Key information

Internship provider: The Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Dates: 14 June 2024 – 27 July 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: US$6,350 - approx. A$9,700 (inclusions and exclusions can be found below)


  • A$1,200 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • A$7,921 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 5 February 2024

 This program requires a minimum number of 5 students to run. There is a maximum of 10 spots available in the program.


Embark on an enriching 6-week internship experience in Dublin, a vibrant and dynamic city with a rich history and a thriving cultural scene! Through our partnership with CIEE, your internship placement will be tailored to your studies, expertise, interests, and career aspirations, ensuring a unique and fulfilling professional journey.

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Business (no Financial Planning and Sports Management)
  • Business Information Systems
  • Design (Visual Arts, and Interior Architecture and Design)
  • Engineering (Electrical and Electronic and Software)
  • Film and Television (Film and Screen Production only)
  • Games and Animation (no animation)
  • Information Technology (Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Games Development, Software Design, and Software Development)
  • Media and communications (no Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, and Professional Writing and Editing)
  • Science (Environmental Science)

Important note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others.  CIEE can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Note for postgraduate students: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should enquire with the overseas internships advisor before applying for a program to check availability of the relevant academic unit in their course as well as the possibility to source an internship in their desired location.


Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP (12 units) if you intend to use the international internship unit
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., MDA80006 Media Industry Experience, EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).
The Library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Program cost


  • Personalised internship placement process
  • Accommodation (double/triple occupancy dormitory/shared apartment style) 
  • Pre-internship resume and interview coaching as needed
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • CIEE On-site Orientation: includes pertinent info on student housing, cultural considerations, health and safety protocol, and local logistics.
  • Welcome meal as a part of orientation
  • Two cultural activities
  • Two professional development activities
  • Farewell dinner or culmination event
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship 
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$1,200 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and are available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility, see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Note: This program requires a minimum of participants to run. There is a maximum of 10 spots available.

Final deadline for applications: 5 February 2024
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Information sessions

Find out more about the program at one of our upcoming info sessions.