The internships are four to eight months duration and are free to the participating company – no wages and cost will be involved. The students are legally entitled to study in Ireland and do 20 hours a week in a company through their programme with Griffith College. They are students arriving mostly for the Autumn and Spring terms (some stay for the year).
The candidates will be fully screened by Griffith College Dublin. Companies will not have to scroll through numerous CVs and only quality students with a grade point average of a 2.1 in their exams will be offered.
The incentive for the student is to work hard and achieve a positive result from the internship as they gain their term credits on the basis of both the internship and classes at Griffith College.
Companies can, of course, Skype interview with the selected student before arrival after accepting their CV. GCD has a facilitator to deal with any issues a company may have with an intern.
Rebecca Markey, Chairman, Magazines Ireland, has welcomed the new initiative. “Education and training are important elements of the Magazines Ireland service to its members and we look forward to working with Griffith College Dublin on this new initiative,” she said.
For more information about internships please contact Olwyn Mannix, On-Site Cultural Director, Griffith College Dublin. E firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 087 969 18 45
For more information about Magazines Ireland please contact Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland, 63 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin T 353 1 667 55 79 www.magazinesireland.ie