Published: 28 November 2017

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

A $15,000 scholarship and the chance to spend eight weeks in Washington DC or New York 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 from any discipline who consider Ireland or Northern Ireland to be their home, are aged 18 or over, and are studying full-time.

The Executive Director of WIP, Mr Bryan Patten, will be visiting the Institute of Irish Studies on Wednesday, 29 November from 1.00pm until 2.00pm in Seminar Room 7, South Campus Teaching Hub to give students a unique insight into the programme.

All those who are interested in applying are invited to come to the session to learn more about the programme and the profile of candidates who are successful.

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

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

On completion of the programme, students join an active alumni community, which includes figures such as Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, who took part in WIP in 2000.

Please contact Dorothy Lynch on dorothy@liv.ac.uk to find out more and register your interest. Online applications for WIP are now being accepted at http://wiprogram.org . The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 December 2017 at 11.59pm UTC.

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