An animation animation graduate student at the university was told by the university that he would be asked to work on a new project that was in the pipeline, the student told RTE.
The animation internship is part of a series of university projects that have been launched in recent years to hire students from around the world.
In one project, a group of six students are being trained as video-game animators.
In another, students are working on an interactive documentary.
The project is part a broader university initiative to create more diverse talent, including from outside the US, RTE reported.
The university said it would not comment on the details of the new internship project.
“We’re pleased to be able to provide the student with the opportunity to work in our labs and collaborate with our talented research staff, as well as support the student in gaining a broader understanding of our university’s world-class education and research capabilities,” the university said in a statement.
“This project will also serve to demonstrate the capabilities of the university’s research, and will contribute to a greater understanding of the strengths and limitations of our facilities and the students we work with.”
The university has launched a new program to help fill jobs in the animation industry, but has yet to announce which projects are in the works.