Work Placement Updates
Mark O'Regan and Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
The Washington-Ireland Program for Service and Leadership (WIP), is a six-month program of personal and professional development that brings outstanding Protestant and Catholic university students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to Washington, DC for summer internships and leadership training.
Experience in the New York State Assembly
Darragh Mehigan's experience as a Whalen intern in the New York State Assembly
"I am doing my Work Placement as a Whalen intern in the New York State Assembly. It was an incredible experience. It really taught me the ins and outs of how American politics work. The skills I have learnt throughout the Government Degree assisted me in carrying out tasks such as legislative research and writing press releases. These tasks also helped me develop new skills which should be useful throughout my final year of the Government Degree.The people in the College of Saint Rose and the New York State Assembly were most welcoming towards us. They help enormously with the settling in process and were always more than willing to deal with any query we had. I have to give Anne Wilkening of Saint Rose a special mention; her dedication to the international students of Saint Rose (of which I was one) was unbelievable. All in all, it was a great work placement, it is a time I will always remember fondly in years to come".
Three UCC students have just completed work placement in the New York State Assembly in Albany, New York. Lisa Keohane, Pádraig Mac Consaidínand Aoife Wilson are students of UCC’s BSc Government degree programme. As part of their third year studies, they undertook work placement in New York which provided them with an opportunity to participate in US state government and observe the legislative process first-hand. Students were assigned to the offices of individual Assembly Members where work duties included responding to constituent mail, conducting research, engaging in statistical analysis, reporting on committee meetings and meeting with lobby groups. All students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the work placement to other students.Read more
Mark O'Regan's experience on the Washington Ireland ProgrammeRead more