An insider’s experience of 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) and 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 times.

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 organization 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. 

It's incredible to have strong connections to the Irish Parliament. It would not have been possible without Arcadia's superbly managed programs. ”

Mara Nissley

Arcadia University Student, Dublin Parliamentary Internship

  • You'll spend two to three full days per week in your placement.

  • 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.

  • Along with your internship, you'll spend two days each week taking courses with other North American interns in 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.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2016 8/30/2016 12/10/2016 15 $15,100 4/20/2016 More Info
Spring 2017 1/3/2017 4/15/2017 15 $14,950 10/15/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Ireland

Language of Instruction

English

City

Dublin

Location Type

Medium City

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Ireland are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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