Irish Internship Page

Irish Internship Program

Register your interest in the Irish Internship Programme here

The Irish Internship Program attracts highly qualified students to live and work in Ireland during summertime. These fully-funded internships place students in prestigious organizations across the full spectrum of Irish life, embracing the community sector, entrepreneurship, research laboratories, engineering, politics, business, education, social justice, STEM, sport, poetry, architecture, theater and Irish culture. For two months, students are immersed in their host organizations, working alongside Irish employees and gaining valuable pragmatic experience.

Our internship program offers an innovative weekly Professional Development Seminar, in which distinguished figures from Irish public life engage with our interns on how best to incorporate their Irish work and living experience into their career trajectory. Each week a panel of professionals join us at the Dublin Global Gateway for a conversation about their careers; the paths they chose, the life lessons they learned, how to find careers that match values, and how they became leaders making a difference in the world. We help our interns to become career-ready. We encourage them to connect with others who can help them to achieve their goals. As these internships are all work placements, the Professional Development sessions offer timely advice as our students contemplate life after college.

Irish interns have served in prominent Irish institutions including Bank of Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Gaelic Athletics Association, National Gallery of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, IBM, and many others (see the full list at the bottom of this page).

We welcome applications from Notre Dame undergraduate students in every major, who have a genuine interest in learning from an Irish internship. The program seeks independent, smart, flexible, capable candidates who wish to really engage with Ireland and embrace the opportunity of living and working abroad. They should demonstrate a willingness to commit to their work placement, to the cultural enrichment and professional development program. They should bring with them an open, curious mind, be personally flexible in dealing with new situations, and have a genuine desire to engage with the wider world.

Internship Award Includes 

  • Roundtrip airfare (up to a maximum of $1200, booked through Anthony Travel)
  • Accommodation at:
    • UCD student residences (8 week program),
    • TCD student residences (10 week REU program)
  • GeoBlue health insurance
  • Ground transport to and from work placement (Leap card allowance)
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Professional development programming
  • Cultural enrichment program
  • Living allowance ($2000)

Program Dates

Program runs from May 22 - July 16, 2022 (July 30, 2021 for Naughton Fellowship REUs).

Application Information

  •  Due to ongoing disruptions from COVID-19, applications and interviews for internship positions will be conducted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and spring semesters.
  • Resumes and cover letters are collected via Handshake, the University’s recruiting platform. New internship positions can be posted throughout the fall semester and even into the spring semester. Favorite the Dublin Global Gateway page on Handshake here to receive notifications as new positions are posted.
  • Note: Applications are accepted for individual internship positions (up to three), not to the programme as a whole. Please submit a resume and cover letter that is relevant and specific to the position you are applying for.
  • All interviews will take place on Zoom. Short first round interviews will take place with the Internship Programme Manager. All subsequent interviews will be arranged and conducted by the organisations.
  • The application process for the Naughton Fellowship REU Programme is separate. You can find REU application information here.
  • Register your interest in the Irish Internship Programme by filling out this form here with your name, your major, and your area of interest for summer internship opportunities. Any additional questions can be directed to the programme manager Maggie Arriola

Internship Opportunities

Available internship opportunities (including an option to Design Your Own Internship) can now be seen on Handshake. Please favorite the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway page on Handshake (here) to receive notifications and updates

Current and past internship placements include:

PLEASE NOTE: Not all internship placements are on offer every year. Please check the Dublin Global Gateway page on Handshake for this year’s placements.

CORPORATE

  • Allied Irish Banks (AIB)
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bank of America
  • Equilend
  • Exeter Real Estate
  • Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Ireland
  • Linesight (Construction Consultancy)
  • Ornua (a global Irish food company)
  • Reputations Agency (public relations)
  • The HR Company

CULTURE

  • Abbey Theatre
  • Archaeological excavations in the Boyne Valley
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • Comhaltas Ceoiltéoiri Éireann (promoting Irish traditional music)
  • Dublin Port Archive
  • Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge (Dublin City University interdisciplinary Irish language programming)
  • Foras na Gaeilge (promoting the Irish language)
  • Gaelic Athletic Association (Ireland’s largest sporting organization)
  • Irish Film Archive
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Literature Ireland
  • National Folklore Collection (home to one of the largest collections of oral and ethnological material in the world)
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Pavilion Theatre
  • Poetry Ireland (dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting poetry throughout Ireland)
  • Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster)
  • Science Gallery

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

  • Bord Bía, the Irish Food Board
  • Departments of Foreign Affairs and Justice
  • European Movement Ireland
  • European Union Commission
  • Fianna Fáil (political party)

STEM

  • IBM
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Solas OLED
  • Telnyx
  • REUs at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and University College Cork

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • Benefacts.ie
  • Centre for Talented Youth Ireland
  • Don Bosco Care
  • Irish Cancer Society
  • Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre
  • Rediscovery Centre (environment and sustainability education)
  • Youth Education Services (YES) for Refugees and Migrants

NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL PLACEMENTS

  • A&L Goodbody
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Philip Lee
  • Wiliam Fry
  • Whitney Moore