Internships in Ireland

An internship gives you the real-world experience you want, in the industry you love, within the supportive environment you need.

Ireland

Internship

All Study Areas

Scholarships up to €750 available

In a competitive job market, an overseas placement gives your résumé an international dimension that’s rare among graduates.

In a country as rich to explore as Ireland, your lessons will go way beyond the workplace. All of our interns find themselves developing personally as well as professionally.

Learn more more about each placement category by selecting from the list below. If yon’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.

Finding the right placement

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.

What will I learn?

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.

The Irish Homestay Experience

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.
family sit around a table smiling for a picture
Katie
on her Irish Homestay Experience

What's Included:

  • 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)
Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.

Costs

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.

Scholarships

We’re delighted to offer three scholarships a year of up to €750 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 & instgram updates or video blog). All scholarship recipients will be required to fill out a testimonial during their placement. Details about how to complete this testimonial will be provided to you once you are in-country.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date. Available start dates are listed:

  • January 14, 2019
  • February 4, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • June 10, 2019
  • July 8, 2019
  • August 12, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • November 4, 2019
  • December (on request)