Luach Breise (‘Added Value’)
This is a unique opportunity for full-time students to gain work experience through work-based learning.
Outline of Activity
Luach Breise (‘Added Value’) is an internship opportunity for BA Irish Language and Literature students with community groups and companies in the Irish language sector.
Students are given the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills, working with innovative companies and organisations in the Irish language sector. Generic graduate qualities (professionalism, punctuality, attitude, appearance, etc.) are developed alongside language-specific skills (communicating effectively, translating accurately, working as part of a team, etc.) throughout this project.
Participating students are required to maintain a reflective log or online blog throughout this period of.
Employers also complete a short feedback pro forma at the end of the period of work-based learning and a certificate is awarded to the student on successful completion
Level of Commitment
Participants are expected to complete 30 hours in a single semester engaged in this work-based learning.
For example, a student would spend five hours per week with a particular group/company for a period of six weeks:
5 hours x 6 weeks = 30 hours.