IAESTE Ireland has over 50 years’ experience in placing international trainees with Irish employers in companies, research institutes and universities. IAESTE trainees come from over 88 countries around the world, studying Bachelors or Masters programmes in science, engineering, architecture and IT. IAESTE trainees are motivated and highly skilled, hand-picked to meet the employer’s requirements. All IAESTE traineeships are conducted in English and can last from two to 12 months. Employers specify the exact professional and personal skills they require in a trainee and IAESTE Ireland will match them with the best candidate. Employers receive the candidate’s CV, cover letter and academic transcript and can arrange a phone interview if required. Once the employer accepts the candidate for a traineeship, IAESTE Ireland will assist with accommodation for the trainee, visas and work permits and meet them on arrival. Members of the IAESTE Ireland Local Committee (Irish students who have been on past IAESTE traineeships abroad) arrange a social programme for trainees, so they have a peer support system and get to see some of the country!

Recruiting an IAESTE trainee will help you

  • Fill skills gaps within projects, teams and areas of expertise
  • Find the best trainee for your requirements. IAESTE is a competitive process and trainees are screened by the sending and receiving country. The employer always has the final decision on accepting the trainee.
  • Improve diversity and intercultural skills within your teams
  • Access a pool of linguistically skilled students from 88 countries and over 1000 academic institutions around the world
  • Recruit future employees – Many IAESTE trainees go on to join their employers after completing their studies
  • Adapt to recruitment needs through the year – IAESTE traineeships can be short or long term, from two to 12 months
  • Raise your organisation’s profile abroad
  • Contribute to Ireland’s student skillset, as for every trainee placed in Ireland an Irish student gets to go Have on a traineeship abroad.
  • Minimise any hassle as IAESTE takes care of trainee arrival, assistance with accommodation, and all administration including work permits through our special arrangement with DBEI(https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Permit-Types/Exchange-Agreement-Employment-Permit/

And remember, IAESTE services for employers are completely free of charge.

What do you have to do?

IAESTE finds the best trainee to meet your requirements and sends you their Cover Letter, CV, Transcripts and Recommendation Letters. You have the final decision in accepting the trainee.

Register as an employer on our platform at www.iaeste.net. Then fill out a simple form detailing your requirements, including desired study field, dates and duration of the traineeship, and work description.

Identify a project and a supervisor for the trainees.

Pay the trainee a stipend to cover the cost of lodging and living expenses in Ireland.

What if I have a trainee in mind already? Reserved Offer

If your organisation already has a trainee in mind for a traineeship, IAESTE Ireland can help you facilitate the process. Get in touch with us at iaeste@leargas.ie

Employer Testimonials

Prof C Williams, Dean of Faculty, Engineering, Mathematics and Science, University of Dublin, Trinity College:

“We offered three traineeships to incoming IAESTE students, providing them with an opportunity for 10 weeks study with the best research groups on campus. The feedback from the supervisors was uniformly positive, praising not only the educational standard of the trainees but also their enthusiasm and work ethic. This demonstration of the high calibre of the IAESTE student prompted the Dean to repeat his support the next year, with the intention that this marks the beginning of a long and fruitful working exchange with IAESTE.In addition to sourcing outstanding trainees, facilitating them was straightforward, produced minimal paperwork, and was managed throughout by efficient and helpful coordinator-all the hallmarks of a well run programme, with little or no disruption to the daily business of the Faculty.TTCD is proud to support the IAESTE programme, and would have no hesitation in encouraging other universities, research groups and businesses to partake.”

Marie O’Sullivan, University Relations Staffing Partner EMEA, VMware, Cork:

“IAESTE has provided us with a great opportunity to participate in their global student exchange programme. We received applications from some of the best universities across Europe and have facilitated traineeships for top students in our Technical Support team on our Cork campus.The IAESTE team are extremely organised and their commitment to creating a top experience for both the companies and students involved ensures a win-win for everyone. We are looking forward to be involved again in future!”


Our IAESTE Trainee from @iaesteczech at work at @tcddublin doing some amazing research on conductive polymers. IAESTE connects qualified trainees in STEAM fields with forward thinking Irish employers and researchers. @Leargas @IAESTE #Work #Experience #Discover @tcdglobal

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IAESTE matches forward thinking employers with international technical trainees. The HR from Boliden, Tara Mines were grateful to @IAESTE for having a network where it is possible to find students in niche fields such as Mining Engineering.

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IAESTE President, Bernard Baeyens was invited to contribute an article on international exchange in a globalised world to the prestigious publication Commonwealth Education Report 2019. You can read it on page 18 using the link below. iaeste.org/news_items/com…

International Trainees in Ireland enjoying their weekend learning Surfing in Bundoran. IAESTE Trainees bring an international dimension to work places and truly live to the IAESTE Motto of #Work #Experience #Discover @Leargas @Failte_Ireland @IAESTE

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@IAESTE_Ireland and @Leargas welcoming the first IAESTE Trainee from Greece. Aris, a recent graduate from NTUA, Greece will be interning with Tara Mines, Boliden in Navan for 3 months. Exciting summer ahead!

