Program Eligibility

Are You Eligible?

WIP 2005 members at Hemlock Outdoor Training Center
WIP 2005 members at Hemlock Outdoor Training Center taking risks, testing their teamwork skills and their willingness to trust one another. Can you picture yourself in this scene?

What criteria do I have to meet to become an applicant?

Answer the following questions to find out.

  • Are you a full-time university student or a student of higher education, IT or Community College studying at a school that is based in Ireland, Northern Ireland or Great Britain? (You can be on your study abroad year, so long as your parent University fits these criteria)
  • Are you in good standing with your University or School and achieving better than passing grades in your chosen course of studies?
  • Will you be between age 18 and 25 as of June 1, 2007?
  • Were you born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, or are you a citizen of Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and call them your permanent home, even if you weren't born in Ireland.
  • Are you free to fully commit to a six month program that begins with selection on April 4th and ends with graduation and Alumni induction on September 21-22nd 2007?
  • Are you available to participate for a full and uninterrupted eight weeks in the USA between June 9th and August 5th  2007?
  • Are you available for personal and group interviews in Belfast, Dublin, London or Scotland between  March 18 and 28th 2007?
  • Do you have a valid passport, or can you obtain a valid passport by the end of May 2007?
  • Are you willing to demonstrate "leadership through service" by working a minimum of 30 hours on a public service internship between April and June before you come to DC?
  • Are you fit and healthy enough to travel and actively participate in a vigorous program?
  • Are you willing to dedicate FIVE days living and working together on the Team Community Project over the weekend of September 6th-10th 2007 in a needy local community upon your return?  And to follow up over September 11-12th for a final evaluation and program wrap-up?

Did you answer YES to all of the above questions?

If you did. Congratulations! You are now eligible to apply to the Washington-Ireland Program for Service and Leadership  2007.

But is this the program for you?

To find out, click on IS THIS FOR YOU?

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