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IPRT Internship Programme


IPRT offers internship and summer placement opportunities to students and practitioners interested in, and wanting to contribute to, the work of the organisation.

We are committed to offering internship opportunities throughout the year to support our research and policy, as well as communications and campaigns activities.

Read more about former IPRT interns here!


Internships with IPRT are usually offered on a 5-month basis, working 14-21 hours a week. Shorter placements may also be offered in some circumstances, for instance where a placement can be linked to a specific project within IPRT. 

Internships are unpaid, and it is important to note that IPRT will not be in a position to contribute to interns’ costs of living or accommodation in Dublin. Due to the limitations on staff time and office facilities, we are only able to offer two placements at any given time.

Internships are usually carried out within specific roles/duties:

  • Research & Policy
  • Campaigns & Communications

However, interns may be required to work within other functions, according to the needs of the organisation at a particular time.


The deadline for applications for our upcoming internship placements is now closed:

  • one full-time placement, running July-August 2014
  • two part-time placements, running Sept 2014-Jan 2015

The next round of internships will be advertised in November 2014. 

Application Procedures:

Applications are by official application form only. Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview. Where a shortlisted applicant is unable to attend the interview in person, arrangements can be made to conduct the interview by phone.

For queries about the IPRT internship programme, please contact Fiona at: communications@iprt.ie

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