Four DCU students selected to take part in prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP)
Four DCU students have been chosen to represent Ireland in Washington DC this summer as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP).
Caoimhe Cummins, BCL (Law and Society); Emma Hayes, Religious Education and History; Katie Molihan, Business Studies and Róisín O'Gara, Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) have secured a place on the programme following a rigorous selection process.
The Washington Ireland Program brings university students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to Washington DC for an eight-week summer internship and leadership training. It aims to inspire and develop promising leaders through a programme of personal development, policy debate and community service. Chosen participants are those who can demonstrate a commitment to service, a track record of leadership and who excel both in influencing their environments and in making significant contributions for the benefit of others.
30 talented students will travel to Washington DC to complete the summer programme. This time spent in DC will include extensive opportunities for cultural exchange and personal development – including living with host families, working closely with their American peers and gaining real life exposure to the US democratic process.