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The INTRA Work Placement

At DCUBS we are committed to delivering courses that are as relevant as possible to today’s global business world. This is why you will get to experience this world for yourself before you leave DCU.

INTRA is DCU’s co-op/internship programme, which offers you the chance to undertake relevant, paid work experience for up to one year as part of most of our degree programmes.
Each year hundreds of top companies in Ireland and abroad hire DCU students on work placement.

INTRA provides many benefits for DCUBS students:

  1. Gain paid relevant work experience before you graduate, so you are one step ahead of graduates from other universities when applying for your first job
  2. Try out specific areas within your study discipline, which will help you identify areas in which you may wish to specialise within your degree
  3. Develop valuable contacts in your chosen career area that will be of benefit to you in the future
  4. Demonstrate your skills and abilities to a potential employer. In fact, many DCUBS students return to their INTRA employer after graduation

Your INTRA placement will give you a competitive edge and help you to stand out in the graduate employment market…
and you’ll get paid while doing it!

Our students share their INTRA experiences:

“The change that I have seen in myself has been outstanding.”
Alan Duncan
PR Assistant, Eulogy! PR agency, London, UK
My placement has helped me choose my specialism for final year.”
Daniel Kenny
Lending Services Team, Anglo Irish Bank, Dublin
“I am confident in the security that having a year’s experience on my CV when I graduate will give me.”
Sarah Burns
Recruitment Resourcer, CPL Resources plc., Dublin
“I have picked up decent contacts, unparalleled experience…and a certain degree of confidence.”
Shane Madden
Business Development Manager, Innocent Drinks, London, UK
“The balance in DCU between independent and group work was crucial to my progress in the workplace.”
Claire Breen
Underwriter and Sales Agent, Allianz Insurance, Dublin