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International Business Internships in Ireland

Ireland means business.

A modern knowledge economy, Ireland ranks 12th in the world in GDP per capita, with service and industry sectors contributing the most growth and employment.

Many high-tech industries are represented in Ireland, including pharmaceuticals,medical devices, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing.

There’s also a strong entrepreneurial spirit in Ireland, backed by significant government initiatives. One in every 11 adults in the country is engaged in some form of early stage entrepreneurial activity, and Ireland ranks among the top ten countries in best countries to start a business, according to the World Bank.

A placement with a business here is one of the most accessible ways to experience enterprise on another continent. Many Irish businesses have pan-European ambitions and strong export arms, because Ireland, with a population of 4.6 million, is a relatively small market. Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone.

This a chance to see and work with a new set of economic, political, and cultural factors that affect starting and growing a business.

You will test your communication and networking skills while developing a respect for cultural sensitivity and learning from the industry professionals around you.

You’ll learn about new markets, trade practices and policies, consumer behaviour, and of course industries.

Your placement might be in a start-up, a medium-sized company, NGO, or right alongside an entrepreneur. We’ll match you with the best business to meet your interests and ambitions.

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What’s included?

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner
  • Application, Cover Letter and Résumé guidance
  • Optional Airport Transfer
  • Alumni network
  • In-Country Orientation and Welcome event
  • Excursions and Social Activities
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Academic credit through our School of Record or your home university (extra fee)

What’s the cost?

We’re small, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised program we offer each student.

8-week program fee: €5235

10-week program fee: €6045

12-week program fee: €6675

There’s an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable.

Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.


We’re delighted to offer three scholarships a year of up to €500 per student, that are deducted off the final payment.

Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the general internship application.You must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The scholarship section has two parts: an one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your internship experience (through a blog, video or social media updates).

Click ‘apply now’ to go to our online application portal. 

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Where will I live?

We match students with a local family near their placement that’ll create a home-away-from-home for them. Living with a family immerses students in Irish life, culture, and customs. Not to mention the cooking! 

When do I apply?

The application deadline is based on when you’re available to intern.

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.

Available start dates are:
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018
January 15, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 11, 2019

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