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Áine Madden

Tell us about yourself

Hi there, I’m Áine! I’m from Galway and/but have been living in Dublin while I’m in college. I have just finished up my third year in the Bachelor of Education in DCU. My specialism subject is Digital Learning. 

Why did you apply for the STInt Programme?

By completing this internship program, I hope to gain a thorough understanding of the opportunities provided in the STEM field. I want to be able to support and foster an interest and appreciation of STEM with the students that I encounter throughout my teaching career. I hope to gain contacts within the companies that I can incorporate into teaching activities that will provide my students with a genuine understanding of what it is like to work in STEM careers and how these subjects influence society around them. I would love to be able to develop my communication and team-work skills further through this experience as I know that this will be very beneficial to me in the future. This internship would provide me with a unique perspective to be able to advocate for STEM programmes in school and funding for technology.

Where are you doing your ‘STInt’ in industry?

I’m delighted to have accepted a role at EirGrid for summer 2021. EirGrid are the people behind Ireland’s energy grid  and they are based in Dublin city. My internship will most likely be done remotely but may move to a hybrid style of working later in the summer – I’d love to go on site and see what it’s like. I will be part of the People and Information Office who is responsible for enabling the business to embrace a modern digital culture through innovative people, processes and technology solutions. I look forward to developing my ability to work collaboratively and communicate with a wide variety of people.

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