Study abroad in Ireland with the 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.

Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in their field of choice through a full-time internship while enjoying life in Dublin through a combination of cultural activities and excursions offered through CEA CAPA, as well as opportunities for individual travel and exploration.

Academic Information


  • 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.
  • Students will learn how to understand and articulate the value of their internship through the lens of NACE Career Readiness Competencies that employers crave, and students 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:

  • International Economics
  • Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin
  • Popular Culture in Ireland
  • Sport in Irish Society
  • 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).

Transfer of Credit

  • 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 chosen.
  • 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).
  • 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.

What It’s Like to Study Abroad in Ireland


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. Linens (sheets, blankets and pillows) are provided.


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

  • Dublin is not only a historical and contemporary cultural center for Ireland, but a modern center of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in MyRollins.

Program Calendar

Summer 2024

*This program is offered every other year.*


May 16

Arrival Date

July 2

Program End Date

Requirements for Admission

  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
  • Applications open in November
  • Exceptional Sophomores, Juniors and 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.
  • This program requires an advising session (30 mins) as part of the application process.

Getting There

  • Flight

    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.

  • Orientation

    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. Orientation concludes with a reception with CEA CAPA staff, dinner, and speakers.

  • Visa

    For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see MyRollins for passports & visa information.


  • Program Fee

    2024 program fee $7,700

  • Also Includes

    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.

  • Estimated Additional Costs

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

  • Need-Based Scholarships

    International Programs offers need-based scholarships and students apply for these through the Rollins program application. 

A Rollins college student on a study abroad trip in New Zealand.

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