IRELAND DUBLIN City Center Spire

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.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


Customized Internship Placement and Advising

Career Navigation Briefcase

On Site Services

Airport Reception


Quality Housing

Workplace and Culture Orientation

Resident Directors/Coordinators

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Experiential Programs

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 for STEM placements)
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • Advising session
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug, 2021 - Nov, 2021 $12,995 May 1, 2021 May 15, 2021

Confirmation Payment is due 48 hours from internship offer. Final Payment is listed by each session.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12 credits per semester

This program will begin with two, five-week intensive academic courses taught by faculty onsite. Following the intensive courses, the students will participate in a 7-week full time internship placement.

Students complete each component consecutively, which will allow students dedicated time to focus on the academic courses and internship separately, providing a better balance between study and professional development. Some three-day weekends have been built into the program, leaving plenty of time for exploring the rich local culture of the host site.

Students will earn letter grades for the coursework, for a total of 12 credit hours (2 academic courses for 3 credits each, and 6 credits for their internship coursework).


API students receive their transcript from Nichols College upon successful completion of their program

  • Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble will be your Internship Coordinator on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.

  • Madden Nikki

    Nikki Madden

    Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!


The two courses taught on-site by faculty will be:

o HUM 244 Critical Thinking

o HIS 270 Immigration in Historical Context

Each course will typically be held Monday - Thursday for two hours a day during the first five weeks.


Students will receive a high-quality, tailor-made internship based on their individual learning and career objectives. The internship experience will give participants the unique opportunity to explore and cultivate their future career path during the 7-week experience. Placements can be made in almost every field of study. Participants will intern 5 days/40 hours a week for approximately 280 contact hours.

Students will be enrolled in an internship course, INTD 470 Global Internship, at Nichols College, which will be taught remotely using an online learning management system. Students must submit a series of reflective assignments in conjunction with their internship experience.

Critical Thinking

This course exposes biases, perspectives, and motivations that can be hindrances to organizational problem solving and decision making. Students are asked to examine in detail how they think to better evaluate, analyze, and resolve issues encountered in an organizational context.

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Immigration in Historical Context

Immigration has been a significant feature of many societies around the world. Debates about it in the 21st century are not new. Migrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa have invigorated their new destinations in a variety of ways – politically, economically, socially, and culturally. Yet an ambivalent attitude toward immigration has persisted as migrants are often depicted as benefits or threats. This course will examine why this dynamic has continued. We will focus primarily on examples of voluntary migration (including refugees) and immigration legislation.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Global Internship

This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and the soft skills they have gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The internship course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experience, career development goals and personal skills and values.

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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  • Customized internship placements
    • Workplace and Culture Orientation
      • Career-Navigation Briefcase

    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 or they will have a single bedroom with a local host family.

    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.

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