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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Campus Housing, Flat/Apartment
Number of Credits Offered: 6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Internship Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships  in Dublin

Internship Placements in Dublin, Ireland

Many have been inspired by Ireland’s captivating culture and lush greenery including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw to name a few. Dublin is a unique mixture of both old and new with ancient castles alongside modern architecture, and colorful doorways on top of cobblestone streets. Once you experience the majesty of Dublin’s beauty, you will understand why so many artists, authors, and musicians have called it home.

Dublin is the European headquarters for many of the world’s largest technology corporations and is very supportive in fostering the growth of smaller companies. The city is a great bustling, business hub and is a dynamic place to share ideas, create new ventures, and grow existing businesses. This makes an international internship in Dublin an ideal location.  Though it may be brimming with Irish culture and history, Dublin is very much an international city bustling with people from all over the world and featuring multinational companies offering terrific opportunities in entrepreneurship, marketing, non-profits, and law. Dublin is a fantastic city for both first time travelers and seasoned veterans, and is within close proximity to the rest of Europe for your weekend travels.

 


Program Details

Global Experiences

The Global Education office has partnered with Global Experiences to provide Mason students an internship experience in Dublin, Ireland. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Dublin internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in government and policy, global affairs, engineering, business and economics, communications, marketing, accounting, and tourism. 

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with a Global Experiences placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information. 

Housing

Students can choose from two housing options for their summer in Dublin. Griffith College is centrally located, less than a mile from St. Stephen’s Green and central shopping area. Students will reside in twin shared rooms on campus, and is ideal for those seeking a central city feel. 

Alternatively, single room options in shared 4-5 bed apartments are available at University College Dublin’s main campus, located just a few miles south of downtown Dublin. It is a beautifully landscaped 300-acre campus with modern facilities that include a sports and fitness center with a pool, library, cinema, restaurants and cafes, convenience store, and bike storage. Students have an easy 15-minute bus ride to the center of town.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $6,555

Contact

Program Officer


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/04/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/02/2018 07/28/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.