What programs do you offer?

We offer internship programs, a gap year program, and a combination of both called the dual program in Dublin, Ireland.

What’s the difference?

Our intern program lets you spend up to 3 months carrying out an unpaid, career-related internship in Dublin. We will assist you with finding an internship placement prior to your arrival in Dublin.

Our gap year program lets you spend up to 12 months (on the working holiday visa) living and working in Ireland. We do not assist you in finding paid work prior to your arrival in Dublin. Paid, casual work is easy to obtain once in Ireland, mostly in restaurants, bars, shops, or admin work.

Our dual program lets you spend up to 12 months (24 months for Canadian citizens) living and working in Ireland. We will assist you with finding an unpaid internship placement prior to your arrival in Dublin for the first 8 to 12 weeks of your stay. Then after your internship you can stay on and secure paid work in Dublin.

 

Which program is right for me?

 

They’re all equally awesome. It just depends on what you’re looking for! If you want to gain career experience, check out our intern program. It’s best suited for college students or recent graduates willing to work unpaid in order to gain career-related experience for durations of 3 months or less.

If you’re looking for an experience abroad with the chance to fund your travel with paid work, check out our gap year program. The working holiday is available for college students and recent graduates (you must apply within 12 months of graduation for US citizens). It is a chance to live, work, and travel in Ireland, for up to a year.

If you would like to combine an internship experience with the opportunity to then find paid work in Ireland, the dual program is the best fit for you.

 

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Internship Program

Who’s eligible?

University students or recent graduates from the USA, Canada, any countries that do not require a visa in order to come to Ireland and fluent English speakers.d.

Are there any deadlines?

We have a rolling admission program. That means we’ll work to create a time frame based on your availability. However, we recommend that you apply 4-6 months before your desired date of arrival in Ireland. That’ll give us enough time to work on your placement and to work through the visa application process. We also have set program dates for when you can arrive in Dublin, they are listed on our website.

How far in advance can I apply?

You can apply as far in advance as you like, but please note that we may not be able to confirm your internship placement until about 4 to 6 months before your arrival.

How long can I stay?

The program is for 8 weeks or 12 weeks. 

How long is the internship?

Our internship program is 8 weeks or 12 weeks.

Can I change my dates?

Program dates are selected when you pay the application fee. Any change to the start or end date of your participation in the internship program needs to be approved by Stint. The request to change must be put in writing to Stint and we reserve the right to refuse such change.

Can I come with a friend or partner?

Yes! We can make arrangements for you to be housed together. However, please note that you would not be working at the same internship.

How does your selection process work?

Not everyone who applies is accepted to our program. We take into consideration whether you are eligible to come to Ireland without a visa, your motivation for coming on the program, your resume, our call with you and decide whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the Stint Ireland program.

 

What’s the application process?

Register your details through our website. We will then ask for you to submit some further details along with your resume (CV). We will then set up a time to have a call with you to chat through the program in more detail. Based on your application and our call with you we will then decide if you will be offered a place on the program. You will receive a reply as to whether you are being offered a place on the program within 3 days after your call. To accept your place on the program we require an application fee (€246) of the total program fee.

What’s the purpose of the call?

The call is an essential part of our process for us to find out more about you and your goals for coming to Ireland. It’s also a chance for you to ask us any questions you might have. Our programs are small and so places are competitive. So please prepare for your call by thinking about why you want to come to Ireland and participate on the program. It is helpful to have questions ready to ask us too. We want to ensure that our program is the right option for you and so our selection process takes account of this.

What’s the placement process?

You send us an up-to-date cover letter, CV, and 2 letters of reference for us to create your unique profile to share with organizations. We share placement ideas with you for your feedback, and then share your profile with organizations of interest. Once organizations have expressed an interest in your profile, we will introduce you for a Skype/telephone interview. Once you and the organization are happy, your placement is approved.

 

What happens once I’ve approved my internship?

We invoice you for the program fee balance (€2,629). We then confirm the first day of your internship, confirm your housing, and get everything ready for your arrival in Dublin.

