The Rebel County welcomes you! Young, vibrant and exciting, Cork is the perfect place to complete an internship program! Ireland’s second city is filled with friendly people, prestigious institutions and amazing opportunities. Hugely popular with tourists, students and multi-nationals alike, Cork is a city on the move and the ideal place to start your career adventure!
Our internships in Cork run all year round but we recommend booking at least 2 months before you plan to arrive. Please read our application information page for more details about booking your work-study adventure.
You can choose from the following two options in Cork:
Internship placement, tailored to your goals
24 hour support
Certificate, references and final document provided
Internship placement, tailored around your goals
4 week flat share accommodation
1 Cultural/Orientation activity included
Pre-departure information and arrival orientation
All taxes (no hidden costs)
An internship helps to boost your resume, experience a new culture and gain valuable work experience. An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to give students and graduates exposure to the working environment, often within a specific industry, which relates to their field of study. Internships can last in duration from 2 to 3 months
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‘On-the-job’ experience can be as valuable as anything learned in your studies. After all, you cannot really understand what a job is all about until you have worked in that environment. Internships are great opportunities to speak directly to people who have experience in the role you aspire to; and their knowledge of the job and working environment will give you a greater understanding of what it’s all about and what you need to do to progress.
Internships are unpaid.
Internship relates to your required sector.
You may be interviewed via Skype, phone or in person before beginning your internships.
Your internship depends on language level, quality of your resume and letter of motivation and relevant studies in relation to your required internship. For more information visit our Internship Application Information page or fill out the request more information form.
Your shared flat includes:
You will share the flat with other international students, which is a great experience! The flats are situated in different areas of the city, all within easy access of amenities. Rooms are allocated on an availability basis and a €100 deposit must be paid on arrival. It will be returned at the end of the stay*.
*Minus any deductions for damages/repairs.
You will be transferred from your point of arrival (airport/bus station/train station) to your accommodation in Cork. On completion of the program we can also organize transport for you back to your point of departure (airport/bus station/train station).
Cork is a city with a rich cultural and historical background. Partnership International regularly hosts cultural nights for participants such as Irish dancing, international parties and meals. You can also explore Cork City and County and may want to visit sights such as Cork City Gaol, the Jameson Midleton Distillery and the Cork Butter Museum. For more information on tours, prices and information contact our team and check out our cultural activities page to find out what we like to get up to 🙂
As part of the program, you will be given an orientation tour of the city. Tours will not be given after 20:00 hours. If you miss the tour on your arrival we will make sure you get one before you begin your placement.
If you require a tailor-made internship in Cork then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us! We’ll build an internship program to meet your unique needs and ensure you’ll have the best possible experience.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.