Summer Internships in Ireland

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Psychology Internships in Ireland

Program Overview

Intern in Galway or Limerick with placements focusing on community partnerships in two of Ireland’s most populous cities. As an intern, you will be taking on a service-learning placement, working in selected organizations alongside local experts who are addressing community issues with the available resources. Placements are in areas of community development, family and youth development, and educational support.

The Ireland program focuses on service-learning placements, which means that participants are connected to a service opportunity rooted in civic responsibility and community-based learning. Participants go through a guided reflection program and leave with a Service-Learning Portfolio. The program includes an extensive on-site orientation to help you learn about the community, your cohort, and your placement, as well as offers cultural activities and optional fee-based excursions.   

Alongside the service-learning placement, you also engage in an online course facilitated by a UC Davis instructor. The online coursework provides an opportunity for meaningful reflection during the program. You will spend approximately 20 hours per week at your internship and another two hours per week for the online course.

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Program Highlights

  • Exceptional intercultural communication opportunities in an international workplace.
  • Excellent opportunity to hone and apply concepts learned in classrooms in real-world, global contexts.
  • Tremendous opportunity to make cultural, professional, and geographic discoveries.
  • Exciting opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
  • Outstanding résumé line item and interview talking point.

What Students Are Saying

  • “This internship helped me decide what I want to focus my studies on and has given me a whole new perspective on what I can do with my education. My supervisors provided excellent support and I enjoyed reflecting on my time here.”
  • “My internship experience was amazing. I got a lot of support from my supervisor, as well as the ISA and UC Davis faculty. I was very happy with my placement and had a lot of fun working in my organization.”
  • It’s important to recognize the areas where we find growth through challenge: “The most challenging part of this experience was keeping up my energy and enthusiasm for my job. No matter how prepared I thought I was to work with the autism community, there are always more challenges than anyone can expect.”

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