IMMERSE Summer Start-up Internships Programme
Learn on a paid summer internship while achieving a CPD Certificate in Start-up Internship
- Learn how a start-up or early-stage enterprise works
- Receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate in Start-up Internship
- Get ready to enter the job market
Have you completed year 3 or your degree or completed the first two terms of your postgraduate course in TU Dublin? Thinking of starting up a business, or curious how a start-up company works? If so, check out the IMMERSE start-up summer internship programme, an opportunity to work with, and learn from, great start-up companies. To apply, check the list of available internships below and submit your application before the closing date.
What is IMMERSE?
An IMMERSE internship provides you with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, while learning directly from entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis. It enhances your CV and experience for when you graduate and enter the job market. Participating enterprises include new and early-stage enterprises that have been established through the TU Dublin and Guinness Enterprise Centre enterprise incubation initiatives.
Once you successfully complete the internship you will receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate in Start-up Internship.
The IMMERSE Internship is:
- Designed as a summer internship, meaning that you will have an opportunity to work with a start-up or early-stage enterprise for an 8–12 weeks period.
- A paid placement.
- In addition to clearly defined roles and tasks, you will get an in-company mentor assigned to you, who will support and guide you throughout your internship.
How can I qualify for my CPD Certificate in Start-up Internship?
You earn your CPD certificate by successfully completing a minimum of 8 weeks of your internship. Satisfactory completion of the CPD Certificate also requires you to complete a logbook, reflective learning report, and presentation.
What are the benefits of an internship in a start-up?
- An internship with a start-up or early-stage enterprise provides you with direct access to the entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team.
- In a start-up internship you will have exposure to most areas of the enterprise with opportunities to work in multiple roles.
- Start-ups, particularly university start-ups, are often where innovative ideas are commercialised.
- Unlike at a larger company where the intern’s work can more easily be overlooked, in a smaller organisation everyone’s work is essential and the mentor or supervisor will see, and evaluate your work, providing personal feedback over the course of the internship.
Who can apply?
TU Dublin students from any school, faculty or campus are eligible to apply for the paid internships.
- Undergraduate students must have completed Year 3 of their level 7 or level 8 programme at the time of commencement of the internship.
- Postgraduate students must have completed the first two terms of their programme at the time of commencement of the internship.
List of current internships
Internship details will be available from March 2023. Register your interest here so we can let you know when the internships are being advertised.
How to apply
- Draft your CV & Cover Letter following the CV & Cover Letter instructions on the IMMERSE Internship Application Submission Requirements.
- Apply by completing this application by the closing date listed in the internship advert. Applications must include your CV & cover letter. The CV and cover letter must be submitted as a single PDF file in the format prescribed in the guidance note.
Templates & Guidelines
- IMMERSE Internship Application Submission Requirements
- CV template
- Cover letter template
- TU Dublin Career Development Centre
For queries, please email email@example.com.