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STInt Host FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Hosts

STInt host companies benefit from enthusiastic, skilled and professional student and early career teachers. Participating in this programme will:

  • Add to your organisation’s diversity and inclusion;
  • Bring a fresh perspective to projects;
  • Allow your organisation to reach the future workforce through relationships built with teachers and their schools;
  • Support the long-term mission to create a more gender-balanced workforce in Ireland.
  1. We invite companies to register with us here.
  2. The host company submits a job spec for the available role(s).
  3. The STInt team, based at DCU, will match you with your candidate based on suitability and try to accommodate any additional requests you may have.
  4. We encourage candidates and companies to make contact after they are matched.
  5. Companies confirm their matched candidate and the candidate is informed.
  6. There is an informal meet and greet in spring 2024 where the candidate and host will meet ahead of starting the internship in June 2024.

Ideally we ask all companies to offer a 12 week internship. However, we are happy to talk further about this and work around your company’s needs.

No, the exact dates will be agreed between the intern and the company. Typically, internships are between the end of May and start of September.

There is no limit to the number of interns you can hire.

Yes, please include any requests in your application and we will do our best to accommodate.

The STInt Programme is a chance to give student and early career teachers experience in STEM roles. We ask that the work they are assigned is STEM focused, as much as possible. Please find some examples of previous roles carried out by the interns here.

The STInt team strives to ensure the match will be a good fit for both candidate and company. However, should you wish to be matched with a different candidate this will be facilitated by the team.

Yes, we have industry liaison partners. Please get in contact with us and we will put you in touch.

No, the STInt team is here to support the companies with advice and information on how to host an intern. STInt interns can join your company by themselves, without an ongoing programme in place.

Please click here to view the 2024 timeline.

Yes, please provide details of your location when submitting your job description and we will endeavour to match a suitable intern. We are seeking hosts across Ireland as we are currently accepting teachers from programmes in:

  1. Dublin City University
  2. Maynooth University
  3. Trinity College Dublin
  4. University College Dublin
  5. University College Cork
  6. University of Galway
  7. University of Limerick

We would ask that the Host Company provides anything that any other intern would receive, e.g. laptop, support contact, training, mentoring.

For any additional questions, please contact the STInt team at

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