With Christmas and the first semester now in the rearview mirror, many students’ thoughts will be turning towards summer plans and, for final years, post-graduation plans. While J1s and travelling are naturally the most appealing of the summer options, many students opt to engage in summer internship programmes. These programmes, hosted by a wide variety of employers, offer an excellent way to gain experience in a field of interest, and potentially line up a job for post-graduation (many employers offer an opportunity to interview for graduate programmes at the end of summer internships). Most importantly, these internships give you the chance to earn some money.
The application process can be daunting, and simply keeping track of or finding internships and deadlines can be challenging in and of itself. So, The College Tribune has thrown together a selection of Ireland’s most competitive summer internship programs that are currently open for application to help you get started and (hopefully) make the most of the many internship opportunities out there.
A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms and has been named GradIreland’s “Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law” for the past 12 consecutive years. The firm runs its paid summer internship programme across two offerings, June and July. Applications close on 7 February at 5 pm.
Accenture is a leading professional services and consulting firm that offers summer internships across a range of the firm’s business areas. The internship usually runs for 12 weeks and applications open in February.
Arthur Cox is one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. The firm runs its paid summer internship programme across two offerings, June and July. Applications close on Friday 2 February 2024.
Dechert, founded in Philadelphia, is a global commercial law firm with offices in Dublin. The firm runs a four-week paid summer internship programme which will take place in July 2024. The programme is open to applicants who will have completed at least two years of any degree by the summer of 2024, postgraduates or applicants who have successfully obtained a third-level degree qualification from any discipline. Applications close on the 16th of February 2024.
Deloitte is the world’s largest global professional services and consulting network and is one of the Big Four accounting firms. The firm offers a range of paid summer internship programmes spanning a variety of the firm’s practice areas. These include tax, financial advisory, and consulting. Applications close on the 26th of January.
Eversheds Sutherland is a global commercial law firm with offices around the world including London, New York, Brussels, Hong Kong, and, of course, Dublin. The firm offers an eleven-week paid summer internship programme in their Dublin offices. Applications close on the 8th February 2024.
EY is one of the big four accounting firms worldwide. The firm offers paid summer internships across a variety of the firm’s practice areas, including Assurance, Tax, Law, and Consulting. Applications close on the 31st of January.
Grant Thornton is Ireland’s fastest-growing professional services firm. The firm runs a paid 8-week summer internship programme in a variety of the firm’s practice areas. Internships are available in Grant Thornton’s Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Kildare offices. Internships run across June and July. Applications close on the 9th of February 2024.
KPMG is one of the big four accountancy firms worldwide. The firm offers a range of paid summer internship programmes across the firm’s departments, including Audit & Assurance, Tax, and Consulting. Internships are also available in KPMG’s Cork and Galway offices. Applications close on the 29th of January.
Maples Group is a full-service leading international law firm, with 16 offices worldwide, including Dublin, London, and the Cayman Islands. The firm’s paid summer internship programme runs for four weeks during June each year. Applications close at midnight on Monday, 12 February 2024.
McCann Fitzgerald is one of Ireland’s largest and leading commercial law firms. The firm runs its paid summer internship programme across two offerings, June and July. Applications close on the 8th of February.
Pinsent Masons is a multinational law firm with 27 offices across 4 continents. The firm runs two offerings of its paid summer internship programme in June and July. Applications close on the 30th of January.
PWC is one of the Big Four accounting firms and a leading global professional services firm. PWC has offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, Waterford, and Wexford. The firm offers a paid eight-week internship, open to penultimate-year students, across a range of its practice areas and offices. Applications close on the 29th of January.
William Fry is, by the most recent figures, the sixth-largest law firm in Ireland and ranks amongst the top commercial law firms in the country. The firm’s paid summer internship programme will run for three weeks, with offerings in both June and July. Applications close on the 5th of February.
*The above information is intended to be used as guidance only. Be sure to check the deadlines and requirements for all internships!
Mark O’Rourke – Features Editor