Published: 22 October 2014

US initiative looking for next generation of leaders

Students are being offered the chance to take part in a scholarship opportunity run by the Washington Ireland Program (WIP).

Liverpool is the only non-Irish University partner involved in the programme which awards scholarships of $15,000. The programme’s purpose is to develop the skills and network of future leaders and it welcome students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

Students take part in 12 months of personal and professional development which includes the opportunity to spend eight weeks in Washington DC, gaining invaluable practical experience by completing internships in either US government, media, business or non-profit organisations.

A briefing session by the Executive Director of WIP, Mr Bryan Patten, will take place on Wednesday, 29 October from 1.00pm – 2.30pm in Lecture Room GO4, The Institute of Irish Studies, 1 Abercromby Square.

On completion of the programme, students will become part of an active alumni community, who are involved in academia, business, media and politics.

If you wish to attend this briefing session, please confirm your place by emailing Dorothy Lynch on: by 12.00pm on Monday, 27 October.

To apply for the programme, online applications can be completed at: The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 December.

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