Host Companies

So why should you work with us? Well for starters did you not get our bribe in the mail? No? Oh well we’ll look into that…

Aside from bribery there are some truly fantastic reasons to work with us as an employer or host company. We have been working with all sorts of businesses from multinationals to SMEs for a number of years. Our repeat business stands at over 65% with over 20% coming from goodwill word-of-mouth from existing clients. We’re extremely proud of the fact that once we start working with a company the chances are that they will become lifelong partners. So why does this happen you ask? Well there are several reasons:


  1. We like to meet you! – Our team are always eager to meet face-to-face in order to answer any questions and cement a good working relationship with employers.
  2. We’re always here! – Yes like Baywatch our team are always here and on hand to help with any queries or issues you may have from initial meetings to the end of your first project.
  3. Total honesty! – We believe in being straight-up from the very beginning. The programme details we outline to you will not change or differ; there are no hidden clauses, charges or anything scary. We were brought up believing that honesty is a virtue and we extend this to every facet of our business.
  4. We give you the best! – Our dedicated and devilishly handsome* team use our sophisticated systems and their years of experience to ensure that anyone we place with you has been matched to the needs of your business. We want the very best for our participants and for you the business and it’s in our interest to make sure we give you the very best candidates for the work you need.

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So if you become a Host Company what does this mean?

Well it means that you are open to the prospect of taking on an intern/s from one of the European countries we work with to take part in an un-paid internship. Partnership International works with employers in much the same way as a reliable recruitment agency without the attached fees. Using our extensive experience our team of Project Managers work with our pool of interns and match their skills, experience and interests to the company that will gain the best added-value from the placement. That company will then provide an opportunity to an individual who is eager to learn and develop their skills. The individual will give their hard-work, enthusiasm and dedication; as well as providing a unique cultural exchange of ideas. It’s a win-win situation and we’re confident that once you work with one intern you will come back to work with more and more.

Need more convincing? Well check out these benefits:

  • No costs involved – You the company are under no obligation to pay any fees.
  • All interns are fully funded and insured.
  • Filtered applications and candidates matched to your business.
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working and skilled employees available.
  • All administration work taken care of by Partnership International.
  • Partnership International will provide support and assistance throughout.

So how does that sound folks? We think we have a fantastic proposition and a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes. We’d love for you to come on board and forge a long-lasting relationship with us and in return we’ll help revitalise and support your business with our amazing interns!

Need more information? No problem! Have a read over the following pages:
The Internship Process
Information for Host Companies
About Our Interns  

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  • Paula

    (Madrid, Spain)

    This experience have been really positive for me. I have learned how to live independently, how to value a lot of things (a job, a weekend, to do the shopping, to save money, to spend money in a responsible way, etc.). I also have demonstrated to myself that I am a professional and that I enjoy teaching a lot. Now I know that I am qualified to be a teacher in a different country with a different language. I recommend this programme for everybody because it is fantastic!

  • Asisa

    (Kronach, Germany)

    First of all, I really love Cork! The people are very nice and friendly. My placement was with a very cool and friendly company as well. I enjoyed the time with my cool colleagues and boss! My work was familiar to me because I translated documents like I am learning in Germany. I would recommend an internship in Cork for every student because it is worth it. You improve your language skills and learn the culture. The Irish accent is also very cool but funny as well! So, I really enjoyed my time here. Thank you Partnership International!

  • Steph

    (Berlin, Germany)

    With my internship, organised by Partnership International, I got to visit many different Irish companies and was involved with introducing international students to them. I was also involved with inductions and orientations for foreign students. My work also included office administration. My colleagues were really nice so the working experience was very good. And I got to see a bit of Ireland while there. I’ve been to the Cliffs of Moher, a whiskey distillery, a falconry and many places more. So, overall it was a great experience and I would totally recommend it!

  • Aneta

    (Czech Republic)

    Ireland is an absolutely nice country, people are very kind and friendly, the nature is beautiful even if the weather is not as good as you’d expect. I lived in the city of Cork. It’s not so big but it’s really nice and you cannot get lost there.

    I got this opportunity thanks to Partnership International. I worked in Cork for a month and I can say it was the best practical training which I ever had.

  • Christian

    (Berlin, Germany)

    So after all, I have to say it was an absolutely great opportunity to get to know a new country/city, people and to make an intercultural experience. I am lucky that Partnership International organised everything so well and that they were hands-on to their students the entire trip. Thanks very much for everything and keep doing what you are doing! It will definitely not be my last time in Ireland and you helped me to open new ways! Cheers!

  • Xabier


    I really liked doing an internship in Cork for 3 months. In fact, I’m going to stay here another 3 months (the company where I did the internship hired me!). The city is nice and everybody is very kind, friendly and open-minded. The worst for me, as Spanish, is the weather and the prices. My English is improving a lot and I travelled around this awesome island, so I think as a vital experience it was perfect. I’ve made a great decision taking this internship with Partnership International, the welcome was excellent as was the company where I did my internship.

  • Laura

    (Bordeaux, France)

    My internship has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and to improve my professional skills in a foreign language. It was a great opportunity for me to gain practical skills and work within a professional team. The lessons I learned as an intern are still with me today and I’m thankful to all the team of Partnership International who were a real pleasure to deal with. I would recommend an experience like this to everyone.