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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 spring 2014 internship placements with IPRT has passed. The next round of internships, running summer (July-August 2014) and autumn (Sept 2014-Jan 2015) will be announced in May 2014.

Please note that applications must include a completed application form accompanied by CV; please see below for more details.

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.

To register your interest in future IPRT internship placements, or for more information, please contact: info@iprt.ie

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