Unum Ireland IT Internship Program – What’s it all about?

Are you ready to learn and grow while making a positive difference in peoples' lives? If so, our award winning IT internship program accredited by Technology Ireland could be for you. Our exciting IT internship Program provides an opportunity for you to gain meaningful professional experience in an Agile environment, acquire deep insight into the tech industry, all whilst having the opportunity to develop your skills, become familiar and comfortable with a high – pace hybrid working environment and contribute to the overall process of providing innovative solutions for our customers while meeting and making new friends. You will complete meaningful, challenging work over the 7 months paid internship that culminates in an end-of internship presentation called the inaugural “Intern Innovation Challenge” to key IT leaders.

Who is Unum Ireland Technology Centre?

We are one of the very few Fortune 500 companies with a base in Ireland located outside of Dublin. Located in Carlow town over 15 years ago, Unum Ireland is an ambitious, innovative Technology Centre serving as a strategic software development and IT services centre driving digital transformation for Unum a leading provider of employee benefits in the US and a fortune 500 ranked company.  Unum Ireland’s Technology Centre plays a vital part in developing critical business applications and providing services to the overall company, and our strong collaborative environment allows us to design and build innovative solutions with technologies such as plug-and-play architecture, cloud-based platforms and web services.

Partner Universities

Unum Ireland has built a strong partnership with third level institutes from day one since the establishment of our IT Internship Program in 2013.  We proudly partner with SETU Carlow, SETU Waterford and Maynooth University seeking students who have an interest in joining our wide range of tech internships including Software Development, Test Engineering , Cyber security, Business Analyst and UX Design.

What type of internships do we offer?

We actively recruit for a number of tech internship roles across our strategic software development and IT services Technology Centre including:

  • Software Engineers – FullStack, Back End, Front End -  Salesforce, AWS . NET, C#, Java
  • Test Engineers
  • Business Analysts
  • UX Designers
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Analysts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technical Integration Specialists
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Project Managers

Development Opportunities

We don't believe in standing still,  we believe in growth. Whether it is through increasing the mastery of an area you love or through developing new areas of expertise, growth adds energy, excitement, opportunity, advancement and success. As an intern you are assigned a dedicated mentor to guide and support your internship experience from day one. You will also have the opportunity to explore career options, learn more about Agile, participate in presentation skills workshops, attend developer forums and weekly development workshops to enhance your professional and personal skills.

When do we start our application process?

The 2024 Ireland IT Internship Program begins January 2024.  Recruiting for the program begins early September and our interview process early October each year.

Where can I find more information?

You will find further information about our IT Internship Program and the Unum Ireland Technology Centre at the following:


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