Education Administration Internships in Dublin
Education Administration internships are perfect for anyone looking to gain experience in education management. With placements in Dublin schools, you’ll learn about the broader picture of education beyond the classroom. Interns assist international students and local teachers, help with recruitment, marketing and general management.
- Learn different elements of education management from sales and recruitment to marketing and events.
- Enjoy after-work social events and meet students from around the world
- Live in Dublin and enjoy the Ireland’s famous history and hospitality
Type of host organizations:
- Government-accredited English language schools
Education Administration internships are perfect for anyone looking to gain experience in education management. With placements in language schools in Dublin, you’ll learn about the broader picture of education beyond the classroom. Interns assist international students and local teachers, help with recruitment, marketing and general management.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided. Click here to view remote Education & Youth Development internships that you can undertake from home.
As an Education Administration intern in Dublin, Ireland, come prepared to gain experience in an Irish academic institution that is inclusive of students from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. Placements are available in government-accredited public or private language schools around Dublin. Due to Brexit, Ireland is now Europe’s only predominantly English-speaking country, which means English language schools are highly popular with students from all over Europe.
Interns provide support to foreign students by helping them settle into school and offering advice about living in Dublin and liaising with host families. You’ll also help teachers with administrative work, preparing class material and resources such as worksheets and games for English language students of all ages.
You’ll also assist with student recruitment and bookings, as well as in marketing. Interns can help with social media marketing, creating Facebook posts to encourage foreign students to enroll and creating longer-form content such as blogs on international education in Ireland.
It is important to be aware that these internships are typically non-classroom-based. This means that you may not be directly teaching. Rather, you’ll gain an understanding of the daily support international students and teachers require, within the operation of an academic institution. These internships are also suited to anyone looking to gain experience in the TEFL industry, since the internship placements include English language schools for foreign students.
Interns who join the program during the Irish summer, from late June through early August, can generally expect to be involved as Summer Camp assistants and guides. This involves working in camps for students between 11-17 years old, helping with the accommodation or academic department, marketing, sales or providing general assistance in lessons.
In your spare time, you’ll be able to explore Dublin’s famous castles and parks, as well as stunning sea-side walks and cliffs all around Ireland. Irish hospitality is world-renowned, and the city is home to dozens of highly rated pubs and restaurants, and a vibrant social scene.
Education Administration interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
Assisting the academic team
Working with marketing
Helping with student recruitment and bookings
Providing guidance to international students
Contributing to general office duties and management
Professional development opportunites:
Contribute to the daily running of a busy international school
Understand the administrative requirements of education and international students
Experience school recruitment and marketing in a European setting
Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Recommended online TEFL course
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we also recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials. No previous teaching experience or training is required. You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.Get TEFL certified online
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Internships (excluding Tourism Operations)
Program Fee (USD)
|4 weeks||$3,385Equivalent to $120/day|
|5 weeks||$3,719Equivalent to $106/day|
|6 weeks||$4,108Equivalent to $97/day|
|7 weeks||$4,443Equivalent to $90/day|
|8 weeks||$4,777Equivalent to $85/day|
|9 weeks||$5,111Equivalent to $81/day|
|10 weeks||$5,501Equivalent to $78/day|
|11 weeks||$5,835Equivalent to $75/day|
|12 weeks||$6,169Equivalent to $73/day|
- 24/7 in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Coaching from your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
- Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
- Optional extras, such as language lessons
- Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
Arrival and Orientation
Internships in Dublin begin every Monday and interns may choose to spend a minimum of 2 weeks, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. (Exceptions to start date availability may occur when start dates are closed due to public holiday disruptions or if the program has already reached capacity).
Airport pick up and accommodation are included in the Program Fee. The accommodation is covered from the Sunday night before the Monday start date - interns are required to arrive no later than the Sunday before their Monday start date, as all orientations are held on Mondays. All participants fly into Dublin Airport (DUB), in order to receive their airport pick up and be transported to the accommodation by a pre-arranged driver.
Upon arrival to homestay accommodation, interns are met and greeted by their host family, who will assist with settling in.
Interns who choose a Tourism Operations placement are accommodated in inner-city apartment/residence instead of with a host family. They are likewise transported to this accommodation, to settle in and rest.
Note that all participants are advised not to book flights until they have first registered to confirm their internship placement. Orientation takes place soon after arrival and covers important details for the internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. Interns typically join their placement on the following day. If you are planning to spend time in Dublin prior to your internship and will not require an airport pick up, just let us know. We can arrange an alternative pick up from another location within the central city.
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Accommodation and WiFi
Interns who choose a Tourism Operations placement are accommodated in a city center apartment/residence instead of with a host family. This arrangement is reflected by the separate Program Fees that are listed for Tourism Operations internships.
