Does your company need a fresh perspective? Are you looking for a new project, but you do not have the necessary time or people resources? There are many reasons to welcome an Intern, this blog highlights only a few of them.
The Internship Program is unique as its principal focus is in identifying and matching the best possible professional internship placement for both the applicant and Host Organisation. We can place candidates from different educational backgrounds into successful internships with many different Host Organisations, according to their skills and experience.
Changes in the international marketplace are rapidly transforming the business world into a global industry and consequently we are constantly challenged with greater diversity in our workplace. At Internships Ireland, we recognise the importance of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce that is flexible and well prepared for the changing global economy.
An “internship” is defined by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) as;
“a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience”
Internships Ireland would elaborate on this to say that an internship is the transition from study to work and is a necessary component to develop a student’s skills, making them more advanced and diligent when they finally could be a part of the working world.
An internship program is quite different to a job, all our international interns are looking for “hands on” work experience in the real world aligned to their academic studies. The internship program is structured on the intern’s objectives and what they would like to achieve out of the program. An internship is the missing link between academic studies and work experience. A professional internship program is unpaid as the main aim is for the intern to achieve their objectives and learn.
Your business contributes to the development of the student and adds an important practical dimension to their academic education. It is a win-win situation, because It is a completely free way to add new skills, a fresh perspective, and an international dimension to your business and for the student it is a little bit the same, he/she improves his/her skills, discover a new business and develop a world outside the college.
There is a lot benefits to hosting an intern, first of them is that all our interns are highly skilled and dedicated to gaining hands on experience whilst in Ireland. As many of our interns speak 2 or 3 different languages, so for host companies, it could be an opportunity to develop links overseas. You can develop big projects, which is directly related to their studies and essential for success in today’s global market. In Internships Ireland we take the time to ensure that each intern’s skill set, and objectives are well matched with the host organisation.