apply now8-week Fixed Date Internship Program
MINIMUM AGE: 18 (and high school graduate)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Apartments or student residences
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Gap students participating in the fixed date internship program in Dublin can participate in one or more of the four available start dates (see list below). Placements are available in a wide variety of areas; for more information, see the 'Placements' tab.
DATES & PRICES: Summer 1, 2017: May 31 - July 29, 2017 $6,150
  Summer 2, 2017: June 21 - August 19, 2017 $6,150
  Spring 2018:
January 10 - March 10, 2018 $6,150
  Fall 2018: September 12 - November 10, 2018 $6,450
  Spring 2019 January 16 - March 16, 2019 $6,450


It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, and the country’s history is almost intangible. In terms of Irelands landscape, the gentle rainfall, called “soft weather” by locals, really does create 40 shades of green and quite a few rainbows as well. Ancient moss-covered ring forts crouch in lush valleys, while stone-strewn monastic ruins and lone castle turrets brave the wind on nearby hilltops. Many come to Ireland with high expectations of its romantic scenery, a blend of the raw and rugged with mist-covered verdancy, and seldom return home disillusioned.

As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe.

Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well-known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent.


Why Intern in Dublin?

  • English-speaking internships
  • Center of commerce in Ireland offering a wide range of placements
  • Capital of Ireland
  • A city that feels more like a large village
  • Strong artistic, literary, and musical traditions
  • Hub for European travel
  • Famous pubs and restaurants
  • Charming Irish hospitality

Earn College Credit

API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.

  • Course:BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
  • Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
  • Tuition: $500

Course description: 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 soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.

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