It’s no surprise that Ireland facilitates a lot of agriculture; over 70% of Irish land is used for agricultural purposes, and animals are a big part of this.

There’s a sheep for every two people in Ireland; grass-fed beef is one of our most famous exports and we’re the tenth largest dairy-exporting nation in the world. While horses aren’t essential to farming like they were 60 years ago, Ireland is still the third largest breeder of thoroughbreds in the world.

We love our pets too; one in five Irish households have a dog, while 14% have a cat. If you’re majoring in Agriculture, Animal Science, Equine Studies or Veterinary Medicine, this internship will suit you down to the ground.

Placements in this sector may provide you the opportunity to experience the business or practical side of animal care, and maybe raise awareness of animal welfare. Your placement might find you working in an animal shelter, a stud farm, a riding school, alongside a veterinarian, etc.

You’ll learn about new species, practices and the biodiversity of a small island with 35 mammals and 400 bird species.

At A Glance
Animal Management Internships in Ireland
Start Date
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Duration
8, 10 or 12 Weeks
Apply By
12 weeks prior to start date
Fees

8-weeks: €7250

10-weeks: €8595

12-weeks: €9950

What's included?

Airfare, materials for placement, visas and associated costs, 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.

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Participant Fee

€500 Non refundable

Scholarship
Up to €1000
sydnie standing by the sea while on assignment for her photography internship in Ireland

Sydnie

Photography Internship
New Mexico State University
My visit to Ireland completely exceeded my expectations. I have to be honest, initially I imagined I needed to be an outdoor person to enjoy the country! I was definitely wrong. Ireland is a place where I want to be outdoors as much as possible. The imagery is so captivating and its visuals vary across the land. The landscapes are very alluring and simple to hike around.