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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: CU applicants only
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At a Glance

Topic: Contemporary Global Politics & Internship Program
City: Dublin, Ireland
Credit: 1 course/4 US credit hours (for Contemporary Global Politics)
Faculty: Trinity College Dublin faculty
Pre-requisites: None
Eligibility: Good academic standing and minimum 3.0 GPA 


Experience the rich history and culture of Ireland through the lens of an academic course and internship placement. This 9-week summer program, which consists of both a Contemporary Global Politics course taught by Trinity College Dublin faculty and a 6-week unpaid EUSA internship in a variety of disciplines, offers students an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Irish life. The class earns 1 course unit/4 US credit hours and includes local excursions. A wide variety of internships are available in well-known companies in many industry sectors, as well as with smaller, innovative organizations. Students live in local residence halls and have many opportunities to explore Dublin. 

Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)

The Cornell/CASA Ireland summer program is offered by the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), which is comprised of 10 leading research universities in the US and abroad. CASA member institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt University. Cornell/CASA programs currently are offered in Cuba, Ireland, and Spain. Brown University is the administering institution for the CASA Dublin Summer Program in 2017. Trinity College Dublin is the transcripting institution. 

Course and Excursions

Students enroll in the following course taught by Trinity College Dublin faculty. Each student's course and grade will appear on a Trinity College Dublin transcript.

Contemporary Global Politics:
All students enroll in a course focusing on contemporary politics before their internship placement begins. The course, which meets at Trinity College Dublin and is taught by their faculty, offers an overview of contemporary topics in international politics, as well as themes related to Irish politics and society. The international system is a complex and constantly evolving environment. Interactions between states and non-state actors, such as multinational corporations and international non-governmental organizations, produce outcomes that we read about every day. This course offers the student a set of theoretical tools to help understand why these outcomes emerge. Local excursions allow students to relate course content to various sites in and around Dublin.

Internship Placements

Students participate in a 6-week Dublin internship arranged by EUSA. 

From politics to the arts, the EUSA placement team provides a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships based on a student’s field of interest, professional goals, and skill set. Internship placements do not have to be related to the Contemporary Global Politics course content. Below are just a few of the industries available in Dublin:

Arts & Culture 
Communications & Media 
Healthcare & Education
Politics, Law, & NGOs  

Housing and Meals

Students live in a Trinity College student residence hall for the duration of the 9-week program. The fully furnished rooms consist of a bed, wardrobe, desk, and shared bathroom, kitchen, living area, and internet connection. Located a short distance from the Dublin city center, the residence hall is easily accessible to Trinity College and all internship placements. Students cook for themselves or eat out in Dublin. 

Please note – you must complete both this Cornell application as well as an application direct to Brown University for admission: Click Here


Related Files

Dublin Sample Internship Placements.pdf
Global Politics Syllabus 2016 .pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.