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Overview of Internship Programs in Ireland

The World Endeavors Intern in Ireland program is an excellent fit for anyone hoping to make headway in their career while also hoping to make a strong connection within the community. The people of Ireland are some of the friendliest, and their hospitality is world renowned. This hospitality has attracted people and businesses from all over the world, making Ireland an ideal location for international interns.

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Ireland, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP IN IRELAND

Ireland’s thriving economy and dynamic job market provide numerous opportunities across various industries, including technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, and hospitality. Interning in Ireland allows you to gain practical experience in your chosen field, working alongside skilled professionals and contributing to real-world projects that can significantly enhance your employability and career prospects.

Ireland’s warm and welcoming culture, rich history, and stunning landscapes create a unique and enriching experience. The Irish people’s legendary hospitality ensures a friendly and supportive environment for interns, fostering personal growth and cultural immersion. Exploring the country’s historic landmarks, vibrant cities, and breathtaking countryside during your spare time can lead to unforgettable experiences and broaden your worldview.  Overall, an internship in Ireland offers a perfect blend of professional development, cultural exploration, and personal enrichment, making it a rewarding and transformative experience for any aspiring intern or young professional.

IRELAND INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Here are just a few of the best things about interning in Ireland:

  • Ireland’s robust economy and multinational presence provide a wealth of experience and potential for career growth.
  • Irish hospitality is legendary, creating a friendly and supportive environment for interns. Engaging with the locals and experiencing Irish traditions and festivals offer a unique cultural immersion that fosters personal growth.
  • From ancient castles and historic sites to breathtaking countryside and coastal regions, interns can embrace the beauty and heritage of the Emerald Isle.
  • Ireland’s central location offers easy access to other European countries, making it convenient for travel and broadening one’s horizons beyond the internship experience.

Our Ireland Internship Programs

Browse all of our internship programs in Ireland below. If you can’t find a suitable internship, check out our main program finder to continue your search for internships beyond Ireland.

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Youth Development Internship in Ireland

Within the context of Ireland, Youth Development interns collaborate with experienced educators to assist in various projects, such as the development and facilitation of workshops, coaching and mentoring sports teams, overseeing youth plays, and planning and executing family night activities.

Youth Development Internship in Ireland

Within the context of Ireland, Youth Development interns collaborate with experienced educators to assist in various projects, such as the development and facilitation of workshops, coaching and mentoring sports teams, overseeing youth plays, and planning and executing family night activities.

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Web and Graphic Design Internship in Ireland

Web and Graphic Design internships in Ireland offer aspiring designers the chance to collaborate with creative professionals within design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of large corporations.

Web and Graphic Design Internship in Ireland

Web and Graphic Design internships in Ireland offer aspiring designers the chance to collaborate with creative professionals within design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of large corporations. Their primary responsibility lies in the creation of impactful marketing materials, visually captivating web pages, distinctive logos, and other visually appealing visual assets tailored to the specific needs of corporate clients.

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Physical Therapy Internship in Ireland

Within Ireland, physical therapy interns have the privilege of working within the offices of physical therapists and sports trainers. By doing so, they gain valuable exposure to patient care, as well as the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of managing the business and administrative aspects of their field.

Physical Therapy Internship in Ireland

Within Ireland, physical therapy interns have the privilege of working within the offices of physical therapists and sports trainers. By doing so, they gain valuable exposure to patient care, as well as the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of managing the business and administrative aspects of their field.

Location

About Dublin

Ireland’s scenic natural beauty and historic past make it one of the most enchanting and memorable countries in Western Europe. World Endeavors internship placements are located in Dublin. Located near the middle of Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is a historical and contemporary cultural center for Ireland, as well as the current center of education, the arts, economy, and industry. There is something for everyone in Dublin.

Dates & costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Ireland is 2 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.

Housing

World Endeavors interns in Ireland live with local host families in shared or single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner is included. Participants can upgrade to full board (packed lunch), or a single room in a shared apartment (no meals and subject to availability) for an additional fee.

First Month: $4,190 | Each Additional Month: $1,490

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.

YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN IRELAND

In your spare time in Ireland, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Explore Historic Landmarks: Discover Ireland’s rich history by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Trinity College in Dublin, and the ancient Newgrange tomb.
  • Taste Irish Cuisine: Indulge in hearty Irish dishes like Irish stew, seafood chowder, boxty, and soda bread, complemented by a pint of Guinness or Irish cider.
  • Connect with the Locals: Engage with the friendly Irish locals, known for their hospitality and storytelling, to gain a deeper understanding of the country’s culture and traditions.
  • Attend Festivals and Events: Ireland hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, celebrating music, arts, literature, and more. Join in the festivities to experience the vibrant spirit of Ireland.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Academic Credit

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.

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Ireland FAQs

Is Ireland Part of the UK?

No, Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom. The Republic of Ireland is an independent nation, while the United Kingdom is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

What Currency Does Ireland Use?

Ireland uses the Euro as its official currency. The Euro is abbreviated as EUR and is represented by the symbol €. It is the same currency used by many other countries within the Eurozone, a group of European Union countries that have adopted the Euro as their common currency.

When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?

Ireland is seasonal and offers a varied experience throughout the year. The weather is generally mild and pleasant from April to October, and the days are longer, allowing for more sightseeing. Additionally, the summer months of June, July, and August offer the best chance of experiencing sunny days, with winter months between November and January hosting a beauty of their own.

What is Ireland Famous for?

Ireland is famous for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, historic sites, traditional music and dance, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Guinness beer, Cliffs of Moher, Gaelic sports, and the nickname “Emerald Isle.”

What Language do They Speak in Ireland?

The primary language spoken in Ireland is English. English is the most widely spoken language for communication, education, business, and government. However, it’s important to note that Ireland also has a second official language, Irish (Gaeilge). While less commonly spoken than English, Irish is taught in schools and used in certain areas, particularly in Gaeltacht regions where it is more prevalent. Both English and Irish are recognized as official languages of the country.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!