Looking For Your Ideal Internship?


Have you set your Career Goals for 2018?  Let us help you out!


January is the perfect time to sit down and set out some dreams and goals for the year ahead. What does your dream job look like? What  skills would you like to learn or improve? Which companies or individuals inspire you? Where in the world can you see yourself working?


While setting out our ultimate goals is great motivation, it can often leave us asking ourselves ‘where do I even start?’. Well that’s where we can help, check out these simple suggestions to get you started!


Improve Your Skills


In University, your educational opportunities extend far beyond your core modules. There is an abundance of ways to develop skills through extra curricular events and workshops. Skilled graduates are in much greater demand by modern employers.


Have you heard about the UCD Certificate in ‘Skills for Working Life’? This is an 8 week course, with weekly informal and interactive sessions each lasting up to two hours, where you will be taught by some of Ireland’s leading employers. The course gives students an insight into the skills which you will need to develop to be successful in the graduate workplace. To find out more and register, visit UCD Careers Connect.


Do Your Research


Not sure where to start your search for Internship opportunities? You’ll find lots of useful information in the internship section of our Career Development Centre website, in the Vacancies portal on Careers Connect, on GradIreland and Prospects.


Still not sure what you’re looking for? You can also make an appointment with our Career Consultants to chat through your search, application or interview process. Appointments are only available on the day, for the day, and you can book online from 8am each morning on Careers Connect.


Make Connections


On February 1st we are hosting our annual Internships Recruitment Fair in the Global Lounge on the lower ground floor of the Main Restaurant building. To see the full list of companies attending have a look at the event details on Careers Connect. Entrance is completely free, just bring along your student card!


Internship work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for the long term permanent position. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or maybe a smaller company, you’ll find something at the Internships Fair for you.


Best of Luck!



UCD Careers Connect

Did you know that through UCD Careers Connect you can:

  • Access a host of online resources for free, which include:

    • Profiling for Success – Psychometric tests

    • Going Global

  • Book an appointment with a careers consultant

  • Book attendance on one of our many employer events or workshops on campus

  • Search and apply for job vacancies and internships

First things First

  1. Log onto UCD Careers Connect (bookmark this page!).

  2. Student login is for current undergraduate and postgraduate students.  You will be brought to UCD Single Sign On screen where you can login using your UCD Connect details (student number and password).

  3. Alumni login and registration is separate.  Please note, if you have not already registered for alumni account, you will need to do so before using UCD Careers Connect.  This process should only take 5 minutes to complete and approvals are carried out within two hours during business hours.



Home Dashboard

Your home Dashboard has a list of online resources you can access on the left hand side.  It is also where you will see the menu bar on top of the webpage.


My Profile 

This is where you can access and edit your personal details, email preferences, vacancies of interest as well as automating gradireland registration.

To keep up-to-date with weekly events, adjust your ‘Email Preferences’ as outlined below.



Book an Appointment

1. From the Appointments tab, select ‘Search & Book’.



 2. Select the type of appointment you would like and click ‘show results’.



3. Click ‘Book now’ on your preferred appointment time.



4. You will be asked to specify your query.
5. Click on ‘Book this appointment’ to finish.




This is where you can search and apply for jobs and academic internships specific to your discipline.  You can filter by:

  • Business area

  • Location

  • Salary

  • Expiry date

  • Country

Please note that the ‘Academic Internship’ option may not be visible to everyone, depending on whether your college is running an academic internship or not.


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UCD Economics to EY Assurance

Katie Smith UCD Graduate

From UCD Economics to EY Assurance

I joined EY in 2015 through the Summer Internship Programme. As a UCD economics student I had no preference in which service line to join but I am glad I found myself in Assurance. I later returned on EY’s Assurance Graduate Programme and I have not looked back. Since joining EY the firm has explicitly recognised the importance of my lifelong learning and development. It is comforting to know that EY takes personal and professional development, in particular, educational development, as serious as us graduates do!

A career in Assurance allows you to gain exposure to the building blocks of an extremely fast paced and competitive market. Working with some of the world’s highest performing teams, every day will present you with numerous opportunities to learn and develop not only in terms of your career but also yourself. You will soon come to the realisation that your EY experience will serve as an invaluable platform to your career and however long you decide to stay, it will always stand by you.

