Our Agricultural Internships take place in various locations throughout Ireland. Student will live and work with Irish families. They will become integrated in the rural Irish way of life while getting hands on experience in their chosen field (pun intended)
Students applying to this programme may not always be studying dairy or beef-specific courses, but all want a real experience on a dairy or mixed farm; to learn about the milking process, building a quota, calving cows, caring for youngstock, identifying and dealing with problems, injuries and diseases, as well as understanding the day-to-day running of an Irish farm.
Equestrian centres, professional yards and competing families take students that are focused on getting more hands on experience with horses and improving their equine knowledge. The students taking part in the horse programme must have previous horse experience and must demonstrate their riding and horse husbandry skills through the means of pictures, a description of past experience and a reference prior to being accepted for a horse placement.
Kennels, catteries, pet farms, animal rescue centres and even families with lots of pets get extra help from those studying “Animal Care’. These students have a strong interest in animal welfare and want to develop their skills in training dogs, generally caring for animals, rehabilitating abused animals and caring for small farm animals. Spaces are limited on this programme and we urge you to contact us should your students be interested in such a placement.
Many colleges in Europe offer courses in nutrition, food production and direct sales. These students are looking for placements involved with making cheese, preserves, bread, biscuits and other homemade goods, as well as packaging the goods and helping with the sales end of the production. The students are involved with a production process helping with the transformation from a raw product to a packaged saleable good.
Family run Bed & Breakfast enterprises can benefit from an extra pair of hands and offer a great experience for students interested in tourism and/or food production. The students become involved with the entire running of the establishment by helping to make beds, cleaning rooms and communal areas, serving and greeting guests, help with the cooking and dealing with the public.
This programme has become very popular with both hosts and schools. Teachers have found our hosts offer a unique experience for their students to gain real hands-on experience, putting the skills they have been learning to the test. Students live with families and complete garden projects during their stay. The students are enrolled in landscape / horticultural education so do more than simple maintenance work; they complete a project, monitor its progress and write a report. The host supplies the materials, tools and a plan. Past projects have included creating flowerbeds around arenas, developing gardens for guests to enjoy, restyling an orchard and many other fabulous ideas.
A relatively new programme, this placement is aimed at students studying gardening. It involves the maintenance of existing gardens, mowing and aerating lawns, pruning of trees and shrubs, weeding, planting new flowers or flower bulbs and seeds in existing flowerbeds, taking care of vegetable and herb gardens, taking cuttings and potting them etc.
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Give us a call and we can discuss our Agricultural Internships with you. The location of these internships is outside Dublin but we cannot confirm where exactly until a placement has been made. Our team will work with you to make sure that your students receive an enjoyable, memorable and worthwhile experience on the Emerald Isle. There is a contact form below to get in touch with us. Go on. Fill it out. We are waiting patiently on the edge of our seats!
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