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Hospitality & Hotel Management Internships in Dublin

Hospitality & Hotel Management Internships in Dublin

Irish hospitality is famous all over the world, and on these rewarding Hospitality and Hotel Management internships you’ll gain hands-on experience contributing to the lively, vibrant industry in and around Dublin. Intern in a range of high quality hotels, restaurants or bars, helping to serve customers and contributing to their operations and marketing alongside experienced professionals.

Internship Highlights:
  • Learn hands-on skills in the world-renowned Irish hospitality sector
  • Build your understanding of how to satisfy customer requirements
  • Enjoy free time to explore Dublin
Type of host organizations:
  • Hotels, and hotel facilities
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Fully hosted experience from US$3,435
Includes accommodation & meals
Start dates every Monday
Minimum duration 4 weeks, up to 12 Weeks maximum
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Undergraduate Degree (or currently enrolled) in a related field, such as hospitality, resort and tourism management, commerce, languages and cultures, etc.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Concierge, Guest Services, Event & Conference Organiser, Management, Sales and Marketing, Travel Agent, Tour Guide / Operator, Marketing & Promotions Management, Hospitality Management, Catering Manager, Food & Beverage Services Manager

Internship details

Irish hospitality is famous all over the world, and on these rewarding Hospitality and Hotel Management internships you’ll gain hands-on experience contributing to the lively, vibrant industry in and around Dublin. Intern in a range of high quality hotels, restaurants or bars, helping to serve customers and contributing to their operations and marketing alongside experienced professionals.

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided. Click here to check out remote internships, which you can undertake from home.

Hospitality and hotel management are exciting industries where no two days are the same. On these rewarding internships in Ireland, you can gain practical experience in both general and specific roles within premium hotels, restaurants and bars around Dublin and the town of Bray, which is 20 minutes by train from the centre of Dublin.

Internships are available in multiple hotels, including those within the McGettigan Hotel Group and Dalata Hotel Group. As an intern, you can gain experience in the running of the hotels themselves, or within restaurants, leisure centers, spas or other facilities. Internship activities can include, but may not be limited to:

  • Welcoming guests
  • Assisting with bookings and reservations
  • Providing customer service
  • Assisting with operations requirements
  • Contributing to marketing strategies

Inters looking for experience in a specific field should include details on your application. These requests are accommodated wherever possible, though are subject to availability.

The internship timetable is expected to be full time, but can be based on shift work, so may involve early starts, late finishes or weekend work. This will reflect standard industry hours, and will not generally require more than 40 hours per week. Interns should come prepared to be flexible and to also communicate any requests in regard to your preferred timetable, which can be taken into consideration.

Interns who join a short-term internship can expect an experience that is introductory in nature. However, longer-term interns (6 weeks or more) have more scope to develop experience in areas such as human resources, front of house, hotel management, sales and marketing, etc.

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.

Typical Schedule

  • Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Interns may be required to work outside office hours and on weekends - this will be discussed with your supervisor in Dublin.

Career Benefits

Hospitality & Hotel Management interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Customer service

  • Operations

  • Working in hotels, restaurants, spas, bars and other facilities

  • Assisting in marketing, human resources, hotel management and sales

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain hands-on experience assisting customers with a range of requirements

  • Build your understanding of how hotels and hospitality providers work

  • Learn specific skills in hotel management, restaurants, bars, spas and other facilities

  • Build your communication skills in a professional environment

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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Program fees

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)

Homestay accommodation with meals
Program Fee (USD)
4 weeks $3,435Equivalent to $122/day
5 weeks $3,769Equivalent to $107/day
6 weeks $4,158Equivalent to $99/day
7 weeks $4,493Equivalent to $91/day
8 weeks $4,827Equivalent to $86/day
9 weeks $5,161Equivalent to $81/day
10 weeks $5,551Equivalent to $79/day
11 weeks $5,885Equivalent to $76/day
12 weeks $6,219Equivalent to $74/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 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
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • 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

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.

The last night of the accommodation is the Saturday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Sunday. Extra nights of accommodation outside the program dates are not available.

All participants are advised not to book flights until they have first registered to confirm their internship placement.

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Accommodation and WiFi

Interns in Dublin are hosted in friendly and welcoming homestay accommodations. (As an exception, interns who choose a Tourism Operations placement are accommodated in a city center apartment/residence instead of with a host family. Read more about these placements here).

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 approx. €40 (approx. 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.

Please note that the accommodation pictured in the photo gallery of this webpage is provided as an example. Since we work with more than one option for accommodation, the exact accommodation that you’re assigned may differ from the photos. However, you can expect a similar standard and similar amenities, to what is shown.


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 and dinner, served Monday through Sunday. 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 specialty 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.

In all cases, we advise interns to budget independently for their own lunches, snacks and treats.

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

Capital Dublin
Population 4.77 million
Languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC+00:00
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.