Internship Benefits

Intern Benefits


At this stage you might be considering why you should pick CIELS and Ireland for your internship. Below are some of the real benefits that are on offer.

What CIELS provides:

  • Sourcing and monitoring of appropriate workplace (S-BB accreditation if required).  
  • Pre-arrival guidance and preparation.
  • Meet and greet when you touch down in Dublin Airport
  • Personal induction and orientation to Carlow and the internship programme
  • Meeting with CIELS and workplace co-ordinator prior to first day at workplace. Support services available 24/7 for emergencies and office hours (Monday to Friday 9-5) for all other queries.


Professional and personal development:
  • English for professional communication
  • General English
  • Alternative workplace culture.
  • Acquire new and develop existing workplace skills
  • Living independently
  • Cultural awareness



There are many more benefits to studying in Carlow. We hope that you will visit us and participate in our Internship programme to discover them for yourself.

Hear what our past students had to say...


I really enjoyed my time in Ireland! The Blended Programme gave me good experiences, meeting new people, learning a new culture and language. I learned a lot at the Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow where I did my internship. I also learned a lot studying the Human Growth and Development and Work placement module. The time flew because we were having so much fun. I can't believe it's already over but I will never forget it. Blended Programme thanks for everything!


The Blended Programme was great! It was an amazing combination of the internship and college. I've learned so much at school about Human Growth and Development. My internship was great and all the Irish people are amazing! Sean, Danny and Claire helped us when we needed them, they were fantastic. Thanks for everything, this is an experience I will always remember.


My experience with the Erasmus+ Blended Programme is very positive. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Ireland, learn the English language but also I learned to be more independent. Supervisors from the Blended Programme, teachers from school and my colleagues from Hillview Nursing home helped me with everything. Blended Programme thanks for this amazing experience I will never forget it.