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Media, Film & Animation Internships in Ireland

media internshipIreland’s film industry punches above its weight, and we have the Oscars, actors, and directors to prove it. Even the Oscar statuette was designed by Dubliner Cedric Gibbons.

Tax incentives and initiatives from the Irish Film Board lure large international productions to Ireland, as well as supporting indigenous work. You’ll recognise some of the locations in Game of Thrones as ours, and you can thank us for recent hits Brooklyn and Frank.

If you’re a film or animation major, this is the island to get real production experience and an international dimension to your portfolio. You’ll be placed with talented, highly-motivated media professionals working across features, live action, commercials and documentary.

You could be researching concepts, location scouting, script editing, assisting on camera work, or post production edits.

Even if you haven’t heard of Ireland’s animation industry, you’ll have seen it. Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and CBBC all show Irish animation, while Oscars, Emmys, and BAFTAs have recognised it. Ireland’s 2D and 3D studios are industry-leading, producing content for TV, film, apps and games, while supporting 1,500 jobs.
Your placement will help you gain real-world experience in animation, stretch your talents and work with the best.

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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 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 includes 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 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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