RTÉ Internship Programme

Údarás na Gaeltachta confident that its support for RTE Internship programme will support the development of a sector which is invaluable to the Gaeltacht

18 May, 2023

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Údarás na Gaeltachta has expressed satisfaction that three out of 15 interns taking part in RTE’s new internship programme will be focusing specifically on Irish language broadcasting; two of these will focus on broadcasting in the Gaeltacht.

This week saw the start of a new internship programme for people interested in working in RTE, in production, radio, TV, online, technology, administration and other areas.


Údarás na Gaeltachta believe that the support that they are providing to the Internship programme is further strengthening the Irish language element of the training course.


The interns will spend three weeks training together in RTE’s headquarters in Donnybrook. During this period, they will gain invaluable experience, publishing material on the various audio, visual and written platforms, learning to work together as a team agus expanding their network of contacts. They will then spend a period of time working in RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Nuacht RTÉ in Casla, Baile na hAbhann and na Doirí Beaga.


Tomás Ó Síocháin, Údarás na Gaeltachta Chief Executive said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people who wish to enter the world of broadcasting. As with the support provided by Údarás na Gaeltachta to TG4 and others in their training programmes, we are happy that we are in a position to strengthen the Irish language element of this programme, and thereby create further opportunities for Gaeltacht participants, in a sector which is invaluable to the Gaeltacht.


Kevin Burns, head of RTE Learn commented:

“RTE are very happy to partner with Údarás na Gaeltachta, as Údarás support enables us to accept more interns this year, three of whom will work in Irish language programmes in RTE, in Raidió na Gaeltachta agus in Nuacht RTE/TG4. Following their time in Donnybrook, The three interns will spend some time working in the Gaeltacht, following their training in Donnybrook.  We hope they will have a fulfilling six months and we hope to help them to make the most of this enjoyable and invaluable learning opportunity. “