Accommodations: Participants may stay with a local host family, student residence (only available certain months), or participants may arrange their own housing.
-Host Families provide participants with their own room, two meals a day, and laundry. Some homestays are nuclear families with children, while others are couples without children, single adults, or sometimes university students with a room available in their flat. Be sure to note preferences in the questionnaire and we will try to meet requests when possible.
-Participants in the Student Residence will live with up to three other international interns or students, dorm style. Participants have a single room, shared bath, kitchen, and living room. The residences include internet access and furnished kitchens. Please note, no food is included. The Student Residence is available early June through mid September, and sporadic availability throughout the academic year. Take a walking tour of Dublin with Ryan and see one of the student residences here.
Start Dates: We ask that all participants arrive in Dublin on a Sunday. Orientation will take place Monday, and then the first day of the internship is typically Tuesday. Programs are available year-round, but during the summer, we have set arrival dates for group orientations. Summer 2017 Arrival Dates: May 21, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9
The following days are public holidays in Ireland. Most companies are closed these days, so expect to have a day off. If you are arriving during the weekend, you will not begin your program until the day after the holiday.
- 1st January (if New Years Day is on the weekend then the 1st Monday in January)
- 17th March, St Patrick's Day/National Day (or the following Monday if 17th March is on a weekend)
- Easter Monday
- 1st Monday in May
- 1st Monday in June
- 1st Monday in August
- Final Monday in October. We ask that interns do not arrive December 23 – January 2.
Know that there is typically no work to be done between Christmas Eve and New Years Day, so we recommend that you make travel plans if you are in-country during this time. Further, it is typical for Europeans to take the entire month of August off of work.
Notes & Helpful Links: When a company requests a phone interview, they will schedule it according to Dublin time. Be sure to double check the time difference: Time Conversion Tool. Also be sure you can place an international phone call, here's a guide on how to call Ireland.
Internships require a minimum 4 week time commitment, but some placements may ask for a longer time commitment. Most nationalities are only able to stay in Ireland up to 90 days. More information on Irish visas: Embassy of Ireland (USA)
You'll fly into Dublin Airport (DUB). There is so much to see and do during your free time, check out the Dublin Visitor's Center for ideas.
Interns commute to and from their internship each day independently and are responsible for costs associated with transportation. Public transport in Ireland is reliable and convenient, more information on getting around via the Dublin Bus.
Bring a jacket! Ireland is known for overcast days, check the Weather in Dublin.
Are you planning to travel in Europe after your stay in Ireland? Make sure that you have proof that you are leaving Ireland within 90 days (so you don't overstay your visa). Ryan Air is a popular low cost air carrier.
After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.