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Why intern in Dublin?

Why do a Turing Scheme funded Internship in Dublin?

Why intern in Dublin?

A short flight from the UK to Dublin, Ireland's capital and largest city, is situated in a bay on the east coast of the River Liffey. And their industry is booming! 

While most other EU countries contracted by an average of -6.8 per cent, Ireland's economy grew by 3 per cent despite the impact of the Covid pandemic. And with 83% of Irish business leaders believing their organisations' revenue growth will increase in the next 12 months, an internship funded by the Turing Scheme in Ireland offers an excellent opportunity to learn from their optimism and how to overcome challenges.  

What better internship opportunity could there be to help your CV stand out from the crowd than an international work experience in Dublin, home to literary giants, Georgian architecture, and, of course, Guinness?  The River Liffey, Dublin

The team are so kind, and the work is really pushing me to improve! I don’t feel like an intern at all but fully part of the team whose ideas are valued, which is nice.

Lucy 
Digital Marketing Intern 2021

Industries available for a Twin internship funded by the Turing Scheme

At the moment, we only offer Digital Marketing internships. Due to COVID, Hospitality placements are not open. This may change for September 2021, but we will keep you updated. 

Digital Media placements in Dublin are mostly with small and medium independent companies. Roles vary, with some offering a design based placement, requiring Adobe Creative Suite skills, while others might be more suited to someone who has a good grasp of the English language and who wants to write blogs or create social media or website content.  

Take a look at the roles we have in Dublin:

Dublin Turing Scheme accommodation

Your accommodation is located in central Dublin, close to Trinity College, local supermarkets and green parks. So step outside and take a 5-minute stroll to the closest LUAS stop - great for local travel.

The campus-style residential accommodation was built brand new in 2020 and offers a range of communal areas, including an onsite gym and studio, cinema, outdoor walking trail, and BBQ areas so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet with other international students.

Highfiel Park Dublin accommodation communal areas

Accommodation is divided into communal pods; each pod has 8 bedrooms, so you'll share a kitchen diner with a flat-screen TV with your fellow Turing Scheme interns. Bedrooms are all en-suite, so you'll have your own toilet, sink and large shower. Your room has a study area, a small double bed and plenty of storage space.  Bed linen packs are provided, but you will have to bring your own towel!

Highfield Park Dublin accommodation room

Kitchens are well equipped with a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space, and you'll also have access to Laundry facilities located on-site.

All utilities and WIFI are covered, so there are no extra expenses to you, and you can rest assured knowing that should you have any issues, there is 24-hour staff and maintenance on-site. 

What to do while you're there

You'll find a rich cultural history, active nightlife, friendly residents, the tradition of Irish pubs, and a country passionate about sports and music. Dublin provides access to great public transport connecting Tallaght to The Point and Saggart to Connolly. With so much to see and do, Dublin has a transport network that is easy to navigate:

DART: is a rail line that regularly runs along the coast from Malahide or Howth in North Co. Dublin southwards through the city centre and as far as Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

Commuter Rail: Operates on two lines. One is from Connolly Station in the city to Kilcock. The other is from Heuston Station to Sallins.

LUAS Tram Line: red and green lines, city centre only

Dublin Bus: The biggest public transport provider in the Greater Dublin Area, operating over 136 routes. Normal services run from 5.00 am until midnight.

The prettiest street in Dublin - Crown Alley

Ireland's history traces back over 1 000 years, and you can see it in the streets, notice it in the architecture and statutes, hear about it in the pubs. Just visit any of the 43 museums in Dublin and learn about Vikings, revolutions and the ever enchanting folklore.

Music is a vital part of Irish culture and society, and Dublin has excellent venues to see live music, ranging from traditional to modern and offbeat, not to mention the unique record and music stores peppered throughout the city. 

Because of Ireland's booming industries and the many English language schools, people from other parts of Europe, South America, and Asia move to Dublin to develop their English level or grow their careers. So, not only will you experience Irish culture, but Brazilian, Italian, Chinese, Spanish and French, just to name a few, too. And with all these students throughout the city, many restaurants and events in Dublin provide student discounts and free events so that you can keep your budget in check too. 

View of the County Kerry coast from the top of Geokaun Mountain on Valentia Island in the Ring of Kerry

Step just outside of Dublin to see the ancient fairy mounds, or raths, around the country hillsides and while you're out, take in the breathtaking views. The Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway, and the Ring of Kerry are just a few of the places you could see while interning in Dublin. You can take a budget-friendly trip to Killarney National Park, see waterfalls, the Ross Castle, mountains and rivers. 

It was a rewarding experience as it looks great on my CV and I've had a greater response from employers since putting the internship on my CV.

Amy
Digital Marketing Intern 2021

In today's competitive job market, international work experience - like an internship placement in Ireland - will give your CV the boost it needs to make you stand out to employers. Interested in a work placement experience in Ireland?

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