Intern in Dublin, Ireland with Intern Abroad HQ, the global leader in impactful short term internships. Intern Abroad HQ offers a 2-week internship experience in Tourism, while longer duration programs (from 4 weeks or longer) are available in the fields of Hospitality and Marketing and Sales.

Internship programs begin on Mondays. Come prepared for an urban adventure in Ireland’s economic hub. Whether you’re spending weekends within the city, or traveling further afield to explore more of the Emerald Isle, the location is optimal for combining tourism activities with an excellent cultural and professional experience.

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Intern fees from US$1,298
    • Includes meals & accommodation
    • Reflective learning course
    • 24/7 in-country support

Ireland Internships

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Tourism Operations (2 Week Experience)
Tourism Operations internship in Dublin Ireland

This exciting internship provides great insight into tourism in Ireland, along with the awesome opportunity to experience the “The Emerald Isle” through the eyes of a tourist. Interns are placed with an agency in central Dublin, where they may join tours around the country to critically assess activities, to learn about operations and focus on marketing strategy and development.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks only
Associated career paths: Concierge, Guest Services, Event & Conference Organizer, Management, Sales and Marketing, Travel Agent, Tour Guide / Operator, PR Manager, Travel Writer / Photographer, Market Research Analyst, Sales Management, Brand Management, Marketing & Promotions Management, Public Relations, Media Relations

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Marketing & Sales
Marketing and Public Relations internship in Dublin Ireland

If you’re passionate about brand management, marketing, distribution and sales, this internship will provide invaluable experience and lively Irish culture! A variety of internships placements within this field provide interns the opportunity to gain career insight into activities such as market research, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and more.

Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
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

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Irish Hospitality
Irish Hospitality Internship in Dublin

When you think of Dublin, the incredible culture, as well as the vibrant restaurant, gourmet pub and cafe scene, all spring to mind! Well known for the lively Temple Bar district, excellent food produce and friendly people, there’s possibly no better city to gain world-class hospitality experience. If you’re passionate about getting ahead in a booming industry, learn more about hospitality internships in Dublin!

Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
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

All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.

Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.

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 the homestay accommodation, interns are met and greeted by their host family, who will assist with settling in.

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

Orientation takes place on the 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. 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.

Interns are hosted in various homestay accommodations. Due to the layout of Dublin city, families are generally based in suburban areas outside of the capital. Therefore, interns should expect an average of 30 - 40 minutes bus or DART (tram service) commute into the centre of Dublin. Interns can purchase a weekly Dublin bus pass, which allows 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.

Internships in Dublin include breakfast, dinner and a light supper, served Monday through Friday. (Lunches are not included during the week and should be budgeted for independently). During the weekends, all meals are provided, including lunch.

Vegetarian and other dietary requirements must be communicated in advance, so that we can cater for any special meals. Note that 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.

One of the best experiences of my entire life! Intern Abroad HQ has given me the amazing opportunity to work abroad in an amazing country. I was placed with an incredible family, put into a great work environment, and given the time to explore and take in the culture and ways of life of the local people in the country I interned in. I meet so many lifelong amazing friends, made connections, unforgettable memories, and furthered my knowledge in my line of study. I couldn't thank Intern Abroad HQ enough for all of the support and one-on-one connection that they helped me to have during this time. I will most definitely spread the word and recommend students who want to intern abroad to use Intern Abroad HQ!
Emily Hughes
Nationality: South Carolina, USA
Age: 21
Destination: Dublin, Ireland

Internship Period Program Fee (USD)
2 weeks $1298
4 weeks $1794
5 weeks $2042
6 weeks $2290
7 weeks $2538
8 weeks $2786
9 weeks $3034
10 weeks $3282
11 weeks $3530
12 weeks $3778
  • To convert these prices to your local currency visit the XE currency converter.
  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • * Terms and Conditions do apply

What extra costs will I have?

  • Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
  • Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
  • Language lessons.
  • Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
  • Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$100 per week to be sufficient.

Registration fee

What it covers
  • Dedicated intern support
  • Comprehensive internship guide
  • Reflection learning course
  • Flight and travel insurance deals

Program fee

What it covers
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation
  • Internship placement
  • Learning support service
  • Accommodation & meals

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.

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.