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Hospitality Internships in Ireland

The hospitality sector contributes over €6 billion to the Irish economy, driven by international and domestic tourism. With over 4500 new hotel rooms anticipated to open by the year 2023, and over 7000 pubs throughout the country, Ireland is a great place to step into the hospitality industry. Internships in Hospitality in Ireland provide the perfect location to gain valuable experience in this diverse industry, and the opportunity to network on a global scale.

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Responsibilities at Hospitality Internships in Ireland may include:

  • hotel room inspection ensuring that the required operational standards are met
  • assisting with managing the cleaning service schedule around the anticipated occupancy
  • meeting with and managing relationships with suppliers of food and beverages
  • interacting with customers and guests from around the world
Responsibilities at Hospitality Internships in Ireland may include:

Internships in Hospitality in Ireland

Here are a few examples of roles that our hospitality interns have taken on before:


  1. Front-of-house Roles

    Consisting of a variety of roles such as guest services associate, guest relations manager, concierge, and cruise ship attendant, interns in these roles will be required to interact with guests daily, offering great service, entertainment hotspots, and recommendations of the best restaurants in town, fulfilling the needs of your clients.

  2. Event Planner

    As many hospitality venues offer function spaces, event planners liaise with clients to organize their events. Interns in event planning may be exposed to managing the planning and execution of weddings, conferences, meetings, and parties at the venue. Essential skills include the ability to multitask, be efficient, and possess high attention to detail while building and maintaining relationships with clients and suppliers. 

  3. Food and Beverage Manager

    Often working with event planners or event managers to deliver the catering requirements at a function, ensuring the quality of products meet the appropriate standards of the venue and its clientele. Interns may be involved in planning and determining catering requirements, curating menus for events, and maintaining budgets.

The Hospitality Industry

Hospitality Internships in Ireland

The hospitality industry is a diverse sector encompassing a variety of departments from front-of-house customer-facing roles to back-office managerial positions. Providing exceptional customer service is essential to success in this demanding industry, as well as the ability to communicate effectively, work well in a team, and be organized.

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Our internships in Hospitality in Ireland will give you practical experience in this industry that can be applied to any hospitality environment around the world. Whether your specific interest is in the country’s €5.1 billion food service sector, or ecotourism and sustainable hospitality practices, our interns are all placed with top-tier organizations to provide you with the best experience in your chosen area. Learn more about our internship program in Ireland here.

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