Internships

3rd level students (full time) studying - in one of the disciplines on the Highly Skilled Occupations list - outside the State in an approved/accredited academic institution undertaking –

 

(i)         waged short term employment / internship / job placement for beneficial experience;

 

(ii)        waged short term employment / internship / job placement for beneficial experience as an integral part of their studies where the wage / financial support is provided by the sending academic institution (otherwise contact the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation - http://www.djei.ie/labour/workpermits/internships.htm)

 

Note: Medical internships and unwaged / unfunded internships excluded.

 

  • Where the employment/internship/job placement is beneficial rather than integral, a short term (15-90 consecutive calendar days) contract only will be permitted and just one such application will be allowed per person in a 12 month period.
  • Where employment/internship/job placement is an integral part of the course a longer term contract will be permitted but on condition that (i) an agreement is in place between the overseas approved/accredited academic institution and the Irish based employer/academic institution and (ii) wage/financial support is being provided by the academic institution.
  • The terms and conditions of employment, including level of salary/financial support, benefits in kind and so on must be equivalent to any similar employment situation in the host body.

 

Highly Skilled Occupations list of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation see - http://www.djei.ie/labour/workpermits/highlyskilledoccupationslist.htm

 

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