A distinctive feature of the Masters in Identities and Cultures of Europe is to offer students the option to do a work placement lasting approximately four weeks during the second half of the academic year as one of their 10-credit optional modules. The programme proposes a range of placements with partner cultural institutions, NGOs, and civil society organisations in Dublin. Although students are also free to find their own placement (in Dublin or beyond), all placements have to be approved in advance by the Course Director and Course Coordinator in order to be taken for credit as part of the programme. On the basis of their internship, students taking this option write a report applying theories of identity to practices at the internship institution, under the supervision of an academic staff member of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.
Internships on this programme are strictly unpaid and should normally take place between January and May. Please note that selecting the internship option does not in and of itself guarantee that the student will secure a placement (decisions regarding placements are made jointly with partner institutions).