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Sixth College Internships in Dublin


Bill Geibel


Trained in both education and political science, Bill Geibel is a scholar-practitioner of experiential learning, global education, and civic engagement. His research is focused on understanding universities as political actors and the ways in which they prepare students to be engaged and diplomatic citizens, both within and beyond national borders. This interest is also at the heart of his teaching and administrative work, as he has developed numerous educational initiatives that seek to bridge theory and action, including programs and courses in community engagement, service-learning, global studies, career development, and intercultural communication. Whether it be through classroom teaching, designing experiential learning programs, or publishing research, his ultimate goal is to help students expand their awareness of the world, locate their agency within it, and take an active role in creating the future they want to see. 


  • CAT 124RS: Internships in Dublin: Critical Inquiry and Professional Success (PDF draft syllabus)
  • CAT 125RS: Navigating a New Country: Communication and Rhetoric in a Globalized World (PDF draft syllabus)

Why you should go

This unique Global Seminar provides students with a comprehensive academic, professional, and cultural experience in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Students will be placed into internships that complement their interests. While working as interns, students will take two remote courses that fulfill their Upper Division GE requirements: CAT 124RS and CAT 125RS. These classes are designed to prepare students for academic and professional success in a globalized world and will cover topics such as intercultural communication, globalization, professionalism, identity, global citizenship, and sustainability. Outside of class, the city will be your textbook as you take advantage of all Dublin has to offer through excursions to historical sites, museums, and other local attractions. If you love to explore different cultures, are interested in global ideas and perspectives, or want professional experience abroad, then join us.

Who should go

This Global Seminar is for all students who interested in exploring what it means to live in a globalized world and are curious about international perspectives and cultures. It is also for students wanting to gain professional experience and develop the communication, critical thinking, and professional skills that will make them stand out in their respective fields. Those who are fascinated by different cultures, intrigued by new ideas and perspectives, or who are looking to grow as young professionals will all find a place within this program.

Student reflections:

Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link, and/or to get the post-session recording.

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Fri., June 28, 2024
Arrival: Sat., June 29, 2024
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 1, 2024
First Day of Class: Mon., July 1, 2024
Last Day of Class: Fri., August 23, 2024
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., August 24, 2024

Flight Information

  • You will be responsible for purchasing your own airplane tickets, and your program coordinator will provide guidelines and resources during the pre-departure process to help you find an appropriate flight.
  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has reached minimum enrollment.

Global Seminar Fees

All fees subject to change. See for current tuition and campus-based fees. This program is only available to fully metriculated UCSD students.

Program Cost:
(includes $500 administrative fee)
Estimated Tuition and Campus-Based Fees:
(not including airfare or personal expenses)

Budget Sheet

Funding Options

See the funding options page to learn how financial aid and scholarships can help you pay for this program.

Placement Process

After your Global Seminar application is approved, you will be connected with an internship coordinator. They will work with you to understand your skills, talents, and expectations. By getting to know your academic background, career objectives, and overall expectations for your time in Dublin, they are able to place applicants in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience. Within a few days, they will guarantee which fields your internship will be in.

Once a good match is found (by April), all interns will interview by phone or skype with their prospective supervisor before the placement is confirmed. When you arrive on location and you start at your internship AIFS & Global Seminars will help support you and ensure you make the most of your placement including on-site check-ins and coaching.

Internship Fields

Below is a list of fields for past internship placements in Dublin, Ireland,. If you don't see your field of interest, there is a strong possibility that the internship team will be able to find one better suited to your needs. Internships in STEM fields are limited, so please apply early to ensure a stronger match.

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art/Museum
  • Business
  • Communication (TV/Radio)
  • Culinary
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Business
  • Film and Theater
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Law/Legal
  • NGOs
  • Psychology/Social Services
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Administration
  • Video Production
  • Web Design

Featured Placements

Sustainability Administration Internship:

This national center for waste education, research, innovation and enterprise development aims to demonstrate excellence in waste prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery. Sustainability is at the core of the center, which aims to break away from the traditional views of waste and waste management and instead, demonstrate the potential of waste resource. This is ideal for any intern with a passion for social enterprise impact. Reporting directly to the CEO, this sustainability administration internship role involves supporting an EPA funded sustainability project.

Law and Policy Placement with Local Politician:

 This is an opportunity to work with a current political figure in Dublin and gain first-hand government and political knowledge. Interns should expect to research and write up legal reports and letters and engage in door to door canvassing.

International Business and Trade Internship:

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to take an active role in shaping and delivering services for one of the world's most professional and respected organizations. With thousands of employees worldwide and daily influence on international business, interns will learn about export marketing, procurement, supply chain and logistics, along with customs and finance. The individual will become an integral part of the formative team. They will have the opportunity to work with and learn from very experienced international trade professionals and advisors, as well as have the unique chance to work with a very well respected and experienced management team.

Biomedical and Design Engineering Internship:

This internship revolves around product design, prototype development and testing. The host company is a leading figure in air purifying technology and intends to educate interns through hands-on experience all to produce the healthiest environments.


Kavanagh Court is in the heart of Dublin. This beautiful building is a stone's throw away from Dublin's O'Connell Street, home to some of the best restaurants, bars, cinemas and shops in the area, so you’ll never run out of things to do!The building has well-maintained and modern facilities:

  • a roof terrace with great views of the city,
  • a gym with high-spec equipment,
  • a relaxing cinema room,
  • a games room, 
  • meeting rooms (just in case you need to get some work done!), and
  • shared spaces to make new friends. 
Housing arrangements are subject to change based on local circumstances without prior notice. No price adjustments are possible.

Included Meals

  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner


  • Group transfer by private bus from Dublin Airport (DUB) to student housing at the beginning of the program and return group transfer at the end of the program


  • More information about how to obtain a local SIM card will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.
  • Students will be responsible to purchase their own calling time/ minutes.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • An in-depth orientation will be given after arrival, including health and safety procedures.
  • Program partner staff will be available by telephone after hours.
  • Comprehensive insurance package with CISI
  • All students will be registered for UC travel insurance valid for program dates + 14 days cumulative.
  • Students travelling more than that should obtain independent travel insurance.