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Dublin may be centuries old, but that’s not stopping it from being one of the world’s most relevant and vibrant startup communities today. Technology giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin now call Dublin home. With more than 7,000 tech professionals, the city has earned its nickname as the Silicon Republic. Without a doubt, if you’re looking to break into the global startup scene, Dublin is an excellent choice.

Program Highlights

  • Make the most of your summer by spending 8-weeks in Dublin, gaining valuable work experience at a startup across a variety of industries
  • Live with other Sage Corps interns in apartment style housing

  • You will fall in love with this picturesque medieval city with interesting historical sites, arts and things to explore at every turn

  • Instantly feel welcomed in this global city that has attracted international talent from around the world, especially in the startup scene

  • Gain unique global experience that will make you stand out in future job interviews


Program Overview

Internships at startups 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.

Example Placements

Please note that these are just examples of placements from previous years. Internships depend on our startup partners and available roles for your term.

  • Work as a data scientist or business development intern at Food Marble. Food Marble is a biotechnology company that makes software and hardware to help people with digestive issues. They’re based in the Guinness Enterprise Center, a newly renovated startup hub in Dublin.

  • Put your UI/UX skills to use at Evolv, a SaaS company that uses artificial intelligence to improve businesses’ websites. They are based out of Dogpatch Labs, one of Dublin’s most popular startup incubators.

  • Work as a front-end development intern at Loylap. Loylap creates customized apps for brands to sell their products online.

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 track to help prepare you for your internship.
  • Interview with Startup – Based on your internship role and location preferences, we will match you with a startup for an interview. 
  • Pre-Departure Process – We will prepare you to go abroad. This means help with everything from applying for your visa to booking flights. We will book your housing and medical insurance for you.
  • Intern Abroad – Arrive in Dublin for your orientation program and then start your 8-week internship. You will attend included cultural activities with your cohort and our staff.
  • Join our Alumni Network – after the program you join our alumni network with networking and career opportunities.
  • 3.0 min GPA to apply*
  • Currently enrolled university student or recent graduate
  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • All internships are conducted in English unless discussed otherwise

*If you fall below the GPA requirement you will be asked to provide an additional GPA statement.

You have the option to receive academic credit for this program through our School of Record, Trinity. Students typically earn between 3-6 credits and there is an additional $350 cost for the transcript. Learn more.

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.

Cohort Events

You will meet with your cohort throughout the program to participate in cultural events. Our staff will plan an event schedule specific to your time in the city. Past cohorts attended activities such as a Startup Grind event at Google followed by dinner out with your cohort and the official Guinness Brewery Tour.


Your housing is pre-arranged as part of your program. All housing is shared apartment style accommodation with other Sage Corps interns in the city and near public transportation. Although placement locations vary, all housing is within commuting distance of your host company.

Local Staff

Your Dublin City Managers are your go-to local staff during your time abroad. You will meet them upon arrival and they will support you as needed throughout the program.

Sage Corps closely monitors students’ health and safety during our programming. We work with our international medical insurance provider, the U.S. State Department, local government authorities, and our in-country staff to ensure our students’ health and safety.

Learn more about our Health & Safety protocols here.

March 20, 2024 – Late Application Deadline

April 11, 2024 – Extended Deadline for Select Locations

June 9, 2024 – Arrive in Dublin

June 9-10, 2024 – Sage Corps Orientation

June 11, 2024 – Start Internship

Aug 2, 2024 – Internship Ends

Aug 3, 2024 – Program Ends

Summer 2024

Program fee and housing: $7,699

Program Inclusions

  • Sage Corps Skills Academy
  • Resume review
  • Interview preparation training
  • Pre-departure advising
  • 8-weeks furnished housing
  • 2-day Orientation
  • Welcome, midpoint, and final cohort dinner
  • Internship with startup
  • 4 included group activities
  • Medical insurance
  • 24/7 local staff support
  • An unforgettable summer abroad!

What’s not Included

  • International flight ($800 – $1,200)
  • Transport to/from the airport ($10-$40)
  • Visa for U.S. Passport holders (N/A)
  • Food ($500-$800/per month)
  • Public transportation ($150/per month)
  • Fan for your room ($40-$95)
  • eSIM or phone data ($30/per month)
  • Laundry ($6 wash and dry)
  • Gifts/Souvenirs ($200) 

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.

Ready to go abroad?

Curious to find out more? Get in touch with us today!