My top tips for joining EY Assurance would be to enter with an open mind and be ready to learn – a lot and fast.  The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys a fast paced and challenging environment – someone with energy, enthusiasm and courage to lead. Someone that also demonstrates respect and integrity and works well in a team. At EY it is important that you are flexible and adapt quickly to new challenges and work environments.

Studying at UCD gave me the opportunity to apply for EY. But working for EY has given me the opportunity to lay a solid foundation for my career journey ahead.


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Finding an Internship

Finding an Internship

Finding an Internship

Gaining experience through an Internship can be a key factor in enhancing your CV, developing relevant skills and achieving your career ambitions. Our UCD Internships Fair is coming up next week on 1st Feb – be sure to attend!

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre


  • Login to careersconnect.ucd.ie regularly for:
    • Internship & Job Vacancies – hundreds of vacancies updated daily.
    • Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations.
  • Attend the UCD Internships Fair on 1st February, 1-4pm, Astra Hall.
  • Make an appointment with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre for advice.

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Get international experience by studying and/or working abroad, and broaden the range of international opportunities available to you when you graduate.

Getting international experience through working or studying abroad can help you gain a new perspective, demonstrate independence and adaptability, develop your language skills and increase your self-confidence.

Tips from UCD Career Development Centre


  • Access Going Global for country-specific career and employment information and worldwide internship and job postings.
  • Keep an eye on careersconnect.ucd.ie for relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations.
  • Make an appointment with a Career & Skills Consultant at the UCD Career Development Centre to find out more about overseas graduate study opportunities.

Finding a Job or Internship



Whether you’re looking for a graduate job or a non-credit bearing summer internship, your first port of call should be Careers Connect, our online vacancies portal.

Login to Careers Connect regularly for:
– Job & Internship Vacancies – hundreds of vacancies updated daily
– Relevant Careers workshops and seminars and employer presentations

More advice to help you with finding a job or internship:
– UCD Career Guide
– Our Job & Internship section
– gradireland.com
– prospects.ac.uk

 Hidden Jobs Market – Some jobs are not advertised!
 How to find them:
– Network!
– Find work through Social Media
– Do an Internship
– Build a positive online presence

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Focus Ireland Graduate Programme 2016/17

Focus Ireland

Calling all Social Care / Social Science / Psychology / Sociology  final year students!

Focus Ireland operates a graduate programme, known internally as “The Community Service Volunteer Programme” which offers opportunities for graduates to develop their skills and expertise in the area of social and community work. It is particularly suited to graduates of Social Science courses who are interested in gaining experience prior to returning to complete their masters in Social Care. The programme has been in operation for over 20 years and entails the following:

  • 12 months full time experience as a team member in one of the participating projects in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Sligo or Waterford.
  • Participation in a well-established, unique and innovative model of practice enabling participants to contribute skills in a structured, supervised & supported way for the benefit of disadvantaged and marginalized people including people out of home or at risk of becoming homeless. The extent of the commitment, involvement and responsibility that CSVs have exceeds that of an ordinary volunteer.
  • Living allowance of €12,500 per annum
  • Full access to professional supervision and support from allocated CSV supervisor
  • Full access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Same policy entitlements as employees
  • Many seminars and work groups organized throughout the year – talks from internal & external experts
  • Bespoke training programme to include courses in: Child Protection, First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Understanding Addiction, Parents Plus, Losses in Life & Bereavement, Mental Health, Stress Management, Motivational Interviewing, LGBT Homelessness and Traveller Culture.
  • Site visits arranged to other services that Focus Ireland would liaise with such as prisons and drug treatment centres.

The CSV programme runs from September to August every year and we offer places to 15 graduates!

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and volunteer involving organization.

Further information and the application form on our website.

The closing date for  applications for the 2016/2017 programme is 14th February 2016.

Applications can be sent to: HR Volunteer Co-ordinator, Focus Ireland, 9–12 High Street, Dublin 8 or email to recruit@focusireland.ie.

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Feb 1st – 5th 2016








Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

  • ‘UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair’  Full details (all students welcome)
  • ‘Certificate in Skills for Working Life’ Full details & waiting list (all disciplines and years welcome to register)
  • ‘Kerry Group Graduate Opportunities’ Full details & direct booking (Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science)

CDC Internships & Volunteering Fair Kerry Group


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

Go global with your internship this summer with EY!

