IPP Global: UVA in Dublin & Prague

Summer 2022 Applications Open 

UVA in Dublin: Internship Placement Program (IPP) Global : Deadline - March 1st 

UVA in Prague: Internship Placement Program (IPP) Global: Suspended for Summer 2022

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Overview

The UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP), Global Studies, and the International Studies Office (ISO) have partnered with the Academic Internship Experts (EUSA) to develop, build, and customize European internships for students in Dublin, Ireland and Prague, Czech Republic during the UVA Summer Session. Participating students will be able to intern in a variety of professional fields including: private sector business, political parties, law, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, lobby groups, professional associations, and many more. Internships are determined by your interest, studies, experience, and professional and academic plans. The program includes an on-Grounds academic and administrative orientation, followed by a professional practice, unpaid academic internship, interning full-time (32 hours per week, Monday-Thursday). Program costs include tuition, housing, internship placement, administration, orientations, and cultural exploration activities. Students will live in a centrally located, fully furnished apartments complex with easy access to public transportation in Dublin or Prague depending on their program of interest. Both programs are open to 2nd and 3rd year students. 

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, internship placement options will be limited in Summer 2022. Client-facing positions, including those in many non-profits and healthcare settings, will not be available. Students interested in internship placements within the following areas are encouraged to apply: Marketing, Economics and Finance, NGO/International Relations, Business/Management, and Journalism. 

During the application period, students meet with UVA Career Center staff and the EUSA internship team to discuss the internship process and requirements, as well as goals and expectations for an internship.


Application Process

Students are advised to apply early so they can complete all elements of the application process. 

  1. Review the program material on the Education Abroad website: UVA in Dublin: Internship Placement Program (IPP) Global 
  2. Click "Apply Now" on the program page 
  3. Complete the Personal Statement, Resume, and Internship Interests sections of the application 
  4. Schedule an interview with an IPP team member via Handshake 
  5. After completing your IPP interview, finish and submit your application 

Commitment

  • EUSA Placement Consultation Interviews  
  • Required Education Abroad Orientation
  • Mandatory Half-Day Pre-Departure Orientation 
  • Off-Grounds Distance Learning Class
  • 32 Hours of Internship per Week
  • Class Assignments

Academic Seminar

GSGS 3240 (3 credits)

This online seminar engages students in identifying global flows and phenomena by considering key economic, social, and cultural developments in the Czech Republic's and Ireland's present and recent past. Through experientially-based assignments, readings from multiple disciplines, and regular reflections, students will also develop increased appreciation of the fundamental role of culture in daily life, workplaces, and professions. The seminar builds upon the relationships and everyday experiences participants will have in their internship settings.  

 


Professional Practice Internship Placement

UVA has contracted with EUSA to develop and customize internships in Dublin and Prague. Internships are available in a variety of professional fields – private sector business, political parties, law, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, lobby groups, professional associations, and many more. Internship placement is determined by your interest, studies, experience, and academic and professional plans. Once accepted into the IPP Global Summer Program, students interview  with members of the EUSA team to discuss the internship placement, and your goals and expectations.

More information: 

Dublin

Prague

IPP Global - Dublin Previous Placements

IPP Global - Prague Previous Placements


Accommodations

Dublin

You will live in a residence hall on the University College Dublin (UCD) campus. Each intern will have a private bedroom and share a kitchen, living area, and shower with 4 to 5 other suite mates. There is 24-hour security and an on-call staff member 24 hours a day. There is an on-site convenience store. Launderettes are available in adjacent residence halls. Public transportation is within walking distance, as are a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, and medical clinics. UCD is 4 miles away from the Dublin city centre and offers transport services to and from Dublin.  

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Prague

You will live in apartment-style living accommodations owned and operated by a partnering university. Each intern will have a double or triple room with study area, a shared kitchen space, living area, and common bathroom. There is 24-hour security and an on-call staff member. Launderettes are available in residence. Public transportation is within walking distance, as are a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, and medical clinics.  

