Internship in Galway – Summer

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…

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

Friday, February 15, 2019

8 Weeks Internship in Galway
SUMMER 1

GPA REQUIREMENT:

2.0

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

English

AVG COURSE LOAD:

n/a

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Friday, March 1, 2019

Internship in Galway
SUMMER 2

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 Orientation 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

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
Nicoletta Marchionne
International Programs Co-Ordinator, 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, February 15, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, March 8, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineFriday, March 22, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, April 22, 2019
  
Arrival to Galway & check-in to housingThursday, May 23, 2019
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activitiesFriday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25, 2019
OPTIONAL ExcursionSunday, May 26, 2019
Introduction to Internship CompanyMonday. May 27, 2019
Internship BeginsTuesday, May 28, 2019
Bank Holiday in Ireland (National Holiday)Monday, June 3, 2019
OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to LondonFriday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, 2019 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on Friday July 5)
Internship EndsFriday, July 19, 2019
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, July 20, 2019
Price$4,650

PLEASE NOTE: Private bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,950 in this case.

OPTIONAL Excursions Extra FeesSunday, May 26, 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).
Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7Weekend 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

Application Due DateFriday, March 8, 2019
Supplemental Documents DeadlineFriday, March 29, 2019
Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw DeadlineMonday, April 15, 2019
Final Forms & Full Program Fee DueMonday, May 13, 2019
  
Arrival to Galway & check-in to housingThursday, June 13, 2019
Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activitiesFriday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15, 2019
OPTIONAL ExcursionSunday, June 16, 2019
Introduction to Internship CompanyMonday, June 17, 2019
Internship BeginsTuesday, June 18, 2019
OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to LondonFriday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, 2019 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on Friday, July 5)
Bank Holiday in Ireland (National Holiday)Monday, August 5, 2019
Internship EndsFriday, August 9, 2019
Housing Check-Out & DepartureSaturday, August 10, 2019
Price$4,650

PLEASE NOTE: Private bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,950 in this case.

OPTIONAL Excursions Extra FeesSunday, May 26, 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).
Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7Weekend 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.

Personal Expenses (Laundry, Phone, Toiletries) – €350

Food – €750

Personal Travel within Ireland – €175