National Rehabilitation Hospital

Transition Year and 2nd Level Students Work Experience Programme

Transition Year and 2nd Level Students Work Experience Programme at the NRH.

The NRH offers work experience to Transition and 2nd Level Students on a group basis (rather than individual student placements).  The NRH cannot accommodate individual dates for work experience due to the large number of requests we receive annually.   The group programme offers students a chance to experience what it is like to work in clinical and non-clinical Departments and Services of the hospital.

Our TY Work Experience Programme for the academic year 2017 / 2018 is now fully booked, however applications for academic year 2018 / 2019 will open in March 2018.

Our Careers Evening may also be of interest to you.   The details are:

The NRH Interdisciplinary Careers Information Evening

If you are considering a career in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy or Music Therapy, the NRH Interdisciplinary Careers Information Evening may be of interest to you.  Information provided as part of the session will include:

  • What it’s like to work as a therapist in a rehabilitation setting, and within the NRH.
  • Details of the undergraduate and post-graduate training needed to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Speech and Language Therapist, and Music Therapist.
  • Some patients’ personal stories about their experience of attending therapy at the NRH.

Registration, although free of charge, is required to attend this event.

  • Please register by contacting Sarah Kearney on: Telephone – 01 235 5217 or by emailing

As numbers are limited, this event is open to Students only; so do please register early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in attending a future work experience programme (academic year 2018 / 2019) please email

Other options?

If there is a particular area of rehabilitation that you are interested in, you may contact the relevant Head of Department to request more specific information.  In some cases (providing there is no impact on services to patients) the Head of Department or a member of their Team may be available to meet with you briefly to answer any questions you may have. Queries should be sent to with the name of the relevant Department in the Subject Bar, for example: Subject: Occupational Therapy Department.