Mark International Intern Leadership Conference 2

Just before I began the internship I became aware of the EY International Intern Leadership Conference. This is a weeklong global intern event which is held in Disney World, Orlando, Florida involving 3000 EY interns from 150 countries around the world, with two being chosen from Ireland. Through a process involving a video application, interview, and presentation, I was lucky enough to be chosen with one other Irish intern. The first three days were designated to the ‘International’ interns, i.e. the interns not from the United States. Our days involved various workshops such as leadership and soft skill training. We were also given a day and a half to explore Universal Studios, which was gleefully accepted by the international interns. Much like the culture of friendliness and teamwork that I had experienced in Ireland, this culture was transferrable across all of the nationalities we met, with many friends being made along the way who I still have regular contact with.

When the American interns arrived Disneyworld became a much busier place. The week was engineered for you to meet as many people as possible, with different tables being assigned to you for every meal and event. This gave you the prospect to mix with a vast variety of people from every culture. Every person I met was outgoing, kind, and respectful. They were keen to get involved in all events, and share their beliefs and values with me. The workshops were insightful and relevant , with key speakers teaching us about the ground breaking research that they carried out, to motivational speakers urging us to never lose sight of what makes us, us. I learned an extraordinary amount from the workshops, but the amount I learned from the other interns themselves cannot be underestimated.

Nobody more so embodied the positive and open attitude of EY than CEO, Mark Weinberger, who spoke to us at the final dinner. He stayed behind for hours afterwards, talking with and getting to know the interns. People were blown away by his humility and his genuine wish to create a Better Working World. Although the event only lasted a week, friendships had quickly formed with people from every corner of the globe. Even though the distances may be far, the world seemed a lot smaller knowing that they too were embarking on their EY journey. The IILC is an incredible showcase of ability from EY, it allows interns to learn from leaders within the firm and network with their peers, encouraging them to be the future leaders of EY.

Applications for EY’s 2016 summer internship are open now apply online: http://bit.ly/XvcAtM

Watch the 2015 IILC at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPVlGiVekDI

UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair 2016

Internships & Volunteering Fair

Internship and voluntary work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for a long term and possibly permanent position. The UCD Internship & Volunteering Fair matches organisations with UCD students. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or try voluntary work abroad, you’ll find something here for you.

Join us at this year’s fair on February 3rd, 2016 in Astra Hall.

A fair booklet will be available on the day to take home and will also be displayed on our website: http://www.ucd.ie/careers/events/ nearer the day!

Find out more about internships on our website.

Happy networking!

CDC Internships & Volunteering Fair

UCD Career Mentoring Programme – Mentors & Mentees Meet

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15





The opening evening for the 2nd UCD career mentoring programme was held in Ardmore House in UCD on Tuesday 3rd November. The programme is managed by the UCD Career Development Centre in conjunction with Alumni Relationsand the Schools of English, Drama and Film, Archaeology and History.

46 alumni from these three schools have volunteered their time to act as career mentors to 46 student mentees of the Schools for the duration of the programme due to finish in May 2016.

The Mentors work in a wide range of roles and industries including broadcast journalism, teaching, academia, writing, TV, film, radio, the performing arts, business, IT, marketing, human resources management, law, EU and government policy and advice, archaeology, tourism and heritage, and participants have been matched based on areas of career interest.

Previous student mentees noted this was an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed and that the benefits they gained included increased confidence and clarity on the career steps they needed to take.

The evening included training for the participants and a chance for mentors and mentees to meet each other. There was a fantastic buzz and everyone was very excited about the programme ahead! We hope to grow the programme further and offer to even more students.

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15

UCD Career Mentoring event on Tuesday, 3rd November '15

UCD Career Development Centre Events: Nov 09th – 13th 2015





This week!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015


Washington Ireland Programme


We strongly encourage you to register in advance through Careers Connect as some events can be very popular and we don’t want there to be any disappointment! Just click on the event title – you’ll be prompted to login with your UCD Connect details (students) or email and password (graduate/alumni) and you can then book your place on the event.

Survey says that ‘students feel they are not learning job skills’ – UCD Careers can help!

Irish Times




‘Significant numbers of students in higher education feel they are not learning skills which will contribute to their chances of getting a job‘, a new national survey indicates, as reported by today’s Irish Times.

The UCD Career Development Centre are here to help! We offer a range of resources,  both online and at the Career Development Centre itself.

