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Providing internships and work placements

Internships for Academic Credit

Academic Internships are structured modules which are accredited by the university. These internships gives students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to the 'real world' and to take their first steps into the world of work. It allows them to explore organisations and sectors they might be interested in working in and get valuable life experience.

Several Schools in Trinity have established internship programmes which are run in partnership with employers. The placement of students for these *accredited* internships are organised “in house” by the relevant School/department, as such the Careers Service do not get involved in this process. See the links below for more information and contact details in the relevant Schools.

If your internships are NOT for *academic credit*, then you can upload details to our portal MyCareer. However, please be aware that students will have limited availablity to take up internships during the teaching term.


Trinity Summer Internship Programme

Our new Trinity Summer Internship Programme, led by the Trinity Careers Service, launched in Summer 2022 and runs annually. This will provide summer internships that are available exclusively to Trinity students (undergraduates and postgraduates) sourced through our extensive alumni and industry networks.

While each internship is unique, all will include:

  • An internship experience, within Ireland or overseas, for one or more students that will be offered exclusively to Trinity students through this Programme
  • Full-time work (in-person and/or remote) for 2-12 weeks during the summer holiday period (end May – end August 2023)
  • Opportunity to work on a defined project, which creates real value for the host organisation, and provides a valuable learning experience for the student
  • Interaction with an assigned supervisor/mentor within the host organisation
  • Payment of a salary, stipend, or some assistance with travel or accommodation. Such payments must comply with relevant national minimum wage regulations (exceptions will be considered for certain sectors on a case-by-case basis)

The Programme has closed for 2023 and will run again in 2024.