NGO internships in Dublin

In the gorgeous, green European city of Dublin, an NGO intern abroad will be inspired. The Irish capital has tons to offer a young NGO professional looking for adventure, experience and a challenge. NGO internships in Dublin will prepare ambitious young professionals for a successful career in this competitive and rewarding field. This international experience will also quench an NGO intern’s wanderlust, as interns get to explore Ireland.


Dublin is a safe and youthful international city, ideal for international interns. With diverse positions offered, the city is perfect for NGO interns looking to develop professional skills and gain international work experience. Moreover, NGO interns will meet fellow young and eager professionals from all over the world and make vital professional contacts. With real-world NGO experience interns will boost their resume and qualifications for when they seek a job back home. Interns will return home a more globally-minded and open person after having embraced the Irish culture.


NGO internships in Dublin


Living abroad in Dublin

NGO interns abroad in Dublin will fall in love with the city’s stunning architecture and greenery, which encourages locals to go outdoors. A peaceful park is always nearby where interns can enjoy a 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 enjoy moving around on bike. The city also has a safe and reliable public transportation system which interns will find easy to navigate. In terms of living arrangements, NGO 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

NGO interns abroad will have much to discover about Irish art, culture, literature and architecture. The Irish are particularly well known for their literary contributions to the world, especially considering the country’s small population. Legendary Irish authors include Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, C. S. Lewis, William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Interns can enjoy discovering Dublin’s role in classic works at The Dublin Writer’s Museum.


Who hasn’t heard of Ireland’s unique and rich cultural traditions, particularly its myths, folklore and legends? The leprechaun is perhaps the most well-known character coming from Gaelic traditions. However interns in Dublin will learn that there’s much more to Irish culture than the fool, clover and St. Patrick’s Day. After a visit to the National Folklore Collection, interns will see just how many different myths have been passed down for centuries.


NGO internships in Dublin


Discovering Dublin’s history

For history buffs interning abroad, Dublin offers a rich regional history. Dublin has had many different inhabitants across the centuries, starting all the way back in 140 AD. Both the Vikings and the Scandinavians had settled in the area and then came the Norman invasion. During English rule, Dublin’s development was influenced by the Georgian period. At one point, Dublin was 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).


Traveling Ireland

Few things can top a journey through Ireland’s captivating countryside. International NGO interns will be close to many picturesque spots, strategically based in Dublin. A few of the country’s most unforgettable natural treasures include the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and Killarney National Park. They can’t be missed.


Apply now for one of our award-winning NGO internships in Dublin.





1. based on Christ Church Cathedral, by William Murphy, CC-by-SA 2.0

2. based on Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin, by Greg Clarke, CC-by-ND 2.0

3. based on Temple Bar, by Daniel Dudek, CC-by-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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