My Internship in Ireland
Irish people are very hospitable!
My internship in Ireland was just a pleasure. I lived in a guest family, a mom with her son, both of them working for the same company as I did. They have always been kind to me and we have talked a laughed a lot. Every now and then I invited some friends for dia shows are card games. The outstanding hospitality of the Irish people was really impressive and they tend to have a good family relationship.
The actual purpose of my internship was my internship, which I completed at a hostel mediation agency. The company is specialized on hostel and guesthouse reservations. Clients can book a room or a bed, pay a deposit or 10 percent online (placement commission of the company) and the remaining 90 percent will be paid at the hotel reception. This is a simple and fair possibility to book accommodations worldwide.
During my internship I was in charge of the Hostel owners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine and Canada. The daily tasks were actually not that interesting, but it was alright. Nevertheless, the work was a valuable experience for me. I worked with programs such as Outlook and another English language software. Furthermore, I had to do a lot phone calls with our customers and could adapt and improve my English skills. The company’s staff was from different countries such as Germany, Spain, France and Italy. Hence, I could not only improve my English but could also prevent a degradation of my French language skills.
I figured out, that the working ethic in Ireland is a little bit different to that in Germany. Even though there are fixed workflows, the actual work is not that stressful. I had a lot of time to finish my tasks properly and the colleagues and supervisors where not that fussy as in Germany. Everybody was really friendly and we all seemed to be a big family. We had a lot of fun during our work and shared a lot of after work Guinness in one of the Pubs.
I also met a lot of people thanks to the placement agency. Furthermore, I received an email with all the contact details of interns who will work in Dublin at the same time. Furthermore, I participated on tours which were organized by the agency and made a lot new friends.
How to spend your free time in Dublin
It is definitely a plus, that many sights are within walking distance. After I had visited the Guinness brewery, I had a walk along the „Liffey“ river until I reached the Trinity College and could make a picture at the Molly-Malone statue. You will find souvenirs on every corner. If you are interested in art and culture I would recommend a visit of the Irish National Library or one of the numerous museums. Keen for an open air music experience? The Grafton Street is a daily mekka for many street musicians. You can also takte the DART (train) to visit Dublin’s peninsula Howth for a walking tour.
Of course I also explored the green island with my friends. You can simply book a day trip by bus at the tourist office in the inner city, which aren’t that expensive. We had a trip to the Cliffs of Moher, the most breathtaking cliffs of Ireland’s westcoast and a tour to Glendalough, which offers a picturesque scenery of lakes, forests and water falls. We even made a trekking tour through the Dublin montains. Ireland’s rough and beautiful nature is just no comparison to Germany: green meadows as far as your eye can reach, a flock of sheeps once in a while, old stone walls, celtic crosses and old castles decorate the countryside. You should not miss to see that.
My dream has finally come true. I always wanted to go to Ireland and to see the country with my own eyes. And besides, I gained professional experiences. This all has made it definitely worth it.
Thanks to the team of Studentsgoabroad.com.