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.

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 suburb of Dublin within easy reach of the Parliament and city center. Students enrolled in the Dublin Parliamentary Internship are housed in fully furnished flats in Dublin.

The Arcadia staff in Ireland were always extremely helpful with any question or concern that I had, and were incredibly supportive. ”

Drew Sanders

University of Vermont Student, Dublin Parliamentary Internship

  • Your unpaid internship placement requires two to three full days per week.

  • 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.

  • This program is also available for graduate credit.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2016 1/5/2016 4/16/2016 15 $15,220 10/15/2015 More Info
Fall 2016 8/30/2016 12/10/2016 15 $15,100 4/20/2016 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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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.


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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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