IUA paid Internship – Communications, Social Media and Events – Closed

Position :

IUA paid Internship – (Communications, Social Media and Events) – 5 month


Organisation :

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) represents, promotes and provides support services for the seven Irish Universities. The IUA is a non-profit making body with charitable status.

Job Description:

Working as part of a small dynamic and supportive team, you will work with the Chief Executive of the IUA on communications tasks and small research projects. You will also provide a proactive role in supporting the Campus Engage National Coordinator in a major initiative to implement an existing marketing and communications strategy to launch the national student volunteering database on campuses. The Campus Engage National Network has been set up to promote civic and community engagement as a core function of Higher Education on the island of Ireland, by better enabling HEIs, their staff and students across all disciplines, to engage with the needs of the communities they serve – http://www.campusengage.ie/

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational, research and communications skills to be involved in national initiatives and to gain direct exposure to senior professionals as well as to a major network of associates across Ireland.

The role will be based at the IUA, with travel to associated higher education institutions.


Essential requirements include:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Computer literacy including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a supportive team
  • Knowledge of how to implement a social media campaign
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and ‘outside the box’
  • Absolute discretion and reliability

Desirable attributes:

  • Preparation of PowerPoint Presentations
  • Interested in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Literature reviewing
  • Experience of marketing, communications, journalism, PR
  • Event coordination


This is a paid internship at €1,450 gross per month and would be most suited to a recent graduate looking to put their skills into practice, to gain relevant and practical experience and make their mark at a national level.


September 2015 – January 2016


Irish Universities Association, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin D02 PK02.


Introduction Training and on the job training will be provided

Day to day contact

Specific contact with: Kate Morris, Campus Engage National Coordinator & Ned Costello, IUA Chief Executive

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV, with contact details for two referees, and a one page cover letter highlighting relevant academic and /or work experience, paid or voluntary. The cover letter should describe why you will suit the role. Referees will not be contacted without your consent.

Applications can be submitted by post or email by Wed, 2nd September, 2015 to

Jennifer Cleary, HR Manager, IUA, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin D02 PK02. Email: jennifer.cleary@iua.ie

Informal queries regarding this position may be addressed to Kate Morris, tel: 01 7996027 or email: kate.morris@iua.ie