Internships in Ireland

Internships give you real-world experience in your industry of choice within a supportive and inclusive environment – hence, what better place to do an internship than in Ireland?

Many Study Areas

Scholarships up to €1000 available

Given today’s competitive job market, an internship placement in Ireland gives your résumé an international dimension that will make you stand out to employers.

In a country as rich to explore as Ireland, your learning will go far beyond the workplace. In fact, all of our interns find themselves in constant development throughout the course of their internships in Ireland, both personally as well as professionally.

Learn more about each internship placement category in Ireland 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 all of the internships that we have as a result of high-demand, however we can facilitate almost every area of study and interest.

Contact us to let us know which type of internship you’re looking for in Ireland and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Finding the right internship placement

Your internship is built around you and for you. We’ll match your internship placement to your field of study, interests and goals – no cookie-cutter programme here!

We pair students with a small or medium firm in Ireland that supports and challenges them in equal measure. As a result, the internship placement will allow you to work with inspiring professionals, bring your academic knowledge to life and further your career goals.

What will I learn at my internship?

Our internships revolve around learning – the chance to hone skills, develop new ones and build confidence through experimentation and getting out of your comfort zone. Having said that, internships also include the mentoring, support and learning goals that are often absent from graduate jobs.

Certified work hours, internship placement assessments and tailored feedback to satisfy the academic credit requirements as outlined by your university can be provided by us at Learn International.

The Irish Homestay Experience

For students staying with a homestay, we will match you with a local family that’ll give you a home-away-from-home living experience. Living with a family is one of the most enjoyable parts of the experiences, as students say it immerses them in Irish life, culture,  customs and cooking.

"I really enjoyed my homestay, I lived in a nice house with very nice host parents that made me feel very comfortable. I never felt unsafe in my neighborhood, and was able to easily access the bus from my house. My host parents were very welcoming and was able to provide more than enough help with anything I needed during my stay. They fed my amazing meals and did my laundry for me. I was able to travel and see the city by myself and I had very good communication with my host parents so if I was coming home later at night, I would tell them and they were very understanding of my personal life as well. They were the best host parents I could have asked for."
Leah, an intern from NDSU, arrived for her internship summer 2022
NDSU Intern, on her homestay experience

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What's Included:

Airfare, materials for placement, visas and associated costs (where applicable), mandatory health insurance, meals and spending money aren’t included.

*Student residences are an extra fee and subject to availability. If residences aren’t available, homestays are the alternative option.


In order to apply for this programme, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must show proof of being enrolled in university or school
  • Be in good academic standing
  • English language proficiency of B2 or higher (when English is not the first language)


Students will be placed in either homestay accommodation with breakfasts and dinners provided or in a self-catered student residence. There is a housing shortage in Ireland, so students will be placed in what is available.*

In cases of a student residence, students will have to budget for meals and living expenses (toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, dish detergent, bath towels, etc.).

Have a look here to learn more about the Irish homestay experience.

*Extra fees may apply based on housing availability


We’re a small organisation, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised programme we offer each student.

  • 8-week programme fee: €7250
  • 10-week programme fee: €8595
  • 12-week programme fee: €9950

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 are not included.

Professional Development Course

Learn International is dedicated to the commitment of lifelong learning. As such, our internships include up to a €150 stipend towards enrolment onto a professional development course of your choosing to enroll in and complete while you’re on your internship.

For interns who decide not to make use of this opportunity, there will be no additional discount or cash back. Additional terms and conditions apply. Ask your Learn International Internships Coordinator for more information.


We offer scholarships up to €1000 off the programme price. They are competitive, so act quickly and apply here now!

The scholarship application 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. You can choose to either:

  1. Write a weekly blog.
  2. Submit a weekly video blog.

All scholarship recipients will also be required to:

  • Submit weekly photos we can use for social media and marketing
  • Write a testimonial at the end of the programme. 

Internships Application Deadlines

The internship application deadline is based on when you’re available to intern.

Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.

Arrival Dates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with arrival dates available on most Sundays throughout the year. Please speak with a Learn International Coordinator to confirm whether your intended arrival date is possible.

How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to me about your internship please email me today to set up a call.

Michelle Yalch, Internship and Study Abroad Manager