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O’Shaughnessy Internship Program in Dublin

the Irish Seanad

The Center for Irish Studies seeks to place three student interns for a new 8-week summer internship program. Two students will be placed in the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Irish Seanad pictured here). A third student will hold another internship in an Irish business or organization.

The politics interns will each serve the office of a Member of the Oireachtas (TD or Senator). The program will provisionally run from May 29 to July 22, 2023. Villanova will partner in the administration of this program with EUSA, the academic internship organization, who will arrange the students’ accommodation and match the third intern with an Irish business or organization. Interns will be selected through a competitive process that places the most suitable candidates, matching their skills and experience with the needs of the office of the Oireachtas member.

The O’Shaughnessy Internship Program receives generous funding from Dan and Carrie O’Shaughnessy. Each student will receive $7,200 toward the cost of the program, including housing and board costs.

To apply, please email a curriculum vitae and letter of interest by February 1, 2023 to

Contact Information

Villanova University
SAC Room 105E
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Dr. Joseph Lennon
Phone: (610) 519-4647

Associate Director,
Dr. Jennifer A. Joyce
Phone: (610) 519-8953

Administrative Assistant, 
Kiersten Ludy

Phone: (610) 519-7517