Key Dates

We’re recruiting for the Washington Ireland Program Class of 2018 and want to meet you, tell you more about the program and answer any questions that you might have.

Remember, you can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and contact us through application@wiprogram.org.

Check out the calendar below to see where we’ll be!

Below are the tentative dates for the WIP Class of 2018:

Application Opening: October 23 2017
Application Early Bird Deadline*: November 10 2017 at 11:59 pm UTC
Application Regular Deadline: December 1 2017 at 11:59 pm UTC
Interview Notification: Early January 2017
Interview (Dublin & Belfast): January 29 – February 3 2018
Orientation: April 6 – April 8 2018
Pre-Departure Training: May 25 – 27 2018
Depart for US: June 2 2018
Orientation Week: June 4 – 9 2018
Depart US: August 4 2018
Return Program: August 31 – Sept 2 2018
Substantive Service Project (to be completed in conjunction with full time work or further study): September 2018 through April 2019
Graduation: May 2019

*Applicants who submit a completed application by the Early Bird Deadline of November 10th will receive an exclusive invitation to join a conversation with WIP Supporter, Cody Keenan – former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama.

The online application will continue to remain available to individuals after the Early Bird deadline until the application closing date of December 1st.