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Internship Programme


  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/03/2013
  • Colette Doogue
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The programme is run under Job Bridge - National Internship Programme and offers internships of up to


The programme is run under Job Bridge - National Internship Programme and offers internships of up to 9 months duration based in IBEC’s Dublin office. One internship, Officer for Plastics Ireland, will offer placements in both Dublin and Athlone. The programme sets out a set of common learning outcomes for all the internships. In addition each placement will carry individual learning objectives depending on the nature of the placement.

To be eligible for a place as an intern you must be on the live register and currently in receipt of jobseeker's benefit, jobseekers allowance or signing for social insurance contribution Credits for 3 months or more in the last 6 months. Participants may be able to retain social welfare payments under the Job Bridge Scheme, if they are eligible. Eligible participants also include those in receipt of one parent family payment and those on disability allowance. Participants will not be employees for the duration of the programme.

Learning outcomes

· Gain an understanding of the role, services and function of IBEC
· Develop an insight into the key issues facing Irish business
· Develop business writing skills – writing a range of documents depending on placement
· Exposure to formal and informal business meetings to develop skills in organising and participating in meetings
· Develop practical database, office administration and website maintenance skills
· Develop organisational skills through event co-ordination experience
· Develop an understanding of the dynamics of relationship building in a business environment

Placement specific (but may include)
· Regional placements: Regional policy issues such as energy, environment, role of local authorities; press and media; research;
· Sector specific placements: understanding of the sector; committees and how they operate; business policy and decision making
· Functional specific; understanding of the role the assigned function plays in an organisation and the dynamics of working across departments; develop skills specific to the function

Learning methods
Training methods will be primarily through coaching and on the job/work experience.

Follow up/Support
Support and learning meetings will be held where interns share learning and gain knowledge from experienced executives
Each person will be assigned a mentor (an experienced executive) for the duration of the programme and will have regular learning review meetings with him/her.

Intern profile
Successful applicants will have the following:
· A strong demonstrable interest in the selected internship
· Minimum primary degree
· Strong IT skills in basic packages
· Excellent writing skills essential
· Ability to work in a team

Ref: 754274
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