The semester CAPA Dublin Internship Program offers students placement in a 6 credit (approx 20 hours/week) internship with a company/organization along with a range of complementary coursework at Griffith College Dublin alongside local Irish students and a few course through CAPA (Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin, Cinema in Contemporary Ireland, and Learning Through Internships: Dublin - the academic component of the internship). Each course is 3 credits, with the exception of Creative Writing, which carries 6 credits.
The Griffith College courses are clustered in four tracks or themes:
1. The Creative Arts
Courses in: Creative Writing, Photography, Film Studies, History of Art, Media Research and Cultural Studies, Photojournalism, Print Media, and Radio
2. Exploring the Media
Courses in: Reporting & Feature Writing, Radio Journalism, Media Marketing, Investigative Journalism, History of the Media, Conflict Reporting, Newspaper Production, Contemporary Society TV and Sports Journalism and the Sociology of the Media.
3. Human Rights, Crime and Journalism
Courses in: Understanding Society, Investigative Journalism, Criminal Law, Conflict Reporting, Human Rights Law, and Photojournalism.
4. Globalization and international trends in Business and Society
Courses in: International Marketing, International Business Management, Media Marketing, Strategic Management, Modern and Contemporary Society, Tourism Studies, Strategic Financial Management, and International Human Resource Management
Explore the 8 week Summer Program. Students participate in a 3 credit internship. Students can also choose to take 1-2 CAPA 3 credit classes (Exploring the Global City: Dublin or Cinema in Contemporary Ireland) for a total of 6 or 9 credits.
Internship placements are individually arranged by the Dublin Internship Coordinator. The academic context for the internship credit consists of a course, "Learning Through Internships," which meets each week. In the course, students will have the opportunity to discuss various aspects of working in Dublin and learn about other facets of Irish culture. Students will be expected to keep a comprehensive journal and to prepare a final integrative paper on the internship experience. Grades will be assigned by the faculty coordinator.
The Internship Coordinator will provide an orientation on working in Ireland as well as support services on a continual basis throughout the term. Placements are available in a wide range of sites in the thematic tracks listed above. Specific placements depend on the background, training, interests and abilities of students, as well as their success in securing the internship in the final interview held during the first few days in Dublin. Internships are not paid.
Dublin is Ireland's largest city with a population of 1.5 million. The capital has all the amenities of a big city, yet still retains a small town atmosphere. It is friendly and safe and is a city of culture with a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas, shops, restaurants and cafes, nightclubs, zoological gardens and much more. Most of these amenities are within easy walking distance of the college and visitors are never at a loss for entertainment.
Established in 1974, Griffith College Dublin is one of Ireland's top private universities and is located within walking distance of Dublin city center, including St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. There are currently 5,000 students studying on a full or part-time basis. With small class sizes, lecturers known for their approachability, and classmates from Ireland and 56 other countries, you will quickly feel part of campus life. .
Semester students will live in Griffith Halls of Residence. The hall contains 183 shared apartments with unlimited free Internet access, dedicated study areas and 24-hour security. The hall houses students from all over the world and from Ireland. The 2-bedroom apartments are comfortable and fully furnished. Each bedroom is equipped with 2 single beds, 2 bedside cabinets, 2 wardrobes, 2 desks, and 2 chairs. The bedrooms are also fully carpeted. Each apartment has 2 bathrooms as well. Your kitchen will be fully stocked with pots and pans, glassware, and cleaning supplies (i.e. broom, vacuum cleaner, iron, etc.) Upon arrival, you will have the option of renting bedding, bowls, plates and cutlery for a low price although you may bring or buy your own if you prefer. The living area has a couch, coffee table, and TV. Students can choose to cook in their apartment or eat in the Griffith College cafeteria.
Summer students will have the option to live in either single homestays with breakfast and dinner provided daily or within shared furnished apartments within the city of Dublin.