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 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.
  • Interns seek out their placements and are receiving academic credit for a required academic experience abroad.

All internships are unpaid, and there are no fees to partner with us and host our students, so there are no financial commitments required. Our hope, rather, is that there will be mutual gains on both the employer’s 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 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. 

Sectors in which we seek host companies:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Arts (Performing)
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Engineering (all areas)
  • Fashion and Design
  • 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
  • Sustainable Development

While we are always trying to make new relationships with new host companies across all sectors, we are actively seeking to grow our partnerships with Engineering departments at US universities and are very keen to expand our host company network with Irish-based companies, particularly start-ups, in Dublin and Galway.

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

Why host an intern:

What we ask of host companies:

Hybrid office? Lacking desk space? 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.

Host an intern virtually!

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.

Sign me up!

If you’re interested in hosting an intern, please follow these simple steps:

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How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to me about becoming a host company, please email me today to set up a call.  Interested in learning more about the team first? Take a look at our story here.

Michelle Yalch, Internships and Study Abroad Manager