Students are directly involved in the day to day activities of one of our many archaeological sites or consultants around Ireland. Grow and learn with your management team and other interns.

By working on a site, you’ll be right in the heart of day-to-day operations; digging, rostering, doing logistical planning, site visit coordination and liaising with the local community in outreach programmes related to each site.

Working with an archaeological consultant provides students with practical knowledge of the business of archaeology and all the different processes and experts that are needed to complete an archaeological dig.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience archaeology all of its different facets first-hand.

Who is this programme for?

Students like you, who want real-life, hands-on experience in Archaeology at some of the oldest sites in Ireland.

Why should I do a professional academic placement abroad?

Placements give students hands-on experience and real-world challenges in a supportive environment. In a competitive job market, an overseas placement gives your résumé an international dimension that’s rare among graduates.

Living abroad means you’re learning way beyond the workplace. Past students report developing personally as well as professionally.

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

8-weeks: €7250

10-weeks: €8595

12-weeks: €9950

What's included?

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

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Committment fee

€500 Non refundable

up to €1000