Permission to be an intern

Apply for permission to be an intern via the schemes or programmes described below.

Find out how to prepare for border control, if you need a visa & more. These can affect your application in important ways.

3 months or less

Apply via the Atypical Working Scheme for permission to work as a paid intern.

Do not apply via this scheme if your internship is unpaid or lasts 14 days or less. Instead, you must request temporary permission to be an intern when you arrive at border control in Ireland.

3 to 6 months

Apply for permission to be a paid intern:

Contact your employer to confirm which is right for you.

Employment Permits are issued by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI), not by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

You cannot apply for permission to be an unpaid intern.

More than 6 months

Apply for an Internship Employment Permit to work as a paid intern.

(In exceptional circumstances, permission may be granted via the Atypical Working Scheme.)

Employment Permits are issued by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), not by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

You cannot apply for permission to be an unpaid intern.

 

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Updated: 9 December 2016

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