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.
Communications interns in Ireland have worked in a variety of environments including the languages service of a university library, the marketing department of a boutique hotel and a local magazine publisher. A past intern worked with a branding agency in Dublin in a multi-disciplinary team focused on marketing and design. Daily tasks included reviewing, researching, benchmarking and preparing brand strategies for clients as well as planning and creating social media strategies and content. Further responsibilities included liaising with third party suppliers, visual audits of marketing communications and working with consultants to develop brand strategy.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Other fields offered in Ireland include:
Accounting interns work in accounting firms as well as in company accounting and finance departments to gain practical experience with financial reporting, account management, and a range of other responsibilities.
Advertising interns work with creative teams in agencies as well as company advertising departments, learning about local and global markets as well as business strategy.
Ireland has a huge dairy industry, and most farms have dairy cows. As a result of the wet and relatively warm weather, the grass grows very quickly, creating the ideal environment for dairy farming. Interns are placed at a farm, living with the family at the farm and sharing meals with them, while helping with all aspects of the day-to-day running of the farm. Responsibilities may include:
- Milking the cows
- Driving the tractors
- Feeding the calves
- Assisting the veterinarian
Equine placements also available.
Join the friendly team at a pet store and grooming parlor, selling pet food and supplies, as well as small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish and reptiles. Interns help to look after the animals, advise customers on their care, keep shelves stocked, organize the store-room, and learn about all aspects of running a retail pet care business. Interns must have prior experience looking after small animals, and be able to advise customers about their care.
Gain experience at a busy grooming parlor, helping the goomers, looking after the dogs waiting to be groomed, cleaning up the parlor, and learning about washing dogs and all the different grooming cuts and styles.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture interns work in architectural firms and assist professionals with a wide range of projects at various stages of design and construction.
Residential or Commercial Landscaping
Help a family with their yard and garden, while completing a special landscaping project such as creating a rose or herb garden. Interns manage routine yard and garden chores, such as mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and weeding, while conceptualizing, executing, and completing a project from start to finish.
Another placement possibility is landscaping for a large castle hotel under the supervision of the head gardener.
Other placement options include interning with a company that specializes in growing plants that thrive in sea air, and assisting at a garden center in looking after plants, helping customers, and advising on the care of plants.
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Culinary Arts interns work side by side with professionals in the kitchens of fine restaurants, gaining firsthand experience with the culture and cuisine of their host country.
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Placements unavailable during June, July, and August due to school breaks.
Engineering interns work on public and private projects in a range of fields learning how to create effective, real-world solutions that benefit society.
Environmental Conservation interns work on a wide range of projects to protect habitats, study soil, air and water quality, define environmental policies, and promote conservation through community education.
Equine interns can be placed in a variety of settings, from large stud farms with many employees to small family yards, riding schools, and families who breed, train their own young stock, and compete locally. For students interested in competition horses or showjumping, we can arrange a placement that will help develop these skills and help you understand how such a yard runs. If you would like experience in general horse care, a placement with a riding center or with a friendly equine family are possible as well.
Applicants must be studying Agriculture, Equine or Animal Science, and have previous experience with horses.
Connemara Breeding Farm
Gain valuable equine experience with a friendly, family run farm in County Kildare, just south of Dublin city. At this farm, the family breeds the famous Connemara ponies, and are also involved with Irish Draft and Sport horses. Connemara ponies are native to Ireland and well known for their strength and ability to do many different equestrian disciplines. One of the owners is a well-known Connemara breeder, and she is also a judge for conformation in some showing classes. Interns are expected to help with all the general work at the farm, including:
- Mucking out stalls, inspections, grooming and generally caring for the horses
- Lunging and schooling
- Attending at least 2 competitions per week, assisting in showjumping and other types of competitions
- Assisting with some of the breeding programs at the farm
This is an exciting placement where you will have the opportunity to ride most days, and will also have the chance to join competitions if your abilities allow and that interests you.
Prior experience with horses required. Must be studying Agriculture, Equine or Animal Science to be eligible.
Event Management interns work with professional coordinators to plan and manage events ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Healthcare interns assist health professionals in a range of projects from public health initiatives to medical research or healthcare administration.
Hospitality Management and Tourism interns assist management and work in reception, marketing, and communications in internationally-recognized hotels and resorts.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Join a wonderful organization providing therapy services for children and young adults with sight loss, autism, and other disabilities. Clients involved in the Equine Assisted Therapy program care for horses and engage in therapy-based activities to enhance their physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills. Interns work closely with the clients, their care teams and the horses, assisting with:
- Sensory preparation - helping clients prepare the horses for riding sessions
- Horseback riding sessions - guiding clients through therapeutic activities and exercises on horseback
- Grooming - assisting clients as they care for the horses following the riding sessions
Placements now available for durations as short as 4 weeks!
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Physical Therapy interns work in the offices of physical therapists and sports trainers, learning about patient care as well as the business and administrative aspects of their field.
Public Health interns work with public health officials in government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects focused on disease and injury prevention, assessment of community health requirements, addressing environmental challenges, and creating public policy.
Seeking interns with considerable experience with animals, currently studying or planning to study veterinary medicine. Interns will gain experience related to general veterinary medicine as well as veterinary surgery. Placements may be available with companion animals or large animals like livestock and horses.
Visual Arts interns work in galleries and museums planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions.
Web and Graphic Design interns work with creative professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of larger companies to create marketing materials, web pages, logos, and other visuals for corporate clients.
Youth Development interns assist experienced educators with projects such as creating and implementing workshops, coaching sports teams, coordinating youth plays, and planning family night activities.
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.
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
Please 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.
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Through our collaboration with University of California Summer Sessions, World Endeavors interns can earn academic credit alongside their international internship. Alternatively, interns can arrange for credit through their home institution. Learn more here.
- Dedicated Program Advisor
- Customized Internship placement
- Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
- Re-entry Handbook and Support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Host family accommodations with 2 meals per day
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to Ireland
- Additional meals
- Refundable housing deposit
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
- 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.
Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.
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.
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.
We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement. You can find more information about the costs and inclusions in the “Dates & Costs” section on this page.
We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.
Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.
All of our internships are customized, and we work with each intern to make sure we find a placement that fits their specific interests, background, experience, and goals for the internship. Your specific responsibilities during your internship will be determined further in the enrollment process and will depend on your skills and goals for the program.
While pursuing her Applied Health Science degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, Ashleigh participated in a Physical Therapy internship in Ireland!
“The countryside was absolutely beautiful, and everything was so vividly green. Pictures cannot do it justice. I came across some of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout the course of my trip, I fell in love with the country – its history, its scenery, its music and its people. It became my home away from home.“
- Kristin, Intern in Ireland