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Thinking of going abroad?

You may wish to do your Internship overseas. This could be an especially valuable learning experience, however you must pay special attention to the below.

All overseas placements will be reviewed on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed confirmation

You should contact if you are considering an overseas company

Finding a host organisation abroad

The host should be a reputable organisation that holds relevant health, safety and welfare legislation. Interns should not take positions in locations prone to civil unrest or political instability. The position offered should meet the learning requirements of the Internship module:

In a successful Internship students should be able to:

  1. Contribute to the design and development of systems at the forefront of computer science research and critically evaluate their performance.
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge in an industrial or research laboratory setting to solve real-world problems.
  3. Practice and further develop in communication, management and teamwork
  4. Practice and further develop skills in time management and reporting skills within an industrial research setting.
  5. Contribute to an ethical and professional work culture.

Other things to consider


Ensure that you have the appropriate visa for any country you will travel to and that it allows you to partake in an Internship while there. VISA applications can be lengthy so you need to start the process early. You are responsible for ensuring you have the appropriate visas in place when going abroad.


Be sure to get any vaccines necessary for any countries you are travelling to. Talk to you GP for advice on vaccines and staying healthy abroad.


Check that any accommodation is safe. Do your research and avoid being scammed.


Trinity College strongly recommends that all students obtain full health, travel and repatriation insurance before you leave Ireland to go on your placement overseas.

Before you go

Make sure to investigate the health and safety, culture, customs and local laws of your destination.

For Internships abroad you must complete the below safety statement form and return it to the Internship Coordinator with your Internship Agreement. The Internship documentation should be submitted no later than the 31st October.

Download Safety Statement