Work at Allsorter (Dublin)
At the moment, we are completing an internship for the Company Allsorter, which is a software developer. Because of the Corona Situation we are remotely working from the ADC College which is in the western outskirts of Dublin. This company is providing a software which optimises CVs. As an intern, we are updating the current dater base of companies which are working with Allsorter. We usually start between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and leave between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. In our one-hour lunch break, we eat our lunch, which our host families provide for us.
In our free time, we enjoy exploring the beautiful city and spend time with our friends. We are also getting to know the local culture in Pubs.
We are very grateful to have gotten the opportunity to visit Irland.
Our internship in Dublin
You can get to know a country really good by gathering some courage and doing an internship - just like we did.
Together, we are working at L.H. Accounting and Financial Services, which is a small company in Dublin that deals with finances of other companies. Our tasks include calculating and recording tax prices as well as checking invoices. All of our co-workers help us to understand the different tax rates and explain our tasks perfectly.
After work we often meet up with friends and explore the city. Of course, we are having a look into the pubs. All in all, Dublin has a wide range of different restaurants and coffee houses.
The main difference between Dublin and Linz is the public transport, because although there is an incredible number of buses, it still takes us over an hour to get to our work place, which can get quite challenging especially in the morning.
If you still aren’t sure whether you want to do an internship, we are here to show you that even though it’s challenging, you still should take the opportunity. No matter how long it takes, in the end you will thank yourself for taking this step – Just like we did.
Nejla Orascanin and Katharina Schwarz
Report from Elias (4BK)
I work at John Shanley Solicitors. This is a solicitor in downtown Dublin who specializes in criminal law. We are a team consisting of 4 people. I take the so-called DART station near my host family in the direction of the city center and from there I take the tram either to the office or directly to the court.
On my first day, I was immediately greeted in a friendly manner by my work colleague and we immediately had a bit of small talk. After that I was allowed to drive to court alone to meet my supervisor directly at his work. That was really exciting because the courthouse is really impressive.
Most of the time I’m at the Criminal Courts of Justice near our office. There I accompany my supervisor in his negotiations. He mostly represents criminals who are going to prison or already are. I can sit in the audience and listen to the hearing. There are often loud arguments between the accused and the judge, after which they are taken away by the police. It is truly impressive and valuable to learn about the Irish legal system through practice.
I usually take the files for today’s hearings to the court in the morning and then make a note of how the trials ended. In the afternoon I usually drive back to the office and support my 2 colleagues there with their work. Everyone is very friendly, but it’s very stressful at the moment.
Elias Kogler (4BK)
MY INTERNSHIP IN DUBLIN
At the moment I’m completing an internship for the ICOT College, which is an English language school in Dublin, which is in the city centre. This school provides general English courses for people from all over the world, who want to improve their English skills. As an intern in an English language school, I mainly print and copy documents, sort through folders and send e-mails to students which have taken the school’s online English test. I usually start at 10 a.m. and leave at 4.30 p.m. In my one-hour lunch break, I often go to the Saint Stephen's Green Park and eat my lunch there.
Luckily, we have some free time here, too. After work or on the weekend, we can go sight-seeing, shopping, exploring, etc. Dublin has so many different things to offer which is great because you can always find new spots.
All in all, this experience is really great to explore the city and also to improve English skills.