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Our internship programs are 10 weeks in length and are available in both autumn and spring and take place in Dublin City. You'll stay with one our friendly and experienced host families and get to meet other interns from all over the world through our student network. On weekends you'll get to explore Ireland with your cohort as we travel to some our favorite places in Ireland - These overnight trips are always a highlight!
From interning at horse riding schools, to marketing firms, to outdoor education, to hospitals, with access to over 100 host companies we bet that we've got a match for you!
We guarantee a professional work placement to all applicants accepted onto the Irish Gap Year Internship Program. By getting to know you, learning about your passions, academic background, career objectives and overall expectations for your experience abroad, we are able to place you in a work environment that will help you gain valuable work experience in Ireland.
Irish Gap Year Director, Ryan Allen is the Chair of the Gap Year Association's Sustainability Commitee and created the Association's Climate Action Plan in 2023.
- Expeditions around Ireland: All Irish Gap Year Internship Programs include overnight expeditions to some of our favourite places in Ireland. Whether you’re interning in Dublin or the northwest, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Ireland with us.
- Support Network: We know that living and working abroad is a requires a real leap of faith and therefore offer interns the full support of the Irish Gap Year team throughout their internship program.
- Professional Work Placement and Host Family Guaranteed: Regardless of your level of experience, we can guarantee an internship placement in most areas of interest. Our host companies are all small to medium sized (5 – 50 employees).
- Great Program Locations: Dublin City is vibrant, urban, hip and attracts young professionals from all over the world. The Wild Atlantic Way is a place of spectacular natural beauty and traditional Irish culture. City or Country - Your choice!