1. Sign up

Complete our quick sign up process and pay your $95 program fee deposit at least three months before your desired travel date (work permit processing times cannot be guaranteed). We’ll contact you soon regarding next steps and call to check in.

2. Obtain your work authorization

Don’t worry! We can help. If you only need a 5-month visa we’ll get it for you and it’s included in our program fee. If you want to stay longer you’ll need to get a one-year visa. You can mail in your application and fee and we’re here to answer any questions you have about the process.

In either case you’ll need to obtain a travel medical insurance policy, with specific levels of coverage. We’ll let you know the insurance requirements and how to get this.

3. Purchase flights

If you’re getting a one-year visa you’ll get your flights during step #2 above. If you’re getting a 5-month visa you can wait until after the visa is issued.

4. Receive confirmation and pay the rest of the program fee

Once we have your flight details we’ll finalize your registration, book a room for your arrival and send you a bunch of helpful information. Your program fee balance becomes due.

5. Travel to Ireland, Explore and Find Jobs!

We are always happy to help as you prepare for your trip and you’ll have support from friendly staff in Ireland for the duration of your stay. It’s best to keep in touch with them regularly to check in about jobs, housing, travel, and social events. Have a great time!

6. Obtain Irish Residence Permit

Soon after your arrival you’ll need to obtain an International Residence Permit (IRP) in order to start working. As you’re preparing to travel, we’ll send you information on how to do this.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation