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Internship Placements in Hospitality, Food Service or Tourism in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
Are you looking to bring a group of students to Ireland to gain real-life work experience in the working world and enhance their language skills? Are you thinking about a Gap Year or a way to Work Abroad? Are you a student wanting to get more experience in the hospitality field?
Why not come to Ireland to gain that international experience!
Learn International works tirelessly to ensure that students are placed in educational work experience placements that suit their individual needs. As a result, our students receive one on one attention with excellent training experience. Work experience offers a wide variety of diverse hands-on training in either: the food service, hospitality and tourism industries, which can be catered to meet specific student requirements.
Learn International strives to provide students with the opportunity to experience a global education by seeking hosts that will suit each student’s requirements. As a result, all of our hosts are thoroughly vetted by Learn International and are visited regularly to ensure high quality placements with caring hosts dedicated to offering great experiences.
Students have the option to participate in short-term or long-term work placements in Ireland. The duration of the internship can vary from four weeks to three months, which provides flexibility to our students and our hosts.
Travelling to a new country is a major accomplishment for a student because the lessons they will learn and the experiences they will gain go far beyond the work experience itself. Consequently, students will leave their placements with stronger problem-solving skills, an enhanced cross-cultural competence and a greater sense of self-awareness.
If you use Erasmus funding, we can complete any paperwork needed. We are always here to help!
While there is a lot of crossover between Hospitality, Food Service and Tourism, for your placement we will endeavour to focus on your main area of interest, while keeping in mind that you may get experience throughout of all three!
Our host organisations are keen to get involved in the education and training of the future leaders of tomorrow. Each of our partner host companies have identified specific projects for students that would make a positive difference in their learning. Students will be working hard to help further the company’s goals and gain first-hand experience working within the sector they have chosen.
We pair students with a small or medium-sized company that will support, challenge and educate them. The work experience will allow students to learn alongside inspiring professionals, apply their academic knowledge to real-life business projects and further their career goals.
Host organisations are situated throughout Ireland, from rural towns to larger suburbs and even cities. Our goal and duty is to match each student with their host, so that they have the most meaningful internship experience possible.
Our work experience placements will give students the chance to hone skills, develop new ones and build confidence through learning by doing.
Students will enhance their cross-cultural competencies by living in Ireland and will learn about their host country through travel, food and interpersonal communication.
If students wish to improve their English skills, work experience with native speakers is the perfect way to develop this skill while also learning business-specific terminology.
Not included: Airfare, in-country travel and transportation, spending money, and materials for placement
All students will be provided with airport transfer to their host communities.
Please speak with your Learn International Coordinator if you have any questions about airport transfer arrangements.
Accommodation types will vary by location of placement and may include shared accommodation on site, or host family accommodation on or off site. Some placements do not include accommodation and students are housed in homestay accommodation for an additional fee.
Meals are available at some locations.
The application deadline is based on when the student is available to intern.
Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before the intended start date.
Start dates are flexible. Let us know what works for you or your students.
We offer scholarships up to €100 off the programme price. They are competitive, so act quickly!
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:
All scholarship recipients will also be required to: