In our time in Dublin, I worked in the chart storage of the national maternity hospital. I started to work everyday at 9:30. After I greeted my colleagues and talked with them about my last evening, I asked Hillerois if he had anything to do for me. Usually he gave me the task to make new charts, sort out old babycharts and book them to the offsite storage or look for some charts. At 11 o'clock I had my first break in which i mostly went to a nice cafe. Afterwards I worked again until 1 o'clock and then i had my lunchbreak. Sometimes I ate in the cantine of the hospital or went to a beautiful park near the hospital and ate my packed lunch from my host mother. After this I did again my duties until 4 o'clock.

In the last two weeks I worked at Lensmen, which is a photography and videography agency.
Beside ordinary photo shootings and video shots they also offer time-lapse videos, photos and videos with the green screen technology and stock video and photography.
While I was working there I had different tasks to do. One of them was scanning the negatives of very old pictures as well as exporting them on an external hard disk.
The other part of my work mostly consisted of translating their website into German, as they want to orient their business internationally, and working on keywords for their photos and videos on their website and on YouTube.
It was a great experience to improve my English at Lensmen as I am also very interested in photography.
I really enjoyed working there and I am happy that I was a part of their team, even if it was just for two weeks.


During my work placement in Ireland I worked at Wellclever, which is an advertising company. The company’s mission is to acquire brand and user engagement, maximising online adverting opportunities as well as monetising new areas on publisher’s sites. Wellclever is represented in eight countries for example Brazil, Turkey and the Netherlands. Wellclever does advertising for well-known brands like L’Oréal, Hyundai or Mc Donald’s. My main task was to do admin tasks like complete a number of invoices including allocation of Credit Card payments and expenses. Once we did a telephone meeting via skype with Brazil and Turkey. It was really interesting to hear such a conversation. My boss John is really funny so we had always something to laugh. My workmates were also very nice and helpful. At the lunch break we all sat together and talked what we were doing after work. All in all it has been good experience for me and I could really improve my English skills. But there was one thing to complain about namely the work hours. It was not fair that I had to work 8 hours because the most of the other students had just to work 5 or 6 hours. So I didn’t had much free time like the others. I hope the next time the working hours will be fairer so that everyone has the same working hour.


During my two weeks in Ireland I worked at Englishour, which is a language school in the centre of Dublin. People from all over the world come here to imporve their English skills.

Usually my day started at 10 am with writing some Happy-Birthday-Emails to the students who had their birthdays that day. After that I worked on different tasks. My duties included welcoming students to the building, answering the phone and take messages in English, documenting new clients into the system and designing memes for the Facebook page as well as preparing educational materials. At half past 1 pm I normaly had my lunch break. Afterwards I continued my work until 5 pm.

 

All in all I really enjoyed the workplacement in Ireland because I could work with wonderful people as well as see how a language school works. I am really happy that I was part of the team, even if it was only for two weeks.


At 8 am my alarm clock rang and I got up to get ready for work. After my breakfast with Jenny, I walked to the train station. Each day I worked in three different teams of International House, a language school in Dublin. I started my work in the administrative team at 10 am. There I had to research and compiling contact info or I did general administrative work. At 11 am I helped the social programme team to set up events, or I made bookings for the trips they made. After my lunch break, I worked in the academic team, were I assisted with school admin work. I finished work most of the time at 4 pm and went home by train. There I had dinner with my host family and Jenny.

I have learned a lot at the language school, and I also met a lot of kind and lovely people from different countries there.


Actually I am working at a Language School called “Atlantic Language” in Dublin. My working hours are from 10am to 4pm. I am working here for two weeks. At work I get experienced at the reception of this language school. There are several things to be done. For example I have to register and check new arriving students. I also have to answer questions from students. And I am sent to different places in Dublin to collect things or to help students and e.g. arrange appointments at a bank for them. Due to work I have seen many parts of Dublin. At the end of each week I have to register the attendance of every student. This Work Placement gave me a great chance acting and feeling like an Irish! I always felt really welcome when I came to work! And my colleagues were so polite and kind. I enjoyed my time here and would recommend this work placement to everyone. I am looking forward to visit this country again.


