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Internships in Ireland

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


Sarah internMy 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


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.

Internship categories

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.

animal management internships

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Animal Management
Art & Photography
Business meeting in County Wicklow

education internships

journalism internships

International Business 
International Education
media internships advertising internship

physiotherapy internships

Media, Film & Animation 
M​​arketing, Advertising and PR
Physical Therapy 
Dublin Castle social work in a school environmental science internships
Political Science
 Social Work


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 out to dinner with her host family for Mother's Day

Katie at lunch with her homestay family

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.”


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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.


SophieYou 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


What’s included?

  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner
  • Application, Cover Letter and Résumé guidance
  • 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)

Intern Sydnie

“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


What’s the cost?

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.


Intern Katie May

Intern Katie May

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 €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, video or social media updates). 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.

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Application deadlines

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

Available start dates are listed below:

August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018 (on request)

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

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