Education Internship with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Posted 12.02.19

Role Title:  Education Intern
Role Type:  Internship (minimum duration 2 months – maximum duration 6 months)
Team: Education, Training and Development
Location: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny
Reporting To: Education Manager
Time period:  March – September 2019

DCCoI Background:

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. DCCoI's activities are funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.

Role Description:

The Education Intern will work with the Education Manager assisting them in the delivery of the DCCoI’s national education programmes. The DCCoI works across primary education, through to third level. Programmes vary from large scale events, to in-school residencies to teacher training. The Education Intern will be based primarily in the Education office, some national travel may be required. They will assist with the planning of educational activities, assist with event set-up and delivery, and assist with the collation of materials for reports/evaluations. Good administration skills and ability to work well within a team will be of benefit in this role. Dependent on the candidates skill set the role may be developed in-line with relevant specific interests. See for more information of DCCoI Educational Activities.


  • Availability 3-5 days per week for 8 weeks +
  •  Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Mac proficiency
  • Ability to multi-task and work as a part of a team
  • Personable manner; experience in a public facing role is a bonus
  • Awareness and interest in craft & design sector
  • Graduate / student of a relevant 3rd Level course



  • Contribute to and support delivery of DCCoI Education programming
  • Undertake research in relation to DCCoI Education programmes and collate information for reports/evaluations
  • Provide administrative support on a range of interesting projects
  • Document and record education events
  • Contribute to the promotion of activities on DCCoI Education social media profiles
  • Develop content for DCCoI online educational platforms


  • Perform duties and answer all queries received by person, telephone or e-mail in an efficient, professional and courteous manner
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant health & safety procedures
  • Give weekly/monthly update reports on job tasks, projects as required
  • Adhere to DCCoI filing and server procedures, ensuring that knowledge information systems are captured in a secure and systematic way
  • Provide tasks & administration services to any DCCoI project, subject to your availability, from existing project commitments
  • Adhere to DCCoI policies and procedures
  • Education Intern must be willing to be Garda vetted for this role
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required

Working Conditions:

Candidates are offered valuable work experience and an insight into the workings of a national body. On completion the candidate will have attained increased skills in communication and presentation, developed their project management skills with an increased ability to co-ordinate and deliver education programmes, expanded their knowledge of craft and design practice and will have widened their network of craft and design practitioners, and educators in Ireland.


This position does not offer a salary. A stipend of €50 p/wk will be provided and travel/expenses associated with offsite events or activities will be covered.

Application Process:

Please forward a letter of application, outlining your interest and potential availability, with a current CV to by 5pm on Friday 1st March 2019. Role queries may be directed to Fiona Byrne, Education Manager at / 056 779 6142.

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