• ROD Internship Programme 

    ROD's internship programme provides an opportunity for you to work on some of the most challenging engineering projects in Ireland today.

    From landmark bridges to complex road schemes, state-of-the-art buildings to groundbreaking greenways, we offer you a broad choice of projects and teams in which to get involved.



    As you move through different challenges on live projects, a student coordinator from within your chosen team will encourage you to push forward and develop your personal and professional skills.


    What you will be doing

    Your role may involve:

    • Researching, compiling and evaluating project data
    • Preparing and writing reports
    • Performing calculations for infrastructure projects
    • Drafting proposals and correspondence
  • What you need to apply

    To apply, you must have:

    • completed at least two years of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in engineering; or 
    • be enrolled on an accredited master’s degree programme


    What do you look for in an intern?

    We look for interns who:

    • are keen to learn and progress
    • have good interpersonal and analytical skills
    • can multi-task, prioritise and take direction


    Where will I be based?

    We offer internship opportunities in our Dublin and UK offices:

    • Arena House, Arena Road, Sandyford, D.18
    • Unit 2.1, Block 2, Woodford Business Park, Turnapin Little, D.17
    • 82-87 Pegholme, Wharfebank Mills, Ilkley Road, Otley, UK


    How’s the social life?

    We’re a friendly group.

    We have an active sports and social committee who like to organise wellness weeks, comedy club nights, surfing weekends, step challenges and much more.

    You’ll find lots of ways to get involved.

  • When to apply

    All the places on our 2024 internship programme have been filled. We are, however, accepting applications for our 2025 programme.


    How to apply

    • Send your CV and cover letter in one MS Word file to careers@rod.ie 
    • Save your CV and cover letter as 'First Name Surname CV'. For example, John Smith CV
    • Only CVs and cover letters written in English will be accepted
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    Joseph O'Connell

    I interned at ROD during my time as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). I came to the company with high expectations as I had heard a lot of praise for the company from fellow students and graduates of the college

    I spent most of my time in the geotechnical team, working on some very interesting (and nightmare-inducing) projects, including the Trinity College Dublin Old Library Redevelopment project, which aims to protect the structure of the 18th century building and preserve its precious collections for future generations. Initially, I was blown away with some of the designs being developed, but I was lucky to be working on this project with extremely talented people. I enjoyed the challenge and the responsibility, and I am excited to see some of my work come to fruition.

    I feel very fortunate to have worked with, and alongside, some top engineers at ROD. The experience has given me a standard that I should aim for in terms of future success.