Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership
The Washington-Ireland Program for Service and Leadership was created in 1995 as The Young Leaders Program. It's purpose is to bring outstanding college students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to Washington, DC for summer internships and leadership seminars. The program offers a first-hand experience in U.S. government and an immersion in Washington culture.
WIP also provides an opportunity for young people from different sides of the political divide to work and learn in an environment of mutual respect, and to come away from the experience with renewed confidence in their own leadership abilities.