University College Cork
Cork City | Ireland
Provide support and work on special projects in the International Education Office of University College- Cork.
About the Organization
University College Cork is one of the four universities that make up the National University of Ireland. Founded in 1845, it educates undergraduates and graduate students in a broad range of academic disciplines. It is well known worldwide for its excellence as a teaching and research institution, and draws its student body from around the world.
The International Education Office (IEO) serves more than 2,400 international students for the University, helping them to integrate into the academic culture of UCC and of Ireland. The IEO provides information on application processes, university matters, accommodation and many other topics before students arrive. Once students are in Cork, the IEO actively supports them through advising and social events during their stay. Interns accepted for a placement in the International Education Office integrate fully into the day to day life of the office, and join in assisting international students enrolled at UCC.
The International Education Office is divided into two sections: Operations & Marketing or Recruitment. Interns may be located in either section, and the position may cross over between sections.
The Operations Section is a “one stop shop” office for Visiting Students (Study Abroad students), Erasmus Students (students from the EU) and Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Admissions.
The work undertaken by interns may include the following:
*Use of the Internet to seek information in relation to ongoing projects in the office.
*Assisting with the issuing of letters of acceptance and packages of information to students who have been accepted for admission to UCC.
*Contact with Academic Departments in UCC.
*Assisting in the updating of student records for visiting international students.
*Inserting biographical information on the UCC database for visiting students to enable registration of the students on arrival in UCC.
*Assisting in the organisation of the Orientation Programmes for Visiting Students.
*Assisting in the organisation of the “Welcome Week” for international students.
*Assisting with the Irish Studies Summer School.
*Contact with the Development/Alumni Office in UCC.
*Attendance at office meetings.
*Attendance at meetings with visiting staff from our partner universities.
*General administrative duties: telephone, receptionist, faxing, emailing and filing.
Interns are also often given a special project to complete during their internship. Past projects have included the establishment of a visiting student alumni association, production of profiles of UCC’s university partners in the US and the European Union and the establishment of a facebook site for UCC visiting student alumni.
Interns will gain broad experience in working with international students, including arrival programming, adjusting to University, and leading excursions. They will gain first-hand experience of working with academic and administrative departments within a university setting. Interns can be involved in projects relating to incoming students, student life, publicity and marketing of IEO services, and working with UCC international alumni. This internship allows students the chance to develop and hone communication and organizational skills in an international context.
# of Positions per term
1 (Fall 2012 is full)
Duration of Internship
Required: Some experience of working in a university office environment; excellent IT skills;
Preferred: Experience of working in a university office that deals with study abroad and international students
Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other languages such as Spanish and French would be useful but is not essential.
Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IE3 Program Fee
The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term, regardless of credit earned. You do not pay tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. Visit your University's IE3 page for details, costs for additional terms, and campus administrative fees.
Estimated One-Time Expenses
|Visa Fees||None, but see below*|
*See Additional Cost Information below.
Estimated Monthly Expenses
|Local Transportation||20 Euros|
|Personal Expenses||70 Euros|
None. Local job-related travel may be paid.
Additional Expense Information
•Students staying longer that three months (90 days) will need to apply for an entry document, which will carry an additional charge. Please contact the Regional Director for the UK and Ireland for further information.
The Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/
The Irish Independent http://www.independent.ie/
The Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/
The Corkman http://www.corkman.ie/
Field Notes Postings:
Share My Story: 2009 Alumna Laura Allison by Laura Allison: a 2009 Alumna of IE3 and graduate of Oregon State University who interned with University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, Ireland. (August 29, 2011)
IE3 Intern Explores the Emerald Isle by Laura Allison: Oregon State University student. (August 10, 2010)