Internships in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs – closing date 29 April

Applications are invited for paid internships in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The internships will be for a maximum of 12 months and will commence in August/September 2021.


  • Applicants must be graduates in law at the date of application (at least at 2:1 level or equivalent experience or qualification);
  • A very good knowledge of public international law is essential, which would usually be evidenced by post-graduate study in the field of public international law or a 2:1 grade or higher in a public international law course at undergraduate level; 
  • Applicants must have a good general knowledge of Irish law; knowledge of EU law and human rights law is also desirable. 
  • Ability to work in a team and good IT skills are essential; 
  • Knowledge of French or another European language would be an advantage.

Selection will be on the basis of a competitive interview.

Application forms in relation to the internships can be requested by emailing

Completed applications must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 29th of April 2021.

Find more details here.



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