Work in Ireland
Work in Ireland provides participants with the opportunity to explore Ireland and to get to know the Irish people and their culture through living and working there for up to four months.
Twenty first century Ireland is a land steeped in literature, history and folklore but with a modern, thriving, youthful culture. The Emerald Isle has much to offer, with its youthful culture, lush green scenery, miles of deserted beaches, spectacular seascapes, mountains, lakes, ancient castles, quiet country towns and villages and the bustling city of Dublin.
Typical jobs in Ireland might be associated with tourism, or in retail or office work. Dublin, with its sophisticated business and cultural lifestyle, is the main destination for many of our Work in Ireland participants.
Ireland is just a short hop across the Atlantic and a good place from which to start a trip to other European countries. This is a program which should appeal most to the independent traveler.
How the Work in Ireland program works
Work in Ireland is authorized by the Irish Government to allow US students to travel and work in Ireland for up to four months. The sponsor in Ireland is USIT and the program is administered in the USA by BUNAC. On Work in Ireland, you are permitted to take any job, anywhere in the Republic of Ireland in order to support yourself financially.
Participants must book a flight to Dublin as this is the location of the mandatory arrival orientation. Orientations are held on average three times a week and last about one and a half hours. The four-month program clock starts ticking on entry into Ireland and will expire exactly four months later. It is not possible to extend this visa. If you are wanting to stay for longer, our 12–month Work in Ireland program may be better suited to your needs.
Work in Ireland offers:
Pre-departure support from BUNAC. BUNAC handles all work permit processing on your behalf
Discounted, comprehensive Work in Ireland travel insurance
A voucher for one night’s accommodation on arrival in Dublin with breakfast
USIT’s Dublin Resource Center including information on job and accommodation hunting, emergency assistance and discounted travel options
Arrival Orientation including Welcome Pack with maps, hostel guides, ISIC discount guide, tax and PPS application forms, adventure tour information and more
Telecommunication card worth $5
Lonely Planet guidebook to plan your Work in Ireland adventure.