CPA Ireland and Covid Interns Partnership


CPA Ireland is delighted to have created a partnership with successful social enterprise Covid Interns.

Covid interns is a social enterprise platform connecting organisations struggling with the commercial challenges of Covid-19 with university students.

Covid-19 has negatively impacted both businesses and young people alike. Businesses are facing a redefined commercial landscape while young people have seen their travel plans foiled, internships pulled, and graduate jobs market shrink considerably. Covid Interns connects these two otherwise very separate groups for placements to mutual benefit – young people receive currently rare professional opportunities while businesses avail of skilled assistance in a tough period.

Since launching in May 2020 Covid Interns has placed 150 students (and counting) in internship roles with more than 130 companies here and abroad and applications are now open for the 2021 intake.  

With the CPA Ireland FastTrack programme, any students completing an accountancy micro placement through Covid interns, that is relevant to the CPA Ireland training requirements can record this training towards their three year training requirement to become a qualified CPA Accountant. This partnership touches on CPA Ireland’s commitment to supporting the up-and-coming accountants of the future.  Students who go on to register with CPA Ireland will also get access to our Trainee Remote course, designed to give CPA Ireland trainees the required skills needed to work remotely as we move into a much more hybrid working world.

For more information, join us for a joint webinar on the 23rd of June featuring Rob Muldowney, one of the founders of Covid Interns, Emily Harte, a recent covid interns finance intern placed with Sprout and Co. and Adam O’Reilly, Student Recruitment at CPA Ireland will also be on hand to answer any questions about the CPA Qualification.

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