Intern in Ireland

It’s said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. Home to only 5 million people, the island’s influence far exceeds its size. It has renowned creativity in literature, film, and popular music. Experience true Irish history as you tour the ancient castles and cathedrals of the country; don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone, visit the Irish coastline with its amazing sea-cliff views, and see small-town Irish life.

Program Overview

Work at a leading company or organisation in your chosen field, while growing professionally and personally in one of Europe’s great cities – Dublin. Our Intern in Ireland program gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and boost your resume, plus have a great time exploring a fantastic city and country. Our programs are extremely flexible – choose between 8, 10 and 12 weeks.

Multi-Cultural Dublin – You might not expect it, but Dublin has become one of Europe’s true multi-cultural destinations. Economic growth has brought immigrants from throughout the world to Dublin and the result is a city buzzing with excitement, fun and colour.

A Great Working Experience – Through this internship, you get hands-on experience with a leading company or organisation. You work as part of a team and will be responsible for developing and delivering projects. We will match your skills and goals to maximise your talents.

References to Kickstart your Career – You’ll work hard and enjoy the benefits of forming lasting relationships with co-workers and fellow interns. Plus you’ll return home with international references to kickstart your career.

Travel and Explore – Dublin, Ireland is your gateway to Europe. Travel throughout the UK on cheap airfares and even hop across to another country for the weekend. It is all at your doorstep and within easy reach.

Networking Toolkit – we’ll provide the training and the resources to get you noticed and on the fast track to a great career. Included in your Networking Toolkit will be: resume and interview coaching, business card design and internship completion certificate. We’ll also provide access to a range of career seminars to help you develop contacts through LinkedIn and how to improve your interview and resume skills.


An internship in Dublin is an experience to treasure for the rest of your life – and could be the kickstart your career needs in your chosen field.

This is what you can expect:

  • A great city to live in and explore
  • Great work experience with a full-time internship
  • Work alongside leading Irish business professionals
  • Build on your resume to give you a competitive advantage in the job market
  • Boost your contacts and references
  • Choose your field of interest – tailor-made placements available
  • Take in Dublin’s famous festivals
  • Share great accommodation options with other international interns and students


Internship opportunities are offered in both small, dynamic local firms, and market-leading multinational organisations! Internships are available in the following fields*:


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing


  • Public Relations

Health Science

  • Healthcare

Social Sciences & Humanities

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Work

Visual/Performing Arts & Design

  • Design
  • Music/Theater/Dance
  • Studio Art/Art History

*Please be aware that the placements above are not guaranteed as situations can change with local businesses and organisations.


Your internship may include various day trips, such as visits to Galway and the Aran Islands, a tour of Dublin, a visit to an archaeology museum or the opportunity to see the Book of Kells.

Past interns have experienced:

  • A trip to the Guinness Storehouse – learn how to make the perfect pint
  • Iconic ‘Croke Park Stadium’ – Ireland’s largest sporting arena and the 4th largest stadium in Europe. This is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association and showcases Ireland’s national games of Gaelic football and hurling
  • The Irish Dance Party – learn three Irish dances in a two-hour interactive show
    National Botanic Gardens
  • Cliff Walking – stunning and dramatic views
  • A visit to Belfast – the largest city and capital of Northern Ireland; visit the Titanic Center, the Antrim Coast and the beautiful village of Ballintoy (with views of Scotland), plus you might like to visit the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle


While Ireland is a relatively small island of 6 million people, it is packed with historical and cultural significance. Dublin, Ireland’s largest city, is a culturally rich, exciting city to experience. Locals have a passion for their sports and are well-known for being welcoming with a great sense of humour.

The city has a vibrant nightlife – with an estimated 50% of the population under 25 years old, it is reputedly one of Europe’s most youthful cities!

The Dublin region is considered the economic centre of Ireland. It was at the forefront of the country’s rapid economic expansion between 1995 and 2000 known as the Celtic Tiger, a period of rapid economic growth fueled by foreign direct investment.

Dublin houses the European headquarters and/or operational bases of companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Facebook and Twitter.

On a green note, the city has more open space per square km than any other European capital city, with 97% of Dublin residents living within 300m of a park.


Accommodation is typically in shared room apartments and/or dormitory style with a shared living space, or a local homestay. Accommodation will vary depending on the time of year and the location of the internship in and around Dublin.

Interns can opt for single room accommodation with a A$600 per month supplement fee. This supplementary fee is subject to change pending the time of year and duration of stay. In some cases, twin share may not be available and a single room may be required. Please enquire with CISaustralia for detailed information.

