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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Program Type: internship abroad, study abroad
Program: Affiliate, Internship GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing: Student Apartment Fields of Study: English, History, Multiculture Studies, Political Science, World Literature
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Arcadia Dublin Parliamentary
An Insider’s Experience in Legislative Operations

Are you looking for an unparalleled insight into contemporary Ireland and legislative operations? The innovative Dublin Parliamentary Internship is available through Arcadia University's affiliation with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), a recognized college of University College Dublin (UCD). The IPA offers challenging courses to complement your internship with a Teachta Dála (TD) who is a member of the Irish Parliament Dáil Eireann, at a time when European politics faces particularly challenging and unprecedented issues.

Only North American students sponsored by the IPA have the privilege to intern in both houses of the Irish parliament. The IPA is a highly respected Irish institution that focuses exclusively on civil and public sector development through part-time and distance education, training, and research; not a traditional campus. It is located in an attractive, tree-lined area of Dublin within easy reach of the Parliament and city center. As the program only offers a few spots, it is highly selective and therefore only open to students who, at the point of application have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 
  • Responsibilities may include conducting surveys, researching and reporting on issues related to public welfare, and preparing for press briefings. Your individual initiative, skills and past experience will largely determine the type of work you are assigned.
 
  • You'll spend two or three full days in your internship placement and two days each week taking courses with other North American interns on the program. Courses include: Modern Irish Literature, the History of Modern Ireland and Irish Society and Politics.
 
  • This program is also available for graduate credit.
 
  • Participants on the Dublin Parliamentary Internship Program are required to be vaccinated against COVID and to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of participation.
 
WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.


Please check the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.


 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/25/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.