- Are you a recent graduate or still going to university?
- Do you need work experience in your area of study?
- Why not improve your English while working as an Intern and living in Ireland!
Professional Internship Programme
Matching clients' expectations with our partner organisations' needs
Meet the Professionals
Living English offers you an internship placement in an English-speaking environment, where you will gain much-needed work experience and improve your English language skills.
International university students often require an Internship placement as part of their course. This is a worthwhile way of obtaining much-needed work experience in your specific area of study in an English-speaking environment. When you make a booking, you will be contacted by a representative of Living English to evaluate your English level and to discuss your expectations of your placement.
Successful Internship placements:
- General Business
- Human Resources
- Sales & Marketing
- Office Administration
- Travel Industry / Hospitality and more…
Do you meet the minimum requirements?
- Participants should be attending university or have recently graduated
- Minimum English language level requirement – B2 / C1 / C2
- Duration: 3/6 months depending on requested placement
- Our placements are tailor-made to suit the diverse needs of each participant
English Language Tuition
Living English offers optional extras such as English language classes prior to your internship placement. English classes are available in Dublin in the mornings from 9am – 1.30pm or in the afternoons from 1.45 – 5pm.
Another optional extra is host family accommodation. You will have your own room in a comfortable host family on a direct transport route to your internship organisation. All host families are inspected by a representative of Living English prior to placement.
Professional Internship Programme
Frequently Asked Questions
We take learning seriously. Participating in an internship in Ireland in your area of study is an exciting challenge and your spoken English will quickly become more fluent.
A professional internship offers you experience and learning which will better your employability. It shows a prospective employer that you can use your initiative and you are an independent learner who is open to opportunities!
You may need to do an internship as part of your university course or because you need work experience in a specific area to assist you in getting a job in your own country.
Yes. We require the following documents:
Curriculum Vitae in English with a recent photograph.
Motivation letter (setting out your hopes and expectations of your time in Ireland on the Professional Internship programme).
Other relevant references / English language qualifications
Yes, you will need a B2 (Upper Intermediate) or a C1 or C2 (Advanced) level of spoken English. Your written English should also be of a high standard.
Yes, we do. We will arrange a skype call with you after you make a booking. There are two reasons for this: to evaluate your English level, but also to ascertain the type of organisation you would like an internship placement in and the type of work you would like to do during your internship placement.
We ask Interns to make a booking at least 8-weeks before you want to come to Ireland. This gives us time to contact many organisations on your behalf.
We will contact you to arrange a day and a time for you to be interviewed by an organisation. We will then ask the employer for his/her feedback and we will also ask you for yours. If you and the organisation are both happy to proceed, we have found a suitable match and we will send you a booking confirmation.
We will arrange another telephone interview for you with a different organisation.
Will I have a mentor and will I know what is expected of me before I arrive in Dublin for my internship placement?
Yes, you will. Living English ensures a professional internship placement where the Intern will have a mentor and be made aware of the tasks he/she will be asked to do prior to arriving in Dublin.
No, Internships are unpaid.
We can arrange host family accommodation for you prior to your arrival.
Alternatively, if you decide to attend English language tuition, we may be able to book self-catering accommodation for you.
The school has two locations – one in Dublin city and another one in South Dublin on the coast.
Please contact us and we will let you know the price.