As much fun as spending your summer caddying for your dad’s old golf buddies again sounds, it’s time you turn in your clubs for something new. Specialize in a brand new sport (hurling, anyone?) or opt to continue growing in enthusiasm for a familiar game (golf and football are local favorites). If you have a love for community involvement that rivals Leslie Knope’s, focus on the “municipal recreation” side of this internship field – improving the locals’ quality of life with fun, interactive programming. The sports culture of a foreign country can be one of the most passionate and fascinating aspects of experiencing life abroad. Score book in hand, laces tied tight, and a smile ready to brave even the toughest referee or internship supervisor, the only thing missing from serious professional development this summer is your ticket to Ireland.