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Journalism Internships in Ireland

james joyceJournalism 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.

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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: 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).

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 as follows:
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018
January 15, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019

Got a question about internships?

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