Internship in Galway – Fall

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 Weeks Internship in Galway

GPA REQUIREMENT:

2.0

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

English

AVG COURSE LOAD:

n/a

Friday, May 24, 2019
$5,350

OVERVIEW

Why Galway?

Galway, also known as the City of the Tribes, is the fastest growing city in Ireland with over 72,000 inhabitants and 20% of those are students. Galway has retained a very strong connection with Gaeilge the Irish language with almost 10% of the population there speaking Gaeilge fluently. Galway is currently ranked as the top destination to visit in Ireland by The Lonely Planet Guide (2012). They describe Galway as being steeped in history yet with a contemporary vibe.

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 Galway 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 Galway. 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 Galway

Galway is a small but beautiful city steeped in Irish culture. The city center is compact and very easy to get around on foot. The atmosphere on the streets is second to none with live music, theatre and art at every turn. The people are warm and friendly with a large young student population in the city.

On the practical side of things there are plenty of supermarkets and food outlets offering reasonably priced groceries and meals.

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 Galway city center during business hours:

  • EazyCity,
    Suite 3, 2nd Floor
    Ross House, Victoria Place
    Eyre Square
    Galway
  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

FEES AND DATES

Application Due DateFriday, May 24, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, June 14, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineFriday, June 28, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, July 29, 2019
  
Arrival to Galway & check-in to housingThursday, August 29, 2019
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activitiesFriday & Saturday, August 30 – 31, 2019
OPTIONAL ExcursionSunday, September 1, 2019
Introduction to Internship CompanyMonday, September 2, 2019
Internship BeginsTuesday, September 3, 2019
OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to LondonFriday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on this Friday)
Bank Holiday in Ireland (National Holiday)Monday, October 28, 2019
Internship EndsFriday, November 15, 2019
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, November 16, 2019
Price$5,350

PLEASE NOTE: Single bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $6,350 in this case.

OPTIONAL Excursions Extra FeesSunday, September 1, 2019 – 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 excursion to London: Friday, September, 27 to Sunday September, 29Weekend 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 enrolment.

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.