SEMESTER INTERNSHIP AND STUDY ABROAD IN DUBLIN
Spend your semester in Dublin studying at Dublin City University (DCU) while interning part-time with a local startup. This program allows you to take classes and earn a semester’s worth of credit while also gaining international work experience. Live in furnished apartments and attend events with your cohort, supported by your local Sage Corps staff for the entirety of the program.
Study at DCU on the northside of Dublin known for its business school that is ranked in the top 5% of business schools globally or choose from a full roster of liberal arts and engineering classes.
Intern part-time up to 20 hours per week at a startup across a variety of industries.
Spend your semester in Dublin, an international business hub and home to several tech giants including companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb and PayPal.
You will fall in love with this picturesque medieval city with interesting historical sites, arts and things to explore at every turn
Gain unique global experience that will make you stand out in future job interviews.
How does this program work?
Apply on our Website – it’s free to start your application and apply in under 10 minutes.
Interview with Sage Corps – we want to learn more about you and see if you are a good fit for the program.
Accept Offer – Selected candidates will receive an offer to join our program. To accept, you will sign our enrollment agreement and make your initial program payment to secure your spot.
Enroll in Skills Academy – You will start your hard and soft skill training online in your selected professional track to help prepare you for your internship and time abroad.
Enroll at DCU – we’ll help you apply and enroll in DCU courses for the semester. Please note you will need to get pre-approval from your home university for transfer credit (we will help advise you!).
Interview with Startup – Based on your internship qualifications, we will match you with a startup for an interview. Most students receive an offer from their first startup interview, but you may need to interview with multiple startups before accepting an offer.
Pre-Departure Process – We will prepare you to go abroad with a detailed checklist of steps for you to follow. We will book your housing and medical insurance for you and also help advise you to apply for a visa and options for you to book your flight.
Go Abroad – Arrive in Dublin, attend Sage Corps’ welcome dinner and orientation, and start your internship. You will attend events and cultural activities with your cohort and our staff.
Start your classes – You will start classes at DCU for the semester and intern part-time alongside your class schedule.
Join our Alumni Network – after the program you will become part of our alumni network with networking and career opportunities.
3.0 min GPA to apply*
Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
Freshmen may be admitted on a case-by-case basis
Enrolled in a US or Canadian university
*If you fall below the GPA requirement you will be asked to provide an additional GPA statement.
Classes at DCU
Students will take 3-5 classes over the semester (up to 30 DCU credits), which usually transfers as a max of 18 U.S. semester credits. You will need to get pre-approval before you go abroad and confirm with your home university how the credit will transfer. You will receive a transcript from DCU at the end of the program. Your internship with Sage Corps will not appear on your DCU transcript.
You can search available subjects here on the DCU website.
DCU is one of the best young universities in the world as ranked by the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50.
DCU has more than 18,000 students including international students from 122 different countries, with a welcoming community devoted to their students’ personal and professional development.
DCU students are consistently among the highest number of employed graduates in Ireland. It ranks first in Ireland and 23rd in the world for graduate employability, according to the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
You will intern part-time with a startup alongside your classes. The internship is approximately 15-20 hours per week with usually 2-3 times per week in the office depending on your role and company. The internship is not credit bearing, but sometimes students are able to earn credit through their home university.
Types of Placements
Internships in Dublin include sales/business development, digital marketing, data analytics, software development, UX/UI design, graphic design and finance/business analytics across a variety of industries.
- Work as a front-end development intern at Loylap. Loylap creates customized apps for brands to sell their products online.
- Support SQUID Loyalty as a business development intern and help source new local businesses that want to increase their revenue and customer loyalty by using the unique rewards program.
- Intern at Outmin as a data analyst helping small and medium enterprises have more control and visibility of their finances.
Sage Corps Orientation
Our orientation program is designed to acquaint you with your new home and prepare you to make the most out of your internship. You will meet your local staff and the other Sage Corps interns in your city cohort.
Throughout the program you will meet with your cohort to take part in cultural events. Examples may include a hike along the Howth Cliff Walk and the official Guinness Brewery Tour.
Your housing is pre-arranged as part of your program. All housing is apartment style accommodation with other Sage Corps interns in the city. Although internship placement locations vary, all housing is within easy commuting distance (one hour or less) of where you’ll be interning and studying.
Your Dublin City Managers are your go-to local staff person during your time abroad. You will meet them upon arrival and they are there to support you as needed during your time abroad.
Sage Corps closely monitors students’ health and safety during our programming. We work with our international medical insurance provider, the U.S. State Department, and local government authorities alongside our in-country staff to ensure our students’ health and safety.
Learn more about our health and safety protocols here.
Please note that dates below will be confirmed at a later date.
September 1, 2024 – Early Bird Deadline*
Early Jan – Arrive in Dublin
Early Jan – Sage Corps Orientation
TBD – DCU Orientation
Jan 13 – First Day of Classes
Jan 20 – Start Internship
April 11 – End Internship
April 12 – Lay Day of Classes
April 14-21 – Study Period
April 22 – May 4 – Exam Period
May 5 – Program Ends
*Enroll by September 1st to receive $1000 off the program
Pricing below is an estimated cost based on the 2024 program. These costs will be adjusted slightly and confirmed at a later date.
Total program cost: $24,320
Educational Costs (tuition and intern programming): $15,940
17-weeks housing: $8,380
Tuition for up to 5 DCU courses
Welcome, mid-point and final dinner
6 included events
24/7 local staff support in-country
Sage Corps Skill Academy
Interview preparation training
An unforgettable semester abroad!
There are a variety of ways Sage Corps applicants typically fund their program, from university grants, external scholarships, partial Sage Corps scholarships, and parental support. Many of our internship placements also provide a small stipend to help reimburse students for basic costs while abroad. Learn more.