Internship in Cork- Spring

Ireland’s capital city has fast become a dynamic hub for international education and business. With approximately half the population under the age of 25 this young, vibrant city has plenty…

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11 Week Internship in Cork

GPA REQUIREMENT:

2.0

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

English

AVG COURSE LOAD:

n/a

OVERVIEW

Why Cork?

Cork, Ireland’s second city, known to its people as ‘The Real Capital’, has been listed by The Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit. A huge accolade for a small place but not surprising given the heart and atmosphere this city embodies. Home to University College Cork, established in 1849 this award-winning institution is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Cork has become an IT hub with many large multinational companies locating in the area. The city also fosters innovation through various entrepreneurship and start-up programs which has resulted in the development of a diverse business eco-system. This offers very interesting opportunities for international interns who want to gain experience in their chosen field. Added to this the stunning Irish coastal landscape within easy reach and a young vibrant population, Cork is a top choice for your internship experience abroad!

What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Support including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Arrival Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Housing
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad advisor to track internship goals progress

⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ International Health Insurance
⦁ Farewell Event
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and activities
⦁ Health and Safety support
Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future

INTERNSHIP

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.0

The expert team of advisors at EZC Study Abroad will work with you to clearly define your objectives for your internship. The internship can be based on your chosen field of study but can also be in a different field if you wish to explore this.

EZC Study Abroad has a number of regular host companies that we work with on an ongoing basis and we also source new host companies based on a student’s requirements.

An EZC Study Abroad advisor on the ground in Ireland will hold regular meetings with you (every 2 weeks) to obtain feedback on your internship progress. Meetings will also be held with your supervisor at the host company.

This is a non-credit based internship but credit may be applied by speaking to your home institution beforehand.

All interns will participate in the International Work Culture Seminars. Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.

Week 1: Introduction to Working Culture in Ireland

Week 2: Intercultural Communication

Week 3: Guest Lecture – Local Irish Business with a focus on Exports & Internationalization

Week 4: Corporate Social Responsibility

Week 5: Leadership in Business – The Key Components

Week 6: Guest Lecture – Social Entrepreneurship

Week 7: How to present your Intern Abroad experience to prospective employers

Week 8: Social Media & Me – How your online footprint can impact your future career

HOUSING

Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students and interns.

As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Cork and you will share with other Irish and international students and interns.

Amenities:

  • Shared bedroom: sharing with one other person of same gender  *Private bedroom option also available
  • Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
  • While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private bathroom are available at a supplement
  • Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
  • EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Cork. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Life in Cork

Cork is a small city with a big heart. This makes it easy to get around, most areas are within walking distance so there is little need to take public transport. There is a large international community in Cork with many young students from all over the world choosing the city to study abroad in.

On the practical side of things there are plenty of supermarkets and food outlets offering reasonably priced groceries and meals. The famous English Market offers fresh fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and many other food items on a daily basis (closed Sundays).

Excursions

EZC Study Abroad includes 4 excursions/activities in this program:

  • Irish Music/Dance Night – Experience Irish traditional music and dance at this fun evening event
  • Gaelic Language Lesson – Learn how to say basic greetings and other useful phrases in Gaelic
  • Cobh Town Visit & Titanic Experience – Visit the town of Cobh, the last port of the Titanic as well as the award-winning Titanic Experience visitor center
  • Killarney National Park – Explore this stunning national park with it’s deer roaming freely, the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House

EZC SUPPORT

Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.

Carissa Hoitenga
University Relations Coordinator, EZC Study Abroad
Julia Lynes
CEO, EZC Study Abroad

The EZC on-site team can be found at our office in Cork city center during business hours:

  • EazyCity,
    1st Floor
    112 Oliver Plunkett Street
    Cork
  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

FEES AND DATES

Application Due DateFriday, October 11, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, November 1, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineFriday, November 15, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, December 16, 2019
  
Arrival to Cork & check-in to housingThursday, January 16, 2020
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activitiesFriday & Saturday, January 17 – 18, 2020
OPTIONAL ExcursionSunday, January 19, 2020
Introduction to Internship CompanyMonday, January 20, 2020
Internship BeginsTuesday, January 21, 2020
OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to LondonFriday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2020 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on this March 6)
St. Patrick’s Day (National Holiday)Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Internship EndsFriday, April 3, 2020
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, April 4, 2020
Price$4,600

PLEASE NOTE: Private bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $5,275 in this case.

OPTIONAL Excursions Extra FeesSunday, January 19, 2020 – Full Day Excursion in Ireland – $150
Sample Itineraries
  1. Bunratty Castle, The Burren & Cliffs of Moher
  2. Belfast & Giant’s Causeway
  3. Blarney Castle and Cobh (last port of Titanic).
OPTIONAL Weekend excursion to London Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8 2020Weekend Excursion in London – $500
Includesflights, transfers, 2 nights hostel accommodation, public transport in London, city tour including Westminster, Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square. Please note this excursion is subject to minimum enrollment.

Full Payment Due not later than 30 days prior to program start date

Admissions Status: Currently Accepting Applications

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.

Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.

Clothes, Laundry etc – $350 approx. 

Food – $900 approx.

Personal Travel within Ireland – $250 approx.