Business internships in Dublin

Learn exactly what the luck of the Irish is all about with an international business internship in Dublin. The quaint, Irish capital provides a vibrant and laid-back setting for young professionals looking to both experience another culture and boost their career. Dublin offers competitive internships, a rich history, a strong sense of culture, friendly locals and spectacular travel opportunities. Coined “the Silicon Valley of Europe”, Dublin is the ideal location for ambitious young professionals looking to get ahead in the business world. Here is everything you need to know about international business internships in Dublin.


Dublin’s charm and laid-back nature attracts young and open-minded professionals from all over the world. Interns in Dublin will be able to network with people from every corner of the globe, while gaining professional experience and attending networking events in the city. Along with sharpening professional skills, interns will broaden their perspective on the world, working at an office in an international city and learning to work with people from many different backgrounds.


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Living abroad in Dublin

International business interns in Dublin will fall in love with the beautiful city, which supports an active lifestyle and time spent outdoors. For one, there’s always a beautiful park nearby to enjoy a sunny afternoon. In fact, Dublin boasts more green areas, per square kilometer, than any other European capital. Interns who like to bike will enjoy Dublin’s notable cycling infrastructure. Moreover, the city also has a safe and reliable public transportation system which interns will find easy to navigate. In terms of living arrangements, international business interns will live with other interns, young professionals and students with easy access to public transit for commuting to their internship. In Dublin, English is the language used in professional settings, and spoken by the vast majority of citizens, so interns shouldn’t have a problem communicating with locals.


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Appreciating Irish culture

An international business intern can’t leave Dublin without understanding the importance of Ireland’s literary contributions, which are numerous, particularly considering the country’s small population. Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, C. S. Lewis, William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde are among the country’s literary greats. To understand the full scope of Ireland’s literary greatness, the Dublin Writer’s Museum is a must-see.

Irish folklore has made it around the world and back. The country is famous for folklore, like the character of the foolish leprechaun, which originates from Gaelic traditions. However, Ireland’s traditions, myths and legends go far beyond that green-clad trickster and the four-leaf clover. A visit to the National Folklore Collection will set interns straight.


Discovering Dublin’s history

Dublin’s history remains an important part of the city, thanks to its castles, museums, cathedrals and monuments. Structures like Dublin Castle (1204), Christ Church Cathedral (1030) and St Patrick’s Cathedral (1191) are beautiful testaments to the city’s cultural influences over the years. International business interns in Dublin will learn more about the region’s history, starting in 140 AD, and how Dublin came to be the city it is today. From the Vikings to the English, Dublin has seen many types of settlers and conquerors in the region. Dublin itself has been most influenced by the Georgian period during the English rule. It was once the second-largest city in the British Empire!


Sightseeing in Ireland

Ireland’s natural treasures are not to be missed. Interns living in Dublin have the chance to venture out into the green, Irish countryside and see spectacular sights like the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and Killarney National Park. Visiting these picturesque places will make the international experience all the more worthwhile.



Now that you know everything there is to know about business internships in Dublin, apply now to boost your career.





1. based on Dusk at the Liffey, by Daniel Dudek-Corrigan, CC-by-2.0

2. based on Christchurch Catherdal [179/366], by Tim Sackton, CC-by-2.0

3. based on The Linesman by Dony MacManus, by Tobias Abel, CC-by-ND 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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