How can we help?


One to One Appointments

Students (and alumni) can book a ‘quick query’ appointment (20 min) with aCareer & Skills Consultant to talk about:


Events – Employer and Centre Sessions

The centre runs subject and industry-specific recruitment fairs, workshops andemployer presentations throughout the year so students have direct access to network with employees from different companies throughout the academic year.

See our website for details of recruitment fairs which have run this year, we will be providing the same for 2016/17. This is a fantastic opportunity for UCD students to avail of.

Log into Careers Connect and browse the events section to see all of our employer presentations on campus as well as Centre related skills sessions and presentations.

We also advertise these events on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Online Resources

Logging into Careers Connect will give students (and alumni) access to a range of online resources free of charge. To use these resources, a number of codes are required depending on what you want to use, such as: client code, access code and password (all available on log in). These resources include:

  • ‌ Profiling for Success – Psychometric Tests
  • 10 Minutes With‌
  • Vault
  • Going Global
  • CEI Internships
  • Glass Door
  • Workmaze


Self-study optional online module – Career Zone

If you feel that you do not want to visit us in person and can learn these skills in a self-taught environment, then our self-study optional module (non-credit bearing) might be the answer! This module, produced specifically for UCD students, can assist with Career Planning.  Career Zone is available to students throughBlack Board. Simply log in and search for Career Zone to register directly. Students can register at any time of the year.

The UCD Career Development Centre wishes all UCD students the very best with the rest of Semester 1 and we hope to see more students dropping into the office to avail of our services.

Career pathway

Websites That Will Help You To Find A Job












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UCD Careers Connect
– UCD’s exclusive jobs website available only to UCD students and alumni.

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– A lot of student jobs in Call Centres and promotional work for charities are advertised on this site.

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– Agencies advertise through IrishJobs.ie. List all of the agencies that interest you. Contact them and give them your CV.

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– Many top quality jobs in research are advertised on Indeed. If you hoping to get a professional or even just a part-time job Indeed has lots of opportunities available.

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– After setting up an account you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

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The Department of Social Protection has many positions full-time, part-time and work placements.

– After setting up a profile you can apply for jobs. The UCD Career Development Centre is also on LinkedIn [Insert link here].

– Is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry. It is accessible through Careers Connect.

– Provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.

Hashtags To Help You Find Jobs


Seeking Volunteer Work


Companies To Volunteer With

Irish National Volunteer Development Agency
Voluntary Service International
The Simon Community
Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Working with and on behalf of the homeless in Ireland
National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocecphalus Ireland (SBHI)
Volunteering and job opportunities
The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland
Volunteering Options programme funded by Irish Aid
Volunteering in Dublin City North area
Volunteering in Dublin City South area

Volunteering Abroad

Govt programme of assistance
International humanitarian organisation
International humanitarian agency
Working with orphans in Moldova
A Non-profit mission organisation sending missionary volunteers abroad
Charity based placements in Australia
Archaeological digs abroad
Expeditions to remote areas
Worldwide volunteer projects
Centre for alternative technology
UK-based volunteering agency
Field-based conservation in 50 countries
Charity placement organisation
International exchanges
Internships to teaching projects abroad
Projects and expeditions in Africa
Community projects abroad
Click on volunteer travel
Volunteering & work experience abroad
Science & conservation projects
3-6 month paid / voluntary placements
World Wide Volunteering, full time volunteering opportunities
Work with schools in India and Kenya
Global Vision International
Volunteer on a variety of programmes in 28 destinations
Find out more in the “volunteer abroad” section
1128 organisations offering 6320 Volunteer Abroad programmes
Voluntary Service Overseas
Irish not for profit organisation supporting local projects across the world.
Volunteer placements abroad
Volunteering in Africa, Asia, Central and South America
Volunteering in Lesotho
Chernobyl Children International support to children living in the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown
Habitat for Humanity Ireland non-profit organisation
Irish NGO
Independent organisation working in 48 developing countries
Irish development agency
UCD Volunteers Overseas Programme

Artistic Events

Jameson’s Film Festival

Tiger Dublin Fringe

National Art Gallery

All the events listed above recruit volunteers annually. There are many different artistic and cultural events that take place during the summer.