How are the internship program payments broken down?

Application fee €246
Program fee €2629
Housing for 8 weeks – shared room: €1920 or single room: €2520 (includes €200 refundable housing deposit)

Other costs:
-Flights: approximately $1000 USD
-Living expenses: approximately €250 per week

What paperwork do I need to submit?

Your resume/CV, a cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation (1 academic, and 1 professional) which can be sent directly to us over e-mail.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

No, internship positions are offered based on individual company requirements, availability, and your suitability for the positions available. We cannot guarantee placement offers, but if you are flexible and realistic in your expectations, we can help to give you the best chance of receiving internship offers.

How many internship offers will I get?

This varies widely depending on available positions in your preferred industry, your time frames, experience, and the quality of your CV/resume and cover letter.

Can I receive academic credits for my internship?

Yes, but this is up to you to arrange with your home university. We do not issue credits, but we can make sure that your internship meets your university’s requirements.

Are internships paid?

No, all internships are unpaid.

Are internships full-time?

Yes, in most cases you will be working full-time in line with the organization’s working hours, e.g. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

What kind of internships can you arrange?

With such an extensive network and our love of a challenge, we pride ourselves on being able to find internships in practically any area. However, some areas are more difficult than others, please enquire with us to find out more.

 

Will an internship help me find a job?

Yes, an international internship will be a great addition to your CV/resume and for discussion in interviews. We will help you to maximize the career potential of your internship with individual support sessions throughout your stay

 

 

Gap Year Program

Who’s eligible?

To participate on the work program it is necessary to obtain a working holiday visa. This visa is open to applicants from:
-Argentina
-Australia
-Canada
-Chile
-Hong Kong
-Japan
-New Zealand
-Republic of Korea
-United States of America

Working Holiday visas are also available to certain citizens from Canada (aged between 18-35yrs), Australia (18-30yrs), New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Japan, or South Korea.

Please click here to find out more about eligibility requirements.

Are there any deadlines?

For some nationalities there are deadlines for the visa, please enquire with us about visa deadlines you need to be aware of.

For the program itself, we accept applications on a rolling basis. However, we have set program dates for when you can arrive in Dublin, they are listed on our website. We recommend that you apply 4-6 months before your desired date of arrival in Ireland. That’ll give us enough time to work through the visa application process.

How far in advance can I apply?

You can apply as far in advance as you like, but please note that we may not be able to confirm your internship placement until about 4 to 6 months before your arrival.

How long can I stay?

For most working holiday recipients the maximum length of time that you can stay in Ireland is 12 months. However Canadian citizens can stay for up to a maximum of 24 months from their date of arrival. For further information please see: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/

What’s the application process?

Register your details through our website. We will then ask for you to submit some further details along with your resume (CV). We will then set up a time to have a call with you to chat through the program in more detail. Based on your application and our call with you we will then decide if you will be offered a place on the program. You will receive a reply as to whether you are being offered a place on the program within 3 days after your call. To accept your place on the program we require an application fee (€746) of the total program fee.

Not everyone who applies is accepted to our program. We take into consideration whether you are eligible to come to Ireland without a visa, your motivation for coming on the program, your resume, our call with you and decide whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the Stint Ireland program.

What’s the visa process?

As soon as we receive your application fee, we will send you detailed instructions and a checklist for your visa application. Get this ready and send it to us to check through before submitting to the Consulate. The Consulate will then process the application and get back to you within 4 – 10 weeks.

What happens once my visa has been approved?

We invoice you for the program fee balance. Then we arrange your housing and make sure everything is ready for your arrival in Dublin.

What’s the purpose of the call?

The call is an essential part of our process for us to find out more about you and your goals for coming to Ireland. It’s also a chance for you to ask us any questions you might have. Our programs are small and so places are competitive. So please prepare for your call by thinking about why you want to come to Ireland and participate on the program. It is helpful to have questions ready to ask us too. We want to ensure that our program is the right option for you and so our selection process takes account of this.

What paperwork do I need to submit to the Consulate?

