Crosscare launches ground breaking migrant political integration scheme
Crosscare Migrant Project has initiated the second round of its ‘Opening Power to Diversity’ (OPD) scheme which sees people from migrant communities matched to TDs for a six month internship placement.
Over the six month period, the migrant will work as a volunteer in the office of the TD where s/he will gain an invaluable insight into the workings of the Irish political system by assisting the TD with their daily work.
The scheme aims to enhance the transparency of Irish politics and make it more accessible and meaningful to a marginalised and growing group of people that constitute 12% of the population of Ireland.
Participants will be matched with a particular TD for two days a week over a six month period. They will attend Committee meetings, Dáil sessions and where possible other meetings the TD holds as part of his/her immediate role in the Oireachtas. The participants will also be a part of the TDs office and will contribute actively to the work of the TD. Participants will also assist with constituency work.
A panel of potential participants was selected via a recruitment process in the summer, and will begin their internships upon recommencement of the Dáil term. For more information, please contact Sophie O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org