During my two weeks stay in Dublin I work at the Ballsbridge Hotel. The Ballsbridge Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Dublin which is located in Dublin 4. Apart from 400 classic guest rooms there are also several conference rooms and ballrooms offered.

I am scheduled in the department of reservations. My ordinary working day starts at 9.30 AM and finishes at 4 o’clock PM. After having a little chat with my colleagues I usually start with sorting some hotel bookings from different websites by date. This is called „filing“. Afterwards I enter newly arrived bookings into a specific program. I have to enter the guests name, telephone number, credit card number, arrival date, departure date, what kind of room he booked, the price of the room, etc.

Sometimes I also have to do some webchecks. They work like this: I am given a few dates and then I search for the Ballsbridge Hotel on different hotel booking websites and compare the prices for that date. They all should be the same on the different websites for the same day.

I really enjoyed working at the Ballsbridge Hotel and being part of the reservations team. I had two amazing weeks with my coworkers who were always willing to help me and were discussing with me about interesting topics while working.


I worked at the Local Health Office during the two weeks stay in Ireland. The Health Service Executive (HSE) provides a wide range of health and personal social services to Dublin North Central and is situated in the Civic Centre in Ballymun, Dublin 11. Usually, my working day started at 10 PM and ended at 3 PM, including a short Lunch break – and ,of course, I could get myself a cup of tea anytime. My internship there included general administrative tasks such as filing, typing or data entry. Fortunately, I got in touch with many colleagues and I enjoyed the friendly and comfortable atmosphere a lot.


During our stay in Dublin I worked for two weeks in the SVP House in Dublin. You can compare this company with Caritas in Austria. The society of Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in France by Frederic Ozanam. They help the needy people through second hand shops and donations for school, rent and so on. Their goal is to reduce poverty. My tasks included copying invitations and flyer, laminating and cutting them and preparing packs for volunteers. Furthermore we had to prepare envelopes which we filled up with giving trees and posters to promote this and other actions like the food appeal. My work started usually at 10 am and ended at 3 pm. Altogether I had a break of 45 minutes. In the lunch break I ate my tasty lunch box which was prepared by my host mother. A typical lunch box was made of a sandwich, crisps, a bar of chocolate and fruits. I really enjoyed it to be a part of this great team.


We were working in an enterprise called e-Celtic limited. Its a softwarecompany founded in 2002. The Head Office is in Ireland, where we passed our internship. The development Center of e-Celtic is in India. Our working day started at 10 am. At first we checked our new email account and we opened our skype profil. The skype profil helped us to stay in contact with our superior Mr. Keane.

Afterwards we had different tasks to do, for example: we had to transfer answers from a survey into the internet.

In our lunchtime we spent almost every day in a lovely cafe called 'the HONESTEA'. If the weather was cold outside we warmed us up there by having a tasty soup. At 4pm our working day was over and we leaved our big office.


During my work placement in Dublin I worked at “Sport against racism Ireland”. This NGO is organizing sport events for people with different ethnical backgrounds but they also set up campaigns against racism together with big sport organizations such as the UEFA. During the two weeks of my internship I worked in their small office in the city centre. There I had to do some research about Jewish football clubs in Europe before and during the Second World War for their “Football versus fascism” program. What made my job very interesting was the fact that there were people from all over the world working together in one office, which meant that I could collect new impressions every day. They also invited me to attend a conference at the Dublin Castle which was a great experience for me.


During our workeplacement in Ireland we worked in HSE, Health Service Executive, in the civic center of Dublin.The HSE provides all of Ireland's public health services, in hospitals and communities across the country. At ten o'clock our working day started. After greeting our colleagues our contact person Donna gave us different tasks for each day. The functions included filing, enveloping, putting codes on boxes and archiving files. At half past twelve we had the chance to get us a cup of green tea with milk or a coffee. There we had nice and friendly conversations with our colleagues.
We are very glad that we could take part in this project! We could improve our english skills and discover a different culture.





