FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Interested in our Intern program?

Interested in our Gap Year program?

Interested in our Dual program?

GENERAL QUESTIONS​

The most frequent questions and answers we get about Stint and our programs.

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

You can find details on our dates and pricing here.

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 (24 months for Canadian citizens) 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.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

All those other little questions you have!​

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.

The next day you will have a comprehensive orientation session with our Dublin team including an optional tour of the city with one of our local partners. In the evening you will meet with the rest of the Stinters living in Dublin at one of our favourite pubs. Drinks on us!

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. Find out more about our housing here.

Yes, all the houses have fully equipped kitchens as well as living rooms to chill out in, WiFi, and even a washing machine! Find out more about our housing here.

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

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).

Yes! We can make arrangements for you to be housed together. However, please note that if you are on our internship program you would not be placed at the same company.

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 every couple months 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 occasionally schedule a weekend trip to a surprise location in Ireland – somewhere “off the beaten track”.

FYI: we do supply regular free events in Dublin such as pub nights and going to the movies, but you will need to cover the cost of our larger events and trips.

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.

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