits for use by planners, policymakers and the general public. AIRO is also undertaking a number of funded research projects using the results from Census 2016 that will feed into new policy documents by local authorities across Ireland. Our intern worked with the AIRO project team to develop toolkits and gain experience working with a variety of GIS web mapping tools (ArcGIS, Instant Atlas, etc.), as well as being responsible for the development of new map templates using the Adobe Creative Suite. The intern gained experience in team meetings (internal and with clients) as well as with data cleaning and preparation for integration within GIS.
This organization is an independent corporate service provider of choice for international companies and financial institutions seeking tailored solutions when doing business in Ireland through Irish subsidiary or orphan companies. The intern will assist with the development of overall marketing plan and budget, identifying growth services and areas of expertise on which to concentrate; focused on digital marketing and liaising with website and digital marketing consultants to update the website for content and hit rates; contributed to social media engagement; developed the blog and articles for onsite and offsite attention; and assisted with brochures, events and networking.
Social Science Internship
This placement is with a family support center located in Dublin. The organization aims to support families in the community by providing cradle-to-grave services that support families and individuals at any stage in their development. The intern will assist in the preschool delivering activities based on the Sliota and Aistear National Curriculum, and help out with a needs analysis of the catchment area by doing interviews.
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Our customized internship program will give you the unique opportunity to begin to explore and cultivate your future career through a high-quality internship experience abroad. Our internship program is comprehensive and includes all of the key services and support to enhance your experience. We will help you through every step of the process from the application stage to your return home. Your first step toward this once in a lifetime opportunity is to complete an application.
Language of Instruction: English
Accounting and finance internships abroad are a great way to gain valuable work experience in an international setting and are available in all of our destinations. There is a wide range of opportunities working with companies and organization of all sizes. Example intern duties might include accounting, accounts receivable/payable, financial analysis, auditing, tax preparation, financial reporting, administrative, and research.
Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience! Example intern duties might include client relationships, copywriting, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.
Want to be inspired for your future career with an architecture, landscaping or planning internship? Whether it is seeing Gaudi’s work in Barcelona or the neoclassical architecture in Santiago, learning about urban planning projects in London or walking through the landscape architecture in the Grand Canal Square in the Dublin Docklands, you will be able to bring these concepts back with you into your future profession. Example intern duties might include project conception, design, and management, meeting with clients, honing technical skills with AutoCAD, budgeting, construction, and administration.
Language of Instruction: English
Create international style and skill to your portfolio through an art or design internship abroad. It will also be a unique chance to learn what inspires other designers and artists abroad in a wide variety of placement options in galleries, studios, museums, theaters, and schools. Example intern duties might include event planning, designing products, curating shows, installation, creating event signage and promotions, performing, sewing, budgeting, textile use, and administration.
In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross-cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience such as an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing a marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.
Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad through an education internship. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.
Teaching and education related applicants may need to be flexible with destination and program dates as school academic calendars abroad vary greatly by location. Most destinations in the northern hemisphere have a similar calendar and experience extended summer breaks during May, June, July, and August making placements limited during this time. The Southern Hemisphere locations are a great alternative during this time of year as this is their winter months.
Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation, and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing, strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.
Participating in a law internship abroad can be a wonderful way to learn about the legal system in another country, advocate for rights for a certain cause or group of people, and add value to your resume! Example intern duties might include legal research, attending court sessions, reviewing court cases, meeting with clients, preparing court and legal documents, and administration.
Make a difference during your international experience through an internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.
Learning first hand about social welfare programs and psychology practices in other parts of the world can be a very rewarding and career enriching experience. Many of these psychology and social science internships may be working with locals giving you an opportunity to give back to your host country’s local community. Example intern duties might include observing client cases, research, program development, client services, awareness campaigns, and administration.
Have a passion for sports? There are sports related internship opportunities to meet a wide variety of majors that will offer a high-quality learning experience abroad. Imagine interning with a soccer or rugby league, helping plan a sporting event, assist with corporate ticket sales, or gain experience in sports journalism writing for a local newspaper. Those are just a few of the areas that are feasible for an internship in this area. Example intern duties might include developing a marketing strategy, ticket sales, training athletes, promotional activities, event planning and management, writing, editing, coaching, and administration.
STEM majors can find it more challenging to study abroad. However, a STEM internship can provide a great alternative allowing you to gain valuable practical hands-on experience and cultural immersion at the same time. STEM grads can benefit by having international experience in this global economy. Added bonus—STEM students also have access to a number of scholarship opportunities not available to other majors as well! Example intern duties might include monitoring, research, data collection, lab work, data analysis, teaching,
Students applying for STEM-related placements are very likely to be placed in a research-based internship. Research placements are strong opportunities to learn about cutting-edge technologies before they are put into commercial practice, and are also ideal for boosting graduate school applications.
All STEM placements must be a minimum of 8 weeks, and in some cases may need to be longer.
Note that many employers will only accept interns who demonstrate at least two years of completed university-level coursework (sophomore status or higher) and a 3.0 GPA.
Imagine spending a summer or semester strengthening your resume by completing an internship with a veterinary clinic, wildlife park, or zoo abroad. You will get to learn about vet practices and animal care overseas working alongside locals. Not only can your international internship help bolster your credentials for future employment, it can also add value to future graduate school applications if continuing your studies is the goal. Example intern duties might include assisting veterinarians and technicians with animal check-ups, monitoring animals, helping maintain zoo grounds, feeding, cleaning, maintenance, and administration.
Our internship program includes safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. Housing types and amenities will vary by location. Participants in Dublin will have a double share bedroom in a furnished apartment.
Internship participants should expect the accommodation to be centrally located and easily accessible to public transportation. Each participant’s commute will vary, as internship placements are located in different areas in each location. Average commute times range from 30 minutes up to an hour. Housing placements may be mixed gender (by apartment, not by bedroom). Participants will receive their confirmed housing assignment approximately three weeks prior to departure.