Dublin Parliamentary Internship

The Arcadia Program did a wonderful job of facilitating opportunities to do things that I may not have done without them.

-Heather Spaeth, University of Scranton student and Dublin Parliamentary Intern
  • You will experience full immersion in the culture, history and politics of Ireland.
  • The Dublin Parliamentary Internship offers challenging courses to complement your internship.
  • You will receive unparalleled insight into contemporary Ireland.
  • The Dublin Parliamentary Internship is available through Arcadia University's affiliation with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).
  • This program is also available for graduate credit. For more information, see this page.

Program Resume & Internship Statement Tips

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. Although it offers bachelor's and master's degrees, the IPA is not a traditional college 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 or with Irish host families.

Your fieldwork, which awards six semester hours of credit, will be unpaid and require at least two full days each 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 fieldwork, you'll spend two days each week taking courses with other North American interns in the program. The themes of the courses are carefully designed to relate closely to the students' parliamentary internships. These courses, along with an extensive orientation, are designed to provide you with the necessary background to work effectively in your new environment.


Fall or spring semester: 15 credits.

Admission Requirements

Contact a Past Participant

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 20
  • Spring: October 15


Anna West, Program Manager, westa@arcadia.edu, 1-866-927-2234