1.  The Information

All we need from you initially is to complete an application form here. Please ensure you add the information of the trainee’s direct manager/tutor.

PaulLeft2.  The Requirements

To help us make sure that we get a great synergy between our trainee and your company we will need to know whether you have any specific requirements. It is important to remember that interns they are still learning and some are finishing their studies. As such you will need to be realistic with your requirements to reflect this.

3.  The Pairing Process

Our professional team will take all the information you have given us with regards to your requirements and the positions/sectors you have available. They will then search through our incoming student database and select the best matched candidates for your company. You will then be sent CVs and placement for any students we feel would be a great fit within your company. We will outline the length of the training period required and also provide you with information on being a host company. We do ask that in making a decision to take on a candidate or not, that you keep in close contact with our team and respond as quickly as possible so student deadlines are met.

4.  The Meet

There is no obligation to meet with or interview an applicant before they start work with you. All their information will have been communicated to you beforehand by a Partnership International staff member and this is often enough for many companies. However, if you require a meeting/interview with the applicant before committing to their placement we fully understand and can arrange one. Normally the participants don’t arrive in the country until very close to their start date so we would recommend allowing us to arrange a Skype or telephone interview pre-arrival if you require one. If you do need to see the applicant face-to-face then you can arrange to take them on provisionally and we will organise an initial meeting when they arrive in the country. The intern will then be accompanied to the meeting by one of our dedicated staff members to show them how to get to your place of business and to help provide any additional information that may be required.

5.  The Start

Congratulations! You have just confirmed to us that you would like to take on one of our trainees, and we couldn’t be happier for you! Once we receive confirmation from you we will send through the host company terms & conditions and any other information pertinent to the students training internship. You will then be contacted by our team to organise a start time for the trainees first day. They will be brought to your place of business by a Partnership International representative which will give you a chance to ask any last-minute questions you may have!

6.  The Traineeship

So, everything is going fantastically, and the trainee is working out, amazingly right? Of course! Just in case though we will check up regularly with you during the placement to ensure everything is working out and that all parties are happy. We do our best to match the intern to your requirements in the selection process and make sure that the trainees are fully aware of their own commitment before starting work. It’s rare that there are issues, but if they do arise, no matter how small, do let us know and we can discuss them with you, and if necessary the trainee. We’re on hand throughout to provide advice and help with any difficulties.

7.  The End

Call us on +353 21 425 1765When the traineeship is ending there will be some training documentation that requires a signature from the host company tutor or the manager/owner of the company. We will provide these forms for you with the areas clearly marked. We also require a certificate from the company (a document on headed paper outlining the period of internship at the company, dates, sector etc) We will help by sending you examples. Finally, trainees may request a reference, it could significantly boost the trainee’s chances of gaining work and starting a career.

For further information please read our pages on ‘Information for Host Companies‘ and ‘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!

  • Camille


    Réaliser un stage à Cork a été une opportunité extraordinaire pour booster ma future carrière! Le stage répondait à mes attentes de A à Z, j’ai eu l’occasion de travailler au sein d’une équipe dynamique, et j’ai énormément appris, aussi bien d’un point de vue professionnel que personnel. De plus, l’Irlande est un pays magnifique, il est impossible de ne pas tomber sous son charme! Si j’ai un conseil à vous donner, c’est de faire confiance à Partnership International pour votre stage à l’étranger!

  • Steph


    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!

  • 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!

  • 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


    Me ha gustado mucho realizar unas prácticas de 3 meses en Cork. De hecho, voy a quedarme aquí otros 3 meses más (¡la empresa donde hice las prácticas me ha contratado!). La ciudad es muy agradable y todo el mundo es muy atento, amable y con una mente muy abierta. Lo peor, como español, es el tiempo y los precios. Mi inglés ha mejorado mucho y he viajado por esta magnífica isla, así que creo que esta experiencia ha sido perfecta. Tomé una gran decisión al animarme a hacer las prácticas con Partnership International. La bienvenida tanto de Partnership como de la empresa fueron excelentes.

  • 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.