Intern Testimonials

Interested in joining our Internship Program? Read our former interns’ testimonials!

Alessia Manfredi

Italy

September – November 2018

I joined the World Trade Center here in Dublin for two months, from September to November 2018. This was my first time to intern, and when I first came to Ireland, I didn’t know what to expect. I can remember when I stepped into the office on my first day how worried I was, and now, after two months I am completely involved in this workplace. The Dublin team is incredibly welcoming, kind and friendly; they have helped me a lot, both in improving my English knowledge and learning about how they help clients to grow their business overseas. I compiled leads report, and what I’ve found very interesting and useful are all the Industry Reports the team create to provide more information for their clients. Moreover, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two very interesting events where I challenged myself and where I learnt more about this work environment. Finally, do you want to know what the best part of this experience was? The Friday team lunch, for sure! I think it’s the best way to involve everyone and create such a big family as the Dublin Team. I really want to thank you all and I am extremely grateful to all of you for what you’ve done for me!

Margherita Stea

Italy

August 2018 – September 2018

I joined the World Trade Center Dublin (WTCD) for 2 months, from August to September 2018. I travelled a lot worldwide but this was my first work experience abroad. I had a great opportunity to see how WTCD actually helps clients to be successful through its efficient service of leads generation, networking and international consulting. I tested myself; learning a lot about Irish culture and economy. I really appreciated the kindness, expertise and patience that all the team members showed me every day, as well as the weekly team lunch; the best occasion to have pleasant conversations. Thank you all for making me feel at home, I will treasure this stimulating experience forever.

Cynthia Hung

Hong Kong

July 2018 – August 2018

I joined the World Trade Center Dublin for 6 weeks from July 2018 to August 2018, and this was the best summer of my life! My internship experience here was wonderful; everyone here was so nice and friendly. They were all very willing to help when I needed it. I learned lots of things here like creating leads reports for clients, publishing news stories, and compiling data into spreadsheets. I learned a lot about Ireland’s culture and other countries cultures as some of my colleagues came from other countries. I also shared mine with them, so we could do an exchange of cultures, which was my main goal. Finally, I liked the team lunch very much. Everyone here was unforgettable and warm. Thank you all for giving me such amazing internship experience.

Chutima Khokhunee

Khon Kaen, Thailand

June 2018 – July 2018

I joined the World Trade Center Dublin for 8 weeks from June to July 2018. I really enjoyed all my tasks throughout the internship. I learned many things, for example; how to create leads reports for both companies and specific industries. Moreover, my fellow employees gave me the warmest welcome and were very helpful. Additionally, the other interns were so nice and kind; thus I could adjust myself quickly to the workplace and then take pleasure in my everyday tasks. Finally, I really appreciated the team lunch every Friday. So, it was a glorious summer internship.

Jamie Paceley

Arizona, USA

June 2018 – July 2018

I joined the team at the World Trade Center Dublin and WebPort Global for the summer of 2018. I have travelled abroad before but this was my first time working in a different country. The team made that transition fluid and I was able to learn so much about Irish businesses and how to adapt to unfamiliar situations. I feel that I was able to experience Ireland in more depth because I wasn’t just there as a student or as a tourist – I had a purpose. This summer was a period of growth that I will forever treasure and I just want to say thank you to the whole team for everything!

Kimi Ha

Hong Kong

June 2018 – July 2018

I joined the World Trade Center Dublin for 6 weeks from June 2018. I’m glad to have this precious internship opportunity and I’ve learnt a lot in here such as creating leads reports and finding suitable business partners for clients. Everyone in the company is so nice and supportive so that I can adapt to the working environment quickly. My internship goal, understanding cultural differences between countries, was totally achieved during these six weeks because there are many interns who came from different countries. This internship experience was amazing and unforgettable. Thank you all.

Princesha Aliu

Alsace, France

April 2018 – June 2018

I joined the World Trade Center Dublin team in April 2018 and I stayed there for two months. It was a real pleasure to be a part of the team; I was welcomed in a very friendly environment, the people are very nice and understanding, and they helped me to integrate well among them. During these two months I learned many things, especially in regards to trade services and business. What WTCD/WPG does for other companies is very useful and it is a step towards a better future for trade between different companies all over the world. For me, what I mostly did in the company was compiling leads reports, and this taught me a lot about different companies. A big thank you to the whole team!

Eric McLellan

Boston, USA

January 2018 – April 2018

The World Trade Center Dublin opened me up to a whole new perspective on real-world business.  When I came to Dublin in January I had no idea what to expect.  However, the minute I stepped in the office on the first day I immediately felt at home with a very warm welcome.  I learned an immense amount.  More than my three years at school, thus far.  I made connections that will last forever and more importantly the knowledge that will help me move forward.  Generating leads reports to help companies do business overseas was great practice and it also opened me up to different markets around the world and what to focus on when looking into those countries.  Ireland is a beautiful country and I am so glad I made my decision to intern at such a great company.  I made the most of it and I am already looking forward to going back!  Thank you so much to the Dublin team for everything they have done for me, it couldn’t have been a better semester!

Niamh Shaughnessy

Ireland

September 2017 – December 2017

My internship at WTC Dublin was one of my first times interning. Immediately the team made me feel welcome and at ease. The skill set I have learnt from my time in Dublin have proven advantageous in both the workplace and college. The networking opportunities throughout my time at WTC Dublin were like no other. My position as an Account executive was one of the most fulfilling positions I have been fortunate enough to maintain. Seeing Irish companies progress on a global scale daily was beyond rewarding and motivating. As the team was relatively small you are given one on one learning opportunities which is rare. I truly loved my time as part of the WTC Dublin team and feel confident in the skills and experience I have learned as I continue my studies I know this internship will help me have a seamless transition into the working world.