INTRA Internships

Attract Top Talent

Do you need support for specific projects or require additional resources at certain times of the year?  Would you like an opportunity to train and evaluate potential future employees?  If the answer is yes, you might consider hiring a DCU INTRA student as a temporary resource without adding a permanent payroll cost.  Our ambitious, energetic students can bring their specialist skills and knowledge to your company and contribute effectively to your business.  They are work-ready and motivated to perform to a high level.  Please read our Employer Guidelines [pdf] if you would like to know more.

What our Employers Say - Read their Testimonials

Paul Vance

Paul Vance, Director of Resourcing, KPMG

Recruiting talented students from DCU is always a priority each year.  As a leading international professional services firm, we pride ourselves on the depth of talent and expertise that we provide to our clients.  They demand the very best service and advice from KPMG people.  To satisfy this demand, we recruit only the best interns and graduates in the country.  At entry, we demand that interns and graduates must be academically excellent, have great business awareness and be well-rounded individuals.  These qualities are in abundance among DCU students.

Ted Wright, Managing Director, Writech Industrial Services Ltd

As a graduate of DCU, I appreciate the importance of the INTRA placement and the exposure it provides.  I was determined to offer the same experience if I was ever in a position to do so.  As an employer, I have taken a number of students over the past five years.  This year we asked the last INTRA student to join us on a full-time basis after graduation.  Students leave DCU with the confidence to teach themselves almost anything. This skill is very important in today's business. The ability to think on one’s feet, learn and adapt is essential. Experience then makes any person with those skills invaluable.

Courses with an INTRA Placement

Many undergraduate and some postgraduate courses at DCU require students to complete a mandatory internship which is fully assessed.  The start date and duration of the internship varies from course to course.  Please review the INTRA Calendar [xls] for an overview of the courses and internship dates. If you would like to know more, please click on the relevant link below:


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Click Here to View Business and Journalism Programmes with INTRA

We can Help!

Please call or email us to discuss your requirements; see contacts below. Our office can provide individualised assistance to make your recruiting efforts successful.  We look forward to partnering with you!

Discipline AreaNameTelephoneEmail
 Computing, Engineering & Aviation  Maeve Long +353.1.7005515
 Science & Mathematics  Carol Power +353.1.7008877
 Science & Mathematics  Anne Somerfield +353.1.7008877
 Business & Journalism  Vanessa Wade +353.1.7005178
 Marketing & Psychology  Geraldine Farrell +353.1.7005033
 Administration  Geraldine Farrell +353.1.7005033
 General Inquiries  Nora O Brien +353.1.7005422
 General Inquiries  Rachel McCullagh +353.1.7005176

Interested?  Here's how to Get Started

- Prepare a short job description (spec.) to include a brief overview of the company, role, duties, skills required and salary.  Then forward the spec. by email to the appropriate INTRA team member (see list above) and indicate the course(s) and placement period(s) of interest

- The job description will be advertised to the relevant class groups and students will be invited to apply

- After a short period, CVs of interested students will be forwarded for your consideration

- We will then contact you to see if you would like to set up interviews and if so...

- We will organise interviews directly with the students on your behalf and to suit your schedule.  Interviews can take place at our purpose-built interview rooms in DCU or at the company premises.

- After the interviews, you will decide who is the most suitable candidate(s) for the role and the company 

Top Tip: As students are in demand each year and must accept their first offer, we advise setting up interviews and making a decision on the successful candidate(s) as quickly as possible.  This will help to reduce the possibility of your chosen candidate(s) being placed with another employer in the meantime.

Please read our Employer Guidelines [pdf] for full information on the process.