Remember that time we launched our Wayra Enternships site to get amazing new paid internships to the people of the UK? Well, we’re very excited to announce that we’re growing at a lovely and terrifying rate. This week, we launched in Dublin, promising amazing opportunities for the young entrepreneurs of Ireland.
As youth unemployment continues to rise in Ireland, Enternships and Wayra are determined to get great opportunities to the talented youth of Dublin. The Wayra Enternships platform now holds paid opportunities with Wayra’s Dublin startups, promising innovation and growth for the promising tech and creative sector of Ireland.
The Wayra/Enternships international partnership was created to give young people the chance to work in Wayra’s academies in Dublin, London, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona and Prague. Now launched in the UK and in Dublin, we will continue to roll out our paid internship programme across Europe, getting amazing opportunities to candidates across Europe.
Wayra is Telefónica’s startup accelerator programme, which promotes innovation and new tech talent, supporting entrepreneurs with tools, qualified mentors, a cutting-edge work space and the funding necessary to accelerate commercialisation. To date, Wayra has accelerated over 200 startups across 12 countries and currently has 11 projects working in its Dublin academy.
Opportunities in Wayra Dublin include working as a member of the Wayra accelerator team as well as joining a startup business. The online platform will also connect startups previously accelerated in Wayra who are looking for the next generation of talented young people to help grow their business.
The interns will have the opportunity to help some of Ireland’s most exciting digital startups and will be in an unparalleled position to learn from (and hopefully impress) some truly exceptional entrepreneurs.
Karl Aherne, Director of Wayra Dublin said:
“Interns have a key role to play in the startup ecosystem. They get a taste of the life of a founder and provide important skills to the startup team driving for commercial success. When Wayra Dublin opened last September 30 people across the various startups were working in the offices here. In a little over six months, this has grown to over 50 people.”
Rajeeb Dey, CEO and Founder of Enternships, added:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Wayra Dublin, and very excited to bring together the fantastic potential of the Dublin startup scene by connecting them with amazing graduates across Ireland. At Enternships we believe that the future of youth employment lies with our innovative startups, and we’re very proud to help spearhead this campaign in Ireland.
Over the past few years Dublin has established itself as one of the most exciting places in the world to set up entrepreneurial ventures, and at a time of high levels of youth and graduate unemployment we believe that nurturing the next generation of leaders in startups will benefit economic growth worldwide. We look forward to connecting exceptional graduate talent with Ireland’s most exciting entrepreneurs.”
Intrigued? Why wouldn’t you be. Visit wayra.enternships.com and start your adventure.