Ireland program provides internship opportunities

first_imgTags: Dublin, Ireland, Irish Internship Program, O’Connell House Photo courtesy of Ciaran Pollard Many Notre Dame students are are all too familiar with the arduous search that is finding a summer internship. With that experience in mind, Irish Internship Program offers students a unique and challenging opportunity of not just an internship experience but a chance to live abroad in a country many on campus hold dear: Ireland.Senior Megan Ball, who participated in the Irish Internship Program last summer, said the program lasts for eight to 10 weeks and offers a wide variety of internship opportunities for students. The program is made possible by the O’Connell House, Notre Dame’s study abroad headquarters in Dublin.“It encompasses around 50 internship opportunities in various sectors from education to finance to research to the arts,” Ball said. “The program also incorporates, in addition to valuable work experience, a cultural enrichment program that exposes participants to all aspects of Irish culture through trips, and a professional development series.”Ciarán Pollard, intern coordinator for the program, said internship placements for 2016 include the Bank of Ireland, Abbey Theatre, Department of Foreign Affairs-Press Section and the Irish Cancer Society.Ball said her favorite part of the program was the immersion experience of living and working in Ireland.“The best part of program is certainly the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the world of another culture,” Ball said. “While studying abroad is a truly great experience, to live and work in a city brings things into a whole new perspective.“You are a part of the hustle and bustle of a busy work day,” she said. “The office culture differs, and the lifestyle of Irish working persons is slightly different than Americans, [and] experiencing these things allows you to re-enter the U.S. with a new perspective.”Sarah Witt, a senior who also participated in the internship program last summer, said anyone can apply to the program. It is not restricted by interest or major but simply to students looking to spend time getting to know Ireland and Irish culture, Witt said.Ball said the program is especially helpful for students in the College of Arts and Letters, who often struggle the most with finding summer opportunities.“It is rare to find great internships in your particular field of study that are funded if you study in the liberal arts,” Ball said.“But the Irish Interns program allows for a fully-funded opportunity that is not only fabulous for career and educational development, but is also super fun!”Witt said she encourages all students to consider spending their summer in Ireland. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, Witt said.“This past summer was one of the best experiences of my life,” Witt said. “I strongly encourage you to apply. … You will have a wonderful summer going on adventures across Ireland, gaining work experience and making lifelong friendships.”last_img read more