This varies slightly depending on your nationality and to which Consulate you are applying. Please see: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/

How are the gap year program payments broken down?

Application fee €746
Program fee €778
Housing for 8 weeks – shared room: €1920 or single room: €2520 (includes €200 refundable housing deposit)

Other costs:
-Flights: approximately $1000 USD
-Visa fees: depends on Consulate, approximately $360 USD
-Immigration registration fee: €300
-Living expenses: approximately €250 per week

Will you help me find a job in Ireland?

We will provide you with the support and resources to help you find work, but it is up to you to find a job. We recommend coming with enough funds to support your initial stay until you secure a job.

How much will I get paid?

Minimum wage in Ireland is €9.55 per hour. So this is what you will earn at a minimum. Otherwise, your salary will depend on available positions in your preferred industry, your experience and the quality of your CV/resume.

Will I work full-time?

This depends on the jobs available and your preference, you may be doing part-time or you may find a full-time job.

What kind of work will I be doing?

We will connect you with employment / temping agencies who will help to assign you to suitable jobs. The type of work will generally be office based and would likely involve administrative and business support.

What happens if I can’t find a job?

To date, all participants on our gap year program have secured paid work within their first month of job hunting. However, if you aren’t able to find anything after the first 2 – 3 months, you might consider looking for work in other parts of Ireland or returning home early.

 

Dual Program

Who’s eligible?

To participate on the work program it is necessary to obtain a working holiday visa. This visa is open to applicants from:
-Argentina
-Australia
-Canada
-Chile
-Hong Kong
-Japan
-New Zealand
-Republic of Korea
-United States of America

Working Holiday visas are also available to certain citizens from Canada (aged between 18-35yrs), Australia (18-30yrs), New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Japan, or South Korea.

Please click here to find out more about eligibility requirements.

Are there any deadlines?

For some nationalities there are deadlines for the visa, please enquire with us about visa deadlines you need to be aware of.

We have a rolling admission program. That means we’ll work to create a time frame based on your availability. However, we recommend that you apply 4-6 months before your desired date of arrival in Ireland. That’ll give us enough time to work on your placement and to work through the visa application process. We also have set program dates for when you can arrive in Dublin, they are listed on our website.

How far in advance can I apply?

You can apply as far in advance as you like, but please note that we may not be able to confirm your placement until about 4 to 6 months before your arrival.

How long can I stay?

For most working holiday recipients the maximum length of time that you can stay in Ireland is 12 months. However Canadian citizens can stay for up to a maximum of 24 months from their date of arrival. For further information please see: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/

What’s the application process?

Register your details through our website. We will then ask for you to submit some further details along with your resume (CV). We will then set up a time to have a call with you to chat through the program in more detail. Based on your application and our call with you we will then decide if you will be offered a place on the program. You will receive a reply as to whether you are being offered a place on the program within 3 days after your call. To accept your place on the program we require an application fee (€746) of the total program fee.

Not everyone who applies is accepted to our program. We take into consideration whether you are eligible to come to Ireland without a visa, your motivation for coming on the program, your resume, our call with you and decide whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the Stint Ireland program.

What’s the placement process?

You send us an up-to-date cover letter, CV, and 2 letters of reference for us to create your unique profile to share with organizations. We share placement ideas with you for your feedback, and then share your profile with organizations of interest. Once organizations have expressed an interest in your profile, we will introduce you for a Skype/telephone interview. Once you and the organization are happy, your placement is approved.

What happens once I’ve approved my internship?

We invoice you for the program fee balance (€2,629), following this you then pay for your housing at a later date. We then confirm the first day of your internship, confirm your housing, and get everything ready for your arrival in Dublin.

How are the internship program payments broken down?

Application fee €246
Program fee €2629
Housing for 8 weeks – shared room: €1920 or single room: €2520 (includes €200 refundable housing deposit)

Other costs:
-Flights: approximately $1000 USD
-Living expenses: approximately €250 per week

What’s the purpose of the call?

