Student teachers in the colleges of education are automatically enrolled as student members of the INTO. INTO representatives meet with Student Union leaders in the various colleges on a regular basis during the course of the academic year. The meetings discuss a range of issues including conditions of employment, teacher employment prospects, and links between students and the INTO. INTO representatives also address student teachers during the course of the year on current issues.
There is no formal application form to join the organisation as a student member. Student teachers are encouraged to keep up to date with affairs in primary education through the InTouch magazine, which is circulated to the colleges, and the INTO website.