International Hospitality & Tourism Internships | Professional Internships in Ireland
Find international hospitality internships in Europe! Premier Internships Ireland pairs exceptional students with incredible tourism internships abroad.
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International Hospitality & Tourism Internships


Have you rocked a claddagh ring since you were a little girl? Have you contemplated a Celtic knot tattoo for years? Then maybe a hospitality internship in Ireland is for you! As one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it’s no surprise that the tourism board aims to welcome 7.74 million visitors in the next year. Whether stalking Bono, combing fields for a four leaf clover, or hunting for the perfect whiskey, travelers come to Ireland for a variety of reasons.
Did we mention that over 80 million Irishmen and women live outside of our borders? Irish is the second largest ethnic group in the United States, and its estimated nearly half of Australia’s population are of Irish descent. Irish pride runs strong through their veins, making heritage travel a natural win for the tourism industry of Éire.


Previous experience or courses in the hospitality field are a plus but generally not a requirement for tourism internships abroad. You should have an interest in customer service and a desire to learn about local cultural activities, events, and festivals. Be ready for a fast-paced work environment! From interacting with foreign guests to mastering the pronunciation of Céad Mile Fáilte (“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”), this summer is bound to be your best yet.

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  • Personable

  • Social

  • Communicative

  • Energetic

  • Patient

  • Organized


Not all tourism internships in Europe are served up quite the same, and the summer season is the perfect time to work in Ireland’s burgeoning tourism industry. Hospitality management internships abroad can vary from working at multinational hotels, as a tour guide, in hostels, or for tourism boards. You might find yourself interning in establishments built by world-renowned chefs, learning the inner-workings of a boutique B&B, or taking notes from the greats while interning in a classic Irish pub.

Most tourism internships in Ireland for Americans last between 25 and 40 hours per week. Depending on your particular placement, you may be working outside of the typical 9-5 schedule, including evening events or weekend activities.

Potential daily tasks might include checking guests in and out, hosting and organizing events, putting the “breakfast” in “bed and breakfast,” or coordinating other daily operational tasks or admin work.


Tailored internships

One person = one internship. We won’t force you into a work experience that’s not a great fit.

Cork, baby!

Our awesome internships are located outside of Dublin in smaller, more intimate cities and towns.


Internships can last 8, 10, or 12 weeks depending on your availability & potato-eating-threshold.


Though rent is not included, we’ll help you secure a cozy spot to relax in & call home after-hours.

Application fee

All applications require a $99 refundable* fee that is remitted online via Paypal or credit card.

Total cost – $2400

Programmes cost a flat-rate of $2400 & include a variety of services. Read about them here.

More about the tourism sector in Ireland

Tourism in the Republic of Ireland is one of the biggest contributors to the economy, with over 7.1 million travelers, mostly from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and France, visiting the country in 2014 alone. Combining tourism disbursements from international visitors as well as domestic tourists, total tourism expenditure in 2014 was estimated to be €6.6 billion. Tourism accounts for nearly 5% of Ireland’s GNP and employs over 200,000 people, from the North Atlantic Way to the Ancient East and everywhere in between.

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Business & Marketing

Don your fave tie or power skirt, embrace the startup mentality, and do more than the coffee-run thing while interning in Ireland.

Graphic Design

Strengthen your portfolio AND have your best summer yet – jackpot! Don’t worry, you won’t have to put shamrocks on everything.


Use your precious summer months to intern in an NGO, where you can give back while gaining incredible professional skills.

Sports & Recreation

You don’t have to have the rules of Gaelic football memorized to qualify for (or succeed in) one of these internships.