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Work in Ireland
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Work in Ireland
Work in The Republic of Ireland

Through BUNAC’s Work in Ireland program, you can become a part of everyday Irish life and experience first-hand the charm and the ‘craic’ of the Emerald Isle. As a program participant, you are able to take almost any type of job, anywhere in the country for up to four months, which will help to support your travels and add an international dimension to your resume.

Using program leads or personal contacts, participants work in a wide variety of jobs ranging from office assistant to café worker. BUNAC’s partner agency in Ireland is USIT, specialist in student, youth and independent travel, will administer your arrival orientation and support overseas, while BUNAC will quickly process your visa and provide you with full support before your departure.

Eligibility:
To apply to Work in Ireland you must currently be at least 18 years old and a US citizen holding a US passport or a permanent resident/Green Card holder. You must also be a full-time student taking at least 8 credit hours, matriculated towards a degree at an accredited US or Canadian University and you must enter Britain to begin the program within one semester of your last period of full-time study – the ‘semester of eligibility’.

It is your responsibility to obtain a valid US passport.

For further eligibility details, please visit our website here: http://www.bunac.org/usa/ireland/eligibility.aspx

For More Information:
Please visit our website at http://www.bunac.org/usa or call 1-800-462-8622 for more information and to request a brochure and application.

Work in Ireland
Work in Northern Ireland

One of the most difficult elements of studying and traveling abroad is simply being able to afford it - much of the time, visa and work regulations in the host country simply do not allow for students to work legally. Things are different for students on a special program administered by BUNAC, the British Universities North America Club. Through BUNAC’s Work in the UK program, you can become a part of everyday UK life and experience first-hand the UK’s amazing blend of old and new cultures. As a program participant, you are able to take almost any type of job, anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for just a summer or up to six months. Using program leads or personal contacts, participants work in a wide variety of jobs including career-related or study-related positions ranging from bartender to banker, office temp to theater usher.

Program Benefits Include:

  • Blue Card - special, government-approved student work document valid for a maximum of six months from the initial date of entry into the UK. Take almost any job, anywhere, at any time.
  • Program Handbook - includes tax, national insurance, general advice on life in Britain, accommodation information and employer listings ranging from restaurants to research institutes.
  • Orientation in BUNAC’s London or Edinburgh office. Provides vital information on jobs and accommodation, essential government paperwork, a welcome pack including a free, three-month National Express discount coach card, maps and student guides.
  • Over 40 year’s worth of contacts and experience. Participants can be independent, finding their own way in a different culture, but BUNAC is always there to assist you if needed.
  • Social programs exclusively for BUNAC participants, including pub meets, day trips around the UK and weekend journeys to continental Europe!
  • Special phone card - including fax and voice mail facilities.
  • A great way to enhance your résumé - stand out from the crowd and gain a head start in the job market.

Eligibility:
To apply to Work in Britain you must currently be at least 18 years old and a US citizen holding a US passport or a permanent resident/Green Card holder. You must also be a full-time student taking at least 8 credit hours, matriculated towards a degree at an accredited US or Canadian University and you must enter Britain to begin the program within one semester of your last period of full-time study – the ‘semester of eligibility’.

It is your responsibility to obtain a valid US passport.

For further eligibility details, please visit our website here: http://www.bunac.org/USA/workinbritain/eligibility.aspx

For More Information:
Please visit our website at http://www.bunac.org/usa or call 1-800-462-8622 for more information and to request a brochure and application.

Working in Ireland

Eu/EEA nationals have the same entitlement to take up employment in Ireland as that of Irish person. Non-EU/EEA students are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week and full time during holidays. However once your student visa runs out, the entitlement to take up employment in Ireland ceases. Please note that the (EEA) The European Economic Area consists of the Member States of the European Union together with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Citizens of countries which are not part of the European Economic Area (EEA - see below) who wish to stay in Ireland for longer than 3 months for work, study or other reasons must seek permission to remain from the Department of Justice through the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) or their local Garda station.

Garda National Immigration Bureau
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Tel: 00 353 1 666 9100

These citizens will also require a re-entry visa if they wish to leave Ireland and return. This can be obtained from the Visa Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs at 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

International Students and Employment:
Employment Regulations on the employment of students from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) changed in spring 2001, when the Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform announced that individuals with permission to remain in Ireland as students would now be entitled to take up 'casual' paid employment of up to 20 hours a week during term/ semester time and full-time during university/ college vacations. When a student takes up part-time work on this basis, a work permit is not required, but potential employers will want to satisfy themselves that the person applying for part-time work is legally resident in Ireland as a student. Intending students are still required to satisfy the Irish authorities in advance, when applying for an entry visa, that they have sufficient funds for their period of study, without recourse to casual work in Ireland. Also, the right to work on this basis ceases automatically at the completion of the student's academic course. For further information, see www.justice.ie.

Source: International Education Board Ireland http://www.educationireland.ie/

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