Student Internship - ELI

The Third Level Internship Programme is available to National College of Ireland (NCI) students. It offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their personal, academic and professional skills, while becoming active in their local community.

Reporting to:

Assistant Director of the Early Learning Initiative and Project Coordinators 

Purpose of Position: 

To support the delivery of ELI’s Programmes

Key Relationships:

• Assistant Director of the Early Learning Initiative 

• ELI Coordinators and Project Teams

• National College of Ireland 

• ELI Stakeholders

Key Responsibilities: 

• Support the planning, implementation and evaluation of the ELI’s Programmes e.g. NCI Challenges; Discover University; Coding Clubs etc.

• Support the organisation of ELI events and activities

• Helping with the development, packing and delivery of programme resources to local services.

• Participating in visits to local schools and afterschools to support ELI programmes and activities.

• Interns will receive a payment for the hours worked.

• Participating in research activities

• Preparing and maintaining records, reports and/or test data on the programme and participating children

• Any other duties as assigned by the ELI Assistant Director 

Skills and Experience Required: 

• The successful candidate will be a student in National College of Ireland

• Experience of working with young children and families in a relevant setting an advantage

• Flexible approach to work as hours will vary

• Potential capacity to work independently and as part of a team in a cross disciplinary, integrated team, sharing roles and responsibilities 

• Good time management, administrative and organisational skills

• An energetic, confident and pro-active individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Employment Conditions:

Salary: €12.55 per hour 

Contract: Fixed-term part-time until August 2020 

Annual Leave: 8% of hours worked

The successful candidates will be subject to Garda vetting and must not hold any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001. 

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your CV, quoting: ELI Student Internship to: by 5pm on Thursday, October 24 2019. 

Please note that this internship is for NCI students.


The functions and responsibilities assigned to the ELI Student Internships, are based on the current stated role and objective of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.

 Equal Opportunities Policy:

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. 

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment. 
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made. 
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College.
Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities 

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us. 

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent 

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application. 
What we do with your data 

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes. 


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited. 

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College. 


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.

Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected. 
Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process 


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer
NCI  Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 and/or make a complaint to the relevant authority   Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer