Purpose of Position:

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 Educational Guidance Coordinator

  • Assistant Director of the Early Learning Initiative 
  • ELI Educational Guidance Coordinator 
  • Other ELI Coordinators
  • National College of Ireland 
  • ELI Stakeholders   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the planning, implementation and evaluation of the ELI’s Programmes e.g. Discover University; Coding Clubs etc, both face to face and online
  • Support the organisation of ELI events and activities, both online and face-to-face
  • Helping with the development, packing and delivery of programme resources to local services.
  • Participating in visits to local schools and after-schools to support ELI programmes and activities.
  • Participating in research activities as needed, including collecting, collating, inputting and reporting on research
  • Assisting in the creation and posting of social media content for ELI, as well as collating social media data and analytics
  • Preparing and maintaining records, reports and/or test data on the programme and participating children
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Educational Guidance Coordinator or ELI Assistant Director 


  • To facilitate interns to develop their personal and professional skills
  • To create a safe, positive working environment for interns
  • To facilitate interns to become active in their local community
  • To support the delivery of ELI programmes

Key Requirements: 

  • The successful candidate will be a current student in National College of Ireland
  • Experience of working with young children and families in relevant settings an advantage
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience with Microsoft packages, including Excel
  • Experience with online video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft teams an advantage
  • Experience creating engaging content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Flexible approach to work as hours will vary
  • Ability to work remotely (reliable internet access and working space)
  • 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


€12.79 hourly rate 


12 Months fixed-term contract 


Part - time

National College of Ireland’s mission is to widen participation in higher education and unlock each student's potential. The College offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and self-confidence to change their lives, contribute to a knowledge based economy and become responsible, active citizens. 

Application Process:

Internal applicants only 

To apply please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI1020 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 24th May 2024.

Interviews will be held after the exam period.

Applications for this role will be held on file for any student intern vacancy that arises during academic year 2024-25.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Student Internship are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of NCI

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process. 

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. #LI-DNI

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

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

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 and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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