HECUA provides internships in Northern Ireland coupled with a full semester of study. Field seminars focus on human rights, equality, conflict transformation, and education for democracy, and help students see in action the tools used to transform conflict. This program incorporates significant travel by bus through the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as a seven-week-long, 20-25 hour/week internship with a community partner in Derry/Londonderry. In the past internship sites have included LGBTQ organizing and advocacy group the Rainbow Project, creative media hub The Nerve Centre, and early childhood development organization Children in Crossfire. This course is offered during the fall and spring semesters and interested students are encouraged to visit the HECUA website for more details and the application procedure.
- Intensive internships at local NGOs, community hubs, and arts organizations
- Travel throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
- Emphasis on peace-building and conflict resolution