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CEA CAPA Dublin Summer Internship

The CEA CAPA Summer Dublin Internship is an eight week, six-credit summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland. INB majors can fulfil the global experience and international internship requirements as well as an Area Studies course.
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This internship program through CEA CAPA operates out of the CEA CAPA Dublin Center in the heart of Dublin. Dublin is not only a historical and contemporary cultural center for Ireland, but a modern center of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry. Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in their field of choice through a full-time internship. Through a combination of cultural activities and excursions offered through CEA CAPA, as well as opportunities for individual travel and exploration, students can further enrich their academic and professional experiences while enjoying life in Dublin.

NOTE: In accordance with the CDC, International Programs urges all study abroad students to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to reduce risks of illness

Requirements for Admission

  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
  • Applications open in November
  • Exceptional sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Prerequisites: INB Students must have completed at least one of the following courses: INB 337, INB 365, INB 372
  • Strong resume and cover letter, and successful internship interview on-campus
  • Advising session with International Programs
  • Application Instructions: How to Apply


Summer 2024 Calendar *Tenatative Dates*
  • Arrival date: May 16
  • Program end date: July 13

Please note: program dates may change to accommodate changes to the Rollins academic calendar.

*This program is offered every other year.*

Students on this program are responsible for booking their own flights. CEA CAPA will provide information about arrival date and time, as well as instructions about traveling from the airport to their residence in Dublin.  Once on-site, a CEA CAPA member meets students at their residency for orientation. Orientation will address essential issues such as health and safety, CEA CAPA services, public transport, culture shock, and internship-specific topics (i.e. interview prep and workplace adjustments). Orientation includes a walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood to identify important locations such as the nearest grocery store, pharmacy, bank, post office, and public transport options. Orientation concludes with a reception with CEA CAPA staff, dinner, and speakers.


Internship Course: Students will take a full-time internship consisting of 28-32 hours per week - approximately 160-180 hours in total across the eight-week program for 3 credits. Students will take the Global Internship Course alongside their internship placement. This professional development course is designed to accompany students' placements so they can make the most of their internship abroad. Students will learn how to understand and articulate the value of their internship through the lens of NACE Career Readiness Competencies that employers crave, which will help them stand out to future employers and graduate schools. Students will also engage in live cultural discussions that will enhance their global perspective and intercultural awareness between their program location and the U.S. The course comprises of reading, writing, and verbal assignments, including building an e-portfolio, completing mock interviews, developing an online professional presence, giving a final presentation, conducting industry field research work, and more. Stdents can also take advantage of additional CEA CAPA mentoring and career preparation workshops to complement what they learn in the course. 

INB majors may select one of the following pre-approved courses to meet an Area Studies course in the major:

All other students will also choose an additional content course for 3 credits. Courses are offered in Business and liberal arts and all courses utilize the city of Dublin for at least one site visit during the term. See the full list of available courses here.

Blog Posts from CEA CAPA Interns: When searching for an internship in your desired field, please do not use the search box on the right side of the screen. You can simply scroll down to find the field in which you're interested, or better yet, you can use "Ctrl F" (the search function on most computers) and type your internship field into the search box that appears inside your browser (English or Accounting or Media, for example).

The CEA CAPA Internship Experience (video)

Transfer of Credits

Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are not factored into the Rollins GPA. Students who successfully complete the CEA CAPA Dublin program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from the University of Minnesota, UNH or SUNY Oswego, depending on the courses choosen. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript

Onsite Faculty and Staff

Dr. Darren Kelly is the instructor for CEA CAPA’s summer academic Global Internship Course (GIC). Dr. Kelly is currently based in Dublin and serves as an Adjunct Professor with Champlain College and the Institute for International Education Studies (IES). Dr. Kelly will teach the professional development content as well as support interns with any academic or professional challenges they face. Onsite staff include a resident director and internship coordinator. All staff provide 24-hour emergency support. Each student has a site supervisor that not only serves as a supervisor, but will also assist CEA CAPA staff with tracking of hours, monitor the interns’ progress, and completing formal evaluations of the intern.


Students will live in shared furnished apartments in Dublin. Apartments usually have two rooms, with two students per room, and shared common areas, bathrooms, and kitchen facilities. They include WiFi, all utilities, and weekly cleaning/linen changes. CEA CAPA reserves the right to house Rollins students with students from other programs and/or in co-ed apartments in which males and females will be roomed in single gender bedrooms and have access to shared mixed gender bathrooms. Housing is available only during the program dates.


There is no meal plan included on this program. Students are expected to buy groceries and cook meals for themselves or eat at the many local eateries.

Cheap Eats Out and Easy Make-it-Yourself Meals

Life in Dublin

From humble beginnings as a Viking trading port, today’s Dublin is a modern, cosmopolitan city with rich academic, cultural, and professional opportunities. Ireland’s capital, Dublin has the feel of a village while boasting a variety of major attractions akin to the world’s great cities. It is well known for its outstanding playwrights, actors and theater and also hosts a variety of events to suit all tastes and genres: from outdoor festivals and art exhibitions, to special cultural activities. A travel card for use on the Dublin buses, DART, and suburban rail is included for the dates of the program.

Activities and Excursions

A Hop on-hop-off tour of Dublin is included in the program fee and takes place following orientation. Additionally a full-day excursion to Belfast that includes transportation by coach, tour guide, and entrance fees is included. Rollins students will join other CEA CAPA students on this excursion. In addition, CEA CAPA’s MyGlobalCities program links academic content to the living city and plugs students directly into Irish life not usually open to visitors.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

  • 2024 program fee $7,700


Tuition, program administration, GIC course and internship placements, orientations, housing in apartments, hop on/hop off tour of Dublin and a full day excursion to Belfast, a travelcard for use on the Dublin buses, and health and emergency insurance.

Does Not Include

  • International Airfare: $1,100 (estimate)
  • Additional Meals: $900 (estimate)
  • Background check (if applicable): $25 (estimate)

Need-Based Scholarships

CLA/Holt students may apply for the Need-Based Scholarship as part of their application. Awards range from $500 to $2200. In order to provide access to these programs for as many students as possible, students who received funding from Rollins to participate in one Field Study or Summer Approved program will generally not receive funding for a second Field Study or Summer Program. Students who have received funding from Rollins for a semester study away program, may still receive funding for a Field Study or Summer program but the prior experience/award will be a factor when determining award amount.

* All dates are tentative and subject to change depending on the final number of students, final costs and other considerations.

** Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students, current exchange rates and commercial airfares. Costs are subject to change. Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.