Facebook Pages To Follow

Journalism and New Media Jobs

Student Activities

If you are still a student join societies, this can help you to gain some marketable skills. It can also demonstrate to an employer that you are an outgoing person. To contact student societies.

Create a hitlist of employers of interest:
– Make a list of job titles and companies / sectors you would like to work in
– Agencies
– Job boards
– Companies
– Online contacts
– Use online tools like gradireland.com or prospects.ac.uk
– Research them
– On social media (linkedin, youtube, facebook, twitter, …)
– Mind your own online profiles and clean them up (e.g. facebook)
– Build Contacts & Network for Future
– Go to careers fairs, conferences, university alumni networking events, events hosted by the company you’re interested in
– Intern your way in
– Get organised
– Folder
– Spreadsheet
– Track your activity

Market yourself:
– Identify your unique selling points
– Think about your transferable skills

Aim to send out as many CVs as you can.

Become an EU Careers Ambassador

EU Careers Ambassadors






Are you interested in:

  • Finding out more about EU Career opportunities and promoting them to your fellow students?
  • Building a fantastic network across Europe?
  • Gaining work experience during your studies?
  • Developing your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR?
  • Receiving a full induction and coaching throughout the role?
  • Giving your CV extra clout with future employers?

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in UCD.

EU Careers Ambassadors

As a highly-regarded employer of top graduates, we’re looking for a brand ambassador at the best universities in Europe. Part of an established and successful initiative, the EU Careers Ambassadors scheme involves finding innovative ways of promoting the great opportunities we have to offer, including through:

  • attending careers fairs, or giving presentations to your fellow students
  • developing university networks and providing information
  • maintaining an active online and social media presence
  • answering questions and queries about EU Careers

Of course, there’s a lot in it for you, too.

For starters, all of our Ambassadors receive comprehensive training which will prepare them perfectly for the role. You’ll be able to develop the skills you need to be a successful Ambassador, we’ll give you loads of support and ideas on getting started.

Secondly, in a super-competitive graduate job market, a position of responsibility like this could really make you stand out. As well as developing your communication and presentation skills, the international perspective you’ll demonstrate will give your CV extra clout with future employers.

Apply online by 12pm Brussels time (11am Irish time) on 24 April 2015.

Looking for a rewarding summer 2015?

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Ozanam House Resource Centre is a community resource centre run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and based in Mountjoy Square in the North Inner City.

Ozanam house volunteers and kids

Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes. During the summer months the centre is taken up with our Summer Projects, with 180 children and young people involved in action packed, activity based programmes. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this happen.

Our Summer Projects start mid-June and run throughout July and August with the biggest number of volunteers required in July. We engage children and young people aged 5 to 18 years of age. They are broken into different groups and projects according to their age. Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of one week to the group of their choice.

All of our projects are activity based with some excursions included each week. The activities can include Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Computers, drama, Sports and games, swimming, photography, film making, digital media, fashion design, and new ideas are always welcome!

Our volunteers act as mentors and friends to the young people, encouraging and supporting them throughout the project. We encourage our volunteers to be as involved in the projects as possible –the more you put in the more you get from the experience. As you can imagine it is an incredibly fun, energising and rewarding experience, as we engage vulnerable children who otherwise would not have any activities or holidays during the summer.

So if you have skills you wish to share, if you want to have a unique and fun experience, to develop your skills further, greatly enhancing your CV and also to make a really big difference in the lives of young people in the Inner City get in touch before Friday 1st May

Phone: 01-8742804
Email: admin@ozanamhouse.ie
Web: www.ozanamhouse.ie
or find us on Facebook – ‘SVP Ozanam House’

Environmental and therapy funded internships in Malta

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Agape Adventures has three fully funded places in two different Maltese projects. These are year long experiences starting in September and funded through the Erasmus+ scheme.

FULLY FUNDED INTERNSHIP – Malta. Marine Turtle Sanctuary.

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Join a first class team who are working to ensure the beauty of Malta’s natural environment is maintained, and to spread the message of environmental responsibility on the island. The team focus on environmental education and marine rescue – protecting local dolphins and marine turtles with a 24hr rescue & rehabilitation service.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a dedicated team who have been working on the island of Malta for many years caring for the environmental development, and promoting conservation issues & education within the local population. Their commitment is to the conservation of Maltese nature through the promotion of environmental awareness, managing areas of natural and scientific interest, and lobbying for effective environmental legislation.

