Need an Intern? Become a host company for Learn International

Irish hospitality is at the heart of our country. Experience hosting a student through Learn International and gain more than just an extra pair of hands.

Ireland & UK
University students

Host an intern: Welcome one of our university interns into your organisation!

We are actively seeking host companies who can offer high-quality internship placements from 8-12-weeks in a variety of sectors.

  • Our students are currently studying at university, or have recently graduated and are seeking hands-on skills in your industry.
  • All interns are vetted and interviewed by our staff before we match them with your team.
  • Students are all over the age of 18 and English-speaking.
  • Most interns receive academic credit for their placements, so they’re highly motivated to succeed.

Internships are required for most of our students’ university courses and are therefore unpaid; accommodation and support is provided by us, and students don’t need visa sponsorship, so there are no financial commitments required on your part. Our hope, rather, is that there will be mutual gains on both your and the student’s part for the duration of their time working with you.

Throughout the process we work with our host company partners to ensure that our students are helping them fill a short-term need within their organisations. We also work with students from the time they submit their applications to the time they complete their programme. We review each student’s academic background, CV and letter of interest, and we complete a mock interview prior to sending host companies potential students’ details to ensure that you will only receive high quality students who we feel are prepared for the responsibility of an international internship experience.

What we ask from you is to provide a structured, supervised experience for students so they can learn and gain experience from their chosen field and be of help to you. 

In which sectors do we need host companies?

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Animal Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Arts (Performing)
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Engineering (all areas)
  • Fashion and Design
  • Finance
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality and Event Planning
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Marketing and Digital Marketing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Sustainability

While we are always trying to make new relationships with new host companies across all sectors, we are actively seeking to grow our host company networks in Ireland in the fields of in Engineering (all areas, but especially Civil, Mechanical and Electrical), Biomedical Science, Data Science and Computer Science.  We specifically need placements in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Please contact us today to see if we can help your team gain mutual benefit from hosting an intern: [email protected]

Why host an intern:

Is your office remote or hybrid?

Hybrid office? Lacking desk space? No problem! These are growing needs in today’s world. Depending on your circumstances, we can provide your intern with a co-working desk so they can work remotely safely and within a professional environment.

Virtual placements

Like many of us here in Ireland, Learn International was very lucky to be able to work remotely to keep ourselves and others safe during Covid. During the lockdowns we successfully launched and continue to offer a virtual internship programme to students who request it. If your team would like to host a virtual intern, please let us know and we’ll let you know when we receive and applicable application.

What we ask of host companies:

What our host organisations say:

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Check out what some of our interns have to say

Owen sharing his experience on his media internship:

Toree's experience in Interior Design:

How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to us about becoming a host company, please email [email protected] today to set up a call.

Interested in learning more about the team first? Take a look at our story here.