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Sales & Marketing Internships in Dublin

Sales & Marketing Internships in Dublin

Excellent internship opportunities in Ireland, for those interested in brand management, marketing strategy, digital marketing, distribution and sales. Sales & Marketing internship placements are customized to suit you, with opportunities to learn about consumer behavior, marketing strategy, market research and more.

Internship Highlights:
  • Develop practical understanding in a Sales & Marketing role that matches your skills and interests
  • Learn and implement Sales & Marketing strategies and techniques in a real world environment
  • Enjoy free time to explore Dublin
Type of host organizations:
  • A leading beauty product distributor
  • A radio station
  • A property management and development company
  • A food distribution company
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Fully hosted experience from $3485
Includes accommodation
Typical schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
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 marketing, communications, public relations, business administration, etc.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Advertising/Promotions/Marketing Manager, Advertising Sales Representative, Graphic Designer, Market Research Analyst, Meeting/Convention/Event Planner, Product Development Manager, Brand Manager, Media Coordinator, Public Relations Consultant

Internship details

Excellent internship opportunities in Ireland, for those interested in brand management, marketing strategy, digital marketing, distribution and sales. Sales & Marketing internship placements are customized to suit you, with opportunities to learn about consumer behavior, marketing strategy, market research and more.

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

The fields of sales and marketing are fast-moving, but the skills you’ll learn as an intern will help to fast-track your experience and set you up for a rewarding career.

As an intern, you can be placed with a wide range of businesses and organizations, in sales and marketing roles. Your specific placement and the nature of tasks you’ll be involved with will relate to your own skills, interests and areas of preference. Specific arrangements are made for you in advance, so that you can gain relevant experience in fields of interest, to build your resume and complement your studies.

Examples of internship activities may include (but may not be limited to):

  • Assisting with client relationships
  • Sales and market research
  • Account management
  • Developing marketing strategies for various brands

Internships are often based in the picturesque coastal town of Bray, which is 20 minutes by train from the centre of Dublin. One example of a popular internship placement is with a leading distributor of beauty and pharmaceutical products, which distributes to some of the largest chains in Ireland. The company is small but has a large reach, as it is home to some of the most sought-after beauty brands in the UK and Ireland. On this particular placement, interns contribute to a variety of sales channels and retail outlets, including online beauty stores, pharmacies, supermarkets and beauty salons. Brands and products are marketed thoroughly, using a variety of digital and traditional marketing methods, and the host company also offers bespoke sales and marketing to their clients. There is scope to become engaged with other types of host organizations for this placement. Other examples include media companies, radio stations, food distribution companies, property development/management companies, and more.

In all cases, interns should expect that the first week of your experience will focus on settling in and gaining some introductory knowledge, as you will not “hit the ground running”. Rather, you should start with learning about the placement to gain an understanding of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary, as the specific placement that you’re assigned will depend on review of your resume and your current level of studies and experience. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Sales & Marketing interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies

  • Account management and client liaison

  • Conducting sales and market research

Professional development opportunities:
  • Develop hands-on experience in a range of Sales & Marketing strategies and techniques

  • Gain experience managing customer and client relationships

  • Build sales experience that satisfy both clients and placement companies

  • Develop communication experience 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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What recent interns said about their experience

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Allison Walsh
June 2022

I chose this specific internship program because I wanted to get some exposure to marketing because it helps with sales. I feel more empowered in my field after doing this, because it expanded my knowledge of business. The experience taught me what market I want to work in after graduation. It taught me a lot about what I desire in a job and what will help me feel productive, fulfilled, and happy. Skills that I now have include knowledge of salesforce, bookkeeping skills, and a greater understanding of the function of a small business. My proudest accomplishment was learning how to navigate the sales software that is used by my company.

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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$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Duration
Program Fee (USD)
4 weeks $3,485 Equivalent to $124 /day
5 weeks $3,819 Equivalent to $109 /day
6 weeks $4,208 Equivalent to $100 /day
8 weeks $4,897 Equivalent to $87 /day
10 weeks $5,668 Equivalent to $80 /day
12 weeks $6,384 Equivalent to $76 /day
  • Airport pick-up
  • Daily breakfast and dinner (except for Tourism Operations internships)
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • 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
  • Meals
  • All in-country transportation
  • Return transportation to the airport at program conclusion
  • Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
  • Personal spending money for snacks, drinks, public transport, laundry, and leisure activities during your free time.
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) 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 asked to arrive on the Sunday before their Monday start date only. Extra nights of accommodation in advance of the start date are not available, so if you do arrive in Dublin prior to this date, you will need to make alternative accommodation arrangements, prior to checking in on the Sunday, before your scheduled to start the internship on the Monday.

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 at the homestay accommodation, interns are met and greeted by their host family, who will assist with settling in. (If you are planning to spend time in Dublin prior to your internship and will not require an airport pick up, we can arrange an alternative pick up from another location within the central city.)

Orientation takes place - usually on your Monday start date - and covers important details for the internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, prior to the orientation, to confirm plans directly.

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. Return transportation to the airport is not included in the internship program fee but local staff can assist you to make arrangements.

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. In the event that home-stay accommodation has reached maximum capacity, interns may be offered alternative accommodation in student dormitories (but meals are excluded in these circumstances).

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 center of Dublin).

Interns can purchase a weekly Dublin bus pass (LEAP card), which allows interns to ‘top up’ and enjoy unlimited travel on city center 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.

Meals

Homestay accommodations include meals, provided by the host family. This consists of 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 US$40 per week, which will be charged in advance.

In all cases, we advise interns to budget independently for their own lunches, snacks and treats. You’ll find the meals to be sufficient but likely different from what you’re used to eating at home. If there are special snacks you like to have, please budget for them and take care of your own preferences independently. A weekly budget of approximately US$100 should be sufficient for covering extra snacks, treats, and drinks, as a supplement to what’s already going to be included for you.

Keep in mind that, depending on your own spending habits and lifestyle choices, personal budgets can vary enormously. Dublin is very active and there is a lot to see and do, so it’s important to plan your budget carefully. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant may cost approximately US$25. If you want to frequently purchase beverages, such as coffees (approx. US$5), then you’re definitely going to need a higher budget over the course of a week or month. You can manage your budget by buying snack food for your lunches, such as fruit or sandwiches, from markets, rather than dining at restaurants.

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:

Ireland has a mild, temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. However, the weather likes to keep you guessing, so you’ll probably experience a little of everything - four seasons in one day! So be flexible and pack for all seasons. You just never know what you might get! 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). Varying degrees of wind, rain, and cloud cover can be expected year-round.