Over the years the team has been successful in gaining legal protection for various plants and animals in the Maltese Islands, helping to save from extinction some of the local endemic species. Their particular area of focus is the rescue of injured marine turtles and stranded dolphins. There is a dedicated 24 hour duty rescue team on call who are all professionally trained.There is a strong emphasis also on education within the project – reaching out to the local schools and communities. Groups of children regularly visit the centre and get actively involved in the learning process, the lessons are hands on and encourage the children to care for the environment around them.

You receive: Training, Return Travel to Malta , Accommodation, Food allowance, Monthly stipend, Insurance cover and 24/7 support.

To apply you must be between the ages of 18-30, an Irish citizen & available to leave in September and stay for a whole year.
This is a fantastic opportunity to really put your knowledge into action and gain vital work experience in conservation, environmental education and marine biology.

Read the full details and access the online application form on our website. Please apply online and ignore the price stated as this is a funded position.



Kids in Malta therapy project

Bask in the beauty of the island of Malta, whilst helping to support one of the most innovative and forward thinking therapy centres around – a fantastic way to use your time & gain experience.
This project captures all that is good about modern therapy and makes it even better! Focussing on the needs of a wide variety of clients, the staff work to bring joy, movement, achievement and a vital boost to self esteem in those they are working with. As an organization, they offer a range of services that focus on the individual’s needs and potential.

The staff are all highly trained and experienced, sharing knowledge across the various teams to ensure that the approach is truly multi-disciplinary. The state-of-the-art facilities compliment the programmes and services to ensure that people with disabilities have access to professional care, advice, training and therapy. Joining this team will provide you with a wealth of experience, opening your eyes to the amazing impact each therapy can have on any individual of all levels of ability.

You will have opportunity to assist in every area of the projects’ work, learning new skills along the way. If you are staying longer term you will be given the opportunity to specify which therapy area you are most interested in, and give time to focus on developing your skills further in this field. This truly is an amazing opportunity in an amazing Island that could revolutionise your future!

This project is a fantastic facility providing an array of therapeutic, educational and leisure services to children and adults with physical and/or learning disabilities, completely free of charge!Their aim is to support individuals & carers by focusing on activities that increase independence and inclusion.

There is a dizzying array of activities running within the centre, including:

· Multi Sensory Therapy
· Animal Interaction Programmes
· Arts and Crafts
· Pottery
· Horse Riding Therapy
· Aqua therapy
· Computer lab with assistive technology
· Sports club for persons with physical Disabilities and more!

You receive: Training, Return Travel to Malta , Accommodation, Food allowance, Monthly stipend, Insurance cover and 24/7 support.

To apply you must be between the ages of 18-30, an Irish citizen & available to leave in September and stay for a whole year.

Read the full details on & access the online application form on our website. Please apply online and ignore the price stated as this is a funded position.

UCD Students Sweep the Board in IAESTE awards

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IAESTE awards - UCD studentsWith UCD students occupying 7 of 8 finalist places at last night’s IAESTE Ireland Trainee of the Year, it was always a possibility that UCD would take all three top positions and that’s exactly what happened at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin on 20 October 2014.

IAESTE awards - Naimh O'BrienFirst place and a prize of €300 went to Niamh O’Brien, a second year student of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Second place and a cheque for €200 went to Camille O’Malley, a fourth year student of Chemistry, and third place and a prize of €100 went to Jennifer Holian, a fourth year student of Chemical Engineering.

This is the first time in recent years that UCD students have swept the board at this annual event and the third year running that the top prize has gone to a UCD student. Students were assessed on presentations that clearly demonstrated tangible internship outcomes such as personal and professional development, integration into a new country, society and workplace.

The judges were Ms Charis Hughes, Communications Officer, Leargas (Chair), Dr David Foster, UCD Director of Career Development and Skills and Ms Sandra Kavanagh, Faculty of Mathematics, Engineering and Science, Trinity College Dublin.

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) was founded in 1948 by Imperial College London, arriving in Ireland during 1962. Since its foundation, IAESTE has exchanged 340,000 interns in Science, Engineering, Architecture and IT, including 2400 Irish students who have undertaken internships across 87 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania. Internships generally last for about 12 weeks but can last for up to one year and are open to undergraduate, graduate students and those already graduated. IAESTE Ireland is managed by the National Agency, Leargas and funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Find out more about IAESTE on their website or call into UCD Career Development Centre.