 


ESTIMATED COSTS

See UVA Education Abroad for program information and detailed expenses, financial commitments, and timelines. It is critical that applicants have reviewed and discussed financial expenses, program commitments, and timeline prior to submitting an application.

EXAMPLE BUDGET - IPP GLOBAL DUBLIN 2022

Billable Items

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $1,182.00 $1,539.00
Program Fees $1,998.00 $1,998.00
Housing-BiIllable by UVA $3,825.00 $3,825.00
Billable Subtotal $7,005.00 $7,362.00

Non-Billable Estimates

Budget Item All Students
Airfare $1,100.00
Meals $1,100.00
Personal Expenses $400.00
Other $278.00
Local Transportation $250.00
Non-Billable Subtotal $3,128.00

Total In-State: $10,133.00

Total Out-of-State: $10,490.00

EXAMPLE BUDGET - IPP GLOBAL Prague 2022

Billable Items

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $1,182.00 $1,539.00
Program Fees $2,133.00 $2,133.00
Housing-BiIllable by UVA $3,360.00 $3,360
Billable Subtotal $6,675.00 $7,032.00

Non-Billable Estimates

Budget Item All Students
Airfare $1,400.00
Meals $800.00
Personal Expenses $250.00
Other $278.00
Local Transportation $250.00
Non-Billable Subtotal $2,978.00

Total In-State: $9,653.00

Total Out-of-State: $10,010.00

Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. At the time of commitment, students will be subject to the withdrawal, cancellation, and refund policy found here: Withdrawal, Cancellation, and Refund Policy. In some cases, there will be no refund available.

Payment
 
For Summer programs, the following schedule applies:

 
Billable Fees* include:

  • Tuition for courses 
  • Shared lodging in student residences
  • Individual internship consultation
  • Internship placement and support services
  • On-site program management and emergency support
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Dublin: 1.54 metric tons of carbon for student flights from IAD to DUB will be offset in alignment with the Sustainability Plans of the International Studies Office and the University of Virginia
  • Prague: 1.96 metric tons of carbon for student flights from IAD to PRG  (via FRA) will be offset in alignment with the Sustainability Plans of the International Studies Office and the University of Virginia
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy for the program dates

 
Note regarding group meals: 
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns and meet needs. Program participants are responsible for ensuring their needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary.
 
 
Non-Billable, Estimated Expenses:

  • International Airfare
  • Dublin: Meals ($20 per day, estimated)
  • Prague: Meals ($14 per day, estimated)
  • Personal expenses: Laundry, international phone service, and other incidentals
  • Local Transportation
  • Other: PCR tests for COVID-19 ($278)

 
Non-billable items posted above are estimates and will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. 

  • Dublin: The estimated airfare listed above is based on fares provided online in October of 2021 with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving in Dublin (DUB). This is an estimate and fares will change with availability and routing.
  • Prague: The estimated airfare listed above is based on fares provided online in October 2021 with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving in Prague (PRG) via Frankfurt (FRA). This is an estimate and fares will change with availability and routing.

 
Other Considerations: Some possible costs are not included in this budget, may not be applicable to all students, and will differ by individual if applicable. These may include but are not limited to:
 

  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program,
  • Immunizations for the area of travel,
  • Visa fees (non-US citizens) – Visa fees and regulations are subject to change
  • Passport fees
  • Health and emergency coverage with CISI beyond the program dates

 
Trip Insurance: The ISO recommends that travelers consider trip insurance that can be tapped in the event travel to or from the education abroad destination is interrupted or in the event itinerary changes become necessary.
 
 *The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.
 

In addition, the University of Virginia reserves the right to alter or cancel this education abroad program in the event of an emergency, changes in operating conditions, or under-enrollment.

Timeline

Application Opens 10/22/21
IPP Interviews (Sign-up via Handshake) 11/1/21 - 2/28/22
Application Deadline 3/1/22
Decision Date  3/10/22
Commitment Date 3/15/22
EUSA Interviews (Virtual) TBA
Education Abroad Orientation TBA
Pre-Departure Orientation TBA

 

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