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Work Experience & Internships

Image for Book link 'Work Experience & Time Out' Sector Guide from Gradireland.
Image for Book link 'Work Experience & Internships' Digital Magazine from Prospects
Image for Book link Internships USA (Lawrenceville, NJ) Thomson & Peterson's.
Image for Book link Summer Jobs USA (Lawrenceville, NJ) Thomson & Peterson's
Image for Book link Work your Way around the World Susan Griffith. Oxford. Vacation Work
Image for Book link The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures Michael Landes Berkeley. Ten Speed Press
Image for Book link Free magazines on work experience opportunities in the UK (available in Careers Library).
   
Image for Internet link Check the Careers Advisory Service Vacancies website for details on Internships & Work Experience
Tip Networking (personal contacts) as many jobs are not advertised. It really, really pays to make use of existing contacts you might have. See "Networking" in the Resources section of this website.
   
Image for Internet link Activelink: www.activelink.ie
Image for Internet link AIESEC (www.aiesec.org) International student society organising exchange programmes and traineeships
Image for Internet link Anywork Anywhere.com (www.anyworkanywhere.com) Site with casual, seasonal and short term job opportunities.
Image for Internet link BUNAC (www.bunac.org) offers programmes such as Summer Camp USA, KAMP USA and Work Canada.
Image for Internet link Career Insider (www.tcd.ie/Careers/vaultlibrary/index.php) information on career sectors, employers and internships
Image for Internet link Careers Portal (www.careersportal.ie) Database of generic job descriptions (including many video case studies), the current state of the labour market and how to get into the area.
Image for Internet link Council on International Educational Exchange (www.ciee.org) provides information on working opportunities, visas, travel arrangements for a wide variety of countries especially the USA. Has links with USIT.
Image for Internet link Gapyear.com (www.gapyear.com) includes info on backpacking, working, and volunteering.
Image for Internet link Going Global (www.tcd.ie/Careers/goinglobal) career and employment resources include world-wide internship listings, job openings, industrial profiles and country-specific career information. For Trinity students and graduates only.
Image for Internet link Gradcracker: ( www.gradcracker.com ) (for Engineering students) careers website for engineering and technology with specific section on work placements.
Image for Internet link Gradireland (www.gradireland.com) Select 'Work Experience' tab
Image for Internet link IAESTE Programme (www.iaeste.ie) This programme facilitates students from faculties such as Engineering and Science to gain technical work experience abroad.
Image for Internet link Internships USA (www.internships-usa.com) The largest internship site on the web. Contains internship information from 3000 employers.
Image for Internet link Internweb (www.internweb.com). A searchable database of internships. There are also some useful articles including "Top 5 strategies for landing your dream internship".
Image for Internet link JustJobsforstudents.co.uk (www.justjobsforstudents.co.uk) temporary and part-time opportunities available.
Image for Internet link National Centre for Work Experience (www.workexperience.org) provides information on work experience opportunities in many large UK companies. It is particularly useful for opportunities in law firms.
Image for Internet link Prospects.ac.uk (www.prospects.ac.uk) Select 'Jobs & Work Experience' tab
Image for Internet link www.step.org.uk (www.step.org.uk) a UK-wide programme offering undergraduates project based work with small to medium sized businesses.
Image for Internet link USArts International Training and Internship Program (usartstraining.org/intlstep.php) places international and United States students and post-graduates with arts and culture-related organisations to complete on-the-job training and internship placements in the United States. Cost is upwards of USD950.
Image for Internet link USIT (www.usit.ie/52/index.html) Information on student/youth exchange programme e.g. J1 Visa for the USA.
Image for Internet link The Vault Online Library exclusive access for Trinity students. It contains
- Guides on careers and employers in industry sectors e.g. consulting, biotech/pharma, banking to name but a few.
- 2,500 profiles of worldwide companies with the "inside scope"
- Career and job search advice on topics e.g. resumes and case interviews
- 1000 articles and 5 general career guides on a range of career related topics.
- Career topic and industry related message boards
Image for Internet link Worldwide Internships (www.internjobs.com) A national database of internships for students and recent graduates.
Image for Internet link Worldwide Summer Jobs (www.summerjobs.com) A website providing jobs - full and part-time - throughout the USA.
Image for Internet link See "Taking a Year Out"section for more resources.


J1 Work and Travel Programme providers:

Below are a number of organisations which provide advice and assistance with obtaining a J1 visa. Students should ensure that they are fully aware of all of the terms and conditions associated with the provision of this assistance.

Image for Internet link Department of Foreign Affairs (www.dfa.ie) Advice for J1 students.
Image for Internet link Cara International (www.carainternational.net)
Image for Internet link Go4Less (www.go4less.ie/J1/intro.asp)
Image for Internet link Pan Atlantic SMS Group (www.panatlanticsmsgroup.com/j-1_visa_program/)
Image for Internet link SAYIT Travel (www.sayit.ie/j1home.asp)
Image for Internet link USIT (www.j1online.ie)