During our workeplacement in Ireland we worked in HSE, Health Service Executive, in the civic center of Dublin.The HSE provides all of Ireland's public health services, in hospitals and communities across the country. At ten o'clock our working day started. After greeting our colleagues our contact person Donna gave us different tasks for each day. The functions included filing, enveloping, putting codes on boxes and archiving files. At half past twelve we had the chance to get us a cup of green tea with milk or a coffee. There we had nice and friendly conversations with our colleagues.
We are very glad that we could take part in this project! We could improve our english skills and discover a different culture.


My work placement was the Ballsbridge Hotel. It is located in Dublin 4, only a 15-20 minute walk from the city centre. Ballsbridge Hotel is one of the most popular in Dublin and offers 400 rooms and differential sized meeting and ballrooms. I was at the sales and marketing department. It is an office with three young women and additional me. For the most part during my internship I was doing excel documents or rather databases but also some preparation for the Christmas time. Sometimes I had to support the reservation department with typing the bookings. Twice my friend who worked in the same hotel but in a different department and I were told to distribute Christmas brochures to residents. It was funny but also exhausting because most of the Irish houses have their mailbox on their front door and a large garden in front of the house.  

All in all working in such a big hotel like Ballsbridge Hotel was a great experience and I really enjoyed my time there. I am really happy that I was part of the team, even if it was only for two weeks.



I worked at Lensmen Photography & Video, a business which takes pictures and produces videos and time-lapses. My working days stared at 9.30 a.m. and I finished work at 5 p.m. I had to do a variety tasks in relation with administrative activities. Janine worked at the same company and first we had to translate their website from English into German. When we were finished with translating the website we had to scan all the old photos from 1950 and 1960 in and I had to create a list with all the business cards of the company.

Every morning when I came to work I felt really welcome and all members of staff were really polite. All in all it was a very good experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

We were working in an enterprise called e-Celtic limited. Its a softwarecompany founded in 2002. The Head Office is in Ireland, where we passed our internship. The development Center of e-Celtic is in India. Our working day started at 10 am. At first we checked our new email account and we opened our skype profil. The skype profil helped us to stay in contact with our superior Mr. Keane.

Afterwards we had different tasks to do, for example: we had to transfer answers from a survey into the internet.

In our lunchtime we spent almost every day in a lovely cafe called 'the HONESTEA'. If the weather was cold outside we warmed us up there by having a tasty soup. At 4pm our working day was over and we leaved our big office.


I worked for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul which is placed in the first district in Dublin. The main goal of SVP is to fight poverty in all its forms through the practical assistance to people needs. So this means that they provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through local offices, shops and many other things.  My usual working day started at 10 o’clock and ended at 3 p.m. I had to do many different tasks, for example copying flyers or invitations for various events. Furthermore I am also preparing envelopes filled with tags for the “Christmas Appeal”. By this action they collect gifts for different ages and spend them to needy people.

Moreover it must be mentioned that Irish people are simply grand! The whole staff is really nice and cooperative. For me working in this company was a grand experience and I really enjoyed working for two weeks together with this awesome team.


At our internship at the organisation called “eco-unesco” we had to work at various working places. The first few days we worked at their office which was actually just a temporarily one because they were moving in a bigger office at that time. There we had to make a stocktaking of the electrical equipment such as cameras or laptops. We also had to put flyers and brochures into boxes and did some administration-work.

In the first week eco-unesco organized a youth event about climate change which lasted three days. The event took place in a meeting room of one of the hotels in Dublin and was visited by around 40 teenagers.  At this event we had to take photos, help preparing the event and support the employees in various tasks. Furthermore we also organized the lunch packages for the participants.

In the second week we worked at the Halloween camp for children ages 5 – 10. We prepared various games, tinkered Halloween suits with the kids and played games in the local Phoenix-Park.

Our internship at eco-unesco was a really great experience and also a real chance to improve our English skills.