Journalism has a strong tradition in Ireland. We have one of the highest newspaper readerships in Europe, and more than half the population still buy a newspaper each week. In fact, until a few decades ago, Irish newspapers considered part of their role as nation building.
Now the Irish media landscape includes some independent online news outlets, writing for niche interests and challenging established broadsheets who’ve been around over 150 years. Ireland also has a considerable footprint of over 100 local, regional and community publications.
Your placement may see you researching stories, reporting from conferences and events, sub-editing, proof-reading, and conducting interviews. With the world of journalism changing so fast, you’ll be just as likely to be writing stories for an app as a print edition!
You might find yourself in a glossy magazine, penning lifestyle and entertainment features and attending launches, or writing copy for an online publication or journal.
Past interns reported learning how to write for a specific niche and audience, and how to craft more accurate, concise articles. At the end of the placement, you’ll be a better writer, guaranteed.
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: a 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).
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.
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 as follows:
January 15, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018 (on request)