The call is an essential part of our process for us to find out more about you and your goals for coming to Ireland. It’s also a chance for you to ask us any questions you might have. Our programs are small and so places are competitive. So please prepare for your call by thinking about why you want to come to Ireland and participate on the program. It is helpful to have questions ready to ask us too. We want to ensure that our program is the right option for you and so our selection process takes account of this.

What paperwork do I need to submit?

Your resume/CV, a cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation (1 academic, and 1 professional) which can be sent directly to us over e-mail.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

No, internship positions are offered based on individual company requirements, availability, and your suitability for the positions available. We cannot guarantee placement offers, but if you are flexible and realistic in your expectations, we can help to give you the best chance of receiving internship offers.

How many internship offers will I get?

This varies widely depending on available positions in your preferred industry, your time frames, experience, and the quality of your CV/resume and cover letter.

Can I receive academic credits for my internship?

Yes, but this is up to you to arrange with your home university. We do not issue credits, but we can make sure that your internship meets your university’s requirements.

Are internships paid?

No, all internships are unpaid.

Are internships full-time?

Yes, in most cases you will be working full-time in line with the organization’s working hours, e.g. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

What kind of internships can you arrange?

With such an extensive network and our love of a challenge, we pride ourselves on being able to find internships in practically any area. However, some areas are more difficult than others, please enquire with us to find out more.

Will an internship help me find a job?

Yes, an international internship will be a great addition to your CV/resume and for discussion in interviews. We will help you to maximize the career potential of your internship with individual support sessions throughout your stay

Will you help me find a job in Ireland?

We will provide you with the support and resources to help you find work, but it is up to you to find a job. We recommend coming with enough funds to support your initial stay until you secure a job. Once your internship is finished we will meet with you to make sure you are ready to start job hunting- we will also connect you with our trusty employment partner. 

How much will I get paid?

Minimum wage in Ireland is €9.55 per hour. So this is what you will earn at a minimum. Otherwise, your salary will depend on available positions in your preferred industry, your experience and the quality of your CV/resume.

Will I work full-time?

This depends on the jobs available and your preference, you may be doing part-time or you may find a full-time job.

What kind of work will I be doing?

We will connect you with employment / temping agencies who will help to assign you to suitable jobs. The type of work will generally be office based and would likely involve administrative and business support.

What happens if I can’t find a job?

To date, all participants on our gap year program have secured paid work within their first month of job hunting. However, if you aren’t able to find anything after the first 2 – 3 months, you might consider looking for work in other parts of Ireland or returning home early.

 

Miscellaneous

 

What happens when I arrive in Dublin?

Our driver will meet you in the airport and transport you to your accommodation. One of the team will be there at the accommodation to meet you and to help you to get settled in.

Where will I live?

You will live in shared accommodation with other Stint participants. The accommodation is situated in safe and vibrant neighborhoods, close to the city centre. We offer single or shared bedrooms with a weekly cleaning and linen change service.

Does the housing have kitchen facilities?

Yes, all the houses have fully equipped kitchens.

Do you arrange my flights?

No, you will arrange your own flights. We will inform you of what date to arrive and depart.

When should I book my flights?

You should only book your flights when you are instructed to do so by Stint. Travel arrangements are contingent on confirmation of internship (for intern and dual programs) and confirmation of visa (for gap and dual programs).

 

Do you arrange social events and trips?

Yes, we do! We’ll schedule regular events around the city for all our Stinters. These are a chance to make friends with other Stint participants and a chance for us to show you some of our favorite spots in Dublin. We also do day trips on the weekends to provide a chance to take in the surrounding wonders, whether it’s a hike in the Wicklow Mountains or eating fish and chips in the coastal village of Howth. And finally, we schedule a weekend trip every season to a surprise location in Ireland – somewhere “off the beaten track. FYI: we do supply regular free pizza events, but you will need to cover the cost of our social events and trips.

Can I travel to other cities in Europe?

Yes, Dublin is the perfect base to explore Ireland. We’ve even partnered with Weekend Student Adventures to offer you discounted weekend trips to some of the best European cities.