Congratulations to all UCD students who undertook IAESTE internships during 2014.

Volunteer and do some good…and build up your CV

Have you ever wondered how you can develop important employability skills such as communication, team work, and leadership and still give back at the same time? Then volunteering might be just for you.

You can volunteer across a range of sectors and organisations both nationally and internationally. Visit the Career Development Centre for an overview of volunteering at UCD and further afield.

Some great upcoming volunteering opportunities are:

Volunteer Fair Poster

  • Dublin City Volunteer Recruitment Fair on 21st October 2014, 16:00-20:00, Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Meet with a large number of local charities to hear about the opportunities that they have for you
  • Ozanam House Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to help with their youth groups that work with children from the north inner city. The groups run on Tuesdays and Thursday, 17:00-18:30.
  • SUAS Volunteer Programme 2015 has opened applications for Summer 2015 teaching assistant volunteers in India. The deadline for applications is 28th October 2014. Volunteers work and live in teams of 8-12 and each team has a Team Coordinator who will support their personal and professional development on placement. Volunteers participate in academic and extra-curricular activities, including: sports, IT training, drama, art, music and individual tuition. These are 10-week placements in either Kolkata, Delhi, or rural West Bengal.
  • CoderDojo mentors in actionBecome a CoderDojo (Northside Enterprise Centre) volunteer mentor. CoderDojo is a non-profit, volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people between 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology using MIT Scratch, HTML, Javascript, Python and more!If you have coding skills why not become a mentor? As a CoderDojo mentor you can  improve your coding ability, help shape the new generation of digital makers, add CoderDojo mentoring to your list of skills and maybe even learn something new along the way. Dojos run every second Saturday from 14:00-16:00. Contact Jean Rooney for full details.
  • Habitat for Humanity Ireland is recruiting  a Communications/International Programme Intern. The communications and international departments aim to inspire others to join Habitat Ireland’s mission to eliminate poverty housing at home and internationally. They are seeking a talented, creative and enthusiastic candidate to work closely with the Communications Manager and the International Programme Manager to implement an ambitious Communications and International Programme strategy. This is a 6-month internship. The closing date for applications is 17th October 2014.

Build your skills as an FD brand ambassador

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First Derivatives Plc are seeking enthusiastic and ambitious students to represent their company as a brand ambassador on UCD campus.

Here are all the details from First Derivatives about the role. Interested applicants should apply via the First Derivatives website by 18th July 2014.



The Selection Process

  • The individual must be of a relevant degree background and be able to work part-time alongside their studies
  • All applicants must apply online via First Derivatives Plc careers website
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on the contents of their application
  • Those who successfully pass this shortlisting will be invited via to telephone interview
  • Following the telephone interview the successful applicant will be invited to an FD assessment centre for the following interview stage
  • All FD brand ambassadors selected will be publicised on First Derivatives’s website

What is required to be an FD Ambassador?

  • An FD ambassador will embody all that represents First Derivatives Plc – we need you to raise awareness of the FD brand on campus.
  • You must be willing to exclusively promote FD opportunities throughout the academic year
  • Alongside the FD Ambassador team you must organize a minimum of 2 FD events on campus per year.
  • You are expected to circulate leaflets and other FD promo material when required
  • All FD ambassadors must refer a minimum of 10 final year students to apply to our graduate programme that year.
  • We need outgoing, confident and highly ambitious students with a wide university network.

The Benefits of beings an FD Ambassador
Those who are awarded as an FD Ambassador will get an opportunity to kick start their career in a global organization. Ambassadors gain an opportunity to transfer their skills picked up at university into a real life organization, reporting weekly into HR staff of their progress on campus.

  • An FD ambassador will have the opportunity to add a Global plc organization to their  CV experience
  • Exposure to key HR staff at FD and connections with university career teams
  • Opportunity to make some money – for every graduate you sign up and are successful in securing employment with FD -we award you £50! Those with good sales experience have an opportunity to make lots of money!
  • All FD ambassadors are exclusively invited to FD social events,

How the Programme Works
We are exclusively inviting you to join our FD team to help rally up awareness of FD and help promote our vacancies on campus. This part time activity is an opportunity to build on your CV experience and make some money also. What’s not to lose? Don’t miss out…


Interested applicants should apply via the First Derivatives website.