Dublin Internship Program
- What's Included
- The Experience
- Dates & Program Fees
Dublin Internship Program
Our Ireland internship program offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. We offer internships in Dublin across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations.
Our Dublin internships offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the financial capitals of the world, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. The opportunities are limitless in this city. Our Dublin internship program will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world. If you are thinking about going abroad for an internship, Dublin is the ideal place to be.
Our program is much more than the internship itself. We also provide all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Accommodation, public transportation in Dublin, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program. You will form life-long friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe, forge long lasting connections in Dublin, and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our Ireland Internships program is selective.
Apply today for an internship in Dublin and gain a major head start with The Intern Group.
While Dublin is the beloved home to a quarter of Ireland’s population, the capital city flaunts the familial atmosphere of an enormous village. Much of this aura can be attributed to the famously friendly locals and the historical energy that the city exudes. Exploring the cobble-stoned city is like walking through a 3D textbook, with British colonial architecture at every turn and the Easter Rising shrapnel holes still staining the walls. Join one of Europe’s most youthful capitals, where around 50% of “Dubliners” are under 25, and launch your career with like-minded and ambitious young professionals.
Coined “the Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin is the proud home of the offices of many global technology giants such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay, to name a few. There is no better destination if you’re looking to boost your technology career or grow your network to launch your own venture. For those looking to pursue careers in the creative industry, Dublin is also a media and communications hub, with national television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines scattered throughout the city. Given Dublin’s reputation and popularity amongst world travelers, tourism is also a popular sector. Dublin’s diverse economy truly has something for everybody.
Wander the cobbled streets and be inspired by the hometown of Oscar Wilde and Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats and Samuel Beckett. With a track record like this, it seems only fair that UNESCO awarded it City of Literature. Meander in the Medieval Quarter and marvel at Dublin Castle. Stand in awe of the architecture in the Georgian district or head down to Silicon Docks to check out the modern art in the tech quarter. Be entertained by the buskers, day or night, on Grafton Street, right in the heart of the city. Whatever your hobbies, Dublin has a district tailored to you.
Dublin is a quaint capital. It proudly wears its history like a badge on a sash, displaying its war wounds as a symbol of the country’s strength and resilience. Its colonial past merely fuels its endeavor for greatness on the global stage today. Buzzing with the energy of revolution, Dublin is the catalyst for your career.
Visa Requirements for Ireland
It is preferred that you have at least 1-2 years of relevant university coursework or professional experience within your chosen career field but not mandatory.
EEA and EU citizens, or those who hold a passport from any of the countries listed below, do not require a visa to stay in Ireland for fewer than 90 days.
Full visa assistance is included as part of the Dublin internship program.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- Korean Republic
- New Zealand
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- San Marino
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Vatican City
What is the age requirement?
If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.
Do I need prior work experience?
No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.
Who do you accept onto the program?
Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.
To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.
Shared Student Houses/Apartments
We offer private bedrooms in shared accommodation in a safe residential area of Dublin. All accommodation is ideally located within easy reach of the city center. Residing in these student homes ensures that you will have the authentic experience of living like a true Dubliner. Many of our houses are within walking distance from each other, making it easy for you to explore the city with your fellow interns.
Each property includes WiFi & utilities, bed linens, laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen. We ensure the commute to your internship will be a reasonable distance (30-60 minutes) either on foot or by public transport.
Halls of Residence
Interns arriving in June & July will be placed in apartment- style student residence halls at our summer accommodation partner University College Dublin. The university’s campus offers some lovely nature spots including three lakes and is wonderfully located in one of Dublin’s most coveted postcodes. Here interns will enjoy a vibrant social community and on- site amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, cafes, restaurants, and cinema.
Interns wishing to experience some of Ireland’s famous hospitality have the option of residing in a family home- stay. All families are thoroughly vetted by our accommodation provider and welcome international interns with open arms. If you are interested in this option, our local staff will be happy to provide you with further information.
All participants on The Intern Group program automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages.
In addition to a professional internship placement and housing, our Dublin internship program provides you with the following:
A full array of top class professional development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 4 key components to our professional development suite.
- Interactive career development workshop focusing on various skills to get the most out of your internship both during the program and after its completion
- Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
- A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
- A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. *Eligible for interns interviewed after June 1st, 2017.
Transportation in Dublin: You will receive a travel card loaded with credit to last for approximately one month of public transportation.
A full calendar of social and cultural events: Our full-time local team in Dublin knows the city inside out and will show you the best of it. The Dublin internship program includes the following events:
Guinness Storehouse Tour
Discover more about Ireland’s most famous export at Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. St. James Gate has been home to Guinness since 1759 and the tour provides everything you need to know about its history and production on site. You simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit!
This new interactive experience tells the story of Irish diaspora and how 70million Irish migrants have helped shape the world as we know it today. It is a great chance to discover more about the history behind the mass migration from the Emerald Isle and the influence that Irish history and culture has had around the world throughout the ages.
Situated in the heart of Dublin, the iconic Castle is a very popular tourist attraction. This tour tells the story of the past 1000 years and the important role that the castle has played in the city’s history and culture.
Cliffs of Moher
This a magical day trip that will take you on a stunning journey through some of Ireland’s most idyllic countryside and picturesque villages. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s 7 natural wonders and offer fantastic photo opportunities and memories to last a lifetime.
Irish Literary Night
This walking tour is a fantastically fun way to discover more about Ireland’s most famous literary figures. Led by authentic actors, the interactive experience will immerse you into the rich literary history that adorns the parks, pubs and cobbled streets of central Dublin. From James Joyce to Oscar Wilde, Dublin is famous for its creativity.
In addition to these included events, we also organize optional events on a weekly basis. We regularly organize trips to museums, cinemas, restaurants, the theater and other must-do activities in Dublin.
An active international community in Dublin where gatherings are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime.
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in Dublin are all experts on the city and are incredibly proud of it– they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Dublin as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship.
This is the Dublin Experience. The Intern Group in Dublin will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in Dublin includes a wide range of cultural and social events.
*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in Euros (EURO). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*
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Program fees do not include flights, insurance or daily food & drink.
Program Start Dates
Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:
Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.
Discount for Financial Aid Recipients– If you are a college student in the US receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.
To see if you’re eligible for the Dublin Program, please click here.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.
Submit application online.
Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.
If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 500 British Pounds.
Half of balance due
50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.
Remaining balance due
You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.
Pack your bags
You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!