CISaustralia works very hard to find accommodation that is close to the intern’s workplace. In some circumstances, there may be up to a 70-minute commute – consider it a great way to explore the city and catch up with friends via email or social media.

Academic Credit

An added bonus to your CISaustralia internship is that many universities in Australia will recognise your internship and grant you academic credit. Many progressive universities recognise high-quality internships as part of an elective course, a practical experience element of your degree studies and/or a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course.

If you are interested in gaining academic credit for your internship towards your degree at your university in Australia, you should apply for pre-approved academic credit at your home university. Contact your International Office, Academic Advisor/Head of Department or Careers Office to see if this option is available.

CISaustralia will work with you, your university’s Careers Office and academic staff within your faculty to try and secure academic credit for this program towards your degree.

CISaustralia can provide a certificate of participation for every placement. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee & Dates

Customised Internship - Year Round
Application deadline is 90 days prior to commencement. Arrive on the Sunday before your internship begins the following Tuesday. Depart the Saturday or Sunday after your internship ends.
Application FeeA$ 95
Program Fee A$ 8,098 - 10,098
OS-HELP A$ 6,913


Program fees include the following:
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • Accommodation*
  • On-site orientation
  • Social and cultural activities with the CISaustralia Site Director
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

*Accommodation is typically in a shared room apartment and/or dormitory style. Accommodation will vary depending on the time of year and the location of the internship in and around Dublin. Interns can opt for single room accommodation with approx A$600 per month supplement fee. Please enquire with CISaustralia for detailed information. Please note that single rooms may only be available.

What is not included:

  • Program application fee
  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Meals (unless mentioned above)
  • Extra travel/excursions (other than those mentioned above)

Please note that no internship placement is ever guaranteed, even after acceptance into the program. CISaustralia is in constant communication with each candidate providing ongoing updates on final placement confirmation and associated organisational opportunities.

Please do not book flights until you have received the dates in your acceptance paperwork and you are confirmed on the program.

CISaustralia reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partners.


1. Is a passport or visa required? How and when do I apply for my passport and visa?

It is a requirement of entry to any international destination to have a valid passport. It is important to remember that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months PAST your return date. To apply for a passport visit Australia Post to collect an application or learn more at:

Passport application forms can be filled in and printed online, but not lodged. You will need to sign the completed application form in black ink and lodge it at the time of your personal interview, together with all of the supporting documentation listed on the application form. In Australia most forms are lodged at Australia Post outlets.

Visas are specific to the destination, please check with trained counselling staff at CISaustralia for further information.

2. Where will I be staying during my internship?

Accommodation is provided as part of your internship. This is often shared accommodation or a single room in a shared apartment. Please see the ‘Accommodation’ tab of the internship you are interested in to learn more.

3. Will there be other students with me in the program, and if so, how many?

CISaustralia programs are a great way to not only meet local and international students but also others from Australia on a similar intern journey as you. We often have U.S. students on intern placements through our partners in the United States. Depending on the year, intern program sizes will vary. Often flexibility is the key! If you need more information on specific program sizes, please contact us.

4. Will I be paid during my internship?

You won’t get paid but the experience is priceless. Your resume will look outstanding and you will open up a whole new world of opportunities. Professional internships are invaluable experiences, and educational and resume-building programs that will greatly enhance your employment prospects when you return home. Some universities will also offer academic credit for your internship. Check with your home university in Australia.

5. How do you match me with businesses and organisations?

Matching you to the best available internship is crucial to the success of the program. We take a detailed look at your interests, goals and skills and match you accordingly with businesses and organisations that fit your needs. This is why the application process is so crucial. Here you will nominate your top two areas of interest and we will also conduct an interview with you through our Program Coordinator or on-site team to help us achieve the best placement. Once you have paid the $750 ($1,100 Intern in England) internship deposit, our team will move ahead with placing you with the best match in one of your two chosen fields of interest.

6. I am thinking of an internship in my major – is this possible?

It is possible and wherever possible, we go even further to individualise your placement to truly match your major. For sample placements take a look at the ‘Placements’ tab.

7. Is the internship matching deposit necessary?

It is necessary for one very important reason. It shows your commitment to the program, not just to us but also potential businesses and organisations that we are approaching on your behalf. When you’ve paid the deposit we can confidently approach these businesses on your behalf to find the best possible match. It is not an extra fee – the $750 ($1,100 Intern in England) deposit is part of your overall program payment.

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