“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” -Dublin-born poet, William Butler Yeats
Internships abroad in Dublin offer young professionals the chance to discover a unique culture in a friendly city while gaining international experience. Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, is a stunning, green city with a diverse economy and rich cultural history. What more could an international intern want? Interns won’t want to leave this charming city when their internship is over.
Dublin is the perfect setting for a career-boosting internship abroad in the career field of your choice. The beauty of an internship abroad is that the experience offers tons of professional networking opportunities, both with your colleagues at the office and with other interns from around the world. You’ll gain international professional experience at a top internship, which will boost your resume once you’re applying for jobs back home. Whether you pick up some of the distinct local slang or embrace the local mythology, you’ll also leave the experience understanding a new culture.
Living abroad in Dublin
Living in Dublin will be a real treat for interns abroad. For one, the city has more green areas, per square kilometer, than any other European capital. Interns will live with other program participants in accommodation in a pleasant area of the city close to public transport. Interns shouldn’t have a problem communicating with Dubliners, the locals. English is spoken by the vast majority of citizens and is the language used in professional settings.
Irish culture and traditions
The Irish have made important cultural contributions to the world considering the country’s size, particularly within the literary world. The great author and playwright, Oscar Wilde, for one, was born in Dublin. He famously said, “I am Irish by race but the English have condemned me to talk the language of Shakespeare”. Other great Irish writers include Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, C. S. Lewis and William Butler Yeats. It’s no surprise that Dublin was designated UNESCO City of Literature in 2010. To learn and appreciate Ireland’s literary contributions, the The Dublin Writer’s Museum is a great way to spend a Saturday.
An important part of Irish culture is the mythology that has been around for centuries. Spending an afternoon at the National Folklore Collection is a great place to start understanding this rich cultural tradition. Places around Dublin including the Boyne Valley, Malahide Castle, and Dublinia all have their own unique Irish myths connected to the sites. Also part of the cultural traditions in Ireland are Gaelic characters like the internationally recognized green-clad prankster – the leprechaun. If you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin during March, you’ll be able to partake in the local St. Patrick’s Day Festival, another important Gaelic tradition.
Discovering Dublin and its rich history
The area around Dublin was inhabited as far back as prehistoric times (140 AD) and has seen many different influences since. The Vikings settled the area, along with the Scandinavians. Then the Norman invasion of Ireland has had a huge impact on the area. Dublin also had a brief Georgian period and was once the second largest city of the British Empire, if you can believe it. Evidence of this political history is particularly evident in the city’s important historical structures like the Dublin Castle, which dates back to 1204. Dublin is also home to both the Christ Church Cathedral (1030) and St Patrick’s Cathedral (1191).
Ireland’s picturesque countryside is a must-see for interns abroad in Dublin. You will be able to spend weekends exploring the beautiful country as many stunning spots are only a few hours away. The Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park are some of the must-visit natural destinations.
Apply now and boost your career with one of our internships abroad in Dublin!
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