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Internship as Microsoft 365 App Developer

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for a Graduate Studies Software Developer Internship. Tyndall is a leading deep-tech European research institute and is one of Ireland’s six National Labs, specialising in both electronics and photonics. Tyndall works with industry and academia from fundamental research to applications in its core areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-tech & the environment. Tyndall is home to a research community of 600 people of 48 nationalities, including over 150 postgraduate research students. 

We are seeking to create a Microsoft 365 based app to improve our reporting and approvals of research student progress reviews, facilitating a new web-based interface for both students and supervisors. This will include database management, embedding timelines, capturing online forms, e-mail requests for approvals, and a management dashboard. 


The Graduate Studies Software Developer Internship at Tyndall has been established to give post graduates the experience of working in a dynamic, creative and fast-paced work environment. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic developer, able to adapt and incorporate legacy databases, understand sensitive data and apply GDPR and safety rules. 

Our internship will give you essential experience in creating a data management app interfacing with internal customers, IT and Graduate Studies. 

The successful candidate will design a Microsoft 365 App that can: 

  • Record postgraduate research student profiles; 
  • Automatically send emails tracking dates of progress reviews and submissions of relevant documentation; 
  • Provide a platform for the uploading and retention of relevant documentation; 
  • Allow signoffs/approvals of necessary documentation and/or submissions; 
  • Comply with UCC and Tyndall’s IT safety and GDRP regulations. 


  • Evidence of Computer Science skills (evidence of Python, C++ and other programming language skills). 
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 tools, in particularly evidence of experience with Microsoft Power apps, including approvals workflows.  
  • Experience in database management, including document control.  
  • Evidence of GDPR policy understanding and/or compliance.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a diverse environment. 


  • Currently studying Computer Science, IT or other software-based degree, or have evidence of experience as a software developer. 
  • Any evidence of prior data management projects. 
  • Strong problem solving skills and initiative with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability as a strong team player with high level of flexibility and the confidence to work independently. 
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills. 

We are offering a paid internship for up to 12 weeks at €250 a week, including 5 days leave, for the successful candidate. It is expected that the successful candidate will be working within Tyndall campus, in person, full-time. Alternative working arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Applications must include a one-page cover letter specifically addressing how the candidate fulfils the essential criteria, and a full CV. 

Applications and informal enquiries in confidence can be sent to the Head of Graduate Studies and EPE, Dr Fatima Gunning, at, including title of this internship.