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IAESTE President's article in Commonwealth Education Report emphasizing the need and benefits of student exchanges in the globalized world, both for students and companies. iaeste.org/news_items/iae…

Our accepted and nominated students for summer traineeships visited us at the IAESTE Pre Departure Briefing. Some opportunities are still available bit.ly/2Eno6QL! Get in touch with us on iaeste@leargas.ie

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Looking for a paid technical internship abroad? Apply today. Reach out to us at iaeste@leargas.ie @TCDCareers @UCDEngArch @UCDSU @NUIGCareers @dit_su @ULCareers @LIT_SU @TUDublin_BN @TUDublinCCGAA @CareersUCC @CIT_ie @waterfordit @WeAreTUDublin @Leargas twitter.com/IAESTE/status/…

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Are you a student in an Irish university in the field of science, IT, engineering, or architecture? 👩‍🎓Do you want to do something different this summer? ☀️ Check out openinternships.iaeste.org for all our internship offers across the globe! 🗺 youtu.be/RRXzkKb2RDc

The first student for this summer got accepted in Austria and Ireland is looking forward to welcome a student from Greece with many more to come. Several opportunities are still available onhttps://www.leargas.ie/programmes/iaeste/for-students/offers/ Apply now! @Leargas

IAESTE Ireland welcomes student applications for traineeships in science, engineering, architecture and IT. More details on applications can be found on leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

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Take an IAESTE Traineeship this summer to gain technical work experience, enhance your social and communication skills and meet people from all over the world. More details at leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

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Apply for an IAESTE Opportunity. It will give your CV an edge while you have an amazing experience meeting people from all over the earth on a paid summer internship. More details on leargas.ie/programmes/iae… Applications close 21st March @Leargas

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The world is a small place. Leave your travel footprint at the Ohrid Lake, one of Europe's deepest and oldest lake. Visit leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for application details @Leargas

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@IAESTE_Ireland will have an information stand at @nuigalway on Monday, 4th March from 2pm-3:30pm. If you are a student in engineering, science, architecture, IT, Agriculture, Food Science, Conservation, visit us for summer placements abroad. @NUIGSU @nuigalway @Leargas

IAESTE Ireland is organizing an information talk in UCD this Thursday, 28th February, 1pm-2pm. facebook.com/events/7927572…. Spend your summer doing an IAESTE internship! @Leargas @UCDSocieties @UCDEngArch @ucdstudentdesk @UCDstudents @UCD_Research Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

IAESTE Ireland is organizing an information talk in UCD this Thursday, 28th February, 1pm-2pm. facebook.com/events/7927572…. Spend your summer doing an IAESTE internship! @Leargas @UCDSocieties @UCDEngArch @ucdstudentdesk @UCDstudents @UCD_Research

Kerrie spent her summer in Tunisia with IAESTE 🇹🇳🙌🏻 😍 #iaeste #internship #WorkExperienceDiscover Léargas. Please head over to leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for more information. You could be headed to Tunisia this summer to travel while being on a paid course related internship.

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This summer, go on a paid technical internship abroad with IAESTE Ireland, Léargas. Head to leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for offers and details. Create your summer story! @Leargas

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The LC have an amazing summer social program for this coming summer, if you would like to join any of the weekends let the Dublin LC know on their facebook page! iaestelc.ie/plan-for-iaest…

We are just about finished finalizing the remainder of our 2018 traineeships! We are delighted to have sent students to over 10+ countries this year #exchange #iaesteireland #workabroad #travel

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Loved working on this blog by @IAESTE_Ireland trainee Kerrie Drum: "I lived with over 40 people from 30 countries...there was no such thing as a border or block between us" #IAESTESpirit twitter.com/Leargas/status… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Why not join the Dublin Local committee? It is a great chance to meet new people from all over the world! Get a chance to travel all over Ireland showing the international trainees how beautiful our country is! leargas.ie/blog/iaeste-bo…

Do you like to travel and get paid while doing it? Apply for the @IAESTE_Ireland internship program, we have a number of graduate positions in Computer Science and Computer Engineering! @UCDCompSci @UCDSU @tcdsu @NUIGSU @UL @UCCSU @litsu @DITEngineering @ditcomputing

@IAESTE_Ireland has a number of paid Computer Science and Engineering opportunities in Denmark, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Czech Rep and India! Contact IAESTE at iaeste@leargas.ie or apply online at leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

@IAESTE_Ireland has a number of graduate positions in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, please email me iaeste@leargas.ie and/or apply online leargas.ie/programmes/iae… @UCDCompSci @TCDCareers @UCC @NUIGCareers @GMITOfficial

Applications have reopened for the @IAESTE_Ireland until March 12th, please get all applications in before then!leargas.ie/programmes/iae… @UCDCareers @UCDCompSci @TCDCareers @NUIGCareers

Applications closed for the 2018 IAESTE Exchange programme!

The deadline for the 2018 IAESTE Exchange has been extended until Monday December 11th. Get all applications in before Monday to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email us at iaeste@leargas.ie! #iaesteireland #workabroad #employment #Travel

A chance to work abroad, using the subject you study...what's not to love about @IAESTE_Ireland? Students from Ireland can apply online until 11 December youtu.be/2_CRaZilZ5o Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

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Applications for the 2018 IAESTE exchange close December 9th. Get your applications in before Saturday to avoid disappointment. #iaesteireland #workabroad #exchange leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

@UCDCareers @UCDEngArch @UCDMathStat @UCDphysics Deadline for applications is December 9th! Thank you for sharing @UCDCareers

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Niamh Fahy studies Engineering in DIT. Niamh spent the summer of 2016 on an IAESTE traineeship with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the University of Split, Croatia. leargas.ie/blog/engineeri… #exchange #iaesteireland #Travel