Overview of Interns International Ireland’s Leading Intern Placement Company Nurturing Emerging Leaders Who we are… • Ireland’s leading Intern Placement company, with over 15 years experience working with interns • Situated in Cork, Ireland with support team in Dublin • Located on the CIT Campus, leading 3rd level educational campus in Cork • Established partnerships across Europe • Team dedicated to making each intern placement one to remember for the right reasons • A passion & love for the Intern Business Getting to Know Us… Some of the team John Curtin, Managing Director Laura Curtin, Director of Communications Kathy O’ Dwyer, Director of International Relations Our Team & Expertise • Over 40 years business management experience • Over 20 years training & mentoring experience • Over 15 years working with public body and educational sectors • Over 15 years working with Intern Placements Our Services …what we do Work actively with European Partners in placing interns in Ireland International Partnership Liaison •Recruit Host Families •Assess Accommodation •Meet with Families on regular basis •Ensure our policies & procedures are followed Host Family Placement & Regular Visits Intern Business Placements & on the ground support Continuous liaison with industry & Media •Assess business type Match Interns with businesses based on requirements •Meet with business owner / manager and explain Intern programme •Provide support to Interns for duration of programme •Regular social and cultural events •Important – Interns International team gets to know Interns Regularly meet with Industry to gain insight into new developments Active networking with industry and media Support to Partners • Support during preparation of application form to National Agency – organise quotation, issue Letter of Intent • Support in candidate selection process – provide application forms, arrange phone interview if requested • Support during travel preparation – provide information about train/bus service in Ireland • Organisation of English Training • Organisation of practical training for students in companies according to their particular field • Inform partner about companies chosen for work placement in advance • Organise host families for students and accompanying teachers • Issue of certificates, Europass forms and other reports recording programme requirement • Arranging of cultural excursions and regular social meeting for students • 24h emergency service, in case of any emergency. Support to Interns • Support during documentation preparation – advice on CV, provide application form • Organise phone interview to define candidate interest and language ability • Matching skills, language ability and interest with potential company • Organise host family and transport form airport an on the way back • Organise orientation day, welcome pack, introduce intern to company- provide info about company, working hours, dress code and company policy to make internship enjoyable from first day • Supervision and monitoring service for the participants, monitoring of their professional improvement in the workplace • 24h emergency service • Social and culture events Support to Businesses • • • • • • Provide information about Internship programmes Provide consultation about programme Strategically matching request with candidate profile Provide mentoring service regarding staff resources Regular communications on intern performance Actively liaise with partners in sourcing group or individual interns, dependent on requirements Some of our partner countries Projects we work with • • • • • • • • • • • • • Leonardo da Vinci: IVT PLM VETPRO Grundtvig Erasmus Erasmus Comenius Picasso Mobility for apprenticeships School exchange Private clients and private universities Pilot programmes such as transnational partnerships, exchange or work shadowing Wider Support Network Cork Chamber Neo Ireland South Cork Enterprise Board Rotary International Irish Academy Irish Business Women.com BICSI Cork Constitution RFC Cork Network CIMA French Irish Chamber Cork City Enterprise Board Ballincollig Business Association Kerry Business Network Intern Testimonial “I availed of an intern placement, with Interns International, through the Leonardo Da Vinci programme in 2008. My PR position in Cork proved to be very interesting and informative for me. I learnt a lot during this period of time and I collected many new experiences that helped me to increase my job qualifications. I got a very good insight into how Irish businesses operate as well as the owner gave me a number of opportunities to learn about the management of a small to medium sized business. I think it is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about other countries and culture. You can gain a lot of new experiences, increase your job qualifications and intercultural competencies. Nowadays it is very important on the international labour market to have foreign experiences. Irish people are very welcoming, nice and knowledgeable so interns will meet and talk to many people and improve their English very quickly!” Host Company Testimonial “We have used the services of Interns International for two years. The company has provided us with Events interns over that period. I found the service from Interns International to be very good. The team was very helpful in matching the interns' qualifications with our requirements. The calibre of the individuals was excellent; they had an appetite to learn and got actively involved. They proved to be a great asset to our team for the duration of the Intern programme. We received regular communication from your team to ensure that our interns were happy in their placement and obtained updates on new developments in the industry. I would have no issue with recommending Interns International to businesses and look forward to receiving our next Events intern in the very near future”. Contact us anytime… Rubicon Centre, CIT Campus, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland Telephone: +353 (0) 21 4928970 Fax: +353 (0) 21 4928909 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.internsinternational.ie THANK YOU The information in this presentation is Interns International Confidential. 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