Dublin Airport is the primary gateway to Ireland and will facilitate up to 32 million passengers this year. It is one of the leading international airport hubs connecting Europe with the United States. Dublin Airport plan to invest €3 billion over the next ten years to develop our infrastructure to enable us to grow to around 40 million passengers, whilst enhancing our sustainable credentials and the overall passenger experience.

Investment of this scale requires oversight by the Irish Aviation Economic Regulator, recently rebranded IAA. We create a Capital Investment Plan (CIP) which forms part of the basis of our passenger charges generally every five years, which the IAA and airlines assess for cost efficiency and end-user necessity. During the five-year cycle, there is a quarterly assessment process called StageGate. This is a more detailed assessment of capital infrastructure projects’ benefits and costs. The Capital Regulatory team facilitate this process, which involves Dublin Airport, IAA and the airlines.

Reporting to the Capital Regulatory Lead, the Capital Regulatory Intern plays an exciting and crucial role part of a small team in realising the future of Dublin Airport.

We have opportunities for several interns within the HR function across Talent Acquisition, iHR Advisor Reward and Wellbeing and Dublin Airport Operations and ARI Marketing and E-commerce. This is a paid internship at an annual salary of €26,487.12. Consideration will be given to candidates seeking placements of 6-12 months duration with a start date between March-June 2024 . All internships will provide an excellent opportunity to gain hands on experience in a busy and challenging environment.


This internship placement will be suitable for:

  • Airport Management
  • Economic Regulation
  • Airport Infrastructure Development
  • Airport Design

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Any previous cost control, regulation, or project management experience
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in managing key business and stakeholder relationships to deliver optimal outcomes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation slide skills, with impeccable attention to detail and proven ability to deliver high-quality output to challenging timelines and the ability to summarise concisely
  • Proficient in word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work to strict deadlines and handle conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability in leading complex projects to successful on-scope, on-budget and on-time completion
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment both on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Committed to daa values

We welcome applications from bright, enthusiastic students who have a requirement to complete an internship in 2024 as part of their degree or masters programme .


  • Support the Capital Regulatory Lead managing the internal daa relationships between airport management, planning and regulation and infrastructure
  • Support the Capital Regulatory Lead managing the external relationships between IAA and the airlines
  • Facilitating and managing the StageGate process with the Capital Regulatory Lead
  • Reviewing the development and coordination of StageGate submissions and associated stakeholder consultation
  • Coordinate and prepare all necessary CIP, StageGate report and presentation documentation
  • Provide thought leadership, creativity, and best practice to the CIP and StageGate process
  • The Capital Regulatory Intern’s broader role includes preparing reports and presentations, reviewing regulatory treatment strategies around project approvals, teaching others about StageGate
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