Press Release

Change your future with a Digital Marketing Scholarship and internship

December 4th, 2014

Digital Marketing Institute and MS Ireland have teamed up to offer a person with multiple sclerosis the amazing opportunity of winning a digital marketing postgraduate diploma scholarship, plus a 6 month digital marketing internship with MS Ireland.

The demand for individuals with digital skills is growing, with a recent UPC study, conducted by Amarach, estimating that the digital economy will produce some 150,000 new jobs by 2020. The Digital Marketing Institute is the global certification standard for Digital Marketing education and by the end of 2014 will have trained 8,000 people across four continents.

The scholarship award will cover all tuition fees to the value of €5,000 for the duration of the course. The course is full-time over 3 months and starts on the 23rd February 2015. The internship is unpaid. Both the course and internship are based in Dublin city.

Speaking of the scholarship and internship, Anthony Quigley, Co-founder and Director of the Digital Marketing Institute said “Digital marketing is one of the few exciting industries where the demand for skilled professionals is higher than the supply. Ireland's digital economy is expected to be worth €21.1bn by 2020 creating hundreds of new jobs every month. As the global certification standard in digital marketing we are delighted to be part of this initiative to give a deserving candidate the opportunity to develop a career in this rapidly growing industry.”

Ava Battles, Chief Executive of MS Ireland commented, “MS Ireland is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Marketing Institute for this exciting educational opportunity. This scholarship and internship will not only enable someone with multiple sclerosis to pursue a career in one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the country, but also provide valuable knowledge and experience to MS Ireland, the only organisation in Ireland which provides services for more than 8,000 people with MS”.


To apply for the scholarship applicants should meet the following requirements:

A person diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Hold a recognised third level honours degree (minimum of a lower second class honours degree)


have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

Non-native English speakers must hold an IELTS (level 6.0 or higher)

Other applicants may be considered based on their professional experience, attitude and skill

How to apply

Candidates should submit:

A detailed up-to-date CV

300 words (maximum) outlining their motivation for applying and why they should be considered for the scholarship and internship opportunity

Applications to

David Allen, Corporate Services Manager, MS Ireland (

Closing date for applications

2nd January 2015

About the Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute is the global certification standard in digital marketing education, producing more graduates trained to a single digital marketing standard than any other certification body.

The Digital Marketing Institute works with global digital experts and leaders to define the skills and qualifications required by today's digital marketing professionals, certifying candidates to Diploma, Postgraduate and Masters levels all over the globe.

The Digital Marketing Institute now certifies digital professionals through the following channels:

Online: Where students can study for certification directly with the Digital Marketing Institute through online learning

Licence: Where the Digital Marketing Institute licences its syllabus to an approved third party organisation to teach the content on its behalf

Corporate: Where the Digital Marketing Institute offers access to its learning library to enterprise level corporates and delivers tailored certification programmes

About the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute is an in-depth, accredited programme covering the complete range of specialist disciplines that combine to form a digital marketing strategy. Our structured syllabus, taught by industry experts, guides you through the theoretical, practical and technical elements of digital marketing, from campaign concept, to channel selection, execution, measurement and management. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing are equipped with all the skills needed to rapidly advance their career within a growing digital economy.

About MS Ireland

MS Ireland is the national organisation providing information, vital services and support to the MS community. The organisation provides a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level. Services include: counselling, physiotherapy and symptom management; Regional Community Worker programmes for one-to-one support and newly diagnosed sessions; and the MS Information Line, one of the first services used in the time leading up to or following a diagnosis. The MS Care Centre is the only national respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland.

More than two-thirds of the 8,000 people living MS in Ireland access these resources and all those affected by the condition rely on MS Ireland to advocate on their behalf on any issues which will impact their quality of life.

MS Ireland's main goals as an organisation, are Services Provision; Information; Fundraising; and Research, co-operating with the medical, scientific, social and caring professions to promote scientific research into the cause of, cure for and management of MS, and the alleviation of medical and social symptoms.

MS Ireland staff and volunteers are dedicated to supporting people living with MS, their families and carers.

Members of the public with any queries relating to MS are invited to call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233. Open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. Calls are strictly confidential.

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