Individualized Placements in Ireland
Dublin | Ireland
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Gain professional experience in a broad range of fields through an individualized placement in Dublin, Ireland. Fields include, but are not limited to: media, business, PR, social services, and community development. Dublin is a vibrant and friendly city, and provides a great environment for both career exploration and immersion in Irish culture.
About the Organization
Academic Options Ireland has over ten years experience in the recruitment and placement of students, giving us a level of technical competence and professional integrity unrivaled in the Irish market. We have maintained long and mutually beneficial relationships with the companies who provide the internships. These relationships continue to grow as we continue providing companies with prolific and talented young personalities, who obtain rewarding and invaluable experience.
Intern Options Ireland works in close connection with IE3 Global Internships to provide a high-quality, relevant internship experience for accepted students in a range of professional disciplines. Options are available in private enterprise and not-for-profits in and around Dublin. In some instances, placement in another part of Ireland may be available. Through personal contact and hands-on student engagement, Academic Options Ireland matches students with an organization where they can learn and make a valuable contribution to their host site.
Options can include:
•Not-for-profits – working with the disadvantaged in Ireland and abroad through community groups, charities, social service agencies and schools.
•Media – print journalism, new media, publishing
•Business – Finance, business forecasting, public relations, marketing and advertising
•Arts – Arts administration, art auctioneers, graphic design, interior design and furniture design
•Law – with legal firms on a general level, however, it is difficult to find specific areas of work as the legal system in Ireland differs to that of the United States
•Tourism – inbound travel companies, outbound travel companies and inter country Irish tour providers
•Culinary – multiple catering companies and local restaurants
•Design – graphic and interior design companies and retail outlets
If what you are looking for has not been mentioned above please contact us and we should be able to accommodate you with your request. Please note that placements that require work with vulnerable populations under the supervision of a licensed practitioner (PT, Medical, Counseling, etc) are not possible through this placement option. General experience in these fields is feasible but the placements will not meet specific degree requirements for working under a licensed practitioner.
# of Positions per term
Any term. Certain options may be limited to certain times of year.
Duration of Internship
Minimum of 10 weeks, maximum of 1 year. Most internships are available for 3-6 months.
All majors may apply; specific requirements will be governed by the type of work you wish to do.
Interns must be responsible, self-starters, and professionally motivated. Strong communication skills are an asset in any field. Students should be able to demonstrate coursework/professional (paid or volunteer) background in the relevant area.
English; in some instances, interns may be dealing with other cultures and backgrounds, so other languages (especially European languages) may be advantageous or required.
Placements can take an extended period of time and many students do not find out about final placement until 4 weeks prior to departure. It is important to be able to deal with this level of ambiguity both with regards to academic and personal arrangements.
Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IE3 Program Fee
The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term, regardless of credit earned. You do not pay tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. Visit your University's IE3 page for details, costs for additional terms, and campus administrative fees.
Estimated One-Time Expenses
|Host Site Fees||
|Visa Fees||None, but see below *|
|Recommended Immunizations||There are no required immunizations.|
*See Additional Cost Information below.
Estimated Monthly Expenses
|Housing||450 - 600 Euros|
|Local Transportation||90 Euros (if commuting daily by rail)|
|Personal Expenses||70 Euros|
The majority of placements are not compensated. If compensation is offered, students will need to pursue a Working Holidaymaker authorization to enter Ireland. Guidance will be provided by IE3 Regional Director.
Additional Expense Information
- Students staying longer that three months (90 days) will need to apply for an entry document, which will carry an additional charge. Please contact the Regional Director for the UK and Ireland for further information.
Ireland possesses one of the most talented and ambitious work forces in the world. The work ethic and work method of our best and brightest put Irish companies at the cutting edge of service provision. The emphasis in Irish society upon education, achievement and personal success accounts for the high levels of domestic enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment.
Ireland has the youngest workforce in Europe with over 36% under the age of 25. In Ireland young people are making the difference. Ireland is the one of the first countries to be considered by many multi-nationals when re-locating. A number of the worlds most high profile companies are some of the countries largest employers. Being a member of the EU gives Irish workers an automatic entitlement to work for the largest number of fortune 500 companies in one economic area (170). As an English speaking country we have the luxury of world commerce being on our terms.
Ireland has established itself as one of the most sophisticated and cost-effective environments in which to conduct modern business. Our workforce are IT orientated and understand better then any the global nature of twenty-first century industry. Seven of the worlds top ten Information and Communication Technology companies have large scale operations in Ireland.
The extent and diversity of our industries reflects the variety of specializations in our workforce. Our wide-ranging cross-section of business types includes all cultural, product manufacturing, service provision and lifestyle industries. No matter what your area of expertise, Ireland will undoubtedly provide you with an opportunity to learn from sophisticated market trend setters.
Field Notes Postings:
- Cooking in Ireland: Beyond Meat & Potatoes by Jason Broome, University of Oregon student and IE3 intern (May 11, 2011)