Young, vibrant and exciting, Cork is the perfect place to complete an internship programme! Ireland’s second city is filled with friendly people, prestigious institutions and amazing opportunities. Hugely popular with tourists, students and multi-nationals, Cork is a city on the move and the ideal place to start your international internship!

  You can choose from the following packages in Cork:


A traineeship abroad is an amazing way for you to learn new skills, improve your English language and experience a new culture. The programmes are open to students, graduates and Erasmus+ participants and can be completed at any time of the year.

Traineeships are periods of work experience offered by host companies to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the working environment, gain experience in your chosen sector and improve your English language skills. They can last from 4 weeks to 6 months.

A traineeship can provide great opportunities to speak directly in the host country language to people who have experience in the sector you aspire to; and their knowledge of this sector and its working environment will give you a greater understanding of what you need to do to progress in your desired career.



The Important Points

  • Host companies will be linked to your skills, experience and desired sector.
  • You may be interviewed via skype, phone or in person before beginning your traineeship.
  • Your traineeship depends on language level, suitability and letter of motivation and relevant studies in relation to your required traineeship.
  • Your traineeship participation can be terminated due to negligence, poor behaviour, dismissal from work or criminal behaviour.
  • Our traineeship programmes in Cork are available all year, but we recommend booking at least 2 months before you plan to arrive.

For more information visit our Traineeship Application Information page or download our Internship Programme brochure.


  • 20 hours of English language tuition per week in a classroom scenario based around an award winning syllabus. Classes are from Monday to Friday.
  • General English and professional vocabulary to assist with your traineeship and conversation skills.
  • Maximum of 10 people per class.
  • Certificate presented on completion of language course.


Your shared accommodation includes:Internships in Cork - Start Your Career Adventure Today!

  • Bills (water, electricity, internet)
  • Bedroom and shared communal areas
  • 1 pillow, 1 duvet and 1 set of bed linen
  • Standard single room

You will share the accommodation with other international students. Accommodation is located in different areas of the city, all within easy access of amenities. City centre is not guaranteed. 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 programme we can also organise 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. These are organised with language learning in mind, giving you practice time for picking up more fluency with the language.

As part of the programme, 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.

Contact Us

If you require a tailor-made traineeship/learning experience in Cork then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us! We’ll build an internship programme to meet your unique needs and ensure you’ll have the best possible experience.

  • 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.