I'm interested in spending this summer interning abroad. I'm currently a Political Science major at a public university. I know next to nothing about the process of pursuing internship opportunities in other countries (though I have secured internships domestically through my University's Office of Career Services.)
I would like an opportunity that wouldn't cost an exorbitant amount of money (I don't want to pay thousands of dollars just so I can work...) -- It seems like a lot of intern abroad programs have really high fees. I'd also like if the internship was paid (either a salary/stipend/commission/etc.) though I don't know how realistic that expectation is. For what it's worth, I am an Irish citizen (so, in turn, an EU citizen.) At the moment, I am most interested in internships in Dublin.
What are some steps I should be taking in trying to find an internship abroad?