An internship gives you the real-world experience you want, in the industry you love, within the supportive environment you need.
In a competitive job market, an overseas placement gives your résumé an international dimension that’s rare among graduates.
With living abroad added into the mix, your lessons will go way beyond the workplace. All our interns find themselves developing personally as well as professionally.
“My mentor gave me so much advice on my future and not only shaped my thoughts regarding my future career, but my thoughts regarding the important things in life.
I grew as a person tremendously and am so grateful for the guidance and support I was given!”
– Sarah, New Mexico State University
Your internship is built around you and for you. So we’ll match your placement to your field of study, interests and goals. No cookie-cutter program here.
We pair students with a small or medium firm in Ireland that supports and challenges them in equal measure. The placement will allow you to work with inspiring professionals, bring your academic knowledge to life, and further your career goals.
Learn more more about each placement category by selecting from the list below.
If you don’t see your Major or industry on the list, don’t worry. We don’t list every placement that we have because many are filled faster than we can write them up. But we can facilitate almost every area of study and interest. Contact us with what you’re looking for and we’ll get right back to you.
You tell us if there’s a town or a city you prefer to live in. We’ll match you with a local family that’ll give you a home-away-from-home. Living with a family is one of the most enjoyable parts of the experiences, as students say it immerses them in Irish life, culture, and customs. And cooking.
Katie from Indiana State on her host family experience:
“I stayed with three different homestay families each time I stayed in Ireland, and I didn’t have a bad experience living with any of them. The family I had for my internship was fantastic. I got close to them and already miss them. They always made sure to include me and encouraged me to make the most of my time here.”
Our internships revolve around learning. Past students describe it like a sandbox: the chance to hone skills, develop new ones, and build confidence, through experimentation and getting out of your comfort zone.
We can provide certified work hours, placement assessments and feedback to satisfy your university’s requirements for academic credit.
Internships also include the mentoring, support and learning goals that are often absent from graduate jobs.
“You can definitely learn something new in your career field. With the great opportunity to meet a group of new friendly people, you really can learn about Irish culture through the program.”
– Sophie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“It is remarkable how big of an impact this country and program has had on me. I would not change it for a thing.”
– Sydnie, New Mexico State
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.
“For me, the internship was worth the cost. It has been a huge learning experience, even outside of work, and I’m so glad I did it.
Each and every day I learn something new about myself that I would not have if I had I stayed where I was comfortable.”
– Katie May, Indiana State University
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 (with a blog, video or social media updates).
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)