Unpaid Summer Internships – Why Bother?

Why do people do unpaid  Work Experience or complete a summer internship?

The Irish and international jobs market is getting more and more competitive – so having some relevant experience can be critical when looking for that first job. Most employers now  expect students to have gained some form of useful relaevant  experience during their University or  College years.

What are the Benefits of getting work experience?

Work experience will  boost your chances of a good job.

You can highlight it on your CV and application form  that allows you to stand out from your competitors highlighting your new skills and achievements.

Work experience will increase  your employability  – recent figures show that over 70% of graduates in UK companies are recruited from internship programmes.

An internship can provide you with plenty of potential contacts for the future.

Work experience gives you a good feel for what it is like working in a certain type of job .   You might decide that the type of  job is not what you want.

An internship should give you the chance to gain new knowledge and skills, both academic  and personal. You can gain an insight into working life,

You might even  earn some money!

 Some examples of Summer  2019  internships in Ireland :

Deloitte Internship