UIP To-Go Summer 2014 Internship Program in Dublin, Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS (UIP)
www.virginia.edu/uip

UIP To-Go Summer Internship Program
Dublin, Ireland
June 9 - August 2, 2014


“ My internship this summer in Dublin has definitely exceeded my
expectations... I met my goals of gaining work experience in a new
environment, as well as benefiting my career goals.”

– UIP Intern at the Irish Association of Young People in Care

 

The University of Virginia’s Office of University Internship Programs (UIP) and the International Studies Office (ISO) are offering you a unique opportunity to participate in an academic internship in Dublin, Ireland.

OVERVIEW
The program includes an on-Grounds academic and administrative orientation, followed by an unpaid, full-time, professional practice, academic internship (32 hours per week, Monday – Thursday).

HIGHLIGHTS
• Guaranteed placement in a professional practice internship
• Earn academic credit and experience a unique working and cultural environment.
• Orientation to Dublin & the internship experience
• Student-shared apartment housing
• Costs include tuition, housing, internship placement, administration, orientations, and cultural exploration activities

ELIGIBILITY
• Rising third- or fourth-year student enrolled at the University of Virginia
• Overall and major GPA of at least 2.5
• Be in good academic standing
• Have a clear disciplinary record
• Be able to meet the health, age, academic, legal, security, and/or related criteria of the internship organization

DATES
UIP To-Go Summer Internship Program in Dublin: June 9 - August 2, 2014
On-line Application Period: November 8, 2013 - February 1, 2014 at: www.virginia.edu/uip. Admission will be determined on a rolling basis, space is limited. Applicants must submit an application and complete an interview by February 1.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The University of Virginia Internship Programs (UIP) To-Go Summer Internship Program in Dublin, Ireland is a supervised, two-part, for-credit, academic internship program offered through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in collaboration with the Department of Sociology.  U.Va. has contracted with EUSA (www.EUSA-edu.com) to arrange internships in Dublin.

The two parts of the University Internship Programs (UIP) are a seminar and an unpaid professional practice internship placement. The UIP is designed to provide you with academically relevant seminar content and an internship placement which builds on knowledge and skills learned in your major and in the social sciences generally. The UIP combines academic instruction and work experience in an applied setting under the supervision of UIP liaisons, faculty members, and on-site EUSA staff and internship supervisors.

ACADEMIC SEMINAR
The interdependence of the seminar-internship combination involves intentional learning that supports your academic, professional, and personal interests. The seminar will provide you with the opportunity to actively reflect on your internship experience, to learn more about yourself, the international workplace and culture, and life in organizations. The first meeting of your seminar will be on-Grounds prior to the end of the spring semester.  Via the Internet and Collab, your UIP “faculty-on-call” will consult with you on a regular basis throughout your internship in Dublin. Academic credit is earned through the Department of Sociology (Sociology 4800).

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
U.Va. has contracted with EUSA (www.EUSA-edu.com) to develop and customize internships in Dublin. Internships are available in a variety of professional fields – private sector business, political parties, law, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, lobby groups, professional associations, and many more. Internship placement is determined by your interest, studies, experience, and academic and professional plans. In March you will meet on Grounds with members of the UIP and EUSA staff to discuss the internship
process and requirements, and your goals and expectations.

HOUSING
You will live in student-shared apartments at University College Dublin (UCD). Suites are comprised of several private bath/bed units with a shared living and kitchen space. These units are furnished with work station and generous storage. Lanunderette is available on site. A 24-hour campus security system is in place, and the location is convenient to campus restaurants, coffee shops, bookstore, libraries, health centre, travel centre, bank, and post office. UCD is 4 miles away from the Dublin City Centre and offers transport services to and from Dublin.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?
For more information, please contact:
• Karen A. Farber, Director, U.Va., University Internship Programs (UIP), (434)982-5552, KFarber@Virginia.edu
• Kathleen McLaren-Hawking, U.Va., International Studies Office (ISO), (434) 982-3010, kdm4q@Virginia.edu

 

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