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Maria's Story in Dublin : Business Development Internship

"I had the chance to gain an insight into different areas of preparing offers and managing orders of an incoming agency, lucky enough to get German Business Development as my main responsibility."

My Internship Placement

My internship placement in Dublin was ideal. After I had applied, I was forwarded to the country coordinator and was invited to an interview. After 2 weeks I was sent the internship contract containing all the details on dress code, holidays and working hours. My introduction week was very well structured. I was introduced to the company systems and was working alongside my colleagues. After a while, I was given more responsibilities and could work more independently on own projects, which have been rated afterward. Working with the team was a pleasant experience, as I could always ask questions and didn’t have to worry about not understanding tasks at first attempt.

Traveling in Ireland

Ireland as a beautiful country and definitely worth a journey! It’s capital Dublin has so much to offer such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Whiskey distillery, the General Post Office, the Emigration Museum and of course the legendary temple bar. Outside of Dublin’s borders, you will be stunned by its green countryside offering even palm trees on Bray Head and Mediterranean climate at the Ring of Kerry. As Ireland is relatively small in size it is easy to get around on the weekend. We always traveled in a small group of interns on the weekends and we visited Galway, the Christmas market, the national park Connemara, Diamond Hill, spent a weekend in Killarney at the Ring of Kerry and the Muckross House, trekked the Slieve League and the Ben Bulben, and even went to Belfast to visit the Titanic Museum and visited the Cliffs of Moher. Every part of Ireland has its own character and is worth to see. I would definitely go back!

What I really like about Ireland is the easy-going mentality of the Irish people. They are just more welcoming from what I am used to in Germany. Furthermore, I was fascinated by the cross-cultural pub culture, which doesn’t know any boundaries of age, education or social backgrounds. What I didn’t like about Ireland are the high room rates in Dublin as well as the inner-city waste pollution.

But to conclude, I would definitely recommend every intern in Dublin to travel around, see as much as possible and be open to something new!

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