Rooskey student, Shauna Mc Guire has been handpicked as one of thirty students to represent Ireland and Northern Ireland in the USA this summer. Shauna Mc Guire will intern for Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick as part of the Washington Ireland Programme (WIP).
Getting onto WIP was highly competitive with over five hundred students from across Northern Ireland, Ireland and Great Britain competing for a few coveted places. Shauna, who was a student at Rooskey National School and Scoil Mhuire Longford, before studying Politics and Sociology in University College Dublin, is looking forward to her once in a lifetime trip to America: “I’m incredibly excited to have been awarded this honour and I can’t wait to intern in the USA. I hope to make those close to me and the organisations I am involved with proud. I plan to apply the skills I learn in Washington to my future endeavours. I feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity and look forward to working in Capitol Hill.”
Hillary Clinton is a supporter of the Washington Ireland Programme and its students:“Many of WIP’s alumni are now emerging as a new generation of leaders committed to peace, stability and prosperity in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.”
The Washington Ireland Programme is a cross-community organisation which offers young leaders from Ireland & Northern Ireland the opportunity to live and work in Washington D.C., while completing leadership training and public service projects.
If you would like to track Shauna’s progress this summer, you’ll be able to follow her blog and view photos from this year’s Class at the programme’s website: www.wiprogram.org.