The central location of this accommodation is ideal for commuting to Tourism Operations internship placements within the central city area, especially as early starts can often be required (if assisting with tour excursions, which have an early departure time). Accommodation is also close to public transportation routes, as well as shops, restaurants, cafes, entertainment, parks, and other attractions.
The apartments are small and basic, yet clean, comfortable, secure and adequately furnished. Interns can expect to have their own private room and bedding is provided. The apartment can be co-inhabited with up to two other international students / interns, so the kitchen and living room are shared spaces. All roommates are expected to respect common areas, keeping them clean, tidy and comfortable for all guests. If you are interning alongside a friend, please let us know and we can aim to ensure you’re accommodated together (subject to availability).
It is important to note that extra nights of accommodation are not available with our accommodation option for Tourism Operations. The Program Fee covers the accommodation from the Sunday night before the Monday start date and interns are required to depart by the Sunday morning of their last week. If extra nights of accommodation are required for an earlier arrival or later departure, they must be booked independently.
All other internships in Ireland
Most interns in Dublin are hosted in friendly and welcoming homestay accommodations. Due to the layout of Dublin city, host families are usually based in suburban areas outside of the capital. Host family accommodation assignments are always made in consideration of the internship placement location, making efforts to ensure that any commute time to the placement is as convenient as possible. Nevertheless, it is wise to anticipate an average commute time of up to 40 - 45 minutes via bus or Dublin Area Rapid Transit system (“DART” is an electrified commuter rail railway network, which serves the coastal and city centre of Dublin). Interns can purchase a weekly Dublin bus pass (LEAP card), which allows interns to ‘top up’ and enjoy unlimited travel on city centre forms of transport (expect to budget €40 - approximately US$47 - per week for this). Homestay accommodation includes a light laundry service and single room.
It is important to note that extra nights of accommodation are not available with homestay accommodations. The Program Fee covers the accommodation from the Sunday night before the Monday start date and interns are required to depart by the Sunday morning of their last week. If extra nights of accommodation are required for an earlier arrival or later departure, they must be booked independently.
With the exception of interns who choose a Tourism Operations placement and are provided with city-center apartment accommodation (as outlined above), all other interns in Ireland receive meals which are included with their host family accommodation arrangement. This arrangement is reflected by the separate Program Fees that are listed for Tourism Operations internships. Interns who choose Tourism Operations must budget independently to cover their own meals during the course of the internship program.
The meals provided by the host family include breakfast, dinner and a light supper, served Monday through Friday. During the week, interns may prepare a simple packed lunch in the morning to avoid the expense of paying for lunch. During the weekends, all meals are provided, including lunch. Breakfast and lunches are typically not prepared by the host family for the intern. However, interns have access to the kitchen facilities to prepare their own (e.g. make cereal or toast for breakfast, make a sandwich and have some fruit for lunch during the weekend, etc).
It is important to be aware that vegetarian and other dietary requirements must be communicated in advance. There is an additional weekly surcharge if a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan diet is requested. This is in order to provide speciality grocery items, which are often more expensive (e.g. soy milk, gluten free bread/pasta, protein supplements, etc). The extra cost is €30 per week, to be paid directly in-country.
Activities and tourism
During the weekends, free time is available to relax, engage in tourism activities and explore other parts of Ireland. Dublin’s history goes back thousands of years and there is a lot to explore! You’ll find museums, castles, theatres, parks, festivals, art galleries, cafes, and pubs abuzz with various happenings, year-round.
The city is sometimes described in quarters, comprising of the “Medieval Quarter” (including Dublin Castle, Christ Church, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the old city walls), the “Georgian Quarter” (including the area around St Stephen’s Green shopping mall, Trinity College, and Merrion Square), the “Docklands Quarter” and the “Cultural Quarter” (around the Temple Bar district).
Make sure you get “The Dublin Pass” which is a must-have sightseeing package. It grants free entry to over 25 top attractions, museums and monuments, as well as a free 24-Hour hop-on, hopp-off bus tour. You can choose from 1, 2, 3 or 5 day passes and it’s free to pick up the pass if you collect it from Dublin collection desks, located within the city, or - have it sent straight to your smartphone.
If you want to get some exercise and fresh air outside of the city, there are plenty of activities that’ll help keep you fit (you’ll need to bookmark these ideas, to ensure you burn off your Guinness and fish n’ chips). You can go kayaking in Dalkey, kite surfing in Clontarf, or hike around the Hill of Howth. Dublin Discovery Trails offers a series of self-guided walking trails, or rent a bicycle to cruise around the city. If you want more cardio, check out Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail to ride the 8km loop within the Dublin Mountains.
Essential country information
|Languages||English, Irish, Ulster Scots|
Weather and climate:
Overall, Ireland has a mild but changeable oceanic climate with few extremes. Precipitation falls throughout the year but is light overall. In Dublin, the warmest months are June through September, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F (16°C). It is cold and wet from November through March, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F (11°C). Wind and cloud cover can be expected year-round.
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