Inclusive Internship Programme

The Inclusive Internship Programme aims to provide students of all years that are registered with the disability service the opportunity to undertake a summer internship within a TCD service or department.

The Inclusive Internship Programme is part of a wider initiative within the Disability Service, the Community Engagement Project, guiding Trinity in its partnership and engagements with disabled people and the broader community.

Through this project we encourage the disabled community here in TCD to immerse themselves in activities associated with student life and graduate attribute formation both within and outside of the Trinity College community.

Our Core Beliefs. We believe our students' assessments of their own experience, and trust that no one knows the reality of a student's daily life more than the student themselves. We aim to ground all of the interactions with students in empathy as we work in collaboration with the student when identifying supports. It is essential that the student voice is central.

Applications: 177 applications across 9 different services/departments. Students shortlisted for interview: 62. Internships offered: 11 internships offered ranging from 6-12 weeks in duration. Connected services/departments: Academic Registry, Botany, TCD Careers, Day Nursery, Trinity Access Programme, TCD Sense, TCD Sport & Trinity Trails


Journey to the Internship: Find out more: Contact us at for additional information. Application Training: Learn CV, cover letter and interview skills. Apply: Apply for as many internships that interest you! Induction Programme: Learn self-advocacy, communication skills, time management and more. Interview: If you get selected for an interview, you will attend an interview with staff trained in inclusive interview practices. Onboarding: Get started and enjoy your summer!One of the key aspects of the Inclusive Internship Programme is to offer a bridge system of support by continuously offering support to both interns and employers alike – before, during and after the internships.

It is our highest hope that by taking part in this programme, the interns will gain valuable employment experience, learn skills, and become increasingly aware of their areas of interest – and have fun!

Click here for expanded information regarding our aims, objectives and the internship structure

Applications for the 2024 inclusive internship programme are now closed.

Inclusive Internship Programme Application Guidebook

Check out our resources for employers

Trinity’s Career Service developed the MyCareer Portal to connect with the Trinity Careers Service - personalise your profile so you hear about everything that's happening of interest to you such as internships, and employment opportunities.

MyCareer for students - Trinity Careers Service

If you have queries or comments about MyCareer please email the Career Service at or telephone the Career Service at 087-0548081 during office hours.

Supports: Interns: Application and Interview Support. One-on-one Occupational Therapy. Trinity Alumni Mentorship. Induction and Pre-Internship Training Programme. One-on-one Employment Support. Weekly Peer Social Groups. Staff: Job Spec Template, Interviewing matrix & work plan template. Disability awareness training. Accessibility and Sensory Audits Pre-Internship. Ongoing training, feedback and employer collaboration opportunities.

Training: Interns: Time Management. Conflict Management. Executive Functioning. Communication in the Workplace. Self-Advocacy and Resiliency. Disclosure of disability. CV building. Interview skills. Staff: Disability Awareness. Inclusive Language. Reasonable Accommodations. Myths and Stigmas of Disability. Equality versus Equity. Giving meaningful feedback. Inclusive workplace practices.

Inclusive Internship Programme Application Guidebook

Intern Handbook

Employee Handbook

Internship Timeline and Important Dates

Internship Timeline: Get started: Begin your internship with support and guidance from the Disability Service. Access Supports: Begin accessing one-on-one employment support, occupational therapy, mentorship and more. Attend Events: Interact with your fellow interns at peer groups, social events and networking events. Give Feedback: We welcome your feedback at all times of the process, especially at the half-way point. Share your Experience: At the end of the internship, share with the Disability Service how you found your experience.

More information coming soon – Express your interest here! (Link form: Trinity Inclusive Internship (interest form) (

Who are we? Eithne Colman. Senior Occupational Therapist. Jen O'Connor. Inclusive Internship Programme Officer. Ciara McGeough. Graduate Intern and Social Media Support

Previous Internships

Check out some of our previous internships we have offered in collaboration with several services on Trinity’s campus – by clicking each profile, you will also find an example of a previous year’s job description

Past Intern Experience