Published on February 13, 2017
As intimate as it is spirited, Dublin's many charms will win over any intern seeking an international adventure and real-world professional experience. This historic city, centered around gorgeous Georgian city squares possesses a magic only the Irish can fully understand. Working at leading hotels and venues in the Irish capital, hospitality, events and tourism interns will grow to love this diverse and festive city. Meanwhile, they'll meet fellow interns from all over the world along with established industry professionals, working in the competitive hospitality industry. Quenching both wanderlust and the hunger for a career-launching experience, hospitality, events and tourism internships in Dublin are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that transform a young professional's outlook on the world.
International, safe, youthful and relatively small, Dublin is an ideal location for international internships. Considering the city's diverse economy and competitive workforce, hospitality, events and tourism interns can develop professional skills at some of the city's best hotels. During their internships, interns also can attend regular networking and cultural events to meet fellow up-and-coming professionals from all over the world. With real-world hospitality experience interns will boost their resume, making finding a job easier once they head back home. At the same time, interns will return home with a fresh perspective on the world after embracing Irish culture.
Living abroad in Dublin
Hospitality, events and tourism interns abroad in Dublin will fall in love with the historic, green city, which encourages locals to go outdoors. There's always a beautiful park nearby for enjoying a warm and sunny afternoon. In fact, Dublin boasts more green areas, per square kilometer, than any other European capital. Dublin's cycling infrastructure is also notable, for interns who like to get around by bike. The city also has a safe and reliable public transportation system which interns will find easy to navigate. In terms of living arrangements, hospitality interns will live with other interns on the program in a pleasant area of Dublin. They'll have easy access to public transport so that they can commute to their internship. English is used in professional settings, and is spoken by the majority of citizens, so interns shouldn't have any difficulty communicating with the locals.
Embracing Ireland's culture & traditions
After taking on Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Dublin, interns will become well-versed in what makes Ireland great. For one, the island has produced some of the world's best literature - a surprising feat for having such a small population. Legendary Irish authors include Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, C. S. Lewis, William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Visitors of Dublin should make a point of learning more about the city's history of literature, making a trip to The Dublin Writer’s Museum.
Irish folklore is recognizable all around the world. There are rich cultural traditions around the island's myths and legends. The most famous example would be the lucky little leprechaun, a mischievous, Gaelic fairy that fixes shoes and hides pots of golds at the ends of rainbows. Interns in Dublin will quickly learn that there's much more to Irish culture than the leprechaun, wearing green, and celebrating St. Patrick's Day. An illuminating visit to the National Folklore Collection, will educate interns on the many different (and often more interesting) myths that have been passed down for centuries.
Discovering Dublin's history
Hospitality interns will learn about Dublin's rich history, working with international visitors on a daily basis. There's a lot to learn and experience in Dublin to illuminate the city's many layers and influences. Dublin has seen many different inhabitants across the centuries, starting all the way back in 140 AD. Both the Vikings and the Scandinavians had settled in Dublin, followed by the Norman invasion. Later on, during English rule, Dublin's development was heavily influenced by the Georgian period and Dublin was considered the British Empire's second largest city. Dublin's cultural influences have been captured by its many historical structures including the Dublin Castle (1204), the Christ Church Cathedral (1030) and St Patrick’s Cathedral (1191).
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Sources: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/dublins-irrepressible-spirit, http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/ireland/dublin, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprechaun, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland
Photo 1. based on Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, ca. 1899, by Ashley Van Haeften, CC-by-2.0