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.
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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.