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Dublin, Ireland

Program Description

Want on-the-job international preparation for our globalized world? This is the program for you. Students will have the opportunity to intern in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, marketing, agriculture, business, tourism, IT, media/communications, the nonprofit sector, journalism, design, and economics.

The internships take place in Dublin, Ireland's capital and its economic center. JMU partner, Cultural Vistas, provides customized internship placements based on students' areas of interest and experience.

Upon arrival students participate in a short orientation with other new interns that includes an introduction to Irish culture and work environment, an overview of the city and surrounding areas, and preparation for the internship. After orientation, students will be placed in a full time internship for a total of seven weeks.

Don't waste your summer, take advantage of this opportunity to get international work experience while earning academic credits!

Sample Internship Placements

Location Description

As the economic and cultural hub of Ireland, Dublin is an ideal location for a professional internship. Dublin has a growing population of young professionals with people from around Europe and the globe. Dublin infuses a traditional and historic experience with the new and modern Ireland. As a transportation center for the region, you will have easy access to Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe.


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Students will stay with host families and have most meals with host families. Students will also receive a nominal food stipend to defray some of the cost of independent meals.

Additional Items to Consider

Program fee includes internship placement, orientation, health insurance, 24/7 emergency contact information, housing, small food stipend, support in Ireland throughout the internship, and a work authorization for Ireland. Airfare and spending money are not included.

The experience also satisfies the International Business study abroad requirement and may fulfill some internship requirements for certain majors.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to all majors

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 


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Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


IB 294: Internship Abroad (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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