This is a unique opportunity for full-time students to gain work experience through work-based learning.
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
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.
Malachy is the Provost of Magee campus and has the responsibility of working with staff, students and the community to achieve Magee's full potential as the University of and for the city and region. Malachy is also the Head of School of Irish Language and Literature.