Published: 23 October 2015

Washington Ireland Program opens – with $15,000 on offer

A $15,000 scholarship and the chance to spend eight weeks in Washington DC is on offer to students as part of the Washington Ireland Programme (WIP), with University of Liverpool the only non-Irish University partner.

The opportunity is available to students who consider Ireland and Northern Ireland to be their home, are aged 18 and over, and are studying full-time.

The Executive Director of WIP, Mr Bryan Patten, will be visiting the Institute of Irish Studies’ Abercromby Square home on Wednesday 28th October from 1.00pm until 2.30pm in Lecture Room GO4, to give students a unique insight into the program.

WIP is a twelve month program of personal and professional development, culminating in an eight week stay in Washington DC to gain invaluable practical experience by completing internships with US government, media, business or non-profit organisations.

The program’s purpose is to develop the skills and networks of future leaders for Northern Ireland and Ireland, and it welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

On completion of the program, students join an active Alumni community engaged in academia, business, media and politics.

Please contact Dorothy Lynch on to find out more and register your interest. Online applications for WIP are now being accepted at .

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