History for Ashwin as India edge closer to victory

first_img(REUTERS)-India’s spinners sent back the top three Bangladesh batsmen in the second innings of the one-(off Test at Hyderabad yesterday to keep the hosts on course for victory.Chasing an improbable target of 459 in four sessions for a win, Bangladesh reached 103-3 at stumps on the fourth day of their maiden Test in India, the world’s top-ranked nation.Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on 21 for Bangladesh with Mahmudullah nine not out at the other end.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who during the day became the fastest to reach 250 wickets in Tests, dismissed Tamim Iqbal (3) and Mominul Haque (27) while spin partner Ravindra Jadeja picked up the wicket of Soumya Sarkar, who made 42.Sarkar and Mominul added 60 for the second wicket but both left-handers were out in the space of 14 deliveries, dampening the touring side’s hopes of saving the test match.Cheteshwar Pujara hit an unbeaten 54 off 58 balls as India declared their second innings on 159 for four at tea.The hosts batted for 29 overs and scored at a rate of more than five runs per over with useful contributions from captain Virat Kohli (38) and Ajinkya Rahane (28). Paceman Taskin and Shakib shared the four Indian wickets.In the morning session, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim registered his fifth Test hundred before his side were bundled out for 388 as the hosts took a first-innings lead of 299.The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was the last man out for his side on 127 with Bangladesh’s innings ending shortly before lunch. Kohli opted against enforcing the follow-on after his bowlers needed almost an entire session to pick up Bangladesh’s last four wickets.Resuming on 322-6, the visitors got off to a bad start as seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar breached the defence of half-centurion Mehedi Hasan with the fourth ball of the morning without a run being added to their overnight total.Paceman Umesh Yadav, the most impressive of India’s bowlers, got Taijul Islam to glove one back to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, raising fears for Mushfiqur that he could run out of partners before reaching three figures.However, Taskin Ahmed stayed with his captain for a 39-run ninth-wicket stand, during which Mushfiqur scored freely.The diminutive right-hander top-edged Ishant Sharma for a six and then reached his century when the lanky bowler miss-fielded near the boundary to allow a four.He was finally out, caught down the leg side to Ashwin, who reached 250 test wickets with the dismissal.Umesh finished with three wickets, while Ashwin and Jadeja picked up two wickets apiece.INDIA 1st innings 687 for 6 decl (V. Kohli 204, M. Vijay 108, W. Saha 106no, C. Pujara 83, A. Rahane 82, R. Jadeja 60no)Bangladesh 1st innings (Overnight: 322-6)T. Iqbal run out (U. Yadav, B. Kumar) 24S. Sarkar c Saha b U. Yadav 15M. Haque lbw b U. Yadav 12Mahmudullah lbw b I. Sharma 28S. Al Hasan c U. Yadav b R. Ashwin 82M. Rahim c Saha b R. Ashwin 127Sa. Rahman lbw b Jadeja 16M. Hasan b B. Kumar 51T. Islam c Saha b U. Yadav 10T. Ahmed c Rahane b Jadeja 8K. Rabbi not out 0Extras (lb-15) 15Total (all out, 127.5 overs) 388Fall of wickets: 1-38 S. Sarkar,2-44 T. Iqbal,3-64 M. Haque,4-109 Mahmudullah,5-216 S. Al Hasan,6-235 Sa. Rahman,7-322 M. Hasan,8-339 T. Islam,9-378 T. Ahmed,10-388 M. RahimBowling: B. Kumar 21 – 7 – 52 – 1, I. Sharma 20 – 5 – 69 – 1,R. Ashwin 28.5 – 7 – 98 – 2, U. Yadav 25 – 6 – 84 – 3, R. Jadeja 33 – 8 – 70 – 2INDIA 2nd inningsM. Vijay c Rahim b Ahmed 7L. Rahul c Rahim b Ahmed 10C. Pujara not out 54V. Kohli c Mahmudullah b Al Hasan 38A. Rahane b Al Hasan 28R. Jadeja not out 16Extras (lb-5 w-1) 6Total (for 4 wickets declared, 29 overs) 159Fall of wickets: 1-12 M. Vijay,2-23 L. Rahul,3-90 V. Kohli,4-128 A. RahaneDid not bat: R. Ashwin, W. Saha, B. Kumar, U. Yadav, I. SharmaBowling: T. Islam 6 – 1 – 29 – 0,T. Ahmed 7 – 0 – 43 – 2(w-1),S. Al Hasan 9 – 0 – 50 – 2, M. Hasan 7 – 0 – 32 – 0.Bangladesh 2nd innings (Target: 459 runs)T. Iqbal c Kohli b R. Ashwin 3S. Sarkar c Rahane b Jadeja 42M. Haque c Rahane b R. Ashwin 27Mahmudullah not out 9S. Al Hasan not out 21Extras (nb-1) 1Total (for 3 wickets, 35 overs) 103Fall of wickets: 1-11 T. Iqbal,2-71 S. Sarkar,3-75 M. HaqueTo bat: M. Rahim, S. Rahman, M. Hasan, T. Islam, T. Ahmed, K. RabbiBowling: B. Kumar 5 – 2 – 14 – 0, R. Ashwin 16 – 6 – 34 – 2,I. Sharma 3 – 0 – 19 – 0(nb-1), U. Yadav 3 – 0 – 9 – 0R. Jadeja 8 – 2 – 27 – 1last_img read more