The Intern in Ireland Program
Ireland is one of the world’s leading locations for global business services and Forbes named Ireland "The Best Country In The World To Do Business". Over 1200 companies, from global giants to the hottest high-growth brands, choose Ireland as their strategic European base, e.g. Proctor & Gamble and Microsoft.
- 8 of the Top 10 Global Information Communications and Technology firms live in Ireland
- 9 of the World’s Top 10 Pharmaceutical firms call Ireland home
- 33rd best city in the world, topping New York, Brisbane, London and Paris
Irish innovation enhances life around the world and it is these developments that powers remote regions of Asia and Africa, the house of Parliament in London and also the Paris Metro. Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and provides an ideal hub for interns across the globe, attracting the brightest talent and offering a multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match. These experiential Ireland internships allow participants to gain amazing real-world experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else on earth. A reference from highly regarded Irish company instantly makes you more attractive to prospective employers.
On a personal note, interning in Ireland also allows candidates the chance to be surrounded by uncommon geological richness and the heritage surrounding Ireland lives in everyone who visits it, hence starting an adventure you’ll never want to end.
For over 13 years, Inspire Learning has offered international students the opportunity to gain work experience in Irish companies. We offer internship placements in many different areas, from environmental engineering to graphic design, in locations throughout Ireland. Inspire Learning internship placements are custom tailored to each candidate based on their degree requirements, and last 8–16 weeks.
Our program includes:
- Custom placements throughout Ireland
- Over 40 categories of placements
- Arrival pick up
- On-site orientation
- Accommodation, home-stay or shared apartment / house
- 24/7 support
Once you apply to the Intern in Ireland Program, your application will reviewed by a member of the Inspire Learning team. You will then be contacted either via phone, Skype/Facetime or email to learn more about your objectives for the program. After you have been accepted into the program, Inspire Learning will find an internship placement that best fits your professional and academic goals, language skills, and previous relevant experience.
Interns must be 18 years of age or older and have completed high school (or equivalent). Inspire Learning's Intern in Ireland Program is open to current students, graduates, and professionals. We strongly recommend you obtain relevant experience in your chosen field prior to applying for the program. Your chances of obtaining that perfect placement increase with relevant experience and presentation of your education and experience.
Students can earn academic credit for completing their internship placement. We work closely with all host organisations to ensure all necessary documentation is completed in a timely manner to ensure earned academic credit for any interested participant.
The Intern in Ireland Program consists of a customised placement in your field of study, accommodation for the duration of your placement, assignment of an Inspire Learning team member to your placement, optional academic credit and more.
Programs include but are not limited to:
- Architecture & Landscape
- Coaching & Sport Management
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Environmental Conservation
- Event Management
- Fashion (Design, Media, Industries)
- Healthcare & Health Sciences
- Hospitality Management & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Interior Design
- International Business
- International Relations
- Media Studies (TV, Film, Radio)
- Museum & Cultural Management
- Non-Profit Management
- Performing Arts
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Physical Therapy
- Public Relations
- Social Work
- Veterinary Sciences
- Visual Art
- Web & Graphic Design
- Youth Development
Participants must have a very good level of spoken, read and writing English.
Programs are available year round.
Fees & Cost Breakdown
|Duration||Fees - Outside Dublin||Fees - Dublin|
|Local accommodation for the duration of your placement|
|Individual neighborhood orientation with instructions on how to get to your placement from your accommodation|
|Airport pick-up (Dublin placements only)|
|Train/bus station pick-up (placements other than Dublin)|
|Pre-departure guidance and handbook|
|Email access to other Inspire Learning program participants in Ireland|
|Irish mobile phone rental|
|24/7 emergency support|
|24/7 in-country email support|
|Roundtrip airfare to/from Ireland|
|Refundable accommodation security deposit|