- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
On this program students intern at a local business or organization, and work for at least 32 hours a week. Students also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, to gain context for the internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace
Summer: late May - Late July
Dublin is the capitol and largest city in Ireland. With a population of over 1 million, Dublin is a vibrant and modern European capitol with a lively cultural scene, world-class art and music, that is also known for its literature and famous writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett. As the site of a Celtic settlement from the 7th century and later a Viking outpost, the city has a rich history, which students will be able to explore by visiting the city’s well-known landmarks, such as the River Liffey, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, and the Garden of Remembrance.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.