Ireland is one of the first destinations chosen by students for a year of study abroad, a language study trip to improve their level of English, or for an internship.
Language, cultural diversity, and work opportunities attract young students to Ireland.
There are more internships and job offers every year in the country, which is an excellent opportunity to consider when searching for your internship abroad.
The advantages of doing your internship in Ireland
- the ideal destination to improve your level of English and to discover a tremendous cultural diversity
- one of the European countries experiencing strong economic growth, offering many exciting job opportunities for young students
- you can benefit from the Erasmus+ grant to finance your complete stay in Ireland during your internship or study.
How can I find my internship in Ireland?
There are several platforms and sources to help you find your internship in Ireland:
- Jobs.ie: this is one of Ireland’s biggest platforms for finding employment and internship offers.
- goabroad.com: a site that lists internships and exchange programs to learn or teach a language abroad.
- xperience.ie: a platform that lists internships exclusively in Ireland by city, sector, and remuneration.
- irishjobs.ie: a site that exclusively lists job and internship opportunities in Ireland.
It is also possible to find an internship in Ireland through a placement agency, which offers internships in all areas through partners with companies in several Irish cities.
Mobi Trainee also accompanies you in your internship search in Ireland through personalized coaching according to your skills, experiences, and desires! To contact them is very simple, send your CV to email@example.com.
It is also essential to get closer to universities as many companies in Ireland recruit directly from schools and academic institutions rather than online platforms.
What are the most attractive cities in Ireland?
Ireland is a very dynamic country that welcomes many international students every year. To complete an internship in Ireland, students can apply to Dublin, Galway, Longford, Leitrim, Kerry, Sligo, and Colk, which present exciting opportunities due to the economic dynamics present in all these cities.
There is a solid urban concentration in all these cities, making them an ideal place for meetings, events, and outings!
What is the legislation for internships in Ireland?
The Irish Government has decided to regulate trainee status to regulate the working conditions of trainees in the territory. Trainee workers have been receiving a minimum wage since July 2011, which is as follows:
- In the first third of the internship period, the trainee is paid € 6.49 per hour.
- The second third of the remuneration is €6.92
- The third third third the remuneration is 7.79 €
Note: Each of these periods must have a minimum duration of one month.
To qualify as a trainee worker, the trainee must meet specific criteria:
- the trainee must be present during the internship
- the tutor must direct the trainee to specific missions that he will have established beforehand
- the assessment must be done at the end of the internship
- a certificate must be provided at the end of the internship
What steps should you take to complete your internship in Ireland?
French students do not need a visa or work/stay permit to complete their internship in Ireland.
However, for internships lasting more than three months, students must apply for a residence permit at the police station in the city where they are doing their training. The student must complete forms and provide supporting documents to obtain this permit. Please visit the official Irish government websites General Employment Permit and Employment Permits for more information.
For an internship abroad, the essential elements that must be present in an internship agreement are:
- the duration of the internship
- conditions and amount of remuneration
- missions and objectives
- the insurance is taken out
- The agreement must be signed by the three parties: the student’s educational institution, the trainee, and the host institution (the company, association, or other).
Don’t forget that you can benefit from an Erasmus+ grant to finance your stay in Ireland during your internship. Here are some tips for writing a CV and a cover letter.
To obtain the scholarship, the process is straightforward, for more information, do not hesitate to consult the article of the scholarships to international mobility contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about other destinations:
- Doing your internship in Berlin.
- Internship in the Baltic States (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania)
- Scandinavian countries in vogue for Erasmus